Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College Dining Services

Full-time Resident Students are automatically included in the meal plan, which provides for 19 meals per week (3 meals per day Monday – Friday, 2 meals per day Saturday & Sunday). In addition to the resident students’ meal plans, they will receive $12 per week as DineXtra which expires weekly (does not carry over from week to week). All summer meal plans operate on a debit system, which is encoded on students’ CMU ID cards. No refunds for unused meals or DineXtra are available unless the student withdraws from Pre-College for an approved reason. (No refunds of any kind will be given to students who are expelled from the program.)  

Traveling Blocks
Students will have the opportunity to eat 10 meals per week at any dining venue on campus other than the Resnik Café (as part of the 19 meals per week).

Full-time Commuter and Part-Time APEA Students are provided a meal plan in the form of DineXtra, with the value of $13 per day Monday through Friday. PLEASE NOTE: Unused daily funds expire on a weekly basis (Saturday at midnight).

Meals for the Pre-College students will be served in the Resnik Café located in Resnik Hall. This dining room includes hot entrees, a deli bar and a fresh salad bar. The Café menu, which includes vegetarian and vegan items, has been developed especially for you by our culinary staff.

The Café hours are as follows:

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


Pre-College Menu Overview
Dining Services is committed to offering fresh and healthy food.  We aim to deliver smart food choices and exciting variety that will satisfy your palate each and every day. The Resnik Cafe will include:

  • 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

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