Dining Services


Nutritional Information:

Students enjoy a buffet-style experience, at the Bailey Dining Commons, where they are allowed to eat as much as they would like and try multiple different meal options.

Our Classics can include southern fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and turnip greens. We offer a Veggie Venue at each meal. The Passport Café serves a variety of internationally inspired creations, while the Fast Food area serves everything from freshly baked pizza to burgers. The Healthy Edge option offers items such as lemon baked chicken and sugar free cookies. The Garden Gourmet consists of a large self-serve salad bar, and the Deli Designs area offers a sandwich bar. There is a wide assortment of cereals always available. To top off your meal, you can choose from hand-dipped ice creams or a variety of desserts.  The dining commons staff looks forward to serving our students and strives to make meals fun, healthy, and as much like home as is possible.

Residential students living in Robertson, Wells, Gillespie, Caldwell, or Helen White halls have a full meal plan in the Baily Dining Commons as a part of their room and board payment.  Students residing in the University Village or community to campus have the option to purchase meals at various rates depending on the number of meals desired.

Meal Plan Costs:

1 Meal $6.50 $6.50 per meal
40 Meals $230 $5.75 per meal
80 Meals $452 $5.65 per meal
120 Meals $660 $5.50 per meal

Hours of Operation

Weekday Hours
Hot Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Weekend Hours
Continental Breakfast (Sunday Only) 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Brunch/Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dinner 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

For any questions about the food service, please contact, Steve Smith, Director, at mmidining@belhaven.edu or 601-968-5912.

The Shoe Bird Café, named after Eudora Welty's only children's book, The Shoe Bird, is Belhaven University's very own coffee shop. It is also located on the first floor of the McCravey-Triplett Student Center, next to the Bailey Dining Commons. The Café is open to students, faculty, staff, and on campus visitors.