Carnegie Mellon University

Find a plan that fits you.

Dining plans vary in meals/blocks and flexible spending dollars. Students should select the dining plan that best reflects their lifestyle and dining habits. 

CMU's dining program offers convenient options at more than 35 campus locations. By providing dining venues right where our students live, study, work, and socialize – with flexible hours for both the early birds and the night owls – dining at CMU fosters a community-oriented experience for the entire campus.

Traditional Dining Plans

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$6,374 per year /
$3187 per semester

  • 36 meals per 2 weeks
  • $250 flexible dollars
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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$6,038 per year /
$3,019 per semester

  • 30 meals per 2 weeks
  • $490 flexible dollars
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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$5,724 per year /
$2,862 per semester

  • 24 meals per 2 weeks
  • $800 flexible dollars
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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$2,874 per year /
$1,437 per semester

  • 14 meals per 2 weeks
  • $175 flexible dollars
    Available only to the residents of Shirley Apartments and The Residence on Fifth.
All first-year students are required to have a Traditional Dining plan.

Community Dining Plans

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$4,962 per year /
$2,481 per semester

  • 164 meals per semester
  • $830 flexible dollars

Scotty's Choice Icon

$2,838 per year /
$1,419 per semester

  • 82 meals per semester
  • $590 flexible dollars

Whitfield's Favor

$1,938 per year /
$969 per semester

  • 52 meals per semester
  • $445 flexible dollars

Piper Select

$1,260 per year /
$630 per semester

  • 32 meals per semester
  • $315 flexible dollars

Add DineXtra Dollars with GET Funds

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Add DineXtra funds to your account with ease, using a web-based platform or a mobile application. DineXtra is a declining balance program that is available to students throughout the academic year or summer months and to faculty and staff year-round. DineXtra dollars can be used at any campus dining location or off-campus dining partner, our campus convenience store, or vending machines.

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!