GMercyu's Wladron Cafe

Dining Services

Relax with friends over a meal in the Waldron Café, grab coffee before class at the Griffin Grounds Coffee Shop, or share a late-night pizza with friends at the Pepperazzi.

We know meals plans are an important part of your lifestyle, so we offer flexibility in our dining options through our exclusive caterer, Parkhurst Dining Services.

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
19 meals per week  15 meals per week  10 meals per week 
$100 M.E.R.V. bucks per semester  $200 M.E.R.V. bucks per semester  $250 M.E.R.V. bucks per semester 
$2825 per semester

$2510 per semester

$2395 per semester (not available to incoming freshmen.)

M.E.R.V. Bucks

All of our plans include M.E.R.V. Bucks, which can be redeemed at dining spots around campus without using a meal. It’s the perfect solution when you’re between classes and looking for a snack or cup of coffee. If you run out of M.E.R.V. Bucks before the semester ends, you can purchase additional Flex Dollars. If you have M.E.R.V. Bucks left over from fall semester, they will transfer to the spring semester, but they do not transfer from the spring semester to the following fall semester. 

Flex Dollar Accounts

Using your student ID, you can establish a Flex Dollar Account, which acts as a debit account for purchases you make on campus. The balance on your account is carried forward each semester until you graduate or formally withdraw from the University. 

Additional Flex Dollars

  • Additional Dollars: cost
  • $55 Flex Dollars: $50

Casual Meal Rates

  • Breakfast: $5.95
  • Lunch: $8.95
  • Dinner: $9.95
  • Special Meal: $11.95

Hours of Operation

Waldron Dining Hall

You’ll find an assortment to please every palate in this “all you can eat” dining hall. Our chefs take great pride in developing creative menus encompassing multicultural entrees and delicious sides. The signature double chocolate cookies and self-serve ice cream are a hit with our guests. From holiday-themed meals to chef specials, we work with our student dining committees throughout the year to provide rich dining experiences to our campus community. Students using a meal plan just swipe their card for access and other guests may pay with Flex Dollars or cash.


  • Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Continental: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Light Lunch: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  •  Friday Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 

  • Brunch & Dinner: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


One step into the Waldron Student Center and the aroma of fresh, hand crafted pizzas will leave you wanting a slice. “The Pep” is known for its classic and innovative pizzas and accompanying Italian cuisine, and uses the best quality cheese, vegetables and meats. Our house-made marinara and pizzas are made with pride. Dine in, take out, or have us bring it to you with a catering request. Meal Exchange Equivalency is available during lunch and dinner, or you can pay with Flex Dollars or cash.

  • Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Griffin Grounds Coffee Shop

Need a pick-me-up on your way to class? Griffin Grounds uses high quality Seattle’s Best brand ingredients in every beverage. Our baristas are extensively trained in the art of making lattes and cappuccinos. Along with the espresso drinks, brewed coffee and teas, we offer a variety of ready-to-eat meals. You can use your Flex Dollars or cash.
(Located in Maguire Hall - 2nd floor)

  • Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

St. Bernard's Grille

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat between classes or catching up with your friends over dinner, St. Bernard’s Grill is the perfect spot for a great meal. Our commitment to serving fresh, made-from-scratch meals is reflected in the delicious offerings. During lunch you can pay for a meal using the Meal Equivalency Exchange, or pay using Flex Dollars or cash.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

University Hall Café

Our newest location on campus specializes in grab-n-go hot and cold meals and coffee. No time for a sit-down meal? No problem. You can take your coffee, energy drinks, desserts and meal offerings to go. Pay using your Flex Dollars or cash and never be late to class!

  • Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

To make arrangements for catered food events, please contact Parkhurst Dining Services at 267-448-1328 or email Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.