About Us

Dining Services

We are dedicated to providing our customers and guests with the highest quality of food and services in a nutritionally sound manner within a caring, attentive and appealing environment. We feature home style favorites, regional and ethnic specialties, lower fat/lower calorie options, and vegan and vegetarian selections.Visit one of our many retail operations for quick to-go options, or enjoy the variety and atmosphere of our all-you-can-eat dining halls.

Our Hope Commons facility, which features Mainfare, Rhody Market and the Corner Store, has won awards including the gold medal in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards from NACUFS …five years in a row! These award recognizes the most successful ideas in menus, presentations, special events planning, and new dining concepts in a national competition among on-campus food services, as well as green building LEED certification. The Corner Store has received the “Best In Business” award for variety and product mix. Thank you to all of our staff for making this possible!

Catering Services

From grand gala formals to backyard barbecues to boxed lunches to-go, we do it all! Start here to review our menus and locations, then contact us to discuss your event. We can tailor options to fit your exact needs. Our catering specialists can help you with any questions you may have. Please contact us at: 401.874.9408. 

Contact Us


  • Karen Orabona (401)-874-4856

Dining Halls

  • Mainfare Dining Hall – (401) 874-2011
  • Butterfield Dining Hall – (401) 874-2022
  • The Ram’s Den – (401) 874-5437 
  • ID/Meal Plans – (401) 874-2055

Catering Services 

  • Dominic Ferraro – (401) 874- 9408
  • Deborah Branco – (401) 874-2229 
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