Amherst College Dining Services Mission

We create nourishment and growth with kindness and respect.

We engage each other to thrive.

We are the hearth of the community.


Welcome to our table

We are delighted to host students, families, friends, faculty, and staff in all of our locations across campus. We offer a wide variety of dining options at Valentine Dining Hall in an effort to meet the needs of our diverse community. Additionally, Schwemm’s offers Grab & Go for Lunch  as part of the meal plan. 

Our retail cafes in Frost Library,  and The Science Center are designed to deliver a variety of coffee, tea and snacks in those locations. Our Catering team successfully delivers over 1,400 events annually across campus both large and small. In all these areas we provide a variety of options to address special diets with a strong emphasis on accurate labeling so our guests can make informed choices.

Each guest we serve allows us an opportunity to build community, create connections and share the fine culinary creations from our kitchen. It is our goal to deliver great food one plate at a time, while honoring our commitment to local, sustainable, high quality food.

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