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What do you eat for breakfast?


In high school, when the bus arrived at the end of my street at precisely 6:37 a.m. each day, breakfast was granola on the go and a travel mug with coffee. Since starting at UMass, I've luckily never had to eat breakfast or even wake up for class so early! Mornings are definitely a little more relaxing now, so I was happy to discover that there are plenty of options for breakfast on campus. Whether you like to get up early or prefer to sleep in, there's still time for the most important meal of the day:

  • If you're an early riser: go to Hamp, Frank, or Worcester for breakfast. The dining commons always have an entree line with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and pancakes or French toast. There's also an assortment of fresh fruit, a few types of yogurt, cereal and pastries, and toasters where you can make bagels, English muffins, and toast. Some dining commons have their own specialties, like waffles and breakfast pizza at Frank, or freshly squeezed juices at Hamp. I like having breakfasts in the dining commons because there are so many options. There's also just something very nice about eating breakfast sitting down, using real plates and silverware. 
  • If you like to sleep in: try Roots Grab and Go where you can choose to take a bagel, a yogurt parfait, oatmeal or a breakfast sandwich to go. You also get a side, either fruit or a muffin, plus two drinks (a bottle of water, coffee, tea, orange juice or milk). Roots Café is convenient because it's so close to the CHC dorms, and you can bring your breakfast to class or eat it on the run. This is definitely a popular option in CHC, so be prepared to wait in line for a while, especially later in the morning.
  • If you really like to sleep in: stock up on granola bars. Do you wake up twenty minutes before class? If so, you probably won't have time for Grab and Go, where the lines can sometimes reach the door. A granola bar or trail mix is definitely the easiest option for breakfast. If you don't have your own, you can find granola bars at Hampden Market, the library cafe or the Campus Center.

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