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Dining

Each day, students gather in the dining halls to relax, eat, and discuss everything from the foundations of the universe to the day’s events.

House Tables

Each House has a designated House Table in one of the three dining commons. Your House Table offers the opportunity to dine with familiar faces from your living community.

Meal plan

The College Dining program provides healthy, well-prepared meals in community-based dining halls while also providing the flexibility desired by students with a demanding academic and extracurricular schedule.

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The meal plan has two components:

  • Meals eaten in the campus dining commons (Bartlett, Cathey, and Baker Dining Commons)
  • Maroon Dollars that may be spent either for additional meals in the dining commons (for guests) or at select retail locations on campus

Menu options

The dining hall menus change on a daily basis and both venues offer a wide variety of entrees. Dining options include:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Zabiha Halal
  • Glatt-certified Kosher stations
  • On your schedule

Students enjoy “continuous dining” seven days a week. You may come and go at any point, thanks to all-day at the dining commons from open until close. Saturday dinner is not offered in the dining commons; many Houses use this opportunity to plan House dinners and off-campus cultural events.