Retail Operations

Blanchard Café

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight Daily

Blanchard Café, located on the ground floor of Blanchard Campus Center, is another dining option for students on the board plan and is open to any of our staff, faculty or non-board students. The Café features our signature freshly baked brick oven pizzas and calzones, Culinary Classics sauté and Salad Sensations stations, a nice variety of freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups, charbroiled and grilled items, desserts, appetizers, grab n' go options,  ice cream novelties, and popular sodas, convenience items, and beverages. Each station features a daily special and the grill station has low carbohydrate alternatives.

Any full board student can dine in Blanchard Café for lunch or dinner. Students can enjoy more expanded meal hours if they cannot make the meal times in our other dining locations. Full board students can also use their Dining Dollar$ or cash to purchase any items in the Café. All students have the option to open a Pioneer GSB Account (debit account) or use cash for payment of purchases in the Café.

The meal hours for lunch and dinner for the board plan are:

Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

A meal on the board plan in the Café has the same designated cash value (for example $7.00) in board dollars for lunch and dinner. Students choose menu items they wish to purchase for up to the designated amount. Since this is counted as a meal, all items that you wish to include in that meal, need to be purchased at that time. If your items total more than the designated amount, the difference will be deducted from your Dining Dollar$ Account, and when that is depleted, your Pioneer GSB Account. You can also pay cash.

Uncommon Grounds – Coffee Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Uncommon Grounds is our coffee bar located on the main floor in Blanchard Campus Center. It offers a variety of coffees and coffee drinks,using only organic fair trade varietal coffees daily.  We offer cappuccino, espresso, latte, mochas, as well as smoothies and freshly baked bagels, pastries and desserts (including our own homemade Café gourmet cookies!).

In keeping with our ongoing commitment to use local products, we serve Pierce Bros Coffee, located in Greenfield, Massachusetts.  All of the coffee beans they use are 100% Fair Trade Certified and 100% Certified Organic.  Since 1994, the Pierce Brothers have been blending only shade-grown organic Arabica beans, chosen form the world's premier coffee regions.   We feature milkshakes, malts, and other frozen ice cream drinks made with "Bart's Homemade" Snow's ice cream, produced locally in Greenfield, Massachusetts and Mapleline Farms milk, produced locally in Hadley, Massachusetts.  Convenient pint size containers of Bart's Homemade ice cream can also be purchased in several flavors.

While Uncommon Grounds is not on the board plan, full board students can use their Dining Dollar$  to purchase any items in Uncommon Grounds. Additionally, all students have the option to use cash or Pioneer GSB debit.

The Atrium Café at Kendade

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The Atrium Café is conveniently located on the ground floor in the lovely atrium in Kendade Hall.   The Atrium Café features a standard menu of various sandwiches, entrée salads, snacks, fresh fruit, dessert, and beverages as well as offering a sandwich and entrée salad special everyday.  Since the Atrium Café is a very popular dining option for lunch for full board students, we have created a separate line for faculty and staff so that you can expedite your wait.   The café accepts cash or Pioneer GSB account as a method of payment.