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Campus Food


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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Coffee Shop is wonderful, if a little pricey. The main dinning hall is not as good. All the food is well cooked and they use mostly local ingredients but the options are limited.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: The Kitchen Staff is incredible. They are friendly, approachable, and always looking for suggestions. They directly respond to the needs and wants of the community. Unfortunately, they can only work with what the administration provides them, but they absolutely do their best, and they consistently provide delicious food.

The Coffee Shop is really hit-or-miss. It's all student workers, and they vary greatly in skill level. It has been slowly increasing in overall quality, though.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Fantastic and dedicated staff provides stellar meals with an emphasis on vegan/veggie folks. We just signed the Real Food Challenge - google that.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The Kitchen does a great job of making sure to respond to community feedback on the food. They make meals that appeal to anyone who is a meat-eater, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, has allergies, etc. They are so lovely to talk with and truly are a part of our community. They work hard to make sure that everyone is satisfied and take criticism well when a meal isn't very good. They have dramatically changed for the better in recent years.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining hall does the best with what they can. There is one set of staff serving 230 people three times a day. So undercooked rice is to be expected, but the staff are super friendly and helpful if you need anything. Like if you want to bake banana nut bread, and have no bananas these guys are more than willing to help out.

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College food generally has a bad rap. But, like everything else at Marlboro, we do things a little differently. A lot of universities have food courts and popular chains along with their cafeteria options, but Marlboro has one dining hall and one café. Most meals at Marlboro have a bit of home cookin' to them. There are rarely meals with any packaging or plastic. Each dish is prepared with love and often will taste like it's right out of the oven. You won't find that at other colleges. Though generally good and sometimes even yummy, there a number of Marlboro dishes, made with love as they may be, that stand out as not so great. Avoid "Vegan Surprise" and "Tofu Yummy."

For vegetarians, there is usually a large variety of options compared with other schools, though vegans will find it a little harder to construct a full meal. When the Dining Hall is not sufficient or a meal time is missed due to class or sleeping in, the café in the Campus Center is always a sweet spot. It has made-to-order dishes that are consistently good, and the prices are very reasonable. Imagine meals at Marlboro as dinnertime for a family of 300. Everyone eats together.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4620 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Students who live on-campus in the dorms are required to buy a meal plan. Most freshmen live on campus.
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Fruit and granola
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Gyro/falafel bar
  • Sweet potato fries and curry
  • Veggie stir-fry
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Coffee shop
  • Popcorn
  • Sweet potato fries
24-Hour Dining
Snacks and drinks in the centrally located dining hall. Coffee shop in the Campus Center
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
There is a coffee shop in the Campus Center which features light, made-to-order dishes. Though, because Marlboro is a bit separated from the rest of town, the "Marlboro meal" affects everyone. There are no food delivery services to Marlboro's campus.
Did You Know?
  • Marlboro has a Food Committee that is always working to improve our food system for the campus community. If you ever have an issue, you can attend one of their meetings and make a suggestion.
  • If you ever want to add a shake of oregano to your meal, borrow a ladle, or just have a question, Marlboro's kitchen staff is always available to help you out. Just go to the window in the Dining Hall and make a request.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Dining Hall
Location: Near central campus
Food: Buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner; vegetarian and vegan options
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 11 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 71% Coffee Shop, Kitchen
  • 29% Coffee Shop


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