Your Dining Experience
At Amherst College we want your dining experience to be enjoyable, nourishing and full of exciting variety. We have a number of food stations available each day that consist of static and daily items to meet your dietary needs and preferences.
In accordance with the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Amherst Board of Health, Amherst College has implemented a number of protocols for all events that will include the consumption of food, including catering, take-out and personally prepared foods. You can review these on our Catering, Take-Out, and Personally Prepared Foods Policy page.
These policies are designed to reduce the risk of food borne illness from meals that are improperly prepared, maintained or served. To obtain a caterer permit for an event on campus, please review and download our Caterer Notification and Permit.
Also be sure to review our list of approved caterers, including restaurants, truck vendors and take-out caterers.
All events must be registered within 5 business days of the date of the proposed event. All events that have food must comply with the College’s Catering and Take-Out Policy.
Please download and review our event notification form for more information.
Food protection is our top priority, and we take a number of steps to meet the requirements of people who will be consuming food at any of our events. Please download and fill out our food protection questionnaire for catered events to let us know what foods that you will be chilling, cooking and/or reheating at Amherst College, and potentially hazardous foods, and the required temperature for each food as it leaves your preparation site.