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Five College Meal Plan

In support of Five College academic opportunities, a dining meal exchange is available for students enrolled in a meal plan at any one of the five colleges.  A request for participating in the meal exchange will be granted for academic reasons only. Other meal exchange requests, for which there is a compelling reason, will be reviewed on an individual basis.

To request permission to participate in the meal exchange, a student must follow the guidelines provided by the Dining Services office on the home campus where the student has enrolled in a meal plan. With the application, the student must provide documentation of enrollment in a course at the other campus where the student is seeking permission to eat under the meal exchange program. The information below connects to details and contact information for meal exchange as appropriate to students from each of the campuses.

By participating in the 5-college meal exchange benefit, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.  Any deviations from these will be reported to your home University.

  1. Exchanged meals are for you only (no guest swipes are permitted).
  2. Meals are to be used either before or after the class that was requested from your college/university.
  3. Schedule changes that affect your meal time need to be revised and requested from your college/university.

All Mount Holyoke College students requesting a meal exchange must:

  • Submit a request using the 5 College Meal Plan Request Form (requires MHC credentials)
    • The form requires students to provide the name and number of their qualifying off campus course, a screenshot of their schedule to confirm course registration (UMass courses must be confirmed with a screenshot from their Spire schedule), and the meals they’re requesting to eat of campus.
  • After hearing from the MHC OneCard office that their request has been approved, report to the Dining Services Office of the host college assignment to obtain their meal pass.
  • Any additional questions from Mount Holyoke students may be directed to the LITS Tech Help Desk, Level 4 of Williston Library (LITS),, 413-538-2600

NON-Mount Holyoke College students requesting a meal exchange at Mount Holyoke must: 

  • Initiate their request at their home campus per email address below.  Those approved for meal access at Mount Holyoke will be given access for lunch or dinner at Mount Holyoke's Dining Commons only.  

Amherst College
(413) 542-2221
Dining Services Office, Valentine Hall

Hampshire College
(413) 559-5777
Franny Krushinsky

Smith College
(413) 585-3082
OneCard Office, Stoddard Hall - 24C

University of Massachusetts
(413) 545-1362
Meal Plan Office, Worcester Dining Commons-3rd Floor