Meal Plans

Meal Plans

MIT Dining Meal Plans

2023-2024 Meal Plans


Welcome!
 

Interested in learning more about meal plans through MIT Dining?  You've come to the right place!

These options were developed with student feedback and in collaboration with the Meal Plan Working Group composed of students, faculty, and staff from MIT Dining and the Division of Student Life.  

Our meal plans seek to optimize plan value and flexibility, encourage the use of meals, and ensure the dining program’s long-term financial sustainability.  All MIT students are welcome to enroll in a meal plan (including graduate students!), although undergraduate residents of buildings with in-house dining programs are required to enroll in a meal plan.  These residence halls include Baker House, Maseeh Hall, McCormick Hall, New Vassar, Next House, and Simmons Hall.  

Meal plan holders seeking a refund for a meal swipe (i.e. accidental double swipe, inaccurate dining charge etc.) or other reason are asked to email foodstuff@mit.edu to request a review.  If appropriate, refunds may be issued to a meal plan holder on a case-by-case basis.


Key Dates & Reminders

 

  • Fall 2023 Meal Plan Change Period:
    • Friday, August 11, 2023 through Friday, September 1, 2023
       
  • Fall semester meal plans start: with breakfast at Maseeh on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
  • Fall semester meal plans end: after dinner on Friday, December 22, 2023

 

ENROLL IN A MEAL PLAN

(NOTE: 2023-2034 Meal Plan enrollment period is June 5 to July 5, 2023)


2023-2024 Meal Plan Options
 

Block plans have a set number of meals to be used throughout the entire semester. The balance will decrease every time you swipe for a meal and you can use any number of meals per day. For reference, the 225 Block is approximately 14 meals per week. You can use meal swipes for guest meals.  Click the link above to visit your MyCard account to enroll in a meal plan.  

The Any 21 plan has a set number of meals for each week (Sunday – Saturday) and the plan resets every Sunday. The plan comes with 8 guest meal swipes. This option is best for students who are confident they will use all meals every day consistently throughout the semester.
 

Meal Plan

Semester Cost

Guest Passes

Dining Dollars

Available to Class Years Living;

In a Required Building

In a Cook for Yourself Building

Any 21 per Week*

 
  $3,504.75       

8

optional

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

Block 225

$3,504.75

included in total

$150

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

Block 190

$3,053.30   

included in total

optional

2,3,4

1,2,3,4

Block 160

$2,699.20

included in total

optional

3,4

1,2,3,4

Block 125

$2,110      

included in total

optional

4

1,2,3,4

Block 90

$1,575      

included in total

optional

N/A

1,2,3,4

Block 60

$1,075.20   

included in total

optional

N/A

1,2,3,4


As a reminder, members of the MIT graduate student community are welcome to choose from any of the available meal plans.

*New during the 2023-2024 academic year, MIT Dining has shifted from the "Any 19" plan to the "Any 21" plan to align with federal government recommendations to ensure three meals per day.  MIT students will not be charged an increased amount for the two extra weekly meals provided within this Meal Plan.

 

 

Meal Plan Minimums by Class Year

 

Class Year

      Minimum Plan Requirement

2023-2024

2024-2025

2025-2026

(1) First Year

225/Any 21

225/Any 21

225/Any 21

(2) Sophomore

190

190

190

(3) Junior

160

160

160

(4) Senior

125

160

160

 

 


Dining Dollars

 

Say hello to Dining Dollars - an easy, convenient way to pay for food on campus and at surrounding locations!  Campus retail and in-house dining locations, as well as several off-campus locations accept dining dollars for food and beverage purchases.

And who doesn't like a discount?  Dining dollars come with a 5% discount (each $1.00 in purchase costs you .95 cents in dining dollars) at on-campus dining locations.

Unused Dining Dollars roll over from the fall to spring semester, as long as there is a spring contract. If there is no spring contract, a credit goes to your account for remaining fall dining dollars. All dining dollars expire after Commencement during the academic year when the Dining Dollars were added.  Dining Dollars will be the default tender, followed by TechCash, in campus retail dining operations.

 

Add Dining Dollars

 



Per-Meal Door Rates


We welcome you to enjoy a meal in one of our in-house dining areas, even if you're not enrolled in a meal plan.  Please see below for details regarding the per-meal rate that you can pay when visiting the dining area.  

 

Pay at the Door*

 Meal

Per-Meal Rate**

 Breakfast

 $10.50

 Lunch

 $16.50

 Dinner

 $19.50

*We accept Dining dollars, TechCASH, and cash.

**No meal charge for toddlers ages three and younger.  Half-priced meals for children ages three to twelve years.

 



Your Health & Nutrition Are Our Priority

 

MIT wants to ensure that no student is struggling with food security, and we have established several resources that can help you easily access food.

Please visit MIT's DoingWell website for additional food resource information. Also, searching for food and grocery options on campus just got easier. Check out the MIT food and grocery map, a tool meant to showcase a wide-range of local dining and shopping options for members of the MIT community. Explore these local options and discover which are best for you and your needs! 

If you are struggling at all with accessing food, please contact Student Support Services. All students can also reach out to the Accessing Resources MIT (ARM) Coalition whose mission is to alleviate financial hardship by connecting students to campus resources.

 


Meal Plan Terms and Conditions
 

2023-2034 Dining Terms and Conditions