Dining and Meal Plans

    Washington College students have several campus dining options.

    Located on the second floor of Hodson Hall, the Hodson Culinary Center features an extensive lineup of culinary platforms. Students can experience a diverse menu selection of made-to-order and quick-service selections as well as daily specials at the all-you-care-to-enjoy venue.

    The Homestyles station offers a rotating menu of comfort food inspired by unique spices and techniques. Roots features a rich variety of plant-based cuisine that is wholesome as well as exciting. Fusion offers wellness selections that incorporate lean proteins, high-fiber starches and fresh vegetables. Create a custom salad at Nutribar with freshly cut greens and vegetables with a variety of your favorite salad toppings. Smoke & Fire showcases slowly smoked chicken, pork, beef, vegetables and even fruit to enhance any sandwich, salad or side. For students with allergies or food preferences, Clarity provides selections free from common allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, sesame, soy, milk products and eggs. Trattoria features fresh hand-crafted pizzas, contemporary pasta dishes and gelato. The Carvery offers a selection of meats that are freshly roasted or smoked and sliced in-house; creating a fresh taste and aroma that makes each sandwich special.

    Explore the refreshed Hodson Commons located on the lower level of Hodson Hall and enjoy four brand-new contemporary concepts. Freshens Fresh Food Kitchen features a variety of grilled flatbreads, freshly tossed salads, deliciously toasted wraps and globally inspired rice bowls. For those craving a late-night bite, Freshens Fresh Food Kitchen converts to CraveTown, a 100% mobile app ordering concept that features toasted wraps, melts, flatbreads, pizzas and sides. Boar’s Head Deli offers a premium selection of sandwiches, wraps and salads, all made with the freshest ingredients. We Proudly Serve Starbucks at Java George features barista-crafted coffee and specialty drinks and gourmet teas that pair with our Fresh-to-Go pastries.

    In a rush?

    Students will be able to order from the GET APP at the Hodson Commons.

    Available on the Apple Store or Android Google Play.

    Students with food allergies should discuss questions or concerns about specific food items with the chef managers in the Culinary Center. For more information about food allergies, labeling and preferences please contact our AVI Fresh Registered Dietitian, Samantha Yunko, MS, RD, CDN, at SYunko@AVIFoodsystems.com. Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request.

    Hodson Culinary Center Hours of Operation

    Monday – Friday

    Breakfast 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    Continental Mid Meal 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Continental Mid Meal 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Dinner 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Saturday – Sunday
    Brunch 10:00 AM – 2:00PM
    Continental Mid Meal 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Dinner 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Monday- Friday
    8:000 AM – 8:00 PM

    Monday – Friday
    11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Monday – Friday
    8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

    Saturday – Sunday
    6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

    Monday – Friday
    11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    24-hour access with your Washington College ID card


    Meal Plan Requirement Waiver Request 

    Washington College affirms the educational benefits inherent in the residential aspect of the undergraduate experience. A meal plan is required of on-campus students to develop a sense of community that arises from table sharing in this environment. Students with disabilities and/or health conditions with medically necessary dietary needs may request meal plan modifications as an accommodation. If the accommodation is approved, these modifications will be provided by Dining Services. If Dining Services is unable to provide reasonable meal plan modifications, the student may be granted an exemption and released from the meal plan. The student may be partially or fully reimbursed for the meal plan costs, depending on the circumstances. All requests for meal plan accommodations are made through Disability Access in the Office of Academic Skills (OAS). Information regarding requesting accommodations can be found at this link.

    The specific process for requesting a meal plan accommodation is as follows:

    1. The student must complete the Public Accommodation Request Form found at this link.

    2. Along with the form, the student must provide supporting documentation by having their healthcare provider complete and submit the Accessibility Accommodation Documentation form directly to Hilary Bateman, Director of the Office of Academic Skills using the contact information below:

    Alex Crabtree, Disability Access Specialist

    Washington College
    300 Washington Avenue
    Chestertown, MD 21620
    FAX: 410-778-7884

    Within five business days of receipt of the form and the supporting documentation, the student will be contacted by email with instructions for scheduling an initial meeting. At this meeting, the student’s accommodation request and documentation form will be discussed and additional information may be requested. The student will receive a decision letter within five business days of the initial meeting.