Colgate boasts a healthy and sustainability-conscious dining program that provides a wide range of meal choices for students.

Colgate's dining facilities are designed to provide students with comfortable places to dine with friends and faculty. From Frank Dining Hall to a cozy pub and a modern café, there's always a place to relax and enjoy a meal.

Frank Dining Hall

The Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall is the dynamic, primary dining facility on campus. Find Frank on the campus map.

Students get food at the Frank Dining Hall salad station

Frank Dining Hall offers students made-to-order grill options, vegan and vegetarian selections, Pure Eats - our allergen-friendly zone, house-made pastas and pizzas, and more. This year, we’re excited to introduce two new concepts: Paper Lantern, a cook-to-order Asian station with a daily rotating menu including new flavors and old favorites such as Korean BBQ, dumplings, fried rice, ramen, and pho, and La Mesa, a West Coast Mexican concept that will include bowls, burritos, tacos, and quesadillas.

If you're looking for a cup of coffee or tea, we now encourage the use of reusable mugs, as we increase our sustainability efforts. Download the Boost mobile ordering app in the App Store or Google Play

A meal swipe includes all-access dining.

The Coop

Located in the O'Connor Campus Center,  the Coop offers a wide range of dining options for any palate. Find the Coop on the campus map.

Students eat and study in the dining area of the Coop

Options at the Coop include:

  • Made-to-order grill
  • Pizza and pasta dishes
  • House-made soups
  • Sushi
  • Coffee from Utica Coffee Roasters
  • Gate Grains- a healthier option for students with made-to-order salads and grain bowls
  • On-the-go sandwiches, salads, and snacks from Jack and Olive


A meal swipe includes an entrée, up to two sides, and a fountain beverage.

& a Pickle Deli and Smoothie Station

The O'Connor Campus Center also features a Boost-only deli and smoothie station where you can pre-order your sandwich, along with a variety of smoothies, and pick them up at your convenience. Find the the Coop on the campus map, and download the Boost mobile ordering app in the App Store or Google Play to order ahead.

A meal swipe includes either a smoothie or a sandwich, pickle, homemade chips, and a beverage.

Chobani at the Hieber Café

Chobani at the Hieber Café is a great place to meet up with friends or to find a quiet place to study. Find Chobani at the Hieber Café on the campus map.

Students can enjoy a menu with chef-created, sweet and savory yogurt creations, sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh-pressed juices, and desserts made by Chobani Greek Yogurt. Want to see what's on the menu? Click here

A meal swipe includes an entrée, a side, and a 12 oz beverage (lemonade, tea, coffee, or a smoothie).

Donovan's Pub

The pub features traditional pub-style food and serves craft and domestic beer and wine for students 21+.  Enjoy great food, great portions, and great fun! Find Donovan's Pub on the campus map. Whether you choose to dine in or take it with you, all orders can be placed through the Boost mobile  ordering app.

A meal swipe includes an entrée, fountain beverage, and either a side or dessert.

Pop-up Venues

We are pleased to share that local dining providers have been invited to operate pop-up dining venues on campus each week. These include:

Fojo Beans in the lobby of the O'Connor Campus Center (Coop)

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kalamata Pita Food Trailer (weather permitting) on the Curtis/Drake Quad

  • Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Royal India Grill Food Truck (weather permitting) on the lawn of the O'Connor Campus Center (Coop)

  • Thursdays and Fridays: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. (beginning 9/7/23)
  • Sundays: 5-8 p.m. (beginning 9/10/23)

Spudz (weather permitting) on the lawn of the O'Connor Campus Center (Coop)

  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (beginning 9/13/23)

Bonus Dollars 

We are pleased to announce that bonus dollars can now be used in the village at the participating establishments listed below. 

In Hamilton

  • Byrne Dairy
  • Colgate Inn
  • Flour & Salt Bakery (coming soon!)
  • Flour & Salt Café
  • FoJo Beans
  • Hamilton Inn
  • Seven Oaks Club House
  • Stewart's Shops
  • Subway

Please visit the 'Gate Card page for more information about 'Gate Cash.