Dining & Meal Plans
Dining Services oversees all dining and catering options, as well as declining-balance accounts and college IDs. From salad bars stocked with seasonal produce from the College Farm and kosher and vegan menus, to artisanal, whole-grain breads and delectable desserts made on campus, Dining Services offers something for every appetite and dietary requirement in multiple settings:
- Dining Hall - The campus’ primary gathering place for meals, the Dining Hall features more than 20 stations including the KOVE (kosher + vegan), a Wok bar, a grains bar, a carving station and deli counter as well as grab-and-go options.
- Biblio Café - Located in the Waidner-Spahr Library and open to the public, the Biblio serves Starbucks coffee and a wide variety of pastries.
- Union Station - Known campuswide as the SNAR, the snack bar and grill is the perfect place to grab a quick bite.
- The Underground - In addition to housing the Red Devil sushi bar, the Underground features fair-trade coffee, snacks and a juice bar, as well as organic, gluten-free Amy's brand prepackaged meals and fresh salads from the College Farm.
- The Quarry - The meeting place on campus, the Quarry offers made-to-order sandwiches and pizza, as well as a variety of coffees, teas, juices and smoothies.
Signing Up for a Meal Plan
All first-year students are automatically enrolled in the traditional meal plan, which affords students three meals a day Monday through Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sundays. Students are able to select a different meal plan on the Dickinson Gateway after August 1. Take the time to review different meal plan options to decide what is the best option for you.
Dickinson College Accounts
There are two types of account at Dickinson College, Declining Balance and Charge. Both accounts allow you to make purchases at the college without carrying cash or credit cards. You and your family can add money to your Declining Balance account during New Student Orientation, all year at the ID office in the HUB, or by phone at (717) 245-1704.
Additional information concerning meal plans and accounts can be found on the Dining Services site.
Student ID Card
Dining Services provides each student with a photo identification card, which is the official college ID and is required for entry to the Dining Hall, Kline Center and special events. Your photo ID also allows you to gain access to buildings on campus. Your ID is required to make charges to your student account, access your declining-balance account, check out materials at the library and cash checks. Charges to student ID cards can be made at the Bookstore, Devil’s Den, Dining Services (all locations), FAS Mail Center and the Health Center. Purchases can be made via the declining balance debit system at all of the above locations plus the Print Center and library copiers.
New students will have their photo for their ID taken during Orientation. Returning students who need to replace a lost or stolen card should contact the ID Office. If you misplace or lose your card, you may go to the ID Office for a meal pass. There is a $1 charge for each meal pass written. Lost or damaged cards may be replaced through the ID Office for a $20 replacement fee.