Board Plan Information

The board plan encompasses meals served in Commons while classes and exams are in session, as well as meals served during some, but not all college recesses. Additionally, dining may not be open for the entirety of all break periods. 

Meals available over recesses that are not part of the board plan are provided to students at a reduced rate, which may be charged to a student account or paid for via credit/debit.  Alternatively, students may use guest passes; five of which are loaded onto their ID cards at the start of each academic year. 

Following is the 2022-2023 recess meal schedule. Note that those meals in red are NOT included in the board plan.  If you have any questions, or need additional assistance, please contact Christine Schwartz, AVP Dining, Conferences and Campus events at cschwart@bates.edu.  

FALL RECESS 2022

Wednesday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner

 

NOVEMBER BREAK 2022

Friday, November 18

  • Dinner – last board plan meal

Saturday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 22

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner

Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25

  • Closed

Saturday, November 26

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner

Sunday, November 27

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner – first board plan meal

 

WINTER BREAK 2022-2023

Monday, December 19

  • Dinner – last board plan meal

Tuesday, December 20

  • Brunch 

Wednesday, December 21 through Monday, January 2

  • Closed

Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 7

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

Sunday, January 8

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner – first meal in plan

 

FEBRUARY BREAK 2023

Friday, February 17

  • Dinner – last meal in plan

Saturday, February 18 through Saturday, February 25

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner

Sunday, February 26

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner – first meal in plan

 

SPRING RECESS 2023

Wednesday, March 22 through Sunday, March 26

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner

 

APRIL RECESS 2023

Monday, April 24

  • Dinner – Last board plan meal available to those not enrolled in a Short Term course.

Tuesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 29

  • Brunch 
  • Dinner

 

LAST ACADEMIC MEAL IN PLAN FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Thursday, May 25

  • Lunch