Dining Options

The Hamlin Culinary Center is located on the second floor of Hamlin Student Center and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily to the entire campus community. The Culinary Center accepts meal plans, Bulldog Bucks, cash, and credit. Throughout the year, the Culinary Center presents special holiday and theme dinners and premium meals that feature upscale menus.

To learn more about Barton Culinary Center Services, view the menu for Hamlin Culinary Center, or see what events are coming up, check us out at https://www.AVIServes.com/barton/.

Hamlin Culinary Center

  • All-you-care-to-eat dining destination.
  • Home-style meals, pizza, and pasta, classic grill items, deli, and full salad bar
  • Clarity station is complete with creative allergen free meals
  • Roots is a plant-based station with seasonal favorites

Accepts Bulldog Bucks, Cash & Credit

Hamlin Culinary Center Hours

Hamlin Culinary Center operates on a continuous service basis. Hours for Fall 2023 through Spring 2024 are as follows:

Monday – Thursday

  • 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.


  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

  • 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The B.C. Bistro

  • Featuring Carolina style BBQ, salads, burgers, flatbread pizzas, and signature melts
  • Starbucks We Proudly Serve program, hand-crafted beverages and fresh baked goods

Accepts Bulldog Bucks, Cash & Credit

Market C

Located in the lobby of Hackney Hall, Market C offers a large variety of beverages, snacks, and grab-and-go meals. Credit Card and Cash as well as converted Bulldog Bucks (Bulldog Bucks must be converted to Market C credit) are accepted.

Market C Hours


  • 24/7
  • A self service convenience store offering fresh food snacks, convenience items and more

Accepts Bulldog Bucks, Cash & Credit

Meal Plans Options

Dining on campus is a quintessential part of the overall college experience. A meal plan allows you to enjoy food with your friends on campus near your classes and residence hall while giving you more time to focus on your studies as you adjust to college life – and you are guaranteed to receive the lowest possible price on your food purchases.

Option #1 All Access Plan + $300 Bulldog Bucks
Required for all students residing in Hackney Hall, Wenger Hall, Hilley Hall, Waters Hall, and East Campus Suites.

Option #2 25 Block Plan + $50 Bulldog Bucks

Option #3 Apartment Plan (165) + $335 Bulldog Bucks
Required for all students residing in our apartment housing.

Bulldog Bucks can be reloaded at any time.


Special Dietary Needs

Culinary Services works closely with students to help accommodate special nutrition-related requests. We strongly recommend that everyone on campus who has a food allergy, sensitivity, or intolerance contact us before or upon their arrival on campus so that we may become familiar with their particular needs and concerns. Please contact the Resident Director of AVI Foodsystems, Tranisha Anderson, at 252-399-6396 or tanderson@barton.edu.


Meal Plan Exemption Applications can be found in the MyBartonHousing portal under “Contracts and Forms.” All applications are reviewed by a committee appointed by the college. Once a decision is made, the student will receive a decision letter by email. If the student is denied, the student has 5 business days to appeal the decision with new documentation to the Dean of Students. Re-application is required for each academic year.

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