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Restaurants on Campus

Franklin Hall Dining Hall

Hours when classes are in session are as follows: 

Monday – Thursday

  • Breakfast  
    7:00am – 9:45am
  • Light Breakfast  
    9:46am – 10:59am
  • Lunch   
    11:00am – 2:15pm
  • Light Lunch  
    2:16pm – 4:29pm
  • Dinner   
    4:30pm – 7:00pm

The dining hall will close at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Saturday – Sunday

  • Brunch
    10:30am – 1:00pm
  • Dinner
    4:30pm – 6:00pm


Shirts and shoes are required. After dining, all diners are requested to return plates and utensils to the dish room window.

The student I.D. is used as a student’s meal card/debit card. A student will not be allowed to complete meal transactions without his or her valid I.D.

There are limited options for students who forget to bring an I.D. for dining hall transactions:

  • Pay cash for the meal.
  • Have another student, who has a card with sufficient Dining Dollars, pay for  the meal or use a guest meal (limit of 3 guest meals per semester).
  • Retrieve the I.D. card and return for dining hall entry.
  • Purchase a new Ferrum College identification card.

During inclement weather when classes are canceled or delayed, the dining hall hours will be adjusted.

  • If all classes are canceled, the dining hall will open at 10:00am
  • If classes are delayed, the dining hall will open one (1) hour prior to the start of classes.
  • On days when classes are canceled or delayed, the dining hall may close at 6:00pm based on employee availability.


Retail Operations Hours

Monday – Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 4pm – 11pm
(open at 11am for home football games)

Papa John’s Express
Monday – Friday: 11am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The News Café
Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Blue Ridge Burgers & Deli
Sunday – Saturday: 11am – 9:30pm

Ice Cream Shop
Sunday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm

Papa John’s Pizza (Mercantile)
Sunday – Saturday: 11am – 9:30pm
(On campus delivery coming soon!!)