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Menus & Venue Hours

Whether you’re craving a made-to-order sandwich, a salad, or one of our signature house creations, we are sure to have something on the menu you’re guaranteed to love. Our rotating specialty concepts offer everything from comfort food to healthy options to global specialties—and everything in between.

Franklin Dining Hall

Franklin Hall

We have created delicious menu options for students desiring vegan, vegetarian, or allergen-free menu offerings.

Franklin Dining Hall information

  • Shirts and shoes are required.
  • After dining, all diners are asked 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 MUST complete meal transactions with their 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 three 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 a.m.
  • If classes are delayed, the dining hall will open one hour prior to the start of classes.
  • On days when classes are canceled or delayed, the dining hall may close at 6 p.m. based on employee availability.

Other Dining Options

Panther Grounds

Panther Grounds Store

Freshly brewed Starbucks coffee customized for you. A variety of sandwiches, snacks, fresh fruit, baked goods, and bottled beverages are available to go.

Boar’s Head

Franklin Hall

Boar’s Head provides a variety of sandwiches, salads, and wraps, which are made using fresh and healthy ingredients.

Panther Pizzeria

Franklin Hall

The Panther Pizzeria offers a variety of pizza options throughout the week, prepared fresh for our students.

Meal Plans

Meals for the week begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. Dining dollars are not carried from one semester to another and must be used by the end of the semester in which they are issued. Dining dollars may not be used for the purchase of gift cards. Meals are served to resident students upon presentation of a valid identification card.