A Place to Explore: Bell Tower Place

As great as the new restaurants on campus are, we can’t forget about those that have been old favorites here. The traditional place on campus we recommend you visit today is Bell Tower Place.

Lots of quick options here!

The Bell Tower dining venue is located halfway up High Street, near its namesake Bell Tower. Its location is perfect for both on-campus and off-campus students. Upperclassmen—this is a great place to grab coffee or breakfast in the morning on your walk to class.

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm; Friday 8am-2pm; closed on weekends

If you’re interested in pizza, pasta, sushi, a burger, a donut, coffee, cake, a smoothie, onion rings, yogurt, a burrito, tacos, quesadillas, guacamole, egg rolls, a deli sandwich, stir-fry, fruit, or soup, Bell Tower Place is the place to be.

A Place to Explore: Haines’ Boulangerie

Haines’ Boulangerie is on the west side of Armstrong Student Center (literally the center of campus), behind Bishop Woods, next to Culler Hall, in front of Upham Hall, within site of the famous seal (avoid walking on this!). Campus map.


If you can find any of those places, you can find Armstrong. If all else fails, find Spring Street and walk up or down until Armstrong is in sight—be sure to stay on campus!


Hours for Monday-Friday 7:30am-9pm; 8am-8pm on the weekend

Pro-tip: Boulangerie: “a bakery that specializes in baking and selling bread” [boo-lanzhuh-ree] according to Dictionary.com. Boo-lingerie might be helpful too. Good luck.


The Boulangerie features Panera-like eating options—flatbreads, paninis, soups, salads. This restaurant is not only super tasty, but also has a few vegan/vegetarian, low fat, and low calorie options. And also, lots of half combo options to choose from—half-sandwich, half-soup, half-salad.


For breakfast, try one of our smoothies, parfaits, or pastries!


Happy first day!

For students, both old and new, there are so many dining options on-campus this year. While change can be intimidating, it’s also very exciting. Through this blog, we will guide you through your dining experience this semester. Be sure to check back often, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook for more updates and information.


Don’t forget about the Dining Passport challenge that officially starts today! Pick up your Dining Passport from your first year RA or at the HOME Office (in the basement of Shriver).


Get your passport punched at:

  • Delish
  • Americas
  • La Mia Cucina
  • strEATS
  • Bell Tower
  • Martin Buffet
  • King Café
  • Tea Hive
  • Grill & Roast (Western Dining Commons)
  • International Station (Western Dining Commons)


To view a map of these dining locations, click here.


Once completed, turn your card into the HOME office. You will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a $250 gift card towards a new bike or one of two $100 flight vouchers.


HINT: find two locations that are close together and visit them both in one day!


Quick Armstrong Tutorial

For students both new and old,

To make trying new things a little more comfortable….


In all of the restaurants in Armstrong, walk up to the register first to order your food. From that point, you’ll either get a number, get a table card, or have to listen for your order nearby. Because Armstrong is so delicious and convenient, it’s always a bit busy, but don’t let that intimidate you! During peak hours, multiple registers are open.


All your food is hot and made to order. As if that isn’t amazing enough, all of the eating utensils and to-go boxes are biodegradable and Armstrong composts the food waste. Yay, Earth!

Where can I eat?

Even though classes don’t start until next week, we know that some people have moved back to campus early and we’d love to feed you all!

If you don’t already know which dining locations are currently open, then you can either check out the blog post or navigate to the official website for more specific details.

Finally, there’s a another page on this blog to visit before grabbing lunch and that is the page explaining what we’re doing. Basically, trying to help you have the most amazing dining experience possible every day for every meal. See that post here.


Have a fabulous day!

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