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About Dining Services


Dartmouth’s diverse dining facilities are the hub of social activities on campus. The Dining Services (DDS) team is dedicated to meeting dining and nutritional needs, and enhancing the social atmosphere, for students, staff, and visitors on campus.

Dining Services, an award-winning collegiate food service, has traditionally ranked highly with our customers. Our highest form of praise comes from our daily interactions with students, and the greater-Dartmouth community. Student input is always welcome when it comes to the variety, quality, and value of meals at Dartmouth.

The Class of 1953 Commons is Dartmouth's premier all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.  The Collis Center and the Hopkins Center also house full-service cafes, and locations in the library and in the East Wheelock cluster provide meals and snacks throughout the day.

Freshly prepared kosher or halal meals and other menu options are available, on site and to-go, throughout the school year to Jewish and Muslim students at no extra cost in '53 Commons. Rabbi Saffra of Tablet-K works with Dartmouth Dining Services to maintain The Pavilion, located within '53 Commons, as a dairy-free kosher kitchen providing meat and pareve meals. The Pavilion was the first kosher restaurant in the state of New Hampshire open to the public and meets high standards for kashrut. The Pavilion provides groceries and catering for the High Holidays, including the Seder Dinner and Passover. Our staff also works with the Roth Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth to provide kosher proteins and groceries for student-prepared Shabbos meals. Participants keeping Halal will find special meals prepared daily with Halal-certified ingredients.

'53 Commons also contains the Herbivore, a completely meat-free kitchen serving vegetarian and vegan fare, as well as a dedicated gluten free section. 

Dining Services is committed to sustainable dining and works closely with the Sustainability Office, to make Dining Services a cutting edge environmentally friendly work place.  The renovations of '53 Commons, completed in 2011, made dining at Dartmouth significantly more sustainable.  The added insulation alone has a great impact on our carbon footprint and our contribution to landfills has been more than halved.  

On a personal note, if you have special dietary needs please contact Beth Rosenberger, R.D or Shira Evans, the college nutritionist at Dick’s House for counseling and dining information.

Please contact us with any questions or feedback through email: We hope that you will find our web pages helpful in answering your questions about dining at Dartmouth.

We look forward to serving you.


Last Updated: 5/21/18