Dartmouth Dining Policies

Policy Statement

  • Meal plans may not be transferred, loaned to a friend, or otherwise misused.
  • Actual or attempted misappropriation of Dining Services furnishings, equipment, dishware, glassware, utensils, food, beverages and other items is prohibited.
  • All students must comply with applicable "to go" and other DDS policies.
  • Throwing food or other objects, behaving in a disorderly manner and behavior in violation of other College standards while in DDS venues or at DDS events is prohibited.
  • With the exception of service animals, no animals are allowed in any of the dining halls.
  • Shoes and shirts are required at all times.
  • Diners must bus their trays, dishes and silverware to designated areas.
  • All patrons must follow the college mask and distancing policies.


Violation of these requirements may subject a student or recognized organization to Dining Services fines, restrictions on access to Dining facilities or events, and/or other departmental sanctions as appropriate. Serious or repeated violations may result in College disciplinary action. Theft and other misconduct in violation of local, state or federal law may also result in legal action.

Student Dining Plan Requirements

Any enrolled or leave term student residing in College housing for undergraduates (including residence halls and apartments, affinity/special interest programs, and College or privately-owned Greek Letter Organization and Society facilities) is required to participate in one of the on-campus dining plan options. Any enrolled student who is not living in College housing for undergraduates is not required to participate in a dining plan. First-year students are enrolled in the Ivy Unlimited meal plan for all three terms of the first year. With this plan, you have the freedom to come and go from the Class of 1953 Commons, Dartmouth's premier all-you-care-to-eat dining venue, as often as you like.