College Dining Services

RIC Donovan staff serving food
What We Do

We provide residential and retail food services, catering, vending, and meeting space.

Contact Information
Hours of Operation

Donovan Dining Center

Mon-Fri    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Beestro

Closed for Winter Break.

It will reopen on February 6th at 5PM, at which point, the hours of operation will be:

Mon-Thurs    11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday              11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday         CLOSED

Sunday            5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Spring Meal Plan is now in effect and began on Sunday, January 16th at 10:00am. 
*Dining Services is excited to announce new hours of operation for the Spring Semester!

Effective January 16th, DDC Hours of Operation will be: 

Monday - Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday and Holidays (MLK Day) 10:00am - 8:00pm

These hour changes will result in later service in DDC Sunday-Friday, providing additional opportunity for Residents to utilize their meal plans.

Residents who require food service before DDC opens, or after DDC closes, may continue to use up to 3 of their available meals at any meal period, and all Residents may continue to  “order ahead” using the Anchor (GET) Mobile Dining App during the Spring Semester.

Due to current conditions and online classes, the Beestro will reopen on February 6, 2022 for the Spring semester.

Dining Services continues to experience supply challenges throughout the Spring semester and will do our best to continue to provide you with the widest variety of options available.

The Dining Team remains committed to supporting each residents full use of their meal plan. We ask that you plan accordingly so that you may fully maximize your meal plan balances and remind you to download the Anchor (GET) Mobile Dining App.

Our Staff

Outside view of The Beestro

The Beestro

Located on the lower level of the Student Union.

Featured News & Stories

Campus News

Bounty of Fresh Food Headed to Donovan Dining

Yes, Rhode Island College does have a campus garden and it's a significant provider for menu items in the Donovan Dining Center. Pictured are Dean Faiola, dining center executive chef, and Jim Murphy, RIC sustainability coordinator, inspecting the garden.