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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 

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Sushi

Collis Cafe

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lunch: Chef's Choice
Soups: Chef's Choice

Novack Cafe

7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Soups: Turkey Bean Chili

Courtyard Cafe

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad
Dinner: Chicken Curry
Late Night: Mac & Cheese with Hot Dogs
Soup of the Day: Chef's Choice
Burger of the Week: Montreal Burger

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2014-15 Dining Plans

Winter Term Dining Plans Begin on Saturday, January 3rd

If you would like to request a dining plan change, please submit the Dartmouth Card Office's online dining plan change form before 4 PM on Monday December 22nd.  No fall term dining plan changes can be processed after Wednesday, January 7th.  

SmartChoice Dining Plans

SmartChoice dining plans contain a set amount of meals every week plus DBA to spend on dining


Dining Plan

 Meal Swipes 
per week

DBA
 per term 

Cost
 per term 

 SmartChoice20

20

$100

$1,850

 SmartChoice14

14

$150

$1,760

 SmartChoice10

10

$400

$1,645

 SmartChoice7

7

$675

$1,615

 SmartChoice5

5

$920

$1,615

BlockChoice Dining Plans

BlockChoice dining plans contain a set amount of meals for the duration of the term plus DBA to spend on dining


Dining Plan

 Meal Swipes 
per term

DBA
 per term 

Cost
 per term 

  BlockChoice160

160

$150

$1,850

  BlockChoice100

100

$400

$1,650

  BlockChoice65

65

$685

$1,615

Convenience45 Dining Plan

Formerly the BlockChoice45, the Convenience45 does not offer any value and is offered only as a way for students to maximize the convenience of dining on campus.  Students enrolled in the BlockChoice45 during their last term at Dartmouth will be automatically enrolled in the BlockChoice65 and can request dining plan change through the Dartmouth Card Office.  Students who have previously opted in to the Convenience45 dining plan will remain on that plan until they request a different plan.


Dining Plan

 Meal Swipes 

DBA
 per term 

Cost
 per term

  Convenience45 

45

$920

$1,615

 

Off Campus Dining Plan

The off-campus dining plan is available only for undergraduate students living off campus.


Dining Plan

 Meal Swipes 

DBA
 per term 

Cost
 per term

 SmartChoiceOC 

0

$935

$935

 

 

Components of the Meal Plans

Meal Swipes: Each meal swipe is designed to give you access for one meal at the Class of 1953 Commons, Dartmouth's all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.

Meal swipes can also be used in exchange for the daily special at Collis Café, Courtyard Café or Novack Café. The daily special is an inclusive meal including an entrée and beverage.

Meal Swipe Equivalency Exchange: Although the best value will be to use meal swipes at '53 Commons or for the daily special at one of the cafes, a meal swipe can be exchanged for a set value towards any purchase at Collis Café, Courtyard Café, Novack Café and the East Wheelock Snack Bar. The dollar equivalencies are $5.25 for breakfast, $7.75 for lunch, $10 for dinner, and $5.25 for late-night.

DBA (Declining Balance Account): Dining DBA is part of the meal plan designed to supplement the meals. DBA is accepted at Collis Café, Courtyard Café, Novack Café, the East Wheelock Snack Bar and the King Arthur Flour espresso bar. Although it is a better value to use a meal swipe, DBA can also purchase all-you-care-to-eat meal at '53 Commons.

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 the 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.

Any DBA rolled over from the previous term will be available anytime meal plans are active, including 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.

Other Forms of Payment

DDS Charging: DDS Charging is an additional account available to students through which they can make purchases not covered by their dining plans. If the term's allotment of DBA is exceeded, DDS Charging can be used for any additional dining purchases.   This account also works at the Collis Market, the on-campus convenience store, which is not part of the dining plan.

The amount students owe to their DDS Charging accounts is applied to their college bills each month.

Dash Discretionary: DASH Discretionary is an all-purpose spending account that is part of the Dartmouth ID card. Students choose when, if, and how much to deposit into this account. DASH can be used to pay for a diverse range of services across campus, such as laundry, printing, vending machines, tickets and computer supplies. While this account is not part of the dining plans, it can be used at any DDS dining facility, at King Arthur Flour, and at Collis Market. Dining locations use meal plans by default, so if you would like to use DASH, please tell the cashier before the purchase. Dining locations use meal plans by default, so if you would like to use DASH, please tell the cashier before the purchase.

Cash/Credit: Students as well as outside visitors can make cash purchases at any DDS dining facility, at King Arthur Flour and at Collis Market. Visa and MasterCard are currently accepted at '53 Commons, Novack Café, King Arthur Flour and Collis Market.

Last Updated: 11/13/14