Alma College

Dining Services

Metz, our campus dining partner, offers a team approach centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. We have four on-campus dining choices:


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Meal Plans

We want to make your dining experience the best it can possibly be, so we’ve designed the following options for your convenience.

A variety of meal plans exist to satisfy every student’s dining needs.

Faculty, staff, community members, and student supporters and families are encouraged and welcome to join us in Hamilton Commons for a meal. Faculty and staff may also purchase meal plans. The following per-meal rates apply.

Breakfast: $6.36
Lunch: $8.48
Dinner: $10.60

Plan A

This plan allows you to enjoy any 19 meals of your choice per week, plus $175 in Munch Money for the semester.

Plan B

This plan allows you to enjoy 210 meals of your choice, plus $400 in Munch Money for the semester.

Plan C

This plan is exclusive to students residing in Wright Hall and Wright Avenue Apartments. It allows you to enjoy up to 160 meals of your choice, plus $400 in Munch Money for the semester.

Plan D

This plan allows you to enjoy 120 meals of your choice, plus $900 in Munch Money for the semester.  This plan is available to Nursing Students and Student Teachers only.

Munch Money

Munch Money is accepted at all of our on-campus dining locations and several off-campus restaurants. It’s loaded onto your student ID cards and spends like cash for a meal, coffee or a quick snack.

Where Can I Spend My Munch Money?

Loch Lomond Cafe
Hamilton Commons

Starbucks in the Alma Bookstore
El Vaquero
Jimmy Johns
Pizza One
Gratiot Medical Center
Healthies of Mid Mitten
Block House

How Munch Money Works
Munch Money is loaded onto your ID card (the amount depends on which meal plan you choose) and spends like cash at the dining locations above. If you don’t use all of your Munch Money in your account during the fall term, it carries over into the winter term. Munch Money does not carry over from April to September, so be sure to spend it all before the academic year ends.

If you do run out, don’t worry, you can always add more Munch Money to your account. Money you add to your account does stay in your account from year to year.  Munch Money purchased separately from your meal plan is non-refundable.

While Munch Money spends like cash, it cannot be used toward the purchase of alcohol, cigarettes or lottery tickets.

Health and Nutrition

The idea of living well is infused through the Metz experience.

Our Offerings
When you step into our dining locations, you will see it in our locally sourced ingredients, our fresh and flavorful menus, our emphasis on scratch prepared foods, and our friendly and personal service.
Our goal is to create a superior program for you.

We do this by offering:

  • Dining concepts that reflect your tastes including ethnic foods with authentic flavors, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options every day
  • Sustainable, locally sourced vegetables, fruits, eggs, bread and bakery items, and poultry and livestock products within a 150-mile radius of your location
  • Flexible dining hours along with competitive purchasing options that meet your busy schedule and needs
  • Seasonal promotions, plus fun contests and giveaways throughout the year

Have an Allergy?
We work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease or special diet needs. If you have a dietary concern or allergy, please contact us and we will work with you to make sure your needs are met.

Don’t See Something You Need?
Let us know! We’re happy to work with our students on improving our services and providing the best dining experience possible.

Catering Services

Are you planning an on-campus event? Metz offers competitive pricing on catering services.
Metz offers discounts on Catering Services for Resident Alma College Students.


Contact the food service management team.