Dining Plan

All students living on campus will be on a meal plan with unlimited meals per week.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered 7 days per week and late night dining will be offered 3 days per week.

For questions about our dining options please see the FAQ page or email us at valentine@amherst.edu.

Five College Dining Program

We will begin accepting submissions for the Fall 2024 semester on August 26th.

In support of Five College academic opportunities, a dining meal exchange is available for any student enrolled in a meal plan at one of the five colleges. A request for participating in the meal exchange will be granted for academic reasons only. Optional activities are not considered when evaluating a meal exchange request. Other meal exchange requests, for which there is a compelling reason, will be reviewed on an individual basis.

To request permission to participate in the meal exchange a student must follow the guidelines provided by the Dining Service office on the home campus where the student has enrolled in a meal plan. With the application the student must provide documentation of enrollment in a course at the other campus where the student is seeking permission to eat under the meal exchange program. Please email mealplan@amherst.edu with your Amherst schedule, the schedule from the campus you're requesting the exchange with and which days/meals you're requesting. Please allow 48 hours for a response.

To utilize the meal exchange or obtain further information, contact the Dining Service office on your home campus. The links below connect to details and contact information for meal exchange at the campuses.

Amherst College

Dining Services Office, Valentine Hall (413)542-2221  
Email : mealplan@amherst.edu .

Hampshire College 

Dining Commons, Café bon appetit (413)-559-5777  

Mount Holyoke College 

Auxiliary Services, Central Services Building (413)538-3111  
Email : helpdesk@mtholyoke.edu

Smith College 

Dining Service Office, Stoddard Hall- 24C(413)585-2300  
Email: dining@smith.edu  

University of Massachusetts 

Meal Plan Office, (413)545-1362  
Worcester Dining Center 3rd Floor  

Grocery Deliveries on Campus

Grocery Delivery is available from Whole Foods Market. With a Prime Membership students can place an order of $35.00 or more and receive it within 2 hours.


When you place an order:

  • Packages must be delivered to the Amherst College Post Office.
  • Orders must arrive at the post office during business hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 – 4:00


  • Please instruct drivers—They must leave packages with Post Office Staff.
    • Packages cannot be left outside the building.
  • Drivers need to call the post office to alert them of a delivery
    • 413-542-5776

This program works because of the central point of delivery and pick up. Please help us to support this program by following the guidance above.