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Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons

Designed by NTD Architects, the Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons was built in 2005 over the area where the (Scripps) swimming pool used to be. The facility is the second at HMC to be certified under the LEED-CD (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction) system, which is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, sustainable, "green" buildings. 

This state-of-the-art dining facility was named for trustees Richmond J. Hoch '63 and his wife, Diane, and R. Michael Shanahan and his wife, Mary.

The Dining Commons, offering more than 28,000 square feet, features open exhibition kitchen areas, seating for nearly 500, a state-of-the art pizza oven and a rotisserie oven for juicy, tender meats.

Home to the Aviation Room, which celebrates the college's former Bates Aeronautics Program and its graduates, the Commons also offers five private dining rooms, two dining patios, supporting kitchen and storage spaces, along with office space and locker rooms for the 50 employees who prepare meals and serve more than 1,600 diners each day.

Dining Hall

Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons
385 Platt Boulevard 
Claremont, CA 91711

General manager Miguel Q. Ruvalcaba works with his staff of dining professionals to provide a healthy and tasty variety of meals for all the students, staff, faculty and guests who utilize HMC’s dining facility. The Dining Commons team uses their considerable experience and talents in the food service field to offer special meals and events on campus, including sushi, expanded holiday menus, ethnic cuisine, the ever-popular Dr. Seuss' Birthday (green eggs and ham brunch) and the Chocolate Fest!

Those desiring vegetarian, vegan or other meal options are happily accommodated and will always find the dining staff open to suggestions. The staff also provides top-notch, affordable catering services for campus events.

On the Menu

Please call (909) 607-2675 for menu information.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Weekends / Holidays
Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Harvey Mudd College | Dining Services | 301 Platt Boulevard | Claremont, CA 91711 | tel. (909) 607-2675 | Contact Us