Dining Plan Options-Dining Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Your Dining Plan Options

Traditional Dining plans offer value through the block/meal program and flexibility via the Flexible dollars provided per semester. There are four different levels of traditional plans.

Community Dining plans offer fewer meals/blocks and less flexible dollars. Different than the traditional dining plans, the meals/blocks on a community plan are allocated on a semester basis, versus a two-week pattern, allowing for more flexibility for when you use your blocks/meals.

It's important to note that unused meals/blocks and flexible dollars do not roll over between semesters.

The DineXtra declining balance program is available to all students throughout the academic year. You can purchase DineXtra dollars along with a traditional or community meal plan or just as DineXtra dollars alone. DineXtra is 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 A MEAL PLAN VIA THE DINING PORTAL AND ADD DINEXTRA DOLLARS USING GET FUNDS.

Why Use Meal Blocks?

Meal blocks consist of an entree, drink, and side(s) all for one price. This flat-rate price is more cost-efficient than buying each piece separately and is an option available at all dining locations on campus.

Meal Blocks

Traditional Dining Plans

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Community Dining Plans

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