Hamilton College offers two meal plans; all first-year students are required to participate in the Unlimited Meal Plan, which includes unlimited dining hall access.

Unlimited Meal Plan

Our Unlimited Meal Plan offers unlimited access to any of our food service dining locations (Soper Commons Dining Hall, McEwen Dining Hall, Howard Diner, Bundy Cafe, and Pub Lunch). You also receive one meal swipe/tap per night at Late Night Dining (Diner B). The Unlimited Plan includes 3 guest meals per semester. Guest Meals do not carry over from semester to semester.

7 Meal Plan

The 7 meal plan offers seven meals a week, which can be used in any of our food service dining locations (Soper Commons Dining Hall, McEwen Dining Hall, Howard Diner, Bundy Cafe, and Pub Lunch). One swipe/tap is available daily from midnight to 11:59 p.m. You can use your swipe/tap for the day for Late Night Dining (Diner B). If you swipe/tap at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, the next time you can swipe/tap again will be midnight. Sunday. 

Late Night Dining

Late Night Dining is commonly called Diner B and is located in the Diner. You can eat here on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from midnight until 3 a.m.

Guest Meal

The guest meals provided as part of the Unlimited plan can be used for meals for a guest, at Late Night dining, or for a second entrance during a meal period. Please let your checker know if you are using a Guest Meal. Guest Meals do not carry over from semester to semester. 

Dining Hall Meal Exchange

Supporting Student Organizations and Events

Our Dining Hall Meal Exchange program can be used when a student group wants to hold an event involving a meal service but minimal additional funding. Essentially, this service provides the food items on the menu in the dining hall for that particular meal, complete with salad, beverage, and dessert. The student group member can use a meal to support the provided service. Contact our catering office for more information about this exciting offer.

Catering Exchange

Supporting Student Organizations and Events

Our Catering Exchange program offers student group members the option to use a portion of their meal plan for any catering service. The group dining requirements will be designed with the assistance of the catering staff. Our catering team will help the student group determine the menu and level of service required for the event. Please contact our catering office and allow us to assist you in creating just the right events.

Plan Options by Res. Hall

Meal Plan Appeal Process

Students who wish to appeal their meal plan status based on a medical necessity or religious restriction must first meet with the general manager of our food service provider to determine how those needs might be met. In the rare cases when our food service provider cannot accommodate a medical or religious need, students must send an appeal request to Travis Hill, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life, with proper documentation from a doctor or religious leader outlining the dietary restrictions and a note from our food service provider confirming the lack of accommodation. The Accommodation Committee will review the request, which will make the final determination on whether the meal plan should be waived.


Contact Name

Parkhurst Dining

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