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):
$6,846 per year/$3,423 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$6,570 per year/$3,285 per semester

  • 292 block meals per semester (approx. 18 meals per week)
  • $260 flexible dollars per semester
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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First-Year (includes meals at orientation):
$6,486 per year/$3,243 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$6,226 per year/$3,113 per semester

  • 252 block meals per semester (approx. 16 meals per week)
  • $505 flexible dollars per semester
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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First-Year (includes meals at orientation):
$6,150 per year/$3,075 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$5,898 per year/$2,949 per semester

  • 205 block meals per semester (approx. 13 meals per week)
  • $825 flexible dollars per semester
  • 2 guest meals per semester

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First-Year (includes meals at orientation):
$3,086 per year/$1,543 per semester

Undergraduate/Graduate:
$2,960 per year/$1,480 per semester

  • 125 block meals per semester (approx. 8 meals per week)
  • $185 flexible dollars per semester
    Available only to the residents of Margaret Morrison 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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$5,222 per year /
$2,611 per semester

  • 170 block meals per semester (approx. 10 meals per week)
  • $855 flexible dollars

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$2,986 per year /
$1,493 per semester

  • 85 block meals per semester (approx. 5 meals per week)
  • $615 flexible dollars

Whitfield's Favor

$2,040 per year /
$1,020 per semester

  • 54 block meals per semester (approx. 3 meals per week)
  • $465 flexible dollars

Piper Select

$1,324 per year /
$662 per semester

  • 32 block meals per semester (approx. 2 meals per week)
  • $330 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!