Food Resources


Food Resources during COVID-19

All undergraduate students in emergency on-campus housing are enrolled in a no-cost dining plan so they can eat brunch and dinner seven days a week. Carry-out brunch (10am-2pm) and carry-out dinner (4 pm-8 pm) are available in the dining halls in Baker House, Maseeh Hall, and McCormick Hall. Please note that students can only access dining areas for carry-out in the buildings in which they live. Visit the Dining website for more details.

Graduate students remaining on campus may request meal swipes by emailing Naomi Carton at naomic@mit.edu. Graduate students can enter Maseeh dining hall for carry-out meals.


It doesn’t matter who you are; not being able to access enough food to sustain an active healthy life is an issue that students can face. There are resources at MIT to assist students.

Undergraduate students who wish to receive donated meal swipes should talk to a Dean in the Student Support Services Office or complete the Meal Request Form.

Graduate students who wish to receive donated meal swipes should email Naomi Carton at naomic@mit.edu.

SwipeShare

Undergraduate students who reach out to Student Support Services or complete the Meal Request Form are able to receive meal swipes in order to access the MIT Dining Halls. After submitting the meal request form or meeting with a Dean at Student Support Services, meal swipes will be added onto your MIT ID card. In the event that a student is unable to use swipes from the SwipeShare program, please be in touch with Student Support Services to learn about additional resources.

How Does it Work?
SwipeShare is a meal swipe equivalence that has been added onto your MIT ID card. You can enter any of the 5 dining hall locations during dining hours. The five locations are:

  • Baker House
  • Maseeh Hall
  • McCormick Hall
  • Next House
  • Simmons Hall
When you arrive, swipe your ID card at the desk. A meal will be taken off of your card and you can go in and enjoy the different buffet lines

Frequently Asked Questions 

  1. Can I take out a green box on SwipeShare?
    • No unfortunately not, but you can take a piece of fruit and an ice cream to go.
  2. Can I use a swipe in a retail location?
    • For now, swipes can only be used in the dining halls.

Donate Meals

Students on a meal plan can support SwipeShare by donating swipes online. Click here to get started.

After logging in with certificates, select the number of meals you want to share, then click Submit. You will be asked to confirm the number of meals you want to donate. Note: if you have an 'Any' meal plan you can donate up to 6 'Guest Meals' per semester. If you have a Block meal plan, you may donate up to 6 of your regular meal swipes