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Dining at Smith

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With 15 dining rooms on campus, Smith offers lots of dining options and plenty of variety. The dining rooms offer different menus, themes and types of food, and no matter which house you live in, you may choose to eat wherever you wish.

Dining at Smith combines many unique traditions with a relaxed, accommodating atmosphere. All meals are prepared onsite by staff employed by the college. The dining staff are experienced in culinary production and are committed to providing you with high-quality and nutritious food. All residential students are on a full board plan, which entitles students to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. A weekly tea is provided in every house and is a popular way to end the week and socialize with members of your house.


Many students have dining rooms in their houses, but all students have the flexibility to choose to eat any meal in any of the dining rooms. You might meet with friends from across campus at a dining room convenient to your late-morning classes, then try another house's vegan, Asian or "healthy options" dinner.

A "grab and go" feature allows students who might miss lunch because of other commitments to obtain a portable meal, and a salad bar is available in each location. In addition, the college makes every effort to accommodate special dietary needs whenever possible.

All meals are served buffet-style to accommodate busy student schedules. The exception may be Thursday dinner, when some houses may have a family-style meal to which students can invite faculty or staff members to join them for an occasional meal.