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Guests and Five College Dining

Guest Meal Tickets

As a student on the board plan, you receive eight guest meal credits on your OneCard for the 2016 academic year (expire April 29, 2016). You are responsible for using your meal credit or paying the guest meal price for your guests. Guests are any persons who are not officially board paying students, including:

Student Guests – Friends, parents and/or family members (except for a few special occasions: Orientation, Family Weekend, Commencement)

Visiting Students – Students from other colleges (except for approved Five College students). Five College students must bring passes from their schools to the Dining Services Office and are then assigned to a dining room.

Visiting Groups – Glee Clubs, Athletic Teams, Debate Groups, etc.
Smith students may contact the dining office to make arrangements for special meal tickets.

Non-Board Paying Students – Includes Tenney, Hampshire, Friedman, Hopkins and non-board paying Ada Comstock scholars and off-campus students

You are required to follow the Honor Code and seek out the dining staff member if you have a guest and give your ticket and/or pay the guest meal price.

Guest meal prices

Breakfast: $8

Lunch: $11

Dinner/Supper: $12

Five College Dining

Smith students: In support of Five College academic opportunities, a dining meal exchange is available for students enrolled in a meal plan at their home institution: Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Requests for participation in the meal exchange will be granted for academic reasons only. Other meal exchange requests, for which there is a compelling reason, will be reviewed o n an individual basis.

Students must follow the guidelines at their own dining institution and are required to provide the required documentation of the Five College academic course that they are enrolled in. To utilize the meal exchange or obtain further information, Smith students must fill out the Meal Plan form. For more information, contact the Dining Service Office, ext. 2300 or email

    Meal Plan Request Form

You will be contacted via email once you have been approved. The host institution will receive your approval electronically.

Five College students dining at Smith:  After you complete the dining information at your own institution, Smith College will receive the information electronically.  You must go to the Smith College Onecard Office, Stoddard Hall 24C, and you will be issued a Onecard that must be used to access the dining rooms and for approved meals. Check out the OneCard website ( for drop in hours or call ahead (413-585-3082). Non-Smith students may dine at Lamont, Chase/Duckett, Tyler, Gillett (vegan) or Chapin.

Off-campus Student Meal Plan

Smith College students who DO NOT LIVE in college residential housing and are not required to be on the board plan may sign up for the Off Campus Meal Plan. This plan provides for meals on a casual basis. The minimum number of meals that you may sign up for is TEN, and they can be used anytime during the academic year. For more information, please contact the Dining Services Office at 413-585-2300
or email Erika Herring at Click to open meal ticket purchase form (PDF).

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