Please note: Details on dining options are still being finalized and may eventually differ from those posted here. Please check back for updates, which will be posted as soon as they are available.

Daily dining times will be posted on Loyola’s dining website and outside each of the dining halls. The total number of diners allowed at any given time will be capped. A limited number of tables and chairs will be spaced appropriately for diners to use. Dining hall staff will manage access once the designated capacity is reached and will assist diners when spaces become available.

Food will be served in carryout containers; self-service will not be permitted. To maintain safe social distancing in queues, six-foot floor markers will be placed both inside and outside dining facilities. All diners must wear a face covering while in line. Diners can remove their face covering only while they’re eating and must replace it immediately after they’ve finished.

Campus Dining, Catering, and Retail Guidelines—Aramark and Handcut

This policy is designed to cover the health and safety of those who use dining, catering, or retail services at Loyola University Chicago, including services provided by vendors Aramark and HandCut. These guidelines will be updated by teams that are tracking the benchmarks, statistics, daily reports, etc. of local, state, and national authorities and will make the needed adjustments to daily operations and protocols.

For FAQs on what dining will look like on campus in the fall semester, visit LUC.campusdish.com/LoyolaDiningFAQs

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Dining Guidelines

The following new services and procedures are available across Loyola’s dining options:
  • Contactless payment/swipe transactions
  • Elimination of all self-service stations and self-served to-go meals
  • Limited seating available for 20-minute dining to allow time for cleaning and disinfecting after each dining session
  • Staff assistance with meal and beverage stations, completion of to-go-meals (which will include prepared-to-go hot meals and salads), finding available seats within the dining hall, removing trash, and area cleaning after each student finishes their meal
  • Appropriately spaced and limited tables and chairs will be in each dining hall
  • Management of dining capacity by Aramark and HandCut staff to ensure compliance with CDC, state, city, and Loyola policies
  • Daily menus posted at the entrance of the dining halls and electronic portable menu signs for students to read while waiting in line
  • Touchless utensil dispensers
  • Individually wrapped meals and delivery standards to meet CDC regulations
  • Labeling, meal guidelines, and signage provided and set-up with each order
  • Hand sanitizer provided for guests
  • Guidelines
    • Dining hall guidelines will be posted in each dining hall and on the dining website.
    • All diners must wear a face covering during movement in and out of the dining halls; face coverings can be removed when eating and should be replaced immediately afterwards
    • All diners must follow dining hall guidelines, including Loyola’s Required Personal Safety Practices and directional indicators
    • Face coverings and gloves will always be worn by Aramark and HandCut servers

Hours of service

Hours of operation will vary based on location. Daily dining times will be posted on the dining website and outside of each of the dining halls.

Damen Dining Hall


de Nobili


Damen Food Court

Burger Studio: CLOSED FALL 2020
Oath Pizza: CLOSED FALL 2020
Bleeker Street: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Mr Pak's Sushi: CLOSED FALL 2020
Rollin' N' Bowlin': CLOSED FALL 2020

Coffee Shops

All coffee shops will be closed for the fall 2020 semester. This includes Centennial Forum, Sky Lounge, Center Stage, Engrained, Francis Hall, and Te’amo:

Lu's Market




HandCut Dining Services for Arrupe


HandCut Dining Services for HSC

Fall 2020 reopening date is to be determined. Upon reopening, hours will be as follows: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The main soup and salad bar will be eliminated. Soup and salads will be assembled by HandCut servers.

HandCut Retail

Fall 2020 reopening date is to be determined. Upon reopening, hours will be as follows: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dining Options

Water Tower Campus

  • Nina’s and Lu’s Market will both be closed for the fall 2020 semester.

Lake Shore Campus

  • Bleeker Street: Specialty coffee, breakfast sandwiches and pastries, snacks, and hot sandwiches
  • All other locations will be closed for the fall 2020 semester.


Catering will not be available for the fall 2020 semester. The following guidelines apply when catering services resume.


  • All meals are individually wrapped and packaged
  • Delivery standards meet CDC regulations
  • Labeling and directional signage are provided and set-up with each order
  • Face coverings and gloves will always be worn by Aramark and HandCut servers
  • Hand sanitizer is provided for guests

Services available

  • Delivery and pick up
  • Market items available for pick up via Cater Trax at the Pod Market
  • Self-service, buffet stations, and open family style meals are eliminated
  • New menus outlining new food options
  • Individual solo meals, box sandwiches, and salads

Aramark hours of service

  • Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HandCut hours of service

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Aramark and HandCut staff
    • All staff, subcontractors, and visitors of Aramark and HandCut will be screened upon arrival; anyone presenting with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and above will be removed from campus until cleared by a doctor
    • All Aramark and HandCut staff and subcontractors are required to wear facial coverings (masks); HandCut staff will wear goggles
    • Aramark and HandCut will regularly and efficiently clean high-touch areas; Aramark will use ECA technology to produce hospital-grade disinfectant on site to ensure ample supplies and clean high-touch areas, and dry fogging will be introduced to disinfect the dining room, kitchen, and high-touch contract areas (e.g. door handles and tables)
    • Aramark and HandCut staff will assist with ingress/egress; queuing and minimizing lines; cleaning and resetting equipment areas; maintaining compliance of guidelines and policies (e.g. social distancing, face covering, etc.); and reaching out to building ambassadors if/when assistance is needed


  • Develop one-way ingress/egress pathways for each building
  • Maintain physical environment such as signage for stairways, elevators, aisles, fencing, hallways, sectionals, etc.

Contractors/Vendors (Millard)

  • Wash and sanitize bathrooms, doorknobs, light switches, and other high-touch areas hourly
  • Ensure continual supply of hand-sanitizing dispensers, disinfecting wipes, soap, etc.
  • Dispose of trash

Campus Continuity section

  • Continually review appropriateness of guiding principles and update documentation and communication as necessary
  • Apprise the Management, Policy, and Command section of new recommendations/decisions, as well as any complications to current planning

Last Modified:   Wed, August 19, 2020 12:27 PM CDT

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