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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 students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Eating on Campus

For academic year 2021, dining services will offer in-person cafeteria-style dining in the Dining Commons and coffee shop service at the Kern Kafé and a la carte dining at the Bridge Café. Sourcing is done as locally as possible, with many ingredients coming from the College's own farm. Student-centered meals are made fresh with seasonal ingredients and a global influence.  The dining program supports community businesses such as Tandem Bagel, Pierce Brothers Coffee, and Mapleline Farms.

Dining services accommodates varied dietary needs. For questions, please contact Franny Krushinsky, director of dining services, at

Block meal plans and Onecard balances can be used to purchase food items at all dining services locations. 

Dining Commons

Fall Semester Menus

First week menu (coming soon)


  • Breakfast: 7:30–9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30–8:30 p.m.

Cereal, bagels, assorted fruit, coffee, fountain drinks, tea, snacks are available all day between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

  • Brunch: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5–7:30 p.m.

Snacks available between brunch and dinner.

Daily menus offer an array of hot entrees, soups, breads, desserts, and a salad bar.

Meal swipes, Café Card, cash, or credit/debit cards can be used to access the Dining Commons.

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, an assortment of other hot and cold beverages, homemade pastries, sandwiches, salads, and soup. 

Bridge Café

Thursday - Saturday: 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

The Bridge Café is 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, custom prepared meals, and grab-and-go selections.

Block Meal Plans

Hampshire offers a variety of competitively priced Block Meal Plans.

Hampshire College Catering

Full-service catering may be arranged for occasions such as meetings, receptions, holiday parties, religious commemorations, weddings, and other special events. Groups may choose to dine in the dining commons, receive catered food 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 via our online catering system.

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