Dining Plan Changes-Dining Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Dining Plan Changes

Don't worry if you are unsure about which plan is right for you. Eating habits can often change in college so we give you the flexibility to adjust them.

At the beginning of the fall semester, you have a window of time to adjust the mix of meals and flexible dollars of your dining plan. If you are eating more complete meals during a given week, then it would be better to switch to a level in your plan that has more meals/blocks. If you prefer to eat more snack foods or separate items, then it would be best to switch to a level with more flexible dollars.

First-year students who are assigned to the Residence on Fifth may change their dining plan to the yellow plan via the Dining Portal by September 22, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

All meal plan changes must take place during the official dining plan change period at the beginning of the fall semester:

  • In the fall 2017 semester, you may increase/decrease your Traditional Dining Plan on or before 5:00 pm, on Friday, September 22, 2017.  

Login to the Dining Portal to make your dining plan changes before the dining plan change deadline.

After the deadline, you are only permitted to make changes to you dining plan due to a leave of absence, withdrawal, academic suspension, or if you are studying abroad.

You may only submit one change request during the dining plan change periods. When you make changes, you will be refunded a prorated amount effective as of the next biweekly dining plan period. Changes made before or on the change deadlines will be approved and modified by the start of the third biweekly period.

First-year students may not cancel their meal plans.

Special Dietary Needs

Students with special medical needs who would like to change or reduce their dining plan will need to have their dining needs evaluated by a University Health Services professional staff member. To start this process, please turn in a Special Needs Dining Form to University Health Services.