It’s All in the Family

We’re always hearing students and alumni say, “Menlo is like a family.” This is no accident – it’s core to who we are. We have found that living, learning and playing together in a small, close-knit community builds relationships that strengthen students while they are here and for the rest of their lives.

Residence Hall Living – Immerse Yourself

Writing papers, doing projects, studying for exams – you know these are part of being a student.

A chance late-night discussion on Kafka or Lady Gaga, a spur-of-the-moment banana split party/study break, a hike with new friends from the end of the hall – these are part of living on campus. Through an accumulation of these small experiences – sometimes planned but often spontaneous – you develop the acquaintances and friendships that define your Menlo experience.

Because residential life is the best way to immerse yourself in the Menlo community, most students are required to live on campus, and many others choose to do so.

Check out Menlo’s Residence Halls.

Good Food – For You and the Planet

Our chefs turn fresh, healthy foods (local whenever possible) into delicious, nutritious meals enjoyed by residential and commuter students alike. Organic, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian choices are part of every meal.

If you live on campus, meals are included in your room and board fee. Just walk into the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late evening snack on Monday through Thursday. On weekends and most holidays, come over for brunch and dinner. Also included in your meal plan is money to spend at The Tavern, an early-to-late-evening stop for sandwiches, salads, smoothies and snacks.

Commuter students can purchase Dining Dollars, a debit account that gives you access to the same yummy, convenient meals as residential students.

For more information about Menlo Dining Services, please visit