Dining Services

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The menu at the Bailey Dining Commons serves a variety of 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 just to name a few. 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 - every college student's favorite. 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. The Bailey Dining Commons serves meals seven days a week to students, faculty, and staff. A full meal plan is included in the cost of room and board for all resident students, while commuter students and other visitors are able to purchase meals individually or collectively at a discounted rate. The dining room offers comfortable seating with a beautiful view of campus. There is also a covered outdoor dining area with a view of the Belhaven Lake.

Dining Commons Schedule

Hours of Operation (Monday-Friday)
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 – 7:00 pm
Hours of Operation (Weekend)
Continental Breakfast (Sunday only) 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Lunch/Brunch 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dinner 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

For any questions about the food service, please contact, Steve Smith, Food Service 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. Come by and have a sip of coffee or tea today.