Two male students chatting in Scholar's Coffee

Dining Services

Dining Hall Menu

Southern Seminary offers a variety of dining services including the Dining Hall, Founders' Cafe, and Scholars' Coffee.

Hours of Operation

Dining Hall

*Summer Hours – Updated Weekly*

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday

Monday – Friday | Saturday

Monday – Friday:

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Grill and Salad Bar
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m.Soup, Salad, Deli Bar Open
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Dinner


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Brunch
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Dinner

* Closed during Chapel 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Grab and Go


11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Founders’ Cafe

*Summer Hours – Updated Weekly*

Closed July 22 – 27

Monday – Friday | Saturday

Monday – Friday:

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

* Closed during Chapel 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Scholars’ Coffee

*Summer Hours – Updated Weekly*

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday | Saturday

Monday – Friday:

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

* Closed during Chapel 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Buffet line in Dining Hall

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall includes entrees, soups, salads, and Allergen-free options.

Dining Hall Information


Breakfast: $6.25
Lunch: $8.25
Dinner: $9.25

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need accommodations for special dietary needs or want help changing your board plan?

Answers to frequently asked questions are available here.

Southern Seminary expects that Pioneer College Caters, our dining services partner, will make all reasonable (and some unreasonable) efforts to meet the dietary needs of Southern Seminary and Boyce College students. Pioneer is committed to not only the routine preparation of meals, but also the health of the students they serve.

If you have special dietary needs you should make an appointment with the Director of Dining Services to discuss these needs. The director can be reached at 502.897.4453. You should bring with you your signed physician-prescribed diet. The prescription should outline not only foods that you must avoid, but also the foods your physician recommends. If Pioneer cannot meet your dietary needs, an exemption from the board plan will be considered. An appeal may be made to the Vice President of Operations who will, in consultation with the Dean of Students, determine if an exemption is appropriate.

The last day to change your board plan is two weeks after the first day classes begin for the semester. If you would like to make a change to your board plan please contact the Student Housing office, 502-897-4203 or

All students who live in the dorms must participate in a board plan. Students living in apartments are not required to participate.

There is flexibility built into the plans offered. Minimum participation is based upon credit hours completed. However, you can always choose a more robust plan. For example, a Seminary student or Boyce upperclassman could choose the Underclassmen plan, taking advantage of the lower cost per meal.

Board plans are set up based on a set number of meals available during a set time period. A Block plan allows you to manage your meal plan by semester, rather than by day or week. You can also share your meals, using them for friends or family-up to five meals per meal period.

Flex Dollars spend like money and can be used in the cafeteria,Founders’ Café, or the Coffee Shop. Flex Dollars associated with meal plans expire at the end of the term for which they were purchased.
You can also purchase additional Flex Dollars and receive and added bonus. These added Flex Dollars will never expire. For example, if you add $50, you will have added $55 in Flex Dollars. For an extra bonus, Flex Dollar purchases of $100 or more will have an added 20% bonus value.  For example, if you add $200, you will have added $240 in Flex Dollars.  Any indvidual with a shield card can participate in this, not just dorm residents.

All of the meals may be eaten in the cafeteria. However, each of the plans allow for “Exchange Meals” to be purchased in Founders’ Café. Each plan allows for five Exchange Meals per week in Founders’ Café.

Unused meals and board plan Flex Dollars will expire at the end of each semester. Voluntary Flex Dollars will continue until all Flex Dollars have been exhausted.

Board plans will not be required for J-Terms. However, special plans will be available to all students at reduced prices: 10 meals per week for $58.50 and 5 meals per week for $37.

As questions arise please check the FAQs web page. If you do not find your answer there, please email

Special Orders

  • Birthday Cake: Choose the cake flavor, icing, and the color, too!
  • Cookies by the Dozen: We’ll bake your student’s favorite gourmet cookie.
  • Whole Fresh Fruit: Give your student a more “Health Minded” gift with 14 pieces of whole, fresh fruit.
  • Giant 1/2 Pound Cookie: A heart shaped, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie decorated with white cream and milk chocolate icing. Personalize the cookie with up to a 5 word message.
  • Survival Pack: Several easy grab and go items we know students love to help keep them going through the day.
Founder's Cafe

Founders’ Café

This café is conveniently located to serve your needs in between classes or meetings.

Founders’ offers a wide selection of drinks, sandwiches, wraps, and snacks and proudly brews Sunergos coffee

A barista serving coffee in Scholar's

Scholars’ Coffee

Scholars’ Coffee is located inside The Bookstore at Southern on the first floor of Honeycutt. It operates as a full scale coffee shop, serving the Southern Seminary and Boyce College campus community

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