Vail Commons is the primary dining facility on campus and serves three meals per day, seven days per week.

Commons offers a wide range of meal plan options to meet student needs, and also accepts payment in Dining Dollars, Declining Balance, and credit cards.

Commons is a cherished place for the Davidson community to gather and have a meal. Meals are all-you-can-eat when dining in the facility and include hot entrées, vegetarian and vegan options, an extensive salad bar, desserts, and beverages.

If your schedule does not permit you time to Dine-In, meals are also available Fresh To Go using our complimentary Green Boxes. In an effort to reduce costs while remaining sustainable, please drop off your Green Box at one of our 3 drop-off locations (1 upstairs of Vail Commons, 1 downstairs Vail Commons, and 1 located inside Union- near the Post Office).

2020-2021 Door Prices

(Tax not included)

  • Breakfast - $11.50
  • Lunch - $11.50
  • Dinner - $11.50

Spring 2021 Number of Students During Dinner Times

We understand what’s important when it comes to time and safety. We are sharing a daily average during dinner services at Vail Commons by every half hour to help choose an ideal time.

* Peak dining hours for dinner services. Please plan accordingly.
Dinner Times (per half hour) Number of Students Average by Percentage
5-5:30 p.m. 76 14%
*5:30-6 p.m. 112 21%
*6-6:30 p.m. 155 29%
*6:30-7 p.m. 117 22%
7-7:30 p.m. 51 10%
7:30-8 p.m. 20 4%
Total 531 100%

Common Picks

Check out some of the popular food options over the years, and decide for yourself what new foods you will grow to love. With a diversity of options, there’s something for every palate. 

Common picks:  

  • Chicken and eggplant parmesan 
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Power plant station (vegan and made without gluten)
  • Chicken nuggets, fried chicken and mac & cheese
  • Black bean burgers
  • Cantina Station (street-style tacos, including vegetarian options)
  • Oreo scoopies and various cookies 
  • Deluxe salad bar (including an all-vegan side)