Welcome to Williams Dining

Dining With Pride

Dining Services is a full-service dining operation for the entire campus community — students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and campus guests. We operate three dining halls, two snack bars, and a grab ’n go lunch program in addition to the Faculty House/Alumni Center, a catering operation and vending. Each of our operations has its own unique style, but a commitment to “Dining with Pride” is shared across our entire department.

Only the Best

Our 100+ employees are dedicated to preparing and serving healthy, nutritious, flavorful meals — rain, snow, or shine. Our outstanding customer service is a point of pride for everyone in the department. We purchase only the finest ingredients from nationally branded and reputable suppliers. We are also committed to buying local, fresh food whenever possible, and are members of Berkshire Grown, an organization which promotes sustainable agriculture.

Meeting Your Needs

We offer a flexible system of Meal Plans. The 21-Meal Plan allows 10 guest meals each semester, and if you miss dinner, the Full Meal Plan allows you to use your meal credit Late Night in Whitmans’ and the ’82 Grill.  The 14-meal plan allows you to take any 14 meals offered and 6 guest meals each semester. There is also a 5-meal plan and a 50-meal block plan available for off-campus & co-op students. All students on Meal Plans may participate in special events such as the annual Harvest Dinner and the Recipe from Home contest.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the department at 597-2121, or visit our administrative offices in Droppers House at 15 Park Street.

Students and Parents

Get your family’s favorite onto Williams dining hall menus. Submit your Recipes From Home!

Eats 4 Ephs

Find out what’s on today’s menu!


  • Your comments are appreciated and help to make our program stronger. Thank you for your feedback.

Upcoming Events

  • Service Calendar, Spring Break

    Please Note:  Service Calendar is subject to change.

    Mar 16 – Friday  All Dining Operations close after lunch at 2pm except for Driscoll which is open for dinner 5pm-8pm.

    Driscoll Dining is open during Spring Break 3/17-3/31.

    Meal Service Hours:

    Brunch  11:30am-1:30pm

    Dinner 4:30pm-6:30pm


    April 1 – Sunday

    Easter Sunday Brunch
    Driscoll is open for Sunday Brunch (11am-2pm) and Dinner (5pm-8pm.)

    Whitman & Mission Park are closed for Sunday Brunch.
    Both re-open for Dinner Service (5-8pm)

    Whitman’s Late Night is open
    82 Grill is open for Dinner and Late Night

    April 2 – Monday

    All Units resume normal service schedules.

    April 7 – Saturday Passover Ends

    April 10 – Tuesday Berkshire 6th Grade Kids Go To College, Lunch at Mission
    and Driscoll

    April 11 – Wednesday Western Balkan Dinner, Mission Park

    April 12 – Thursday  Dodd House Life After Williams Dinner

    April 16-20 Earth Week

    April 18 – Wednesday Earth Day Sustainable Dinner Meal, All Units
    Earth Day Lunch at Whitman’s only.

    April 19 – Thursday Dodd House Life After Williams Dinner, Mission Staff

    April 23/24 – Mon/Tues Admissions Previews, meal tickets for all student dining venues except Snack Bar

    April 25 – Wednesday  Recipes From Home – All Units.

    Wellness Feel Good/Do Good Fair Friday, 11am-2pm
    Lasell Gym, Highlight of Local Food and Healthy Nutrition

    April 26 – Thursday Dodd House Life After Williams Dinner

    May 1 – Tuesday  Employee Appreciation Day.

    May 2/3 – Wed/Thurs Humane Society Plant Based Recipes  at Whitmans

    May 5 – Saturday Cinco De Mayo

    All late venues in Paresky are open

    Williams Day Classic Cookout, Chapin Lawn 12 noon

    May 11 – Friday Last day of classes Spring Semester
    All Campus Cookout, Chapin lawn,      12 Noon

  • New! Student Dining Meal Plan Changes, GET App 

    Dining Services is pleased to announce some valuable changes to the student meal plan, and the launch of the new GET App to manage your card accounts. The GET App is available for use on Monday, August 28, 2017.  Two swipes per mealtime will be available at the start of the fall board plan with dinner on September 6, 2017.

    Here are the details:

    Lee Snack Bar Midday Meal Equivalency: If you’re on the 21, 14, 5, or 50 block meal plans, you can now use full meal equivalency at Lee Snack Bar between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. every day.

    Two swipes per mealtime:
    Anyone on a meal plan can now swipe twice per meal period. The only requirement is a one-hour delay between transactions. This policy will be in effect at all campus locations. Remember: your total weekly meal swipes are still limited to the meal plan you purchased. Bonus meals are also unchanged: 10 per semester for anyone on the 21-meal plan, and 6 per semester for those on the 14-meal plan. (Bonus meals are available after the week of meal plan changes September 25th.)

    Check out the new GET App!: With GET, you can manage your campus card accounts anytime, from anywhere. Features include: secure credit card deposits to your Eph Points account; the option to bill your deposits to your student term account; and access to your real-time account balance and transaction history. It’s an easy, convenient, and secure way to manage dining funds. These funds will be available immediately on your card. For more information visit our website:  https://dining.williams.edu/get-app/. Please note that effective on 8/28/17, you can no longer purchase points through your PeopleSoft account.  All points purchases must be made through the new app.

    We designed these changes to make the dining options more flexible and adaptable to student lifestyles. Have a comment or idea you want to share? Send it to [email protected] We want to hear from you.

    Cash and Eph Points are accepted at all venues. Master Card, VISA, and Discover are accepted at all venues except Paresky Grab and Go.



  • Late Night Operations, Last Call for Food Orders

    Late Night Operations Policy: please plan accordingly the following times:
    82 Grill and Whitmans.  The  service cut-off time is 1am AT THE REGISTER.
    Lee Snack Bar on Friday and Saturday Nights.The service cut-off time is 2am AT THE REGISTER.


    New Hours for Whitman Late Night Snack Bar – now opens for service at 9pm.

    As usual, 82 Grill and Lee Snack Bar open at 8:30pm.  New! Make Your Own Pasta Dish at 82 Grill.   Includes soup or salad and bread slices.