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At Liberty, you can choose from a wide variety of eateries to suit your schedule, dining habits, and tastes.

With 20+ dining locations across campus and a nationally ranked dining hall that offers over 20 unique stations — including one dedicated to gluten- and allergen-friendly dishes — you’ll never get bored. And you’ll always have somewhere to make memories with your friends. From the Montview Student Union to the Reber-Thomas Dining Center (our dining hall), Liberty University’s campus dining options can help make your college experience even more special.

Liberty Dining Overview

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers. We were also ranked #3 in Virginia and #19 in America for Best College Food by for 2024. Our Dining Facility won 2 gold awards for New Facility of the Year and Residential Dining Facility of the Year for 2024.

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Reber-Thomas Dining Center

The Reber-Thomas Dining Center* (Liberty’s dining hall) is a two-story, 120,000-square-foot all-you-care-to-eat buffet that boasts a seating capacity of more than 2,700. It provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers over 20 unique stations to choose from, including:

  • Asian influenced cuisine like General Tso’s, sweet n’ sour pork, fried rice, and more
  • Rotating international cuisines like Greek, African, Hispanic, and French
  • A large salad bar and vegan station
  • Fresh, house-prepared sushi rolls
  • Fresh-made pasta tossed with customizable ingredients and sauce 
  • Customizable burritos/bowls and nachos
  • Gourmet-style and customizable burgers
  • Made-to-order omelets
  • Freshly baked goods like cookies, brownies, and muffins
  • Hot and iced coffee bar with a variety of creamer flavors and sugar
  • And much more!

Our commitment to dining excellence has been recognized by both College Magazine (CM) and in recent months. CM recognized our program’s dedication to sustainability, healthy options, and variety by adding us to their Top 10 Colleges with the Best Dining Options list! The dining center also won two gold awards in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) 2024 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards: New Facility of the Year and Residential Dining Facility of the Year.


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Other Dining Options Across Campus

Special Dietary Needs

Special Dietary Needs

From our general manager to our front-line servers, all of our employees work diligently to address the dietary needs of Liberty students, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or other special dietary requirements. Because of Liberty’s commitment to meeting all your needs, we have a Registered Dietitian on staff to assist with designing allergen-friendly dining options.

Our award-winning Allergen-Friendly station at the Reber-Thomas Dining Center offers meals prepared without 8 of the 9 of the most common food allergens: peanuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, shellfish, sesame, and tree nuts.

For those with gluten intolerance, we offer gluten-free pitas, pasta, buns, bread, pizza crust, and more at dining locations around campus. Our Gluten Intolerant Options (GIO) program allows students with a gluten dietary restriction to swipe for gluten-free items at no additional charge (gluten-free options are available to students not enrolled in the GIO program for a small fee). To apply for the Gluten Intolerance Option (GIO), fill out this form.

Simple Zone

The dining center also houses our locked pantry concept, SimpleZone, where students who have gained approval to access are able to obtain gluten-, dairy-, peanut-, and tree nut-free snacks.


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Liberty University’s Meal Plans

Liberty’s meal plans are designed to maximize your college dining experience. We offer 2 residential meal plan options: Freedom Dining and Freedom Dining PLUS+.

  • Both of these plans provide unlimited access to Liberty University’s Reber-Thomas Dining Center. With either plan, each semester you will also receive $80 in Flames Cash and Dining Dollars; $350 Dining Dollars on the Freedom Dining PLUS+ Plan and $250 Dining Dollars on the Freedom Dining Plan.
  • The Freedom Dining plan’s swipes can be used at select locations on campus, while the Freedom Dining PLUS+ plan allows swipes at any dining location for select menu items.

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