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Dining and Catering

Campus dining services is owned and operated by Villanova University. Its mission is to serve food of the highest consistent quality, which includes both market and nutritional trends, provided by efficient and courteous employees in a clean environment. Staffed by seasoned food service professionals, meeting planners will also benefit from the opportunity to consult with a full-time nutritionist on staff.

Dining Services offers great quality food and service whether it is a catered meeting refreshment break, a welcome reception, an elegant banquet, or the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall buffet experience. In all, there are seventeen dining locations: three, fixed-price dining halls and fourteen, a-la-carte operations that include our signature “Holy Grounds” coffee shops, a delicatessen, a convenience store and a food court.

Special dietary needs can be accommodated both in the dining hall as well as for catered events. Dietary needs are communicated by guest group leaders and meeting planners to the Office of Conference Services who will then work with the Dining team to ensure a safe and satisfying dining experience during a guest's stay on campus. If an attendee or parent would like to speak to a staff member in Dining Services prior to the start of a program, Conference Services will gladly facilitate that connection as well.

Villanova Dining Services has been honored by receipt of the Ivy Award from Restaurants and Institutions Magazine reflecting permanent status in the echelon of the best dining operations in the nation. It continues to receive annual commendations from the National Association of College and University Food Services and compliments from thousands of VU guests and groups!

Interested in learning about Dining Services initiatives in the area of sustainability? Read more here!