Below you'll find the standard hours of operation for dining services during the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning with the breakfast service on Monday, August 26.

Please note that the standard hours of operation are subject to change for the fall athletics pre-season, New Student Orientation, holidays, breaks or special events. In those cases, signs will be posted in the dining hall to let students know of the updated schedule.


Academic year standard hours of operation

Hilltop Café (standard hours of operation)

Monday - Thursday:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Sunday:

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Zamora's Market (standard hours of operation)

  • Monday -Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - midnight
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - midnight.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - midnight
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - midnight

Meal exchange hours (not available during block breaks)

  • Breakfast (Available Monday - Friday in Zamora's Market): 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch (Available Monday - Friday in Hilltop Café): 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Dinner (Available Monday - Thursday in Zamora's Market): 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fall Pre-Season/NSO hours

Fall pre-season and New Student Orientation hours begin with the dinner service on Thursday, August 15 through the dinner service on Sunday, August 25. Student academic year meal plans begin with the dinner service on Saturday, August 24.  Prior to this students who are required to be on campus while the meal plan is not active (such as in-season student-athletes, RAs, PAs and students participating in orientation programs) will have meals covered by their sponsoring departments.  Approved earlier arrivals without a sponsoring department will be required to pay for their meals at the door. 

Hilltop Café (pre-season/NSO hours)

Wednesday, August 14:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 15 - Friday, August 16:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 25:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Zamora's Market (pre-season/NSO hours)

Zamora's Market will be open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24.  The market will reopen on Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m. through normal hours.


Block break hours

Hilltop Café (block break hours)

Normal hours remain in effect through Wednesday at lunch. Adjusted hours begin with Wednesday dinner and go through Saturday at dinner. Normal hours resume on Sunday.

Wednesday:

  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday:

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Zamora's Market (block break hours)

Normal hours remain in effect through Tuesday evening. Adjusted hours are in effect Wednesday through Sunday. Note that meal exchanges are not available during block breaks.

Fall Block Break Hours
  • Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4:00 p.m. - midnight
Spring Block Break Hours
  • Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4:00 p.m. - midnight

Fall break hours

Hilltop Café (Fall break hours)

Hilltop Cafe will continue to operate on normal hours through Sunday, November 24.  The following limited hours will be observed during fall break:

Monday, November 25: (meal plan not active; students may use flex cash or pay out of pocket)

  • Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26:

  • Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27: 

  • Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 28: CLOSED

Friday, November 29: CLOSED

Saturday, November 30: CLOSED

Sunday, December 1:

  • Dinner: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (meal plan resumes)

During the weeklong portion of fall break (November 25-30) student meal plans will not be active. Student meal plans resume again with the dinner service on Sunday, December 1. Students may use flex cash or pay out of pocket for meals during this time. Students who are required to be on campus while the meal plan is not active (such as fall sport student-athletes and select RAs) will have meals covered by their sponsoring departments.  Other students who need special assistance regarding meals should be in touch with the Bon Appétit General Manager or Residence Life.

Zamora's Market (Fall break hours)

  • Saturday, November 23: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 24: 4:00 p.m. - midnight
  • Monday, November 25: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 26: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 27: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 30: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 1: 4:00 p.m. - midnight

During the break period Zamora's Market and will accept flex cash payments and cash sales.  Students can add additional flex cash to their card by registering for web account access.

Winter break hours

Hilltop Café (Winter break hours)

Normal hours remain in effect through Wednesday lunch. The last meal served will be dinner on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; breakfast take-out will be available at that dinner service for any individuals wanting breakfast for Thursday morning. The dining room will reopen with normal hours on Sunday immediately before Block 5 courses begin (lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.).

Zamora's Market (Winter break hours)

Normal hours remain in effect through the afternoon of Wednesday, December 18, when the Market will close at 2:00 p.m. The Market will reopen for regular hours at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 12.

Spring break hours

Hilltop Café (Spring break hours)

Normal hours remain in effect through dinner service on Saturday, March 9. That is the last meal paid for by student meal plans before spring break. During the weeklong portion of spring break (March 10-15) the Hilltop Café will be closed.  Student meal plans resume again with the dinner service on Saturday, March 16.  Students who are required to be on campus while the meal plan is not active (such as spring sport student-athletes and select RAs) will have meals covered by their sponsoring departments.  Should the Hilltop Café open for meal services during the weeklong portion of spring break non-sponsored students can pay at the door with flexcash or out of pocket. Should any students need special assistance regarding meals they should be in touch with the Bon Appétit General Manager or Residence Life

Zamora's Market (Spring break hours)

Normal hours remain in effect through Saturday, Mach 7.  Beginning Sunday, March 8 through Saturday, March 14 Zamora's Market will be open from 11:00am-1:30pm daily and will accept flex cash payments and cash sales.  Students can add additional flex cash to their card by registering for web account access.  Zamora's Market will resume normal hours on Sunday, March 15.

Commencement week hours

Hilltop Café (Commencement week hours)

Wednesday, May 6

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 7

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 8

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 10

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Zamora's Market (Commencement week hours)

Normal hours remain in effect through the afternoon of Wednesday, May 6 when Zamora's Market will close at 2:00 p.m. This is the last opportunity to use any remaining flex dollars that come with the 14 meal plan.