Your Options-Dining Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Your Dining Plan Options

Traditional Dining Plans

All first-year students are required to have a traditional dining plan. Traditional dining plans offer flexibility and convenience to all students. The traditional dining plans consist of value meals and flexible dollars. There are four different levels: green, blue, red and yellow. Each level offers different combinations of meal passes and flexible dollars so that students can pick a dining plan that best fits their needs and eating habits.

The Yellow Plan

The yellow plan is specifically geared towards students living in Oakland community apartments or Greek housing. The yellow plan has fewer meal passes so that students have the flexibility to eat on campus with their classmates or use the kitchens provided in their apartments or fraternities and sororities.

DineXtra Declining Balance Program

DineXtra plans are available to all students, even those who already have another dining plan. A DineXtra plan gives you extra flexibility and extra value. DineXtra dollars are better than cash: You get a bonus value of up to 10% of the amount added. (The bonus is 1% for $100, 2% for $200 and so on up to 10% for $1,000.) That difference means extra money to buy food. No wonder we call it DineXtra!