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SSW Dining Room

All students who choose to live on campus, except those in family housing, are on the full board plan, which entitles them to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.

The School for Social Work uses one main dining room during the summer, which is centrally located to the housing dorms. In 2014, meals will be in the King/Scales dining room

Meals are served buffet-style to accommodate the busy schedules of students. A salad bar is always available at lunch and dinner. The College dining staff will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs when possible.

Meals and Menus

Dining Services for SSW students are offered at specific times and locations. Information about hours, locations, and the menu for the day is available on the Dining Services' menu page.

Meal Plans

The School for Social Work has established a meal plan for students living off-campus and for students with children living in Friedman House. You may choose to purchase 25 meals for $175 or a half-plan of 12 meals for $87.50. These meals may be of any combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner. The appropriate number of meals will be added to your I.D. card, which you must swipe to gain access to the dining room.

The completed form should be returned to the Housing Coordinator, either by mail, email (, or fax (413-585-7994).

Please note:

Dining Room Honor Code

The following form is for students living off campus who wish to bring their own lunch and eat in the SSW dining room with their friends who are living on campus:

By signing this form, you agree to not remove or consume any Dining Service food/beverage while dining with your friends.

You will need to show your OneCard to the staff before entering the dining hall, and they will check your name against the list of students who have signed this form before allowing you to enter.

Important note about the Campus Center Cafe

The Campus Center Cafe will be closed for renovations June 2 - August 22.

Between June 2 and June 10, there will be no Cafe services available.

Starting June 10, the Cafe will operate out of the Chapin Dining Room. The Chapin Cafe hours will be Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Cafe will offer hot breakfast, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, pizza, paninis and grill items, as well as yogurt, fruit, bottled beverages , coffee and tea. They will be accepting OneCard charges, cash or campus cash.

For more information, visit the Campus Center Cafe web page.

Dining Off-Campus

Downtown Northampton boasts a wide variety of coffee shops and restaurants, as well as delivery services—most located only a short distance from Smith College. Many of these local options can be found listed on