Errands and Entertainment

Whether it’s grabbing a snack, shipping a package, or doing laundry, we’ve tried to make “the little things” easy to accomplish for our students. Below is a brief overview of some of the student services on and near campus. Be sure to see our list of local attractions and services as well as our guide to local dining.

Food and Sundries

While most student needs are fulfilled by Deerfield’s on-campus stores, off-campus sources can provide some variety as well. Nearby establishments include Bittersweet Bakery & Cafe (opening June 2018), Richardson’s Candy, and the Williams Sugar House. Bittersweet Bakery & Cafe sells coffee, espresso, and baked goods, as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches made from scratch. Richardson’s sells ice cream, candies, and small gifts. During maple sugaring season, the Williams Sugar House offers pancakes and breakfast featuring maple products harvested from campus. All three locations are within walking distance of school, approximately 1/2 mile south of campus on Routes 5 & 10.

If students wish to order out, the following restaurants deliver food to the campus in front of the Main School Building. Please note that deliveries may not be made during study hours:

  • Domino’s: 774-7291
  • China Gourmet: 774-2299
  • Goodies: 772-2586
  • The Wok: 774-3606

Birthday Cake

Birthdays are special at Deerfield! Cakes & cookies can be ordered online through the Dining Hall.

Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Each dorm and the basement of the Health Center has washers and dryers for students. In addition, E. & R. Laundry and Dry Cleaners offer service to students. Get more information and register at TheCampusLaundry.comOnce there, type in Deerfield’s password, AW23.  You will then see an order form and description of the services available to students.  You may also call E. & R. at 800-890-7273 inside the USA or 603-627-7661 outside the USA. They are available from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday, to answer your questions and/or take your order over the phone.

Laundry bags are picked up in the dorms on Monday morning and returned to the basement of the Health Center on Thursday morning. Students are responsible for their own pillow and bedding. If needed, towels, two sheets, a pillowcase, and a laundry bag may be picked up at the Laundry Room. At the end of the school year, all issued items must be returned to avoid replacement charges.

Checking Account

Deerfield’s Finance Office can provide assistance for students who are interested in opening up a checking account. To establish an account (at Greenfield Co-Operative Bank) students need a picture ID and one other form of identification.

Movies and Theaters

The local communities of Greenfield, Northampton, Hadley, and Amherst offer numerous entertainment options, including cinema:

  • Garden Cinema (Greenfield) 413-774-4881
  • Academy of Music (Northampton) 413-584-8435
  • Cinemark Theaters (Hadley) 413-587-4233

In addition, the library has a large collection of videos/DVDs that may be checked out, students may download entertainment from online sources such as iTunes, and the student activities committee often shows movies on weekends.

Music Lessons

Students who desire private music lessons should make arrangements by filling out a private music lessons form.

Shoe Repair

Do your shoes need new soles? Broken boots, belt, bag, or piece of luggage? Contact Shoe Repair Plus; Luis Gonzalez, proprietor, at 413-824-4030 or They pick up and deliver.