Students and parents are faced with many decisions that will influence their experience at Saint Martin’s University. When it comes to dining, we partner with Bon Appétit Management Company to offer healthful, flavorful and sustainable meals on campus. Saint Martin’s University cares about student well being and supporting the local community.
What to know about Bon Appétit and your return to Saint Martin's
St. Gertrude's Café
St. Gertrude's Café was built and dedicated in 2004. A state-of-the-art facility, St. Gertrude's seats over 200 people and has three hot food stations, a deli counter and a 20-item fresh-daily salad bar. Each day, Bon Appétit staff create homemade entrées, snacks and desserts using local ingredients, with your health and well-being — and the good of our planet — in mind.
All meals served at Saint Martin’s University are cooked from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Healthful choices, such as whole grains, deep color vegetables and fresh fruits, are mainstream offerings. Students can easily identify healthful meals using Bon Appétit’s Circle of Responsibility menu icons, which indicate, for example, items that are In Balance or Low Fat. We also offer a wide variety of tasty vegetarian and vegan options every day, every meal.
Meal plan requirements
Residents not living in an apartment/not eligible to live in an apartment
All residents who do not live in apartment spaces and are ineligible to do so must purchase a traditional (gold, silver, or bronze) meal plan.
- Traditional meal plans do not include meals during vacation periods (winter, spring, and summer breaks). In most cases, food service is available on a cash basis during vacation periods.
- Fall meal plan balances carry over to spring with the purchase of a traditional (bronze, silver, or gold) meal plan. At the end of the spring semester, all balances expire.
Residents living in campus apartments
Residents who live in campus apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan; however, meal plan options are available for apartment residents.
Residents living in suites
Those who are eligible for apartments, but choose to live in suites must have a meal plan, but may select an apartment meal plan.
Meal Plan 101
To ensure you find a meal plan that fits, we offer four different meal plans to choose from. For our students who live on campus we offer the Gold, Silver and Bronze meal plans. They each have differing amounts of Board Meal credits and Flex Cash to meet your needs. We also have the Commuter meal plan for students who live off campus or live in on campus apartments. When choosing a meal plan, you may want to consider your daily routine. How many meals do you eat each day in the café? Does your work or athletic schedule allow for you to have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the café? One of the best things you can do is take a few minutes to sit down, think about your schedule and make a simple budget that gives you a framework to control your daily spending.
The Gold Plan
100 Board Meal Credits + $725 Flex Cash $3,480/semester
We’ve found that this plan is ideal for most of our residents who enjoy eating at the Saint Gertrude Café. If you frequent the café most meals, this is the plan for you. To take full advantage of the Gold plan you need to go to six of the nine AYCTE meals each week.
The Silver Plan
75 Board Meal Credits + $925 Flex Cash $3,275.00/semester
This plan is right for you if you dine less frequently or are sometimes away on weekends. It is also a good choice if you are looking for a lighter plan and have a spending rate that is fairly average and you will be dining during 5 of the nine AYCTE meal periods each week. This plan allows for more flexibility in making retail purchases.
The Bronze Plan
45 Board Meal Credits + $1,150 Flex Cash $3,125.00/semester
This plan is designed for the student who dines less frequently on campus or enjoys extracurricular activities that may keep them off campus during some ATCTE meal periods. Eating during four of the nine AYCTE meal periods each week will take full advantage of the Bronze plan.
The Commuter Plan
30 Board Meal Credits +$325 Flex Cash $1,155/semester
This is the ideal plan for the apartment resident or local commuter who tends to dine on campus a bit more frequently. The commuter plan is a convenient way to refuel when spending a long day on campus. Whether it’s an espresso and a healthy snack to refuel, lunch or dinner at Saint Gertrude Café, you can use your Flex Cash for all purchases.