Campus Community,

Samford University Dining looks forward serving you in a safe environment this fall. Please look below for a list of information from the university and FAQ's regarding University Dining. Samford Dining will provide a range of new dining options on campus this fall. This includes new outdoor seating, food trucks, more grab-and-go prepackaged options, online ordering, and new locations that will accept students’ card swipes.Please continue to monitor your Samford email and the university coronavirus website for additional information regarding your meal plan and other frequently asked questions.


The Caf will offer a variety of full-service meal options throughout the day. All items may be provided in disposable containers throughout the fall semester. Guests will also be allowed to dine in and use our regular plates and bowls.  There will be no self-serve stations in the Caf this fall. 
Guests will need to download the Bite app to their IOS or Android device or visit our website at to see the menu prior to entering the Caf. Users will also be able to highlight or restrict items to meet their personal nutrition preferences and the app will automatically display any items which contain one of the top eight allergens: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts.

The Caf will close in between each meal period to allow our staff time to clean the entire facility. The Caf will be open seven days a week. The times are as follows:

Monday - Friday 

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 10:00 am 

Lunch: 10:45 am - 2:00 pm 

Dinner: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday 

Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Dinner: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Farm2U will now serve breakfast and is open during the following times:

Monday - Friday 

8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Food Trucks will be allowed to serve on campus during the following times:

Monday - Friday 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Students will also be able to use their meal swipes at our remote location at the Pete Hanna Center. The menu can be found on the Bite app or 
A temporary Faculty and Staff dining room has been set up at the Rotunda Club in the Dwight and Lucille Beeson Center. Faculty and Staff will pay the same rates as they would in the Caf and the food options will include two entrees plus a salad and dessert.
All dining venues in the University Center food court will continue to operate in the same manner as before. Students will be encouraged to social distance while waiting in line at each of our retail locations. All food service employees will be required to wear face masks and shields while working at all food venues. Students will still be able to use Grubhub to order their food ahead of time and skip the line. Farm2U will now offer breakfast in the morning. Simply To Go will feature new meal kits which are microwaveable. All condiments, utensils, and napkins will be kept behind the counter and will be available upon request.
Any student who has been quarantined on campus will need to fill out our Sick Meal Accommodation Request here!  Sick Meal Accommodation Requests will be filled by a Samford Dining employee and delivered by a Samford University employee.
All Samford University Dining employees are required to wear a N95 or KN95 mask while on campus. Those serving guests on the front line will also be required to wear clear face shields on top of their masks. Temporary shields have been placed at each register and there are plans to replace current sneeze guards in the Caf. All Samford University Dining employees are required to also wear gloves and must change them every 30 minutes or each time they come into contact with a different set of surfaces.
Many of the chairs and tables have been removed from the Caf and food court to make it easier to keep social distancing precautions while guests are eating in the Beeson Student Center. Stickers have also been placed in front of each dining facility on campus to help guests keep a safe distance while waiting to place their order. Additional chairs, tables, and tents will be placed out in the Quad for guests.
Additional seating has been placed out on Ben Brown Plaza and in the university quad. Chairs and tables have been placed approximately six feet apart to ensure social distancing.

During the Fall 2020 semester, several food trucks will be granted access to campus in order to help keep lines shorter across all locations. As of 7/29/2020, food trucks will be asked to remain on campus from 11:00am - 2:00pm Monday - Friday. Each food truck which is approved will be allowed to accept Bulldog Bucks, Dining Dollars, Additional Dining Dollars, Credit and Debit Cards.  

Please continue to check back for more information regarding food trucks.

During the Fall 2020 semester, Samford University Dining will only accept contactless payments. Currently, Samford University Dining accepts the following:

Bulldog Bucks 

Dining Dollars

Additional Dining Dollars

Credit and Debit Cards


Apple Pay 

Android Pay 

All Samford Dining employees are required to take a COVID test prior to August 24, 2020. Employees are to remain a safe distance from other employees. Increased sanitation standards have been implemented across our facilities including additional personal protective equipment and COVID specific training. 
Sodexo has implemented a new layout in our Caf kitchen to help protect both guests and our staff. The Six foot kitchen is designed to help our staff keep a safe distance from each other and still be able to properly handle all food preparation, cooking, and delivering.
The World Health Organization has a list of resources available. To see how we train our employees to wash their hands, click here!
Click Here to visit the official coronavirus website and to learn ways in which you can help protect yourself and those around you.
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For more information

please feel free to contact us

Email:      Phone: 205-726-2142        Social Media: @samforddining