Food service

Bon Appétit Management Company operates the college’s food service program. They are a provider of premium contract food service programs.  Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.  Bon Appetit strives to provide a dining experience for the Reed community that meets individual dietary needs while providing an interesting and healthy variety of options.  Bon Appetit is also the exclusive caterer for Reed College.

All students residing in the residence halls except for the co-ops and apartments must participate in the food service program. Residents of on-campus apartments and students living off campus have the option to purchase a board plan or Commuter Commons Cash. Students who reside off campus may purchase meal plan dollars at the cashier window in Eliot Hall at any time during the semester.  In addition to the dollar amount added to your card, Bon Appetit also gives a 10% bonus! Commuter points transfer from semester to semester.

Students who live on campus and who have questions about the board plan should go to the residence life office for more information. 

Commons Café hours of service


Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.
Late Night: 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Brunch: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

(Page last modified: April 21, 2023)