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House Dining Meal Plans

House Dining
Meal Plans

Choice, quality, convenience

and flexibility

MIT Dining offers flexible plans to fit the needs of every student.


All students living in residences without dining halls have the option to purchase any one of the voluntary plans or any of the meal plans designed for dining dorm residents

  • All meal plans can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night, or weekend brunch
  • You may donate up to 6 guest meals or 6 block meals to the SwipeShare program each semester

Find out more about Dining Dollars below.

Fall 2019 - Meal Plans for Students in Residences with Dining Halls
 
Semester
Cost
Minimum Commitment
Any 19 per week + $50 Dining Dollars & 8 Guest Passes per semester $2,980  
Any 14 per week + $175 Dining Dollars & 6 Guest Passes per semester $2,840 First-Year Students
260 Meals + $225 Dining Dollars per semester $2,981  
190 Meals + $250 Dining Dollars per semester $2,844 First-Year Students
160 Meals + $275 Dining Dollars per semester $2,499  
125 Meals + $290 Dining Dollars per semester $2,065 All upper-level students
                                                                                       
  • First-year students who live in a residence hall with a dining hall (Baker House, Maseeh Hall, McCormick Hall, Next House, or Simmons Hall) have the choice of two plans
  • To suit their own dietary needs, students may choose plans above the minimum commitment
  • Students may choose between weekly or semester plans
  • All meal plans can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night, or weekend brunch
  • Dining dollars are accepted at most on-campus eateries with a 5% discount on food only (a $1 food item will cost $.95)
Voluntary Meal Plans
  Semester Cost
90 Meals + $225 Dining Dollars per semester $1,526
60 Meals + $310 Dining Dollars per semester $1,198
30 Meals + $405 Dining Dollars per semester $885
45 Meals + $215 Dining Dollars per semester $885

*All students living in residences without dining halls have the option to purchase any one of the voluntary plans or any of the meal plans designed for dining dorm residents

*All meal plans can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night, or weekend brunch

*Graduate students have the option to purchase any one of the voluntary plans or any of the meal plans designed for dining dorm residents

Dining Dollars are accepted at all five residential dining locations and all retail dining locations located on campus: https://studentlife.mit.edu/dining/retail-dining.

For a complete list of Dining Dollar and TechCash locations, please visit: http://techcash.mit.edu/locationsnew.php.

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Dining Dollars and Tech Cash

If you have a TechCASH Flex plan in addition to Dining Dollars, the system will deduct purchases from Dining Dollars first at ALL dining locations, except LaVerde's. If you would like to use TechCASH flex funds, please tell the cashier to use 'TechCASH.' At LaVerde's, the system will take TechCASH funds first, then Dining Dollars.

Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to spring but must be used by the end of the spring semester. Meal swipes, regardless of plan, expire at the end of each semester.

Supplement Your Current Meal Plan with Additional Dining Dollars

You can add additional dining dollars up to the full amount of your chosen meal plan total. For example, if you have a 190 plan, you can up to $250 in additional dining dollars. These additional dining dollars also receive the 5% discount for on-campus purchases. Just log into techcash.mit.edu and click on "Quick Deposit - Student Bill."