Dining Services

Dining on campus is a quintessential part of the overall college experience! Bennington Dining Services takes great pride in providing an experience our customers will never forget. Through our variety of dining locations, board menu offerings, and friendly and welcoming staff we strive to make your dining experience excellence. We are here to help you in any way we can—just ask!

Bennington proves that college food can be inspiring, nourishing, and delicious. The Dining Hall at the Student Center is continually creating new and flavorful meals alongside the much-loved staples. Meals offer students a wide range of options, drawing on cuisines from Thai to Cajun to Italian. Vegetarian, Vegan, and Made Without Gluten selections are served at every meal.

The Dining Hall at the Student Center has two dining rooms and two outdoor patios. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays, and on weekends a continental breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Students with visiting guests can purchase guest passes through Dining Services.

If you have a favorite meal or dessert from home, send the recipe to dining@bennington.edu and, if possible, they will feature it on the menu.

Food Committee Meetings

Join us to discuss everything food and dining - Spring meeting times TBD.


Dining Hall at the Student Center



  • The Student Center

Fall Term Hours 


  • Continental Breakfast and Self Serve Sauté | 7:00–10:00 am
  • Breakfast | 7:30–9:30 am
  • Lunch | 11:30 am–1:30 pm
  • Dinner | 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Salad, Deli, and Self-Serve Sauté | 7:00–9:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday

  • Continental Breakfast and Self Serve Sauté | 8:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Brunch | 11:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Dinner | 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Salad, Deli, and Self-Serve Sauté | 7:00–9:00 pm

Daily Meal Swipe Periods are as Follows:

  • Breakfast | 7:30–10:59 pm
  • Lunch/Brunch | 11:00 am-4:29 pm
  • Dinner | 4:30 pm-9:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm-Midnight, swipe can be used to purchase Grab n go meals at the Student Center Cafe. 

Grab-n-Go at the Bookstore

  • TBA
Steve Bohrer
Executive Chef
Commons 5
call sbohrer@bennington.edu call 802-440-4436
Pat Gallant
Pat Gallant
Office Manager
Commons 6
call pgallant@bennington.edu call 802-440-4436
Deb Laflamme
Dining Room Supervisor
call checker@bennington.edu call 802-440-4385
Jessica MacLeay
Manager of Retail Services
Student Center
call jmacleay@bennington.edu call 802-440-4505
Nick Pello
Dining Services Receiver/Catering
call npello@bennington.edu call 802-440-4438
John Thivierge
Food Service Director