Dining Plan Options-Dining Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Your Dining Plan Options

All first-year students are required to have a Traditional Dining plan, which offers you value through our block meal program and flexibility via the Flexible dollars provided per semester. There are four different levels of traditional plans, and within each level, you can choose among various combinations of blocks, flexible dollars, and guest meals so that you can select a dining plan that best fits your needs and eating habits.

Traditional Dining Plans

GREEN PLAN ($5,914 per year / $2,957 per semester)

Green Meal Plan


BLUE PLAN ($5,602 per year / $2,801 per semester)

Blue Meal Plan


RED PLAN ($5,310 per year / $2,655 per semester)

Red Meal Plan


YELLOW PLAN ($2,666 per year / $1,333 per semester)

Yellow Meal Plan


The yellow plan is only available to first-year students who are assigned to live in the Residence on Fifth in the Oakland community. The yellow plan has fewer meal passes so that students have the flexibility to eat on campus and use the kitchens provided in their apartments.




DineXtra Declining Balance Program

DineXtra is available to first-year students throughout the academic year, providing you with extra flexibility and value. DineXtra dollars are better than cash because you receive 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.)

Sign up for your meal plan and DineXtra dollars via the Dining Portal.