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Dining Services
The college food service is provided by Chartwell’s Dining Service. Chartwell’s provides the college community with a variety of meal options, including commuter and employee plans. All resident students are required to be on a meal plan except by special permission (see "Requests to be Removed from the Meal Plan"). The cost of the meal plan is standard as reflected on account statements with students selecting their meal plan option at the beginning of each semester and may change plan option during the first two weeks of each semester. Students with specific dietary needs may meet with the Director of Dining Services to explore options to accommodate those needs.

All students who are participating in the meal plan will be issued a bar code sticker to affix to their ID card. Students are required to present their ID card when entering the dining room. Failure to have your ID card available may result in the refusal of service. Lost or stolen IDs should be reported to the Dining Service Office immediately so arrangements can be made for the student to access the dining room. Students are to enter the dining room through the main entrance and check in with the dining room attendant. Entering the dining room through the rear patio doors is not allowed

Students may entertain guests in the dining room by paying for their meal with a meal plan guest pass (2 per semester), Munch Money or cash. ID meal cards are non- transferable and are to be used solely by the cardholder. The lending or borrowing of other students' ID cards for entrance to the dining room will be considered theft and will result in disciplinary action.

Dishes and food may not be taken from the dining room. In keeping with health policies, pets are not allowed in the dining room or The Buttery. Backpacks are not permitted in the dining room. Shoes and appropriate clothing are required for dining room attendance.

Behavior deemed by the dining room management as disruptive will result in the immediate removal of offending students from the dining room and loss of dining room privileges for the remainder of the semester (without refund of fees from the College). Students violating the Dining Hall policies and procedures may also be charged through the College's disciplinary process.

Requests to be removed from the Meal Plan
All resident students are required to be on the meal plan. In rare cases, a student with a medical or special circumstance may be exempt from the meal plan. Students wishing to make an exemption request must complete the Meal Plan Exemption Request Form prior to the end of the second week of the semester. The form is available in the Office of Student Life. Appropriate medical documentation is required. The Vice President of Student Life, along with the Chartwell’s management, will evaluate the exemption request in order to determine if the College's meal plan can accommodate the student's needs or if an exemption is the appropriate accommodation. The student will be notified in writing within seven (7) business days of receipt of a complete exemption request, including documentation. Please Note: No requests will be accepted after the end of the second week of the semester.

If a student is exempted from a meal plan, an adjustment will be made to the student's account in the Business Office. However, this does not indicate that a student will be eligible for an automatic refund. Students should check with the Business Office for specific details.

Hours of Operation

Withey Dining Hall

Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4:30p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Questions regarding meal plans, meal service or related issues can be addressed to the Dining Services Office located on the ground floor of Withey Hall.

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