Dining Hall

Notre Dame of Maryland University and SAGE Dining Services ® are pleased to present an exciting dining program!

The talented chefs from SAGE have transformed mealtime at Notre Dame of Maryland University into a daily culinary adventure. Our students are treated to real food, cooked from scratch. SAGE`s seasonal menus are custom designed for us, reflecting the students` preferences as well as the fresh products available in the market. SAGE`s registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices.

We’re proud to partner with SAGE Dining Services® to offer fresh, delicious meals made from scratch! See our menu, and get more information about allergen management, nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends here

SAGE Dining Services & Daily Menu

Dining Hall Hours

Summer 2021

Dining Hall 
Monday – Friday:

  • Breakfast 8 AM – 9 AM
  • Lunch: 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Dinner: 5 PM – 6 PM


  • Brunch: 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Dinner: 5 PM – 6 PM

Please note these hours are in effect beginning June 21st. 


Gator Café

Beginning Monday, May 17th, the Gator Café will be open with the following hours. Gator Café (formerly Gator Grind) has been moved from Gator Alley to upstairs in the Dining Hall for Summer 2021. You can grab a cup of coffee, some breakfast, sandwiches and salads to-go, and more!

Weekends: 10 AM – 2 PM
Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 6 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Dining Hall hours for Fall 2021

M-F Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
M-F Lunch: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
M-F Dinner: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Weekend Brunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Weekend Dinner: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dining Hall Service

Residential students can use their meal swipe at the door during designated hours. If a residential student cannot make it to the Dining Hall during the open hours of operation, they can utilize the Meal Request Form and coordinate a pickup with the SAGE team.

Faculty, Staff and Commuter Students are now welcome to pre-purchase a meal swipe online to be used in the Dining Hall. Meal swipes need to be purchased at least 30 min prior to the desired meal service here. Cash and credit will not be accepted at the door. If faculty, staff or commuter students cannot make it to the Dining hall during the open hours of operation, they can utilize the Gator to Go Premade option and coordinate a pickup with the SAGE team.

Purchase FLEX DOLLARS that can be used in the Gator Café or for regular Dining Hall meal service!

Purchase a Meal Swipe

Purchase a Block Plan

Note: All hours are subject to change during the summer months, academic shutdowns, special meals and school holidays.  These changes will be posted in advance.*

Gator Grind Hours

Please Note: Gator Grind will not be open for Spring 2021.

Located in the basement of Doyle Hall

New Gator Grind hours for 2020-21
M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

New – Gator to Go
To-Go Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
To-Go Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Gator Grind will feature new options for breakfast and lunch to-go and will even be able to take orders online for maximum safety and convenience. Breakfast items include bagels, fruit cups, smoothies, and muffins. Lunch includes a standardized menu with rotating daily options that include salads, sandwiches, soups, and personal pizzas.

Residential Students
To order breakfast, lunch or dinner to go, please use the Meal Request Form


Catering Services

Our on-site caterer, SAGE Dining Services, can accommodate any size event from box lunches for a small training class to an elegantly themed wedding for 140 guests. It is the only caterer permitted on campus.

For internal events on campus – please submit your catering orders on CaterTrax. Please note, we request 10 days’ notice or a late fee may be applicable to your order.

For external rentals on campus – please coordinate your catering order with the Auxiliary Services team, events@ndm.edu

Catering Guide

Contact Us

Ayah Mahmoud, General Manager, SAGE Dining Services Amahmoud@sagedining.com

Robin Baux, Assistant Food Service Director, SAGE Dining Services® rbaux@sagedining.com

Phone Number: 410-532-5726