Dining Services

Dining Resources

Washington Adventist University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, promotes and supports a vegetarian lifestyle; therefore, only vegetarian cuisine is served in the dining hall and at all school-sponsored functions. Dining Services is located in Wikinson Hall, second floor and is open to the public. In helping to foster a sense of community and socialization, the dining hall Fall and Spring hours of operation are :

  • Sunday Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Continental Breakfast(M-F): 6:30-7 a.m.
  • Breakfast: 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: Monday – Friday : 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 pm
  • Lunch: Sabbath (Saturday): Noon – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner:  Mon – Thurs : 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Sabbath (Saturday) Dinner : 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*Please note that when the University is closed for snow or holidays, the dining hall will operate on a Sunday schedule.  Dining Services is also usually closed during academic summer sessions and winter break. Residence Hall students are allowed entrance into the dining room upon presentation of valid WAU Student ID. Commuter students are also required to present a WAU Student ID, and their meals may be purchased by cash or through the Commuter Student Meal Plan.  The Commuter Lounge is available for those who bring their own meals with them and is not limited to Dining Hall hours.


All residence hall students are required to purchase the meal plan. The plan entitles the student to eat in the dining hall for every meal. Students with meal cards have unlimited access to the dining hall during hours of operation.Commuter Student Plan: Commuter students are eligible for a student meal discount if they purchase at least 4 meals in advance:Breakfast is $6; Lunch/Brunch is $8; Dinner is $8.  Faculty, staff and students receive a discount with the use of their IDs.

Special Needs:

If one has a special dietary need please notify the dining services manager and your dietary needs will be met (i.e. allergies, vegan, special health restrictions etc.).Take-out Meals: If a student has a school-related conflict with regularly scheduled meal times, a take-out meal can be provided with written permission from the appropriate department head. A sick tray can also be provided with permission from the Residence Hall dean. Contact the Vice President for Student Life for details at ext. 4525.

Dining Hall Policies

  1. Students must present their valid Student ID cards for admittance into the dining hall.
  2. Students are not permitted to use another student’s ID card to gain entrance to the dining hall.
  3. Food and drink may not be taken out of the dining hall, with the exception of one piece of fruit per meal.
  4. Polite, respectful decorum is expected in the dining hall at all times. Dress should be in compliance with the current student handbook.

Sabbath Attire

To assist in establishing a special atmosphere for Sabbath, students and guests are required to dress in casual business attire or better, during the Sabbath hours (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday).  Appropriate attire for the dining hall must, at all times be modest, neat, clean with no rips, tears, etc. T-shirts/sweatshirts, sweatpants, tank tops, and beach footwear are examples of inappropriate attire.


Contact Us: Mike Womack, Director, 301-891-4349, mwomack@wau.edu  

Chef Jaime: 301-891-4559, chefjaime@wau.edu

Food Service Office: 301-891-4103