NEW! 2018-19 Meal Plans

MIT Dining is excited to offer new choices and more flexible meal plan options for the 2018-19 academic year.


Please read this FAQ about dining and housing rate increases for AY 2018-19.

  • 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.

Meal Plans for Students in Residences with Dining Halls
  Annual Cost Annual # of meals Annual Dining Dollars Minimum Commitment
Any 19 per week + $50 Dining Dollars & 8 Guest Passes per semester $5,620 597* $100  
Any 14 per week + $175 Dining Dollars & 6 Guest Passes per semester $5,360 440* $350 First-Year Students
260 Meals + $225 Dining Dollars per semester $5,620 520 $450  
190 Meals + $250 Dining Dollars per semester $5,360 380 $500 First-Year Students
125 Meals + $290 Dining Dollars per semester $3,900 250 $580 All sophomores, juniors, and seniors
                                                                                                                             *based on 15.71 weeks/semester
  • 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 all on-campus retail food operations and come with a 5% discount.
Voluntary Meal Plans
  Annual Cost Annual # of Meals Annual Dining Dollars
90 Meals + $225 Dining Dollars per semester $2,880 180 $450
60 Meals + $310 Dining Dollars per semester $2,260 120 $620
30 Meals + $405 Dining Dollars per semester $1,670 60 $810
45 Meals + $215 Dining Dollars per semester $1,670 90 $430

*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

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.

Dining Dollars and Tech Cash (UPDATED)

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."

Add More Meals to Your Block Plan

You can add an additional 30 meals to your block plan for $405. These meals, just like your base meals, must be used by the end of the semester.