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Hampshire College Students in the Cafeteria

On-Campus Dining Services

Hampshire College is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to faculty, staff, students, and guests. Our dining services include buffet-style meals, grab and go, á la carte menu options, receptions, as well as coffee and snack breaks. Three meals a day will be offered between the Bridge Café, Dining Commons, and Kern Kafé on weekdays, and two meals (brunch and dinner) on weekends. Block meal plans and Onecard money can be used to purchase food items at all dining services locations. 

Dining Commons

Monday–Friday: 5–7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

During the week, dinner is served buffet-style in our dining commons cafeteria from 5–7 p.m. On the weekends, brunch is served buffet-style from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Daily menus offer an array of hot entrees, soups, breads, desserts, and a salad bar. Meal swipes, Café Card, cash, or electronic payment can be used to access the dining commons.

Bridge Café

Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 4–11 p.m.

The Bridge Café is open to the public and located on the second floor of the Robert Crown Center. The name is taken from the bridge that connects Johnson Library's Airport Lounge and the Robert Crown Center. Offerings include á la carte items, a coffee bar, sushi, custom prepared meals, and grab-and-go selections. 

Kern Kafé

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Located in the R.W. Kern Center, the Kern Kafé is the only coffee shop on campus. Offerings include espresso, lattes, tea, smoothies, an assortment of other hot and cold beverages, homemade pastries, sandwiches, and soups made daily. 

Block Meal Plans

Students are not required to join a meal plan for the 2019–2020 Academic year, but Hampshire offers a variety of competitively priced Block Meal Plans which include guest meal tickets that can be shared with others. This coming year, students can use their Block Meal Plan as a meal swap for any meal at the Bridge Café, Dining Commons, and Kern Kafé. 

Hampshire College Catering

Full-service conference catering may be arranged for occasions such as meetings, receptions, holiday parties, religious commemorations, weddings, and other special meals. Groups may choose to dine in the dining commons, receive catered service in our event spaces, or combine the offerings and create an event unique to their group. Menus offered range from informal barbecues to full-service plated meals. Our catering staff will customize a package to suit your group's specific needs and requests. Ordering catering can be done through our online catering system without ever leaving your desk!

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