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 9:30 a.m.) $4.75 $3.50
Lunch (11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) $8.00 $5.75
Supper (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) $8.00 $5.75
Sat. Brunch (11:30 a.m. to noon) $8.00 $5.75
Sat. Supper (5:15 to 6 p.m.) $8.00 $5.75
Sun. Breakfast (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.) $4.75 $3.50
Sun. Lunch (noon to 12:45 p.m.) $10.50 $7.25
Sun. Supper (5:15 to 6 p.m.) $8.00 $5.75

*Child prices are for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free.

Bontrager Student Center Dining Hall

Dining Services offers buffet, self-service style dining experience for students, commuters, faculty, staff and visitors. Meal plans are required for all students living on campus. Payment for all others can be by cash, credit or charged to their campus account.

ID Cards

ID cards are required to enter the dining hall for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal plans are not transferable and lost or missing ID cards may be replaced through the Student Life department.

Special Services Provided

Sack Lunches/Meal Refunds
Sack lunches are available to boarding students whose on campus work or class schedule prevents them from eating in the cafeteria. College sponsored classes or activities scheduled over meal times may be eligible for reimbursement. Advance notification from faculty, staff or sponsor is required to be eligible for reimbursement.
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.
Special Dietary Needs
Any special dietary needs should be addressed directly with the director of Dining Services at ext. 8177. Dining Services staff will try to accommodate, to the best of their ability, any medically diagnosed dietary needs.

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 can 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 2019-20