MIT Dining

MIT Dining

Nourishing the Institute

Our Mission

MIT Dining

MIT Dining advances the Division of Student Life’s mission, ‘we are here for students’, by collaboratively working with students, departments, labs, and centers to create a campus where everyone has access to healthy, affordable, and culturally meaningful food served in an environment designed for social connections, sustainability, and innovation.

Please read important updates on Koch Cafe and Steam Cafe from August 11, 2023.

Let's Eat

Important Dates & Need to Know:


  • Fall meal plans end after dinner on Friday, December 22, 2023
  • Retail cafes are closed from 12/22/23 – 1/1/24
  • IAP meal plans can now be added at
  • The Spring meal plan change period is January 5, 2024 through January 24, 2024
  • Rollover fall dining dollars can be used during IAP and into the spring semester
  • Spring dining dollars can be added to meal plans beginning January 5, 2024. Please note, spring funds can be accessed beginning Saturday, February 3, 2024.
  • Spring meal plans begin with breakfast at Maseeh dining hall on Saturday, February 3, 2024
  • Watch for upcoming news on ranking current Commonwealth Kitchen Launchpad vendors for 2024-25 academic year. Carolicious and BibimBox have been here three years and it’s time to open a kiosk for a new vendor.


Did You Know?

  • Meal plan information for 2023-2024 is now available on our website. Please review the minimum plan requirement grid on the meal plan webpage.
  • Local and on-campus retail dining locations that accept Dining Dollars and/or TechCASH are available on our website

The Dining Download

Interested in the latest updates from MIT Dining?  See below for recent editions of the Dining Download, a semi-regular e-newsletter from MIT Dining with updates and (tasty) reminders about on-campus dining.  

*Please check the retail dining page for current days and hours.