Hours of Operation & Meal Prices

Commons Meal Prices

Door Rates

  • Breakfast: $10.00
    • Children’s Rates:
      • 4yrs and under: Free
      • 5yrs to 8yrs: $5.00
  • Lunch: $12.00
    • Children’s Rates:
      • 4yrs and under: Free
      • 5yrs to 8yrs: $6.00
  • Brunch/Dinner: $14.00
    • Children’s Rates:
      • 4yrs and under: Free
      • 5yrs to 8yrs: $7.00

Faculty/Staff Pricing

  • Breakfast: $5.00
    • Children’s Rates:
      • 4yrs and under: Free
      • 5yrs to 8yrs: $2.50
  • Lunch: $7.00
    • Children’s Rates:
      • 4yrs and under: Free
      • 5yrs to 8yrs: $3.50
  • Brunch/Dinner: $10.00
    • Children’s Rates:
      • 4yrs and under: Free
      • 5yrs to 8yrs: $6.00
  • Family Friendly Fridays: Faculty, staff and their immediate family members may dine in Commons on Fridays between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Please note that employees may be asked to show their ID when entering.
    • Adults: $8.00
    • Children Rates:
      • 4yrs and under: Free
      • 5yrs to 8yrs: $5.00

Commons Academic Hours of Operation

Day Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday Breakfast: 7:00am-10:30am
Lunch: 10:30am-3:30pm
Dinner:
4:30pm-8:30pm
Note for Lunch: The grill opens at 11:00am. The Platforms close at 2:00pm. Salad and Deli close at 2:30pm. Brick Oven remains open until 3:30pm. The doors close at 3:30pm.
Note for Dinner: The Platforms close at 8:30pm except Pasta which is open until 9:00pm. The doors close at 9:00pm.
Friday Breakfast: 7:00am-10:30am
Lunch: 10:30am-3:30pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-8:00pm
Note for Lunch: The grill opens at 11:00am. The Platforms close at 2:00pm. Salad and Deli close at 2:30pm. Brick Oven remains open until 3:30pm. The doors close at 3:30pm.
Note for Dinner: The Platforms close at 8:00pm except Pasta which is open until 8:30pm. The doors close at 8:30pm.
Saturday Continental: 7:30am-9:30am
Brunch: 9:30am-2:30pm
Dinner:
4:30pm-8:00pm
Note for Brunch: The Platforms close at 2:00pm except Salad & Deli which are open until 2:30pm. Doors close at 2:30pm.
Note for Dinner: The Platforms close at 8:00pm except Salad/Deli which is open until 8:30pm. The doors close at 8:30pm.
Sunday Continental: 7:30am-9:30am
Brunch: 9:30am-2:30pm
Dinner:
4:30pm-8:30pm
Note for Brunch: The Platforms close at 2:00pm except Salad & Deli which are open until 2:30pm. Doors close at 2:30pm.
Note for Dinner: The Platforms close at 8:30pm except Pasta which is open until 9:00pm. The doors close at 9:00pm.

Summer Hours of Operation

Day Hours of Operation
Monday, May 27 Closed – College Recognized Holiday
Tuesday, May 28-Monday, June 3

Student will not be charged for meals during this period

Curb Cats Food Truck Only 
Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Tuesday, June 4

Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period

Curb Cats Food Truck Only Brunch (located between Chase Hall and Muskie): 10:30am-2:00pm
Free BBQ Dinner for All Summer Students (Location TBD): 6:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, June 5

Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period

Curb Cats Food Truck Only (located between Chase Hall and Muskie)
Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday, June 6

Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period

Commons Only
Lunch: 11:45am-1:15pm
Dinner: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, June 7
Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period
Commons Only
Breakfast: 7:00am-9:30am
Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm
Saturday, June 8
Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period
Commons Only
Breakfast: 7:00am-10:30am
Picnic Lunch: 12:00pm-2:30pm
Sunday, June 9

Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period

Brunch in Commons: 7:30 am-12:00 pm

 

Monday, June 10

Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period

Curb Cats Food Truck Only (located between Chase Hall and Muskie)
Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Tuesday, June 11 & Wednesday, June 12

Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period

Lunch in Commons: 11:00am-1:00pm
Dinner on Curbcat Food Truck Only (located between Chase Hall and Muskie): 4:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday, June 13

Student meals charged during this time will not be processed until after the first pay period

Curb Cats Food Truck Only (located between Chase Hall and Muskie)
Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Friday, June 14 Commons Only
Lunch (Potato Bar under the tent in front of Commons): 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Saturday, June 15-Saturday, August 10

Summer meal plan starts on June 15
**Please Note: there are different hours for July 4 – See Below

Commons Only
Breakfast: 7:00am-9:00am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:30pm
**Thursday, July 4 Commons Only
Brunch: 10:30am-12:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Bobcat Den Hours of Operation

The Bobcat Den hours are:
  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm
AND now Wednesdays from 8pm-11pm!

We’re Back! Come down to the Den on Wednesday nights to meet up with friends, hang out and enjoy Den classics like mozzarella sticks and Bates burgers!

The last day the Den is open for the academic year is Wednesday, May 22.

Curb Cats Food Truck Hours of Operation & Location

The Curb Cats Food Truck will operate on Tuesday and Thursdays this summer from Tuesday, June 18-Thursday, August 8 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Come check it out!

Bobcat Catering Hours of Operation

Due to Inauguration, Bobcat Catering will be taking a limited number of catering events from April 28 through May 6. Events will be approved on a first come-first-served basis. If possible, please avoid scheduling events which require catered support during this time.

Public Access to Commons

Commons is open to the public on a limited basis (see schedule below.) Groups larger than five will need prior approval, which will be granted based on operational capacity. For any questions, please contact Todd McCollough at tmccollo@bates.edu We only accept debit/credit cards/gift cards, no cash. Gift cards can be purchased at the bookstore. 

    • Breakfast: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
      Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30 pm
      Dinner: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      NOTE: Commons will only be open for summer programs on Thursday, July 4th
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      These hours are effective beginning Saturday, June 15th and running through Saturday, August 10th.