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Tell us about the food and dining options.


The food and the dining options on campus are exceptional. There are four main dining commons: Hampshire, Berkshire, Franklin, and Worcester. All of them have great food - there's always something to eat, no matter what! And it's almost always very good. I go to Franklin most and enjoy the sushi bar on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the chicken caesar salad bar on Mondays, and the taco bar on Wednesdays. There's always stir fry for lunch and an omelet bar for breakfast, both of which are always very good. There have even been bananas foster bars, Thai tea roll bars, and pho noodle soup bars. There are plenty of places on campus to get food besides the dining commons. There's Blue Wall, which is a cafeteria containing different stalls selling different kinds of food. There are numerous little cafes and convenience stores scattered throughout the campus for on-the-go options. And when I'm in the mood to order delivery from a restaurant, my options range from Chinese food, to wings, to calzones, to freshly baked cookies and milk. Delivery is so easy, too, especially since the local dining establishments are so familiar with the college dorms.


The food is fantastic. Definition of Freshman 15 because it's so good, you just want to keep eating it! There are 4 major dining halls, and about 10 smaller places to get food scattered around campus! The chinese food is great, btw...