The food on campus is decent. Breakfast on the weekdays and brunch on the weekends have a smoothie bar (students love this). One good thing about living in a five college consortium is that you have many more options for dining. If you don’t like the food at HMC, wander around and try the food at other campuses. Other options are buying macaroni from the Coop, waiting until Jay’s Place opens to get pizza, or cook for yourself. There are a lot of ways to avoid the dining hall blues. Rotation is the key to avoid eating the same meal day in and day out. However, because students have such busy schedules, sometimes even walking to another dining hall is just too much effort.
There are also specialty items that parents can order for their children through HMC’s Dining Services, such as care packages and birthday cakes. Students, be sure to take advantage of special events and tables run by Mudd. Mudders may complain a lot about the food, but it’s more an issue of variety than anything else. As long as you take the time to walk to another dining hall every once in a while, you’ll be able to avoid the repetition of HMC meals.