Parents-Dining Services - Carnegie Mellon University


Dining on campus —  like living on campus —  contributes to the overall quality of your student's life here at CMU. Our dining locations are found where our students live and work and offer students healthy and varied menu options to satisfy any palate or dining need.

Nutrition and Healthy Living

Because of the variety of food options available on campus, Dining Services has been very successful in serving the needs of a campus population with diverse tastes and requirements for international cuisine, vegetarian and vegan diets, and special food-related medical needs. If your student is on a dining plan, you can rest assure that your son or daughter will have access to a healthy and varied diet. Not only does Dining Services give your student healthy food choices, but we are also creating a more sustainable dining program by purchasing food that is locally grown, organic, and fair trade.

Value and Affordability

Our dining plans give students healthy options and flexibility along with affordability. Signing up for a dining plan will save you money: when your student uses their meal passes to purchase meals, they are receiving value. In addition, DineXtra provides the extra bonus of 1% for every $100 you deposit into your student's DineXtra account up to 10%. By purchasing a dining plan, parents can also guarantee that the student will have money specifically budgeted for food.

Parents can deposit DineXtra dollars directly into their student's account with ease using GET Funds.

Convenience and Community

Our dining locations are located right where our students live, study, work, and hang out with friends. They also offer very flexible hours so if your student is awake early in the morning or late at night, he or she will have options open around campus. Our dining locations make sure that students can get a great tasting, healthy meal without the hassle of preparation or clean-up.

download the dining app

Students can hold nutrition and allergen information for dining items across campus right in the palm of their hands!

Apple App: "CMU Nutrition"
Google Play: "Carnegie Mellon Nutrition"

They can also access the Nutrition Calculator via the web.