Flexible Meal Plans

Full Meal Plan

Incoming and returning students in Merrill and Dakin dorms will receive our full meal plan. This includes full access to the Dining Commons, conveniently located next to the dorms. The Dining Commons offers meal service consisting of breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays when classes are in session, with brunch and dinner service on weekends and beverages and snacks during break and study periods.

Students participating in the full meal plan will also receive a balance of $500 in their Dining Dollars account each semester for the purchase of alternate or additional meals, beverages, and snacks at the Kern Kafé (our campus coffee shop, open for breakfast and lunch) and Bridge Cafe (our quick service option located on the second floor of the Robert Crown Center (RCC), open for afternoon and evening hours most of the week).  Dining Dollars may also be used for food purchases at the Mixed Nuts Co-op (a student-run organization), and the HampStore (our school store, located on the ground floor of the Harold F. Johnson Library). Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to spring semester and will expire at the end of the academic year. 

Partial Meal Plan

Students living in mods will automatically receive a partial meal plan but may choose to upgrade to a full meal plan. The partial meal plan includes an $806 Dining Dollars balance which can be used for any item sold at the Bridge Café or Kern Kafé, any food item (snacks groceries, and more) at the HampStore, at the Mixed Nuts co-op, and for meal service at the Dining Commons. There are no meal periods or transaction limits on Dining Dollars—buy what you want, when you want! 

Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to spring semester and will expire at the end of the academic year. 

Students enrolled in the partial meal plan are not eligible to participate in the Five College Meal Exchange Program, which was established for full meal plan participants at all the partner schools.

All Students 

All students, including students not living on campus, will also receive 5 guest meals at the Dining Commons per semester. Stop by the Dining Commons at any meal period to pick up your guest meal tokens for the semester. Please note that as meal swipes are no longer used at the Bridge Café or Kern Kafé, tokens may only be redeemed for meals at the Dining Commons.

All students, including students not living on campus, will also be billed $250 for Hamp Dollars each semester. Your Café Card balance remains the same as last year ($250 per semester, rolling over to the spring), but is now called “Hamp Dollars.” Hamp Dollars can be used for any item at the HampStore, as well as wherever dining dollars are accepted (Dining Commons, Kern Kafé, Bridge Café, Mixed Nuts).

Additional Hamp Dollars can be purchased at any time during the semester using NelNet, which can be accessed via the Hub.

Meal Plan Prices 2022/2023

  • Full Meal Plan $2,956.00
  • Partial Meal Plan $806.00

Both Meal plans are added to students’ OneCard on the Hub.

To purchase a full or partial meal plan, log in to the TheHub and select “Meal Plans” under the “Financial Info” section. The plan will be added to your OneCard.

Hamp Dollars

Required for all resident, mod, and commuter students. Your Café Card balance remains the same as last year ($250 per semester, rolling over to the spring), but is now called “Hamp Dollars.” Hamp Dollars can be used for any item at the HampStore, as well as wherever dining dollars are accepted (Dining Commons, Kern Kafe, Bridge Cafe, Mixed Nuts).

Additional HampDollars can be purchased at any time during the semester using NelNet, which can be accessed via TheHub.

Questions about meal plans?

For financial questions or concerns regarding meal plans, please contact studentaccounts@hampshire.edu.

For food service questions regarding meal plans, please contact hampdining@hampshire.edu.

For dining accommodation questions or concerns regarding meal plan access, please contact oars@hampshire.edu.

For any technical issues that occur when accessing meal plans, please contact it@hampshire.edu.