December 01, 2022
Garvey Hall
Garvey Hall is getting ready to welcome the campus community.

Get ready for a tasty new dining experience as the new Garvey Hall opens the morning of Monday, December 5. 

Named in honor of former University President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne Garvey, at the suggestion of an anonymous donor, the building will replace the current “Eatery” in the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center.

The nearly 35,000 square foot building will provide expanded dining space, brand new cooking equipment, and fresher food made in front of guests. While the food stations will be similar to those in the Eatery, there will be many more options for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy. There will be more customizable options for guests with new equipment - such as the hard stone pizza oven and Mongolian grill - engineered to produce better quality food as well

“The key here in this environment is fresh,” said Tim Dunn, regional chef at Chartwells. “It was more difficult to do that (in the Pryz), it’s significantly easier to do that over here.”

inside Garvey Hall
The Sweet Shoppe greets diners as they enter Garvey Hall.

Main features of Garvey Hall 

  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Exterior stairwell connecting residence halls with the Pryzbyla Center and academic buildings
  • A suite for the Center for Academic and Career Success on the lower level
  • Gas fireplaces inside and outside


  • Espresso machine
  • Hard packed ice cream
  • Omelets served through lunchtime
  • Rockbot app digital DJ
  • Fresh baked goods
  • Significantly larger vegan/vegetarian station
  • Fresh herbs grown on site and used in cooking
  • Built in water fountains with hot, cold, or sparkling water

Items to remember

  • Garvey Hall opens to students on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 a.m. Meals will be served until 9 p.m. during weekdays.
  • Garvey Hall will be open for breakfast and dinner on Dec. 5 with a reservation-only dinner following the dedication ceremony.
  • The Pryz Food Court, Murphy’s Grill, Starbucks and the Pryz Market will remain in the Pryzbyla Center.

Tips to succeed

  • Purple cookware indicates allergen friendly zones
  • Digital menus will be updated daily throughout the stations
  • Talk to anyone in a chef jacket to ask questions or give feedback
A new spacious dining hall inside Garvey Hall
The dining room inside Garvey Hall seats hundreds at one time.

“There's a lot more area to do cool, different stuff,” said Dunn. “This is the way all dining halls are going, to where everything is fresh and in front of you.”

The former Eatery will be transformed into a student lounge, performance area, and student offices.

Be sure to get all campus dining information at