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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First-Year (includes meals at orientation):
$6,644 per year/$3,322 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$6,376 per year/$3,188 per semester

  • 292 block meals per semester (approx. 18 meals per week)
  • $250 flexible dollars
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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First-Year (includes meals at orientation):
$6,294 per year/$3,147 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$6,042 per year/$3,021 per semester

  • 252 block meals per semester (approx. 16 meals per week)
  • $490 flexible dollars
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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First-Year (includes meals at orientation):
$5,968 per year/$2,984 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$5,724 per year/$2,862 per semester

  • 205 block meals per semester (approx. 13 meals per week)
  • $800 flexible dollars
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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First-Year (includes meals at orientation):
$2,996 per year/$1,498 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$2,874 per year/$1,437 per semester

  • 125 block meals per semeser (approx. 8 meals per week)
  • $180 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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$5,068 per year /
$2,534 per semester

  • 170 block meals per semester
  • $830 flexible dollars

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$2,898 per year /
$1,449 per semester

  • 85 block meals per semester
  • $595 flexible dollars

Whitfield's Favor

$1,980 per year /
$990 per semester

  • 54 block meals per semester
  • $450 flexible dollars

Piper Select

$1,286 per year /
$643 per semester

  • 32 block meals per semester
  • $320 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!