Students during lunch outside Atwater Dining Hall.

Middlebury offers three dining options on campus, each with its own menus and atmosphere.


You can check out our menus for each dining hall, updated daily.

2021-2022 Dining Calendar

Proctor and Ross dining halls will be used for regular dining service for 3 meals a day/7 days a week. Atwater dining hall will be open for regular lunch and dinner service Monday-Friday. Subject to change as conditions require.

Proctor (everyday)

  • Breakfast 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
  • Continental 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
  • Lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Ross  (everyday)

  • Breakfast 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
  • Continental 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
  • Lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 5:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Atwater (Monday thru Friday)

  • Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Midnight Breakfast 

All three dining halls will be open on 12/15 from 10pm to 12am.

Ross and Atwater will be closing at 8pm on 12/15 to prepare for the late night meal.  

Holiday Break

  • Atwater will be closed after dinner on 12/17
  • Proctor will be closed after dinner on 12/19
  • Ross will be closed after 12pm on 12/20


  • Ross will reopen for lunch on 1/4/22 and remain open. Proctor will reopen for breakfast on 1/5/22, closes on 2/4/22, will host the Feb Graduation on 2/5/22, and reopens for Spring at dinner time on 2/9/22. Atwater reopens for lunch on 1/5/22, closes after dinner on 2/2/22, and will reopen for Spring at lunchtime on 2/14/22.

Spring Break

  • Atwater will remain open, Ross and Proctor close after lunch on 3/18/22 and will reopen for Sunday dinner on 3/27/22.

End of Year:

  • Atwater will close on 5/20/22. Proctor will close after lunch on 5/24/22 and Ross will close after breakfast on 5/29/22.
The exterior of Proctor Dining Hall.

Proctor Dining Hall

Proctor has two different serving lines that give students plenty of options for hot, freshly prepared foods. Four beverage stations are scattered throughout the dining room as well as a large salad, soup and deli bar. Proctor is also home to our popular panini machines and self stir-fry station for those who prefer to prepare meals themselves using ingredients found throughout the dining hall. Proctor’s convenient location in the middle of campus makes it the destination of “4 o’clock Proc” where friends duck in for a quick afternoon snack. Students may choose to eat in the main dining area, on the cozy couches and round tables of proctor lounge, in the more intimate booth room, upstairs or outside on the sunny patio and picnic tables.

The bright and welcoming interior of Atwater Dining Hall.

Atwater Dining Hall

Atwater has high sloped ceilings and its walls, consisting largely of windows, provide diners with natural light and views toward the Town of Middlebury to the east, and the Green Mountains beyond. The 21,400 square foot oval-shaped dining hall seats 225, features display cooking, a hearth oven which is the focal point as students enter the dining room, and diners may view the food being prepared as they pass through an open serving and cooking area with four cooking platforms and two islands. Atwater Dining Hall boasts a vegetated roof and popular outdoor terraces as well as a seminar room for meetings and classes. 

Due to increased dining services for the fall semester there will be no reserved Atwater dinner opportunities for specific groups.

Students enjoy a meal in Ross Dining Hall.

Ross Dining Hall

Ross is a 450-seat facility that opened in the Fall of 2002 and is located on the western edge of the campus. The Ross building complex includes residential living and classrooms so that living, dining and learning all take place in the same area in an environment that encourages a melding of academics and social life. Ross dining hall has high ceilings and a large window wall facing New York’s Adirondack Mountains and amazing views of the sunset. Four open concept kitchen stations allow students to watch as their food is prepared and gives them the flexibility to assemble exactly what they would like to enjoy from the days offerings.