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Novack Cafe is open around the clock through 2:30 PM on Wednesday

Fall & Winter Term Dining Plans

Fall term dining plans expire at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, November 25th.  Up to $100 of fall term DBA can be rolled over and added to your winter term dining plan. Dining plans, including DBA rolled over from previous terms, are not available between November 25th and January 2nd.

Winter term dining plans begin on Saturday, January 2nd at 5 PM.  If you would like to request a different dining plan for winter term, please fill in the online dining plan change request form or visit the Dartmouth Card Office in person before you leave for winter break.  No changes to your winter term dining plan will be accepted after 4 PM on Wednesday, January 6th.

Interim Dining

1953 Commons, Courtyard Cafe in the HOP and Novack Cafe in the library will be open for limited hours from November 30th through December 11th.  A full schedule is available here.  No DDS dining facilities are open between December 12th and January 2nd. 

Sierra Club Ranks Dartmouth Dining #1

The Sierra Club ranked the food options at Dartmouth College as the best in the country for sustainable practices.  The criteria included sustainable and local purchasing, plant-based options and composting, all of which are areas in which DDS excels.  Find out more about the food ranking or see the entire college and university rankings.

This is your guide to Dartmouth’s Dining Plans

Watch this brief video tutorial to learn about your our various plans, payment options and more.

Love Food; Hate Waste

Love FoodIt's tempting to pile the plate high when your hungry, but how much will you actually eat?  By raising awareness of how much food is discarded, Claire Beskin ’16, Francesca Governali ’18 and Margarita Ren ’18 hope to inspire other students to be thoughtful when filling their plates.

During dinner on April 22nd, these students organized a project asking students to scrape their plates into bins.  After it was all done, they had collected 132 lbs. of compostable waste from 569 students – nearly ¼ of a pound per person. 

When visiting the Class of 1953 Commons, diners normally put their dishes, napkins & trash on the dish carousel, and DDS staff members sort it between compostable waste, reusable dinnerware and the random bits destined to be recycled; very little ever makes it to a landfill, but there’s always room for more sustainable choices.  

An Easier Way to Track your Dining Plan Spending

The Dartmouth Card Office is introducing GET Funds, a new way to track your dining plan spending (as well as DA$H and other accounts on your Dartmouth ID Card).  GET Funds is available as a webpage and as an app. 

 Your Feedback Helps Us Improve

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: 11/23/15