Food trucks line up outside Gorgas Library.

Fuel up on Food, Coffee Without Leaving Campus

Faculty and staff do not have to leave campus to find something delicious for breakfast or lunch. Bama Dining has over 30 locations offering something for every palette. They can dine at any location using a debit or credit card, faculty/staff meal plan or Bama Cash.

“They can also use our Transact mobile app to order food and then pick it up,” said Kristina Patridge, director of University Dining Services. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Here’s a quick guide to knowing your options:

Fantastic Fridays for Fall Semester
Faculty and staff can dine for $5.50 on Fridays during the fall semester. This promotion is good at Lakeside Dining only.

Get a Caffeine Boost
UA’s campus has no shortage of coffee spots for wherever you happen to be. Fresh coffee is now available at every dining hall and several other select locations on campus thanks to Starbucks Serenade machines. The machines grind fresh, whole coffee beans with every order. There’s also Cooper Café, which serves Java City Coffee, at Hewson Hall, Java City at Gorgas Library, Starbucks in the Student Center and Starbucks next to the Corner Supe Store on Paul W. Bryant Drive.

Lakeside Dining offers many options for on-campus dining.
Lakeside Dining offers many options for on-campus dining.

Grab a Quick Bite…Or More
Leaving campus during the fall or spring semester to get a bite to eat is not usually as convenient as grabbing a meal on campus. The Student Center has a food court with a selection of fast food favorites such as Panda Express, Chick-fil-A, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Subway.

Stewart’s Corner, located on the first floor of Lloyd Hall, offers Fresh2Go items such as salads, hummus, fruits, fresh vegetables, assorted bottled and fountain beverages, chips, candy, Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut Express and Boar’s Head Deli. Another spot for fast food is Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, which can be found in Paty Hall.

New this year: Wendy’s in the Student Center will be mobile-only ordering. Signage has been placed at the entrance as a reminder and also shared on Bama Dining’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

(Food) Truck It Over to Gorgas
Food trucks will be back again this semester and can usually be found at the Quad near the rear entrance of Gorgas Library. Joyful Java dropped off the list this year, but a schedule of when and where to catch the likes of Cheese Louise, Blenz, La Mexicana and others can be found on the Bama Dining website.


Jennifer Brady, UA Strategic Communications,