On-Campus Dining

Fuel for reaching your full potential

Between classes, studying, sports, and hanging out with friends, college requires a lot of energy. Fortunately, we’ve got the sustenance you need to keep you going — and to keep your taste buds happy.

Getting low on Buzz Bucks?

No problem! Purchase more on our Dining Commons website.

Dining Commons

The Dining Commons is your go-to for meals. Find everything from pizza and salad to freshly made entrees, like roast beef and mashed potatoes. We offer plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and sustainable options.


Days Times
Monday-Friday  7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Weekends, Holidays, & Snow Days 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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Residential Student Meal Plan Options

All rates are billed by semester:

Meal Plan Rate First-Year Students Undergraduate Students (Sophomore-Senior) Graduate Students
7 Day Unlimited
+$300 Dining Dollars
$3,480 Minimum Requirement for First-Year Students living anywhere on campus. May Purchase May Purchase
14 Meals Per Week
+$200 Dining Dollars
$2,840 Not Eligible Minimum meal plan for Non-Freshmen Undergraduate Students living anywhere on campus except Acorn Heights or Acorn Heights-B. May Purchase
125 Meals Per Semester
+$200 Dining Dollars
$1,790 Not Eligible Optional meal plan for Undergraduate Students living in Acorn Heights. May Purchase
75 Meals Per Semester
+$100 Dining Dollars
$1,080 Not Eligible Minimum requirement for Undergraduate Students living in Acorn Heights. Minimum requirement for Graduate students living in any residence hall on campus except Acorn Heights and Acorn Heights-B.
Commuter Student Meal Plan Option

Commuter Students are eligible for any residential meal plan, or the following Commuter Student Only plan:

Meal Plan Rate
30 Meals Per Semester
+$200 Dining Dollars

Should a Commuter Student like to purchase either a residential student or a commuter Student meal plan, they may do so by contacting the Office of Student Accounts: located in Lee Hall, or can be reached at 413.205.3254.

The Hive

Drop into the Hive inside the Schwartz Campus Center where there are a few places to grab a quick snack, hand-carved sandwich or a coffee. There’s also a computer lab here so you can squeeze in some work while you munch. Please see all eateries and hours below.


Days Times
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Days Times
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Yo Bowl/Sono

Days Times
Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Day(s) Times
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Shea Library

Cafe Shea

Day(s) Times
Monday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Stinger Pub

Located in the lower level of AIC’s Dining Commons, the newly renovated Stinger Pub is the campus’ premier bar and restaurant venue.

It offers a wide variety of domestic and imported beers, wines, and nonalcoholic beverages, as well as a selection of pub favorites, including pizza, wings, nachos, pretzels, veggie plate with ranch, and hummus & pita chips.

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