Dining Services

Welcome to our table! We invite you to enjoy great food, thoughtfully procured and prepared in all our locations.

Dining Services - Covid-19 Response

During this Fall Semester in 2020 we are offering a distributed dining model to create social distancing while still offering a robust menu.  The changes are listed below:

  • All meals are to-go only, no onsite dining
  • Dining locations are only available to students: Friedman Room / Keefe Campus Center, Valentine Dining Hall – 2 locations within, and Lewis Sebring
  • Implement the use of reusable containers: These containers will need to be returned for proper washing and sanitizing
  • Locations and hours: Dining hours have been revised to provide cleaning times between meals
  • Breakfast (7:30am-10:00am): Valentine / Lewis Sebring, additional sites as needed.
  • Lunch (11:30am-2:00pm) / Dinner (5:00pm-8:00pm): Friedman Room / Keefe Campus Center, Valentine Dining Hall – 2 locations within, and Lewis Sebring
  • Late Night Dining (9:30pm-12:00):  Valentine / Lewis Sebring

*Significant efforts have been made to create a menu for those who have food allergies.  These menu items will be offered in Lewis Sebring.  We have dedicated this space and kitchen to offering items that are free of the top 8 allergens and all meat options will be certified Halal.

Dining at Amherst College


Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and our efforts to keep our community as safe as possible, all Amherst College buildings are closed to visitors until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

The front of Valentine Dining Hall, a one-story brick building with white columns and ironwork

Valentine Hall

59 College Street
Amherst, MA  01002
Campus mail: #2250

The goal of Amherst College Dining Services is to deliver great food one plate at a time, while honoring our commitment to locally produced, sustainable and high quality food.

Our dining locations—from Valentine Hall to Schwemm’s Coffee House to our new Science Center café—are bright, cheerful spaces where you can settle in for conversations and delicious food with friends.

Our food is real, too. We use fresh, local ingredients, much of which comes from our Book & Plow Farm, an on-campus farm that has been supplying Valentine dining hall with fresh produce—including carrots, onions, summer squash, kale, mustard greens, tomatoes, bok choi and more—since 2013.

A portrait of Joe Flueckiger Each guest we serve allows us an opportunity to build community, create connections and share the fine culinary creations from our kitchen.”
— Joe Flueckiger, Director of Amherst College Dining Services

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Dining Events

Amherst College Dining Services hosts a variety of events arond campus, from cooking classes to Iron Chef competitions to our Pindar Field Dinners.