Living at NYU

Dining & Meal Plans

How it works

A meal plan is a prepaid account that provides access to dining services on campus. At NYU, meal plans consist of meal swipes and dining dollars, both of which are loaded onto NYU ID cards.

A meal swipe can be used to enter an all-you-care-to-eat dining facility, or to purchase an entree, side, and fountain drink at an a-la-carte dining facility. Dining dollars work like cash at any dining facility including markets.

To use your meal plan, let the cashier know how you would like to pay. Then tap your NYU ID card on the electronic reader and the meal swipe or dining dollars will be deducted from your account.

Hours & Locations

Summer hours and locations opens in a new window, as well as further summer dining details, are available on the NYU Summer Dining page opens in a new window.


Meal plans are required for residents of traditional-style halls, where suites do not have kitchens. All residents assigned to a traditional residence hall will be assigned to the 8 meal plan by default. Residents of apartment-style halls, where suites do have kitchens, are not required to have a meal plan but are welcome to sign up for one on the meal plan portal.

Choose your Plan

Residents can use the meal plan portal to sign up for or upgrade meal plans. Rates are per term.

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Meal Plan Options

Non-NYU Residents Half-Summer NYU Residents
Enrolled in Summer Session I or II
Full-Summer NYU Residents
Enrolled in Summer Session I and II
8 meals/week
+ $30 Dining Dollars/week
$1793 $1141 $2119
10 meals/week
+ $30 Dining Dollars/week
$2035 $1295 $2405
12 meals/week
+ $30 Dining Dollars/week
$2255 $1435 $2665

Meal plans replenish on Sundays. Unused meal swipes expire every Saturday at midnight. Unused dining dollars will roll over week to week for active meal plan members. Meal plan pricing cannot be prorated. Should you have any questions about meal plans please contact opens in a new window and include your NYU ID number with your inquiry.