Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College Summer Programs

Pre-College Student Affairs

Meal Plan

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.) 

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.

Traveling Blocks

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


In addition to the blocks, students receive a weekly balance in their Dinex account which can be used in any of the dining locations on campus for premium menu items, in the campus market, Entropy, or in any of the vending machines on campus. This balance resets on a weekly basis, unused funds do not roll-over nor are reimbursed.

Weekly Dining Allotment

All Pre-College students are automatically enrolled in the following plan:

Resnik Blocks

Traveling Blocks






Full-Time Commuter




Part-Time Commuter




Resnik Hours of Operation


Monday – Friday

Saturday & Sunday


7:00 AM – 10:00 AM



11:00 AM – 2:00 PM




9:30 AM – 2:00 PM


5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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