Campus Dining

Location
Waltham, MA
Undergrads
4,111
Tuition
$39,628
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The infamous Seasons dining hall not only lacks quality food on a daily basis, it also has the most predictable variety of foods every day. It essentially has the same subpar salads, pasta, and pizza everyday, and you will know exactly what foods Seasons has on any given day before you walk in.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Places like LaCava and Currito are DELICIOUS...BUT you have to pay extra for them or use discretionary funds which sucks because you run out super fast. Seasons, the main dining hall where a meal plan can be used SUCKS. They make it seem like you have so many choices when really, it sucks. The food is bad, a lot of the people that work there hate their jobs...but all you have to do is throw a smile their way and they feel a little bit better about their lives.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: You have alot of options with discretionary money and you have a meal plan. You may need to get creative but they have lots of options.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Salad, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Pizza. every day for lunch and dinner. pretty much the only option. absolutely no legitimate ethnic cuisine, the menu never changes whatsoever, any healthy options are thrown to the side and are barely palatable. Paying top money for food like this is a disgrace when the only meal plan included dining hall on campus closes at 8pm on the weekdays leaving students stranded with no where to eat but unhealthy expensive food outlets. Calling chicken dipped in barbecue sauce "barbecued chicken," chicken dipped in soy sauce "asian chicken," and other patronising ways to make the menu seem more varied constantly leave me wondering why Bentley would show off the dining halls on tours.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: When I needed to eat on campus, it was fine, but i didn't live on campus, so most of the time, it didn't apply to me.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 196th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 1272nd
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1280th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1308th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1332nd
    Best Quality Food

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kat Webber
Hometown
Augusta, ME
Major
Management
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For food on campus, the main option is Seasons Dining Hall. Even though students love to complain about on-campus food, the truth is that the cafeteria is not really that bad, it's a typical college eatery. There is nugget night, a large salad bar, and great omelets in the morning. There are also cool options like a waffle maker, hot cocoa machine, and towers of cereal to choose from. Recent additions to the Seasons dining room include a wrap station, Mongolian Grill, and increased vegetarian options desired by students.

Yella's, the small snack station in the student center, is very popular during late-night hours, especially for those weekend munchies when "pub options," including mozzarella sticks and bagel pizzas, are available. Einstein's is very popular during the week for those too lazy to walk back to their rooms, or for students who just want to grab a bite between classes. They have a tendency to be packed at those times though, so plan accordingly. Typically, meal plans also have a “discretionary money" component that can be used to buy coffee or a sandwich at one of these locations. Currito's is great for those students who love Mexican-style foods. It offers a good selection of burritos, tacos, and bowls, all freshly made right in front of you. It's also conveniently located in the Dana Center, along with the Bostonian Grille, so you an grab something after your workout or have a meal at night if you live on lower campus. And if you think that's great, stay right on upper campus and lounge in LaCava. They have premade stuff to grab and go, and an arrayed menu that can satisfy almost everyone's needs. Plus, they have the added bonus of lots of tables and booths to sit at and do work or chat with friends.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
17
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5170 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Lower Café
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Currito's
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagels
  • Cereal
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Pizza
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Did You Know?
If you are unhappy with the dining services, drop a comment to the cafeteria manager. Not only does a manager respond to your comment quickly, but they will post the comment and plan of action for all students to see.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Bostonian Grille
Location: Dana Athletic Center
Food: American
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Currito
Location: Dana Athletic Center
Food: Burritos, smoothies
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dunkin' Donuts
Location: Collins Hall
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Deloitte Café in the Library
Food: Baked goods, coffee, bagels, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Express
Location: LaCava Campus Center, first floor
Food: Baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, fruit cups, smoothies, Starbucks coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Harry's Pub
Location: Student Center, first floor
Food: Pizza, subs, quesadillas, wraps
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Lower Café & Eatery
Location: LaCava Campus Center, first floor
Food: Deli, grill, pizza, salad, sushi, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Seasons Dining Hall
Location: Student Center, first floor
Food: Deli, grill, hot entrees, pizza, salad bar, soup, stir-fry, vegetarian, waffles, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Yella's
Location: Student Center, first floor
Food: Sandwiches, wraps, shakes
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

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