Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College Dining Services

Residential student meal plans are designed to provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Monday through Friday. Brunch and dinner are provided on Saturday and Sunday. The main dining hall is located in Resnik Hall in the Resnik Café. Students will eat breakfast (Mondays through Fridays) and brunch (Saturdays and Sundays) at Resnik Café. All other meals can be eaten at Resnik OR any other dining venue on campus. We refer to meals outside of Resnik as “traveling meals”. Note: Tuesday, July 4 will be brunch and dinner. In addition, residential students are provided with $14 per week (Sunday through Saturday – expires weekly) DineExtra funds that can be used at all dining venues on campus including Entropy (the campus convenience store located on the first floor of the Cohon University Center (CUC)).

Commuter student meal plans provide $14 per day Monday through Friday which is equivalent to $70 per week. The full value of $70 is available for use each Monday and any remaining funds in the account will expire on a weekly basis (the following Saturday at midnight).  

Pre-College Menu Overview
Dining Services is committed to offering fresh and healthy food. They aim to deliver smart food choices and exciting variety that will satisfy your palate each and every day at each of their locations. At the Resnik Café the offerings include hot entrees, a deli bar, and a fresh salad bar. The Café menu has been developed especially for you by our culinary staff and includes vegetarian, vegan and other items as referenced below:

  • At least one vegetarian option that includes a vegetable or fruit component
  • Fresh seasonal fruits, particularly those with higher fiber
  • Fresh seasonal vegetables, including raw vegetable salads
  • Reduced fat and fat-free dressings
  • A variety of lower fat and enriched grain products
  • Whole grain bread alternatives
  • Low-fat and fat-free milk or equivalent milk substitutes
  • Special dietary restrictions are accommodated

The Café hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Brunch 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(All hours are subject to change)

Special Dining Accommodations
For students who have special dining accommodation needs/requests, please complete the questions in the Residential Housing and Dining form in the enrollment portal. You may also contact Dining Services for consultation and coordination.