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Dining Services Summer Operations

Middlebury College Dining Services are open for business during the summer months, however our units operate in a much different manner than during the academic year.   We open 4 dining halls (Proctor, Ross, Atwater and the Bread Loaf Inn) for summer students, faculty, staff, and guests of our Language Schools and Bread Loaf Schools.   We also only open Wilson’s Café in Davis Library as well as  MiddExpress and the Grille in McCullough student center.   

If you do not find the answers to your questions on this page please contact the Dining Services Office at 802-443- 5346.  Thank you and enjoy the summer!


Middlebury ID Cards:

All diners (students, faculty staff and guests) will be required to swipe their Middlebury College ID card prior to entering the dining halls.  No one will be allowed to enter the dining halls without their ID card, (in some cases, i.e. guests, this may be a temporary card) Please make sure that you carry your Middlebury ID card with you at all times. 

If you lose your card, please contact Public Safety.

Telephone #802-443-5133 or 


Meals To-Go:

Our service is designed to be all you care to eat within the dining hall and food is not to be taken out.  You may to fill up your own personal travel mug with a beverage; however, you may not bring in any other type of food personal container to use to carry food out.  Please do not take our ceramic dishes, silverware or cups out of the dining hall spaces.  

We DO offer clean take out containers through our Reusable Container Program | Middlebury  Available at all of our dining halls on the main campus.  

Dietary Needs / Special Diets

Middlebury College Dining Services strives to accommodate the unique dietary needs and preferences of everyone we serve on campus.  

A full ingredients list that brightly highlights commonly avoided foods and allergens is posted next to every dish served. You can be confident that you will always find vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options available. 

If you have very specific dietary needs that may not be satisfied by the information above please fill out the Dietary Request Form   



Alcohol is prohibited in our dining halls at all times. Customers are not allowed to bring in any alcoholic beverages to any of our board or retail dining locations.  If you would like to purchase an alcoholic beverage at the Grille you must be 21 years of age.  Customers must provide a passport or a United States issued driver’s license, along with your college ID card for proof of age.  Out of country driver’s licenses are not accepted as proof of age.  If the dining services staff deem that one is intoxicated you will not be served.  Failure to cooperate with dining staff requests may result in disciplinary action.


Eating Kosher:

Middlebury College Dining Services offers kosher meals for the School of Hebrew, from our certified kosher kitchen on campus. The Kosher food for the Summer Language School Program is prepared by Middlebury College Dining Services. The kitchen is overseen by the Rabbinical Council of New England and supervised by Chabad of Vermont. Should you need to contact the Rabbinical Council regarding a specific question about our program prior to your arrival for the summer, the contact information is:

Rabbi Moshe Kaufman
Kashrus Administrator - KVH Kosher
Rabbinical Council of New England 
665 Beacon St Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617) 426-2139 Direct: (617) 426-2139 x 103 Cell: (617) 651-1584 Fax: (617) 426-6268

How does it work?

Our kosher meal program is designed to provide lunch and dinner meals Monday through Friday in the Atwater dining hall only, primarily for the School of Hebrew. We cannot transport Kosher meals to any other school during the summer. Students in other schools may come to Atwater and pick up a kosher meal and take it back with them to their dining hall to enjoy with their class. Week-end cold meals, Saturday and Sunday, will be served in the Redfield dining room in Proctor. We will prepare the week-end meals and deliver them Friday evening where they will be stored in a dedicated Kosher cooler for use on Saturday and Sunday.

Prepared Kosher breakfast meals are not included in this plan, but the Atwater dining hall provides suitable hectured options Monday through Friday and also in the Redfield dining room on the week-end.

The meals are prepared under the guidance of a Masgiach hired by KVH/Kosher. The meals are prepared and transported in disposable containers, covered and sealed by the Mashgiach for transport in enclosed carts to the Atwater operation where they are transferred into a heated holding cabinet, cold holding cabinet or are left at room temperature in the separate serving area for the School of Hebrew students who have signed up for these meals.

Before service we set up the buffet line with items from the days menu along with disposable, service ware and utensils to eat from. We will also have some additional hectured snack items to supplement your cravings during your stay.  For Chabbat, we provide Challah bread and Kosher grape juice for you to take for services before dinner if that is your practice. You can wrap your dinner to go for this night so you can eat after your service. “To Go” plates are not allowed at other times of the week.    

This form sets an intention that you will take the kosher meals prepared for you for the duration of the program or until you inform us that you no longer want to take a Kosher meal.  Middlebury College absorbs the costs of operating the on-site kosher kitchen rather than passing these additional costs to participating students. Please grant us the courtesy of eating the meal prepared for you.  Should you decide to withdraw from the kosher meal plan for any reason, please notify either the chef, your school coordinator or bilingual as soon as possible.  If you have not signed up to eat Kosher but are curious we will be happy to prepare a meal for you, with some notice, to try our Kosher menu and enjoy the experience. The prepared Kosher meals are intended for a student or faculty who is relying on it.

Meals always include a variety of fresh ingredients, and we purchase from local producers when possible. All of our prepared kosher meals will be meat and parve, no dairy.  The menu for the day will accompany the meal listing the common name of the dish as well as a list of the ingredients specifically noting the 7 common allergens. We cannot cater to everyone’s particular likes but if you have difficulty eating our prepared food please talk to the chef and we will see what accommodations we can make.

In order for us to accurately plan for the kosher kitchen to open and operate for the 7-week program, which begins June 28th, we will need to know of your intention to take kosher meals before June 28th  by filling out this Kosher Request form (click on the wording). It will automatically be routed to Dining Services.

If you would like to see sample menus from the kosher kitchen, please contact Bo Cleveland, Assistant Director, at or 802-443-5349.  Anyone who wishes to learn more about the ingredients of any of the items we serve is welcome to visit our Kosher Kitchen and speak with the chef manager.

Board Dining Hours of Operations / Meal Times:

All board units are closed from May 27th – June 16th.

Ross Dining Hall is open for limited hours from June 17th – June 20th.

  • Breakfast daily from 7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
  • Breakfast daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 am Hot Breakfast
  • Lunch daily from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner daily from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Starting June 21, 2019 the Language School program starts and will follow the schedule below. 

Language Schools Dining Schedule 

Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese faculty and staff dine in Ross until dinner on Friday, June 21, when the standard schedule for Ross goes into effect for these schools. French, German, Hebrew and Spanish faculty and staff dine in Proctor until dinner on Friday, June 28, when Hebrew and German will move to Atwater (Monday through Friday for Lunch and Dinner) on the standard schedule. Dining times in Ross and Proctor during early arrival periods are 7:00-9:00 for breakfast, 11:30-1:00 for lunch, and 5:30-7:00 for dinner.


Standard Schedule: Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

Language School Dining Schedule 2019 
(Click on Wording for actual Scheule)

Student employees and other non-Language Schools personnel will dine in Ross starting June 17.

Atwater Dining will be closed for breakfast on Aug. 17.


Standard Schedule: Weekend Brunch

Continental breakfast 7:00-10:30; more substantial items 10:30-1:00





Proctor & Ross ONLY

7:00-1:00 (kosher cold options in Proctor Redfield only)

Student Employees

Ross Fireplace Lounge



*Weekend brunch starts at 6:30 a.m. to accommodate placement testing in Ross only on 6/22 and in Ross and Proctor on 6/29 and 6/30 (cold options starting at 6:30, hot after 7:00).


Information on Last Meals Served

  • Dinner on 8/16 will be served in Proctor, 5:30-8:00 p.m., for all schools and Student Employees. Ross and Atwater dining halls will close following lunch on 8/16.
  • Brunch on 8/17 will be 8:00-1:00 in Proctor for all schools. This is the last meal served.
  • All Dining Halls will be closed after 1:00 p.m. on 8/17.


Retail Dining Hours of Operations:

All units are closed Monday May 27, 2019

May 28th – June 9th

  • The Grille:  Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • MiddExpress: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

June 10th – June 21st

  • The Grille:  Monday – Friday, 11:00 am –8:00 pm
                      Saturday & Sunday11:00 am –8:00 pm
  • MiddExpress: Monday – Friday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
                     Saturday & Sunday11:00 am –8:00 pm

All other retails units will be closed from May 27th – June 24th

                June 22nd  – August 17th

  • The Grille:  Monday – Friday. 11:30 am – 12:00 am
    Weekends – 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • MiddExpress:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 am,
    Weekends – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Wilson Café: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm