Commencement Weekend Dining

Dining Services is looking forward to providing a dining experience in the spirit of Commencement Weekend—celebratory and exciting!

If you are planning to dine off-campus during the weekend, we encourage you to do so on Friday evening.  On Saturday, there may not be enough time to dine away from the College and return in time for the Baccalaureate Service.

Celebratory Meals

Gluten free & vegan options will be available at all meals. Tickets are required where indicated.

Community Lunch on the Green

Saturday, May 21  (meal tickets required)
Skinner Green Tent
11:30 am – 1 pm

  • Grilled Hamburger on a Roll
  • Beef Frankfurter in a Roll
  • Vegan Boca Burger on a Roll
  • Vegan Gluten Free Southwest Burger
  • Baked Beans
  • Vegan New England Potato Salad
  • Mixed Greens with Strawberries and Dried Fruit
  • Tuscan Farro Salad
  • Tabouli Salad
  • Assorted Desserts & Beverages

Dinner with the Stars

The Dinner with the Stars Baccalaureate Buffet Dinner is a special time for seniors, their families, and guests to join “the Stars” under the tent on Skinner Green.

Saturday, May 21 (meal tickets required)
Skinner Green Tent
5:30 – 7 pm

  • Roast Sirloin with Caramelized Shallot Demi Glace with Local Mushrooms
  • Marinated Halal Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Raspberry Salmon
  • Vegan Tofu and Broccoli in Sunflower Seed Sauce
  • Grilled Marinated Asparagus with Roasted Tomatoes
  • Oven Browned Potatoes
  • Homemade Wild Rice
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Chickpea Salad
  • Romaine and Mandarin Orange Salad
  • Assorted Desserts & Beverages

Celebratory Commencement Reception

Sunday, May 22 (no tickets required)
Skinner Green Tent
Immediately following Commencement exercises
Menu: A celebratory reception featuring a light snack and refreshments

Meals in the Dining Commons

Enjoy the Dining Commons in the Community Center, with its wonderful selection, decor and views, for limited hours during Commencement Weekend. All are welcome. View the menus.

Dining Commons and Cochary Pub hours

Guest rates are shown after each meal.

Friday, May 20

Breakfast: 7 – 9 am ($11.00)
Lunch: 11:30 am – 2 pm ($12.50)
Dinner: 5:30 – 8:30 pm ($21.00)

Saturday, May 21

Breakfast: 6:30 – 9 am ($11.00)
Lunch: Community Lunch on Skinner Green, 11:30 am – 1 pm (Dining Commons closed)
Dinner: Class dinners (Dining Commons closed to the public)

Sunday, May 22

Breakfast: 7 – 10 am ($11.00)
Lunch: Community Reception on Skinner Green, 1 pm
Dining Commons 11:30 am – 2 pm ($12.50)
Dinner: 5 – 7 pm ($14.50)

Cochary Pub & Kitchen hours

Assorted hot and cold beverages. Fresh baked goods from our in house bakery

Friday, May 20

3 - 11 pm (Pub kitchen closed)

Saturday, May 21

1 – 5 pm (Pub kitchen closed)

Commencement Weekend Meal Tickets

Saturdays Community Lunch on the Green and Baccalaureate Dinner with the Stars require meal tickets to attend. All Commencement Weekend meals for seniors are complimentary, so please do not include them in your ticket purchase. All guests will need to present a ticket for all celebratory meals provided for the weekend.

To ensure a well-planned weekend, please be sure to have your tickets purchased by Wednesday April 20 so we can plan the proper number of meals.

Meal tickets can be purchased at the cashiers station in the Dining Commons starting April 1 through April 20. Monday through Friday, 7:15 - 11 am and 1:30 - 4 pm.

Tickets may be purchased with Cash, Credit Card or Check only.

Ticket Prices

No refunds will be issued, so please double-check your arrangements before purchasing tickets. We are not able to replace lost tickets.

Saturday Community Lunch On the Green*          
Adult: $17.50  
Child (under 12): $10.00

Saturday Baccalaureate Dinner with the Stars*  
Adult: $28.00  
Child (under 12): $14.00

*  Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages included

If you have any questions about campus dining options or purchasing tickets, please email Dining Services or at call (413)-538-2100 Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.