Dining Services

Student ordering food at dining services
Student happily receives food from chef at Hamilton Dining

Dining Locations & Hours

Hamilton CafeteriaHamilton Cafeteria U-Cook station:Mama G’s Bakery & Coffee at Four Winds
Monday to Friday Hours:
Breakfast: 8am – 10am
Lunch:    11am – 2pm
Dinner:   5pm – 7:30pm

Saturday and Sunday Hours: 
Brunch: 11am-1pm
Dinner: 5pm-7pm

Sunday to Saturday Hours:


Social Roast Coffee

Monday to Friday Hours: 8am to 7:30pm

Weekend: 8am to 7pm
Monday to Friday Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm

Saturday and Sunday Hours: Closed

The New College Meal Plan Experience

Research from the University of Oxford confirms that mealtime is much more than sustenance for the body. In fact, “New research from the University of Oxford has revealed that the more often people eat with others, the more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives. Using data from a national survey by The Big Lunch, the researchers looked at the link between social eating and an individual’s happiness, the number of friends they have, their connection to their community, and overall satisfaction with life. The results suggest that communal eating increases social bonding and feelings of well being, and enhances one’s sense of contentedness and embedding within the community.”

New College is designated by state law as a residential liberal arts honors college. As such, college regulations require students to live on campus for the first two years of attendance.  Students are strongly encouraged to continue to reside on campus during all four years while attending the college to maximize the New College experience. 

Living away from home for the first time is an exciting opportunity in any student’s life. The experience is filled with opportunities for growth and development. Just as learning to live with roommates and engaging with them in late night conversations about life promotes personal growth, conversations around the lunch and dinner table become a huge part of the social experience and growth during the college experience. 

While taking meals on campus may seem inconvenient at times to students who are granted exemptions from the residency requirement, meals represent an important element of the New College experience. Many alumni comment about how fondly they look back on mealtime as some of their most memorable times at New College. Participating in the meal plan is designed to encourage eating meals with fellow students and is required of all our students during their time at New College, except during the January ISP where off campus and fourth year students are exempt. The College works diligently to provide tremendous value to our students for the cost of the meal plan while providing myriad options for nutritious and delicious meals.


1 Oxford

2 Statutory Declaration

3 Residency Requirement

4 Meal Plan Policy

Meal Plan Options

For up to date meal plan pricing, see the 2024-2025 Tuition and Fees schedule found here:

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Bronze All Access – All You Care to Eat meal plan

Unlimited dining per swipe!
$0 Flex Dollars
Available to residential and commuter students
Early morning and late-night access to U-Cook
Fall Term $1910.00Spring Term $1910.00
Silver All Access– All You Care to Eat meal plan 

Unlimited dining per swipe!
$200 Flex Dollars
Available to residential and commuter students
Early morning and late-night access to U-Cook

Fall Term $2110.00Spring Term $2110.00
Gold All Access – All You Care to Eat meal plan

Unlimited dining per swipe!
$400 Flex Dollars
Available to residential and commuter students
Early morning and late-night access to U-Cook
Fall Term $2310.00Spring Term $2310.00

NOTE:  Residential students are automatically signed up for the Bronze All Access Meal Plan.

All Access Meal Plan – $535.00

  • Two meals a day at Hamilton Cafe: Brunch and Dinner for 27 days in January
  • Includes early morning and late-night access to U-Cook
  • Available to residential and commuter students

The Commuter meal plan options are not available to residential students.  

  • All Access – $75 flex dollars and all day access to Hamilton Cafe and the U-Cook Create kitchen   Monday – Friday only.    $1650 per semester
  • Basic – 60 meal swipes per semester, that can be used in the Hamilton Cafe and U-Cook Create kitchen;  $0 flex dollars

NOTE:  Students who are approved to live off‐campus will be automatically signed up for the Commuter Basic Meal Plan option

Additional Flex Dollars available for purchase all year

Meal Plan Accommodations

Students may require residential and/or meal plan accommodations in order to fully participate in campus life. Meal plan accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted before the second week of the semester if the accommodation is to be in effect for that semester and going forward.  

Students should first complete an online form regarding their specific dietary needs.  The Dining, Nutrition, and Accessibility (DNA) committee will review requests with the focus on accommodating the student’s dietary needs.  A committee member will respond to your request within five business days.   (Note:  Medical documentation that verifies a disability and includes specific dietary restrictions that relate to the student’s disability, may be required in order to determine eligibility for an accommodation)  

Meet Your Dietitian

Need assistance with special dietary needs, or have questions about the meal plan or dining options? Tori Braun, R.D., our Director of Food and Nutrition Services is here to help.

 If you would like to schedule an appointment with Tori, please email her your name and phone number, and availability.  

Tori Braun, RD
[email protected]