Dartmouth is one of those rare schools where students don’t complain too vociferously about the quality of campus food. Generally, students appreciate the dining options available on campus and happily frequent most of them. While the selections at Food Court are certain to get old at some point, other options Homeplate (read: nutritious) or Courtyard Café (read: greasy) just might make you forget about mama’s homemade tuna casserole.
Variety, flexibility, and convenience are the name of the game with Dartmouth Dining Services. Students can eat at any of Dartmouth’s on-campus dining facilities at virtually any time of the day or night—except during the really obscure hours of the early morning, there is usually at least one place to open on campus. Moreover, students can spend their declining balance accounts—DBAs—however they choose. This means that there’s no compelling monetary reason to wake up for breakfast if you don’t have class until 2 p.m. and you’re not really a morning person anyway—just spend your money on an extra big lunch! The food is expensive and all items are sold a la carte, but savvy students quickly learn how to stretch their DBA.