Dining Handbook

Mission Statement

Provide high quality (nutrition and taste) meals to dorm students and others in the most cost effective manner while remaining safe and compliant.


Director of Dining Services: Jessica Miller

Dining Hours/Pricing

Guest/Adult Off-Campus Student/Child*
Monday-Friday (open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with hot meals at the following times):
Breakfast (7:30 to 9 a.m.) $5.75 $4.50
Lunch (11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) $9 $6.75
Supper (5:15 to 6:45 p.m.) $9 $6.75
Open 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hot meal times listed above.
Sat. Brunch (11:30 a.m. to noon) $9 $6.75
Sat. Supper (5:15 to 6 p.m.) $9 $6.75
Sun. Breakfast (9 to 10 a.m.) $5.75 $4.50
Sun. Lunch (noon to 12:45 p.m.) $11.50 $8.25
Sun. Supper (5:15 to 6 p.m.) $9 $6.75

*Child prices are for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free.
Hours may change due to COVID-19. See online menu for current hours.

Bontrager Student Center Dining Hall

Dining Services offers a variety of menu options throughout the day for students. Meal plans are required for all students living on campus. Payment for all others can be by credit or charged to their campus account.


Student IDs are required to enter the dining hall for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal plans are not transferable. Most students will receive an image file of their ID to save to their phone. Those without smart phones will receive an ID card. Lost or missing ID cards may be replaced through the Student Life department.


Mask will be worn according to current Hesston College COVID-19 guidelines.

Special Services Provided

Sack Lunches
Sack lunches are available to boarding students whose on campus work or class schedule prevents them from eating in the cafeteria.
Sick Meals
Meals are provided for those who are sick and unable to eat in the dining hall. Contact your resident assistant (RA) or resident director (RD) for the proper forms, complete the form and deliver it to Dining Services in exchange for a sick meal.

Dining Services Accommodations

For students with documented dietary needs, Hesston College works with each student to determine reasonable accommodations when the student has filed a request with the Disability Services Coordinator, Kristin Kaufman, and submitted adequate documentation as described below. The request for accommodation must be as specific as possible and normally must be accompanied by the Documentation of Disability form or an equivalent report (e.g. a copy of a medical diagnosis or dietician’s evaluation).

Students may be asked to supplement the documentation provided. Once a specific request for accommodation is received, staff will work interactively with students to identify one or more appropriate accommodations, which may or may not be the specific accommodation(s) requested. The college is required to provide reasonable accommodations that are effective, although they may not be the specific accommodations requested in all cases. The plan will be reviewed at the start of each semester.

Students are required to notify the director of Dining Services within six hours before missing a meal with menu substitutions. Students who repeatedly miss meals with menu substitutions may risk having less menu substitutions provided. In addition, unused special purchase food items may not be reordered. In cases where group meals are provided for field trips or athletic competitions, students must communicate with Dining Services director well in advance as to whether a special meal is needed or if students will provide their own food. Provided meals will be charged to the student account.

If Dining Services is not able to reasonably accommodate dietary needs according to the documentation, students may be eligible for a 10-meal plan at a reduced rate. Meal plan accommodation must have administrative approval from the vice president of Student Life.

Dining Hall Policies/Understandings

Shoes and shirts must be worn in the dining hall at all times.

Food and property of the college may not be taken from the dining hall. We have an “all you care to eat” policy which provides you with plenty to eat while you are in the dining hall.

Kansas health code requires that diners use clean dishes and glassware when returning for “seconds” of food and beverages. Do not bring personal glasses, cups or dishes into the serving area.

Inappropriate behavior in the dining hall, including: throwing food and other items, creating messes that make the area unusable by others, tampering with food products or equipment or displaying offensive or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. These actions are seen as a violation of Hesston College’s Campus Community Standards and will be dealt with by the Student Life department.

Student Handbook 2021-22