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Dining Services


The University of Dayton's Dining Services Is ...

  • Nationally recognized! For seven consecutive years, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) has awarded the University of Dayton Dining Services in such categories as 'Best of the Best Retail Operations,' 'Retail Sales (Multiple Concepts/Marketplace)' and 'Special Events.'
  • A dining operation that proudly supports efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle! UD Dining Services uses compostable materials. Included are such items as cups (hot & cold), lids & straws, carry-out containers, all utensils, soup bowls, sandwich wraps and cookie bags.  Each dining facility also recycles bottles, cans and cardboard. UD Dining Services employees are trained to sort food waste, recyclables and compostables to ensure accurate disposal.
  • Proudly supports the institution's commitment to healthy living, serving a variety of locally grown and sourced as well as fair trade products throughout campus dining facilities!  

Check out our awards!

Loyal E. Horton 

  • 2009-2010  Silver, Retail Sales- Multiple Concepts/Outlets, Marycrest Dining
  • 2010-2011  Bronze, Special Events (John Stewart Dinner), Catering Services
  • 2010-2011  Silver, Retail Sales- Multiple Concept/Marketplace, Marycrest Dining
  • 2011-2012  Honorable Mention, Special Events (Culture Fest), Catering Services
  • 2011-2012  Honorable Mention, Retail Sales- Multiple Concept/ Marketplace, Marycrest Dining
  • 2011-2012  Gold, Best of the Best Retail Operations, The Emporium
  • 2012-2013  Gold, Retail Sales- Multiple Concept/ Marketplace, Marycrest Dining
  • 2013-2014  Silver, Retail Sales - Multiple Concept/Marketplace, Virginia W. Kettering
  • 2014- 2015  Bronze, Retail Sales- Multiple Concept/Marketplace, Marycrest Dining
  • 2014-2015  Gold, Retail Sales- Multiple Concept/Marketplace, The Emporium
  • 2015-2016  Gold,  Retail Sales- Multiple Concept/Marketplace, Marycrest Dining
  • 2015-2016  Gold, Residential Dining- Special Event (An International Taste of Christmas), Kennedy Union


Additional Recognition

  • University of Dayton - Best Campus Food

      Ranked #14 by the Princeton Review          

      The Princeton Review, 2019 Edition

  • University of Dayton - Best College Food in America

      Ranked #28 by Niche 

      Niche, 2020

  • UD Dining Services Named Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley 2017 Award Recipient

      Empowered Employees, UD News 2017


Dining Services

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0404