Hours, Prices & Break Meals

Academic Year Hours of Operation and Prices

COMMONS:

Commons is open to the general public on a limited basis, see below.  Members of the Bates community who have a Bates ID, guests of a Bates department or program or those who have made pre-arrangements with the Director of Dining Services will be allowed access.

Monday – Thursday:

  • Breakfast 7:00a-10:30a- Open only to the Bates Community.
  • Lunch 10:30a-2:30p- Open only to the Bates Community after 1:30pm.
    Grill Opens at 11:00a for lunch and all three Platforms close at 2:00p with the exception of the Salad bar and Deli
  • Dinner 4:30p-8:30p Door Closes at 9:00p-Open only to the Bates Community after 7:30pm.
    (All stations close at 8:30 except Pasta which is open until 9 pm)

Friday

  • Breakfast 7:00a-10:30a– Open only to the Bates Community.
  • Lunch 10:30a-2:30p-Open only to the Bates Community after 1:30pm.
    Grill Opens at 11:00a for lunch and all three Platforms close at 2:00p with the exception of the Salad bar and Deli
  • Dinner 4:30p-8:00p- Door Closes at 8:30p- Open only  to the Bates Community after 7:30pm.

Saturday

  • Continental Breakfast   7:30a-9:30a– Open only to the Bates Community
  • Brunch  9:30a-2:30p- Open only to the Bates Community after 1:30pm.
  • Dinner 4:30p-8:00p- Door Closes at 8:30p- Open only to the Bates Community after 7:30pm.

Sunday

  • Continental Breakfast  7:30a-9:30a- Open only to the Bates Community
  • Brunch  9:30a-2:30p-Open only to the Bates Community after 1:30pm.
  • Dinner 4:30p-8:30p- Door Closes at 9:00p- Open only to the Bates Community after 7:30pm.
    (All stations close at 8:30 except Pasta which is open until 9 pm)

Cost:

Adults 8 & up
Breakfast $8.00-Open Only to the Bates Community.
Brunch $10.00
Lunch $9.00
Dinner $10.00

Children 3 to 7
Breakfast $4.00-Open Only to the Bates Community.
Brunch $5.00
Lunch $4.50
Dinner $5.00

Children 2 and under
Free

BOBCAT DEN:

Academic Year Hours of Operation

Mondays-Thursdays 7:45 am-1:00 am

Fridays 7:45 am-2:00 am

Saturdays 4:00 pm-2:00 am

Sundays 4:00 pm-1:00 am

Pub Hours
4pm – 12:00am on Monday to Thursday
4pm – 12:30am on Friday and Saturday

Last Academic Meal in Plan

Last Academic Meal in Plan

Friday, May 29

  • Dinner 4:30-8:00 pm

Break Meal Information

Meals during breaks are not part of the board plan, with the exception of the Fall Recess in October.

During break periods Commons will be providing limited meals .  The rate per meal for students is $7.00,  which may be charged to their account, paid via credit/debit. or a  guest pass may be used. Additionally , employment options are available with DCCE in exchange for meals.

Following is the 2019-2020  break schedule for Commons and the Den. Note that those meals in bold italics are NOT included in the meal plan.  If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Christine Schwartz. AVP for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events at cschwart@bates.edu.

October 2019

OCTOBER 2019

Wednesday & Thursday, October 16 and 17

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner       4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday & Saturday, October 18 and 19

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner       4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 20 – Regular Schedule

  • Continental Breakfast     7:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Brunch                                9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner                                 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

BOBCAT DEN
Wednesday, October 16- Friday, October 18     7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 19                                                          Closed
Sunday, October 20-Regular Schedule                 4:00 pm – 1:00 am

November 2019


NOVEMBER 2019

Friday, November 22

  • Dinner  4:30 pm – 8:00 pm – LAST BOARD MEAL

Saturday, November 23 through Tuesday, November 26

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 27

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner                   Closed

Thursday & Friday, November 28 and 29

  • Closed

Saturday, November 30

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 1

  • Brunch       9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 8:30 pm – FIRST BOARD MEAL

 

BOBCAT DEN
Friday, November 22                                                            Closing at 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24                Closed
Monday, November 25 & Tuesday, November 26           7:45 am-2:30 pm
Wednesday, November 27–Sunday, December 1                Closed
Monday, December 2 -Regular Schedule                        7:45 am – 1:00 am

 

CATERING
Closed November 27 to November 30

December 2019-January 2020

DECEMBER 2019- JANUARY 2020

Saturday, December 14

  • Dinner  4:30 pm – 8:00 pm – LAST BOARD MEAL

Sunday & Monday, December 15 and  16

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 17

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner                   Closed

Wednesday, December 18 through Wednesday, January 1

  • Closed

Thursday, January 2 through Saturday, January 11

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 12

  • Brunch       9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 8:30 pm – FIRST BOARD MEAL

 

BOBCAT DEN
Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 15                         Closed
Monday, December 16 – Wednesday, December 18    7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday, December 19 – Wednesday, January 1                    Closed
Thursday, January 2 – Friday, January 3                                 7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5  Closed
Monday, Janaury 6 – Friday, January 10                          7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12                               Closed
Monday, January 13-Regular Schedule                          7:45 am to 1:00 am

CATERING
Closed December 18 to January 1

February 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

Friday, February 14

  • Dinner  4:30 pm – 8:00 pm – LAST BOARD MEAL

Saturday, February 15 through Saturday, February 22

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday, February 23

  • Brunch       9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 8:30 pm – FIRST BOARD MEAL

 

BOBCAT DEN
Friday, February 14                                                         7:45 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 15 – Monday, February 17              Closed
Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21        7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 22 & Sunday, February 23             Closed
Monday, February 24  –Regular Schedule              7:45 am – 1:00 am

April 2020

APRIL 2020

Saturday, April 18

  • Dinner  4:30 pm – 8:00 pm – LAST BOARD MEAL

Sunday, April 19 through Saturday, April 25

  • Brunch     10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 26

  • Brunch       9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner        4:30 pm – 8:30 pm – FIRST BOARD MEAL

 

BOBCAT DEN
Friday, April 17                                                7:45 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 18-Monday, April 120                   Closed
Tuesday, April 21 – Friday, April 24            7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 -Sunday, April 26                     Closed
Monday, April 27  Regular Schedule            7:45 am – 1:00 am

Summer Hours of Operation

COMMONS:

  • May 27, 2019 – June 15, 2019
    • Closed
  • Hours

Breakfast 7:00 am-9:30 am
Lunch 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00-7:30 pm

  • June 16, 2019
    • Open for Dinner Only
  • June 17, 2019 – August 8, 2019
    •   Open
  • August 9, 2019
    •  Open for Breakfast & Lunch Only
  • August 10, 2019 – August 17, 2019
    •   Closed
  • August 18, 2019 forward
    • Open

CATERING:

  • June 5, 2019- June 10, 2019
    • Open
  • June 11, 2019 – June 16, 2019
    • Closed
  • June 17, 2019 – July 3, 2019
    •  Open
  • July 4, 2019
    •  Closed
  • July 5, 2019 – August 10, 2019
    • Open
  • August 11, 2019 – August 17, 2019
    • Closed
  • August 18, 2019 Forward
    •  Open

DEN:

  • June 4, 2019- June 6, 2019
    • Open 7:45a – 2:30p
  • June  7, 2019
    • Open 7:45a – 1:00a
  • June 8, 2019
    • Open 8:00a – 2:30p
  • June 9, 2019 – August 14, 2019
    • Closed
  • August 15, 2019 – August 31, 2019
    • Open Monday to Friday from 7:45a – 2:30p
  • September 1, 2019 Forward
    • Regular Schedule