Dining Services

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

Val Is Now Hiring Amherst College Students!

People working in a dining tent Receive $15.25 per hour

We understand that your studies come first; if you’re able, we hope you'll consider this work opportunity!

Food is one of the most essential needs on our campus, and we would welcome those of you who are willing to work alongside our Dining Services team.

Various shifts are available.

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Dining Services

Our Dining Program offers a continuous dining model where students can find a wide vairety of options throughout the day from open to close. Hours may vary during special events.

  • Locations and hours: 
    • Breakfast (7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.): Valentine Dining Hall
      • Breakfast weekend hours (8:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.)
    • Lunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) Valentine Dining Hall
    • Dinner (5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.): Valentine Dining Hall 
    • Grab n Go Lunch 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday: Keefe Campus Center (Schwemm's)

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


Birthday cakes will be available starting October 10th!

  • All cakes are 8" round, can serve 12-15 people and cost $20.
  • We accept check, AC Dollars and for staff; payroll deduction.
  • All orders must be submitted 2 business days in advance from pick up/event date. Pick up times must correspond with dining hours.
  • Limit of 4 cakes per day.

Please email valentine@amherst.edu to receive a form or to submit an order.


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COVID-19 Information

Please check the latest information on building access and protocols on the COVID-19 website. 

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Valentine Hall

59 College Street
Amherst, MA  01002
Campus mail: #2250
413-542-2220

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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Download the new Mammoth Meals app from your preferred app store, and see daily menus and more on your mobile.

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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.

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ID Services at Amherst College

Your Amherst College ID card will allow you access to the exterior of buildings, some interior rooms, meal swipes, vending purchases and purchases at various retail outlets on campus.