Meal Plans, Options and Forms

  • Meal Plan Requirements

    • All First-Year students will be assigned the Full Meal Plan and must remain on the Full Meal Plan for the duration of their first year.
    • All resident students living in campus housing must participate in the 21- or 14- Meal Plan.
      • Plan 1: Any 21 meals in a week - $8,510 (year) $4,255 (semester). This plan permits access to 21 meals per week in any open dining venue.  This meal plan also has a points credit of $100 per semester.
      • Plan 2: Any 14 meals in a week - $7,228 (year) $3,614 (semester).  It allows access to any 14 meals per week the owner chooses.  This plan also has a points credit of $60 per semester.

    Off-Campus or Co-Op Housing Options

    • Plan 1: Any 21 meals in a week - $8,510 (year) $4,255 (semester) This plan permits access to 21 meals per week in any open dining venue.  This plan also has a points credit of $100 per semester.
    • Plan 2: Any 14 meals in a week - $7,228 (year) $3,614 (semester). It allows access to any 14 meals per week the owner chooses.  This plan also has a points credit of $60 per semester.
    • Plan 3: Any 5 meals in a week -- $3,430 (year) $1,715 (semester).  It allows access to any 5 meals per week the owner chooses.
    • 50 Block Plan -- $868 for each block.  Allows owner any 50 meals with a declining balance.  Multiple plans are available for purchase throughout the year.

    Cash Door Prices

    Breakfast:  $10

    Lunch/Brunch:  $14

    Dinner:  $19.50

    Late Night:  $14

    GET App for EPH Points purchases

    If you have any questions about any of the Meal Plans, please feel free to contact [email protected].

    CUL

    CUL is a meal plan for staff and faculty to encourage engagement with the Williams community. CUL swipes can be used for full board meals at Whitman's, Driscoll, or Mission Park.  They are also available for board meal packages at Eco Café and Lee Snack Bar.  This plan cannot be used as part of the GET app.  There is no monetary value associated with CUL, therefore it cannot be used for retail items that are not part of a meal plan.

    The criteria for use vary for Faculty and staff in the number of meals allotted and reimbursement by the department associated with use.  For questions, please email dining @williams.edu.

  • Meal Plan Requirements

    All resident students must participate in the 21- or 14- meal board plan.

    All First-Year students will be assigned the Full Board Plan and must remain on the Full Board Plan for the duration of their first year.

    When can I change my Meal Plan?

    First semester: September 9-13, 2024

    Second semester: February 3-7, 2025

    How do I change my Meal Plan?

    Meal Plan Open Enrollment 2024-2025 Academic Year will be open on 7/19/24.  Enrollment for Meal Plans for the fall semester can be made 7/19/24 through 8/29/24.

    Meal Plan options may be changed through your PeopleSoft account when it's time.

    1. Log in to your Williams PeopleSoft Account sarah.williams.edu
    2. Under the Campus Life Folder, select the Dining Services option
    3. Choose either purchase points/50 Meal Block, or My Board Plan
    4. If you are eligible to change your Board Plan, select the new plan from the drop-down menu

    You will receive a confirmation email once your change has been approved. This may take up to 24 hours.

    When will my Meal Plan Change take effect?

    Your meal plan change is retroactive to the beginning of change week

    Meals eaten in excess of the amount allowed on your new plan will be charged to your term bill.

    How do I appeal my Meal Plan?

    • Students who have unusual circumstances, (e.g. medical conditions, religious preference) may appeal to the Board Plan Appeals Committee to change their meal plan.  The student must address in a formal letter to the Board Plan Appeals Committee what their unusual circumstance is as part of the appeal process and provide written medical and/or other documentation to support the request.  Please note that medical documentation must be sent under separate cover to the Health Center and religious preferences must be supported by the Chaplain's Office.
    • Supporting documentation (from an off-campus Medical Professional) should describe, in detail, the medical condition, time period of treatment, and how eating on campus may impact that condition.  Additionally, a complete listing of the special dietary needs will need to be provided.
    • The Board Plan Appeals Committee will review all Meal Plan Appeal Requests.  This committee is comprised of staff from Dining Services, the Health Center, and the Disabilities Office.
    • Once the Meal Plan Appeal Process is complete, students will be notified via their Williams College campus email address.  An official letter will be emailed and placed on file with Dining Services.  All Meal Plan Appeal decisions are final.  The student may submit a new request in the subsequent semester if he/she has new grounds for an appeal.

    What if I have questions or need help?

    If you have any questions about the Board Plans or about the online process for changing your Meal Plan, please contact dining​@williams​.edu or 413-597-2121.

    • Meal Plan Open Enrollment 2024-2025 Academic Year will be open on 7/19/24.
    • Enrollment for Meal Plans for the fall semester can be made through 8/29/24.

    If you have any questions about the process, you can contact [email protected] or 413/597-2121.

  • Summer Board Meal Plan 2024, Dining Services

    The summer meal board plans begin Monday, June 10th  and will run through Sunday August 18th.   If you are approved to stay beyond August 18th; until the start of the fall semester, we will keep your summer plan active during this time.   Dining Services will extend your meal plan as long as you have unused meals. Any unused meals on your summer meal plan are forfeited at the end of the summer program.

    STUDENTS APPROVED TO BE ON CAMPUS, Summer 2024.  

    All students approved to be on campus for the summer of 2024 will be assigned a 30-meal block plan to begin on Monday, June 10th.  Dining Services receives information from Student Life for student approval to be on campus and the duration you have indicated.  Students who have a special exception and are here for less than 4 weeks will have an option to be enrolled in a 15 meal block plan and all others will be automatically enrolled in a 30 meal block plan.


    Block Meal Plans:


    All meal plans for the summer are non-refundable. 
    Any unused summer meals will be forfeited at the end of the summer program.

    A block plan is a spend-down plan, which means they do not reset weekly like during the school year. If a student happens to run out of meals at any time, another block plan (15 or 30) may be purchased.

    The 15 Block Meal Plan = 15 Meal Swipes

    The 30 Block Meal Plan = 30 Meal Swipes


    Pricing:  

    15 Block Plan:  $190

    30 Block Plan:  $380

    The cost of summer meal plans will be charged to the student's term bill in July.


    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday:

    Breakfast: 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Lunch: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Dinner: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Sunday:

    Brunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Dinner: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Casual door rates:   $ 10.00 Breakfast
    (no tax included)   $ 14.00 Lunch/Brunch
      $ 19.50 Dinner