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'53 Commons

7:30 am - 10:30 am   Breakfast
11:00 am - 3:00 pm   Lunch
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm     Dinner 

This Week in World View

Collis Cafe - Featuring Regional Entrees & Soups All Week for FOOD DAY

7:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 pm - 1:30 am

Lunch: Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
Soups: Cheddar Ale; Spicy Pumpkin

Novack Cafe

7:30 am to 2:30 am

Soups: Chicken Stew; Minestrone

Courtyard Cafe

11:00 am - 12:30 am

Lunch: Chicken Monday - Chicken Fritter with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Dinner: Baked Chicken & Baked Potato
Late Night: Tater Tots with Gravy
Soups of the Day: Chipolte Sweet Potato; Pasta Fagioli
Burger of the Week: Chili Hot Burger

Homecoming Weekend

So that everyone can enjoy the weekend, our student-staffed locations will be operating on limited hours.  '53 Commons, Collis Cafe and Courtyard Cafe will be open for their normal schedules.

Novack Cafe

Thursday: 7:30 am - 7 PM
Friday:  7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday:  CLOSED

Collis Market

Thursday: 7:30 am - 7 PM
Friday: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday: CLOSED

East Wheelock Snack Bar

Thursday:  8 am - 11 am
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED



1953 Commons will be hosting farmers, food producers and orchardists as part of the annual harvest dinner. Join us on Thursday to meet the people in the Upper Valley and beyond who produce much of our food.

The menu for the evening features many local and regional ingredients and some of our favorite fall recipes, including stuffed portabellas made with Vermont Butter & Cheese Co chèvre (Websterville, VT), grilled apple-glazed pork loin, featuring PT Farms Pork (North Haverhill, NH) and baked apples a la mode featuring apples from Walhowdon Farms (Lebanon, NH).


food day

Food Day is a national initiative to encourage everyone to think about what they eat and how it impacts the world around us, from local farmers and hungry neighbors to the nation as a whole.  DDS is sponsoring various Food Day events across campus, including welcoming award winning author and blogger Barry Estabrook who will be discussing food politics in the Paganucci Lounge at 4 PM on Wednesday, October 22nd. 

Community food activist Mark Winne will be speaking about the challenges of food production in the 21st Century at 4 PM on Monday, October 20th in Dartmouth 101.

Find out more about Food Day and what is happening at Dartmouth here.

DDS features many regional products as part of our regular menus, but we are going all out in celebration of food week.  In addition to the regional harvest dinner in '53 Commons, Collis Cafe will be serving specials all week that feature ingredients from over 2 dozen regional producers. With apples being a staple of regional food production, you can find regional apples at every DDS location. (We should point out that NH law defines local food as coming from within the state of New Hampshire.  Many of the products we feature as regional often come from just over the state line.)

Pardon the Construction

The accessibility ramp and the front door of '53 Commons will remain open during the road construction and utility work on Mass Row.  The construction should be complete in October.

Introducing DBA Rollover

DBA is part of the dining plans and is only available when dining plans are active.

Up to 100 dollars of DBA can rollover to the next term within the same academic year.  DBA carried forward from a previous term will be available during subsequent academic terms as an addition to the meal plan.  Any amount of DBA carried forward will not alter any meal plan pricing or requirements.  Any unspent DBA will expire with the end of spring term meal plans on Commencement Sunday. 

DBA Rollover & Leave Terms: Any DBA rolled over from the previous term will be available anytime meal plans are active, including during a leave term.  Unused DBA from a leave term will continue to roll forward until the end of the academic year.  All unused DBA expires on Commencement Sunday regardless of spring term enrollment.

For example:  a student has $105 in DBA left at the end of summer term.  $100 would rollover and be added to the DBA included with the fall term dining plan.  The same student then ends fall term with $75 in DBA and is not taking classes or living on campus during winter term.  This student would have $75 of DBA available during the leave term for visits to campus.  If the student does not use any of the $75 during the winter term, that $75 would again rollover to the spring term meal plan.  If that student had any DBA left at the end of spring term, it would expire on Commencement Sunday.

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Your on campus dining experience is important.  If you have ideas or constructive feedback, we would like to hear from you.  You can reach us through our online comment form or email us directly.


Last Updated: 10/16/14