With a meal plan at Mudd, you can swipe and eat across the 5Cs at 7 dining halls! During my freshman year, I almost exclusively ate off campus at Pitzer and Claremont McKenna. There’s also the option of giving one of your swipes to participate in a dorm BBQ, which doesn’t have to be the BBQ of the dorm you live at, and enjoy a social dinner complete with sugar cookies, avocado, hot cheetos, and your choice of a quesadilla, beef/veggie burger, or hot dog!
I took pictures of some of my meals this past week to highlight the diversity of what you can find. Pitzer and CMC’s dining halls are especially great if you’re vegetarian or vegan, but they have poor allergen labeling and cross-contamination control. Mudd is great if you’re looking for something close and it has a great “simple servings” section especially prepared for people with lots of food allergies. The staff is also really accommodating and has prepared special meals before for students with more rare allergies (like to corn syrup).
I hope you enjoy this survey of great college food. One of things I love the most about the small colleges are that food preparation is fresh and they have the ability to make for example, custom pasta or stir fry, because there aren’t tens of thousands of students that need to be fed.
If you’re curious what a weekly menu looks like across the 5Cs, check out this page made by a Mudd student, Gavin Yancey (’19), which many students use to check the menus across the dining halls.