Guests and Five-College Dining

Entertaining Guests at Meals

Students may bring guests to any meal.  Students can pay for their guest’s meal with cash, charge, Dining Dollar$ Account, or their MHCXpress (debit).  To charge a meal, you must present your ID to the checker at the entrance to the Dining Commons who will then fill out a charge slip.

Faculty and staff are welcome to dine in the Dining Commons using cash, charge or their MHCXpress (debit). 

Guest Meal Rates

  • Breakfast: $9
  • Brunch/Lunch: $12
  • Dinner: $14
  • Late night: $10

Five-College Meal Exchange

In support of Five College academic opportunities, a dining meal exchange is available for students enrolled in a meal plan at any one of the five colleges.  A request for participating in the meal exchange will be granted for academic reasons only. Other meal exchange requests, for which there is a compelling reason, will be reviewed on an individual basis.

To request permission to participate in the meal exchange, a student must follow the guidelines provided by the Dining Services office on the home campus where the student has enrolled in a meal plan. With the application, the student must provide documentation of enrollment in a course at the other campus where the student is seeking permission to eat under the meal exchange program.  To utilize the meal exchange or obtain further information, contact the Dining Services office on your home campus.  The links below connect to details and contact information for meal exchange at the campuses.

By participating in the 5-college meal exchange benefit, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.  Any deviations from these will be reported to your home University.

  1. Exchanged meals are for you only (no guest swipes are permitted).
  2. Meals are to be used either before or after the class that was requested from your University.
  3. Schedule changes that affect your meal time need to be revised and requested from your University.

Amherst College

Dining Services Office, Valentine Hall

Hampshire College

Dining Commons, Saga

Mount Holyoke College

Auxiliary Services, Central Services Building

Smith College

OneCard Office, Stoddard Hall - 24C

University of Massachusetts

Meal Plan Office, Worcester Dining Commons-3rd Floor

All Mount Holyoke College students desiring a meal exchange must:

  • Report to MHC Auxiliary Services Office, located in the Central Services Building on the ground floor
  • Present their MHC or College ID card
  • Report to the Dining Services Office of the host college assignment to obtain their meal pass

ALL NON-Mount Holyoke College students desiring a meal exchange will be given meal access for lunch and dinner at the Dining Commons ONLY.