Cloister Inn, one of the 10
independent eating clubs located
along Prospect Avenue
Juniors and seniors have several dining options available to them.
Some students choose to retain their meal plans and eat in a University
dining hall. Others join a cooking co-operative, where students share
cooking responsibilities. Still others become "independent," in
which case they live in a dorm with a kitchen to prepare their own meals.
The most popular upperclass dining option, however, is to join an
eating club. Approximately 75% of juniors and seniors take their meals at
one of the ten co-ed, private clubs along Prospect Avenue. These clubs,
in addition to providing an intimate, comfortable atmosphere, offer
social, athletic, and educational programs. As an additional option, upperclassmen
may purchase joint meal plans between Residential College dining services
and eating clubs.
Students who wish to join an eating club do so in the middle of
sophomore year. Five of the clubs are "sign-in" clubs, meaning
they are non-selective and choose their members by lottery. The other
five clubs, "Bicker" clubs, choose their members through a rush
To learn about the University meal plans, please visit Dining Services.
To read about the co-operatives, please visit the 2 Dickinson
Co-op. To learn more about the eating clubs, please click here.