How Your Dining Plan Works
We have designed our dining plans so that you can chose when, where and what you want to eat to best fit your needs. Your dining plan is encoded on your Carnegie Mellon ID card so that you have easy access to your account wherever you go.
There are several different ways to use your dining plan on campus. Our traditional and community dining plans consist of value meals combined with a declining balance account. Graduate students can also purchase a DineXtra plan which acts as a declining balance account for the entire semester.
Meal PassesThere are four meal periods per day - breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. You can use one pass during each of these meal periods. Passes normally consist of an entrée, side dishes and a drink.
Flexible Dollars and DineXtraFlexible dollars and DineXtra are dollars that can be used at any point during the semester. They can be used to upgrade your meal passes with special options like premium entrées or to purchase items a la carte at any of our dining locations. Flexible dollars and DineXtra can also be used at Entropy, the campus convenience store, to purchase grocery items to supplement your daily meals. In addition to dining locations on campus, they are also accepted at Eat n' Park (Murray Ave), Vocelli's Pizza (Baum Blvd) and Subway (S. Craig St) off campus.
Unused flexible dollars do not roll over to the next semester. DineXtra balances do roll over from the fall to the spring semester, but your account expires at the end of the spring semester.