Resident Dining Plans

As a resident dining plan member, enjoy unlimited access dining to three dining halls — any time we are open, you are welcome to join us – help yourself to a meal, grab a snack, or maybe just meet up with your new friends.

Resident Plans Include Anytime Dining

All students living on campus in traditional residence halls must have one of four Resident Dining Plans. These plans are designed to provide for your dietary needs, seven days a week for the whole semester.

Anytime Dining:

Resident Dining Plans include Seven-Day Anytime Dining, which gives you unlimited access to the university’s three dining halls. Come to any dining hall, anytime we’re open, any number of times a day and enjoy anything we’re serving. That’s it — anywhere, anytime, with any frequency, anything. There’s no fine print!

Enter the dining halls by waving your hand through the scanners at the front entrance, which provide a convenient and secure way to verify your identity.

Dining Dollars:

Dining halls provide a wide range of tasty and nutritious food, but we know you’ll want to eat somewhere else now and then. Dining Dollars are special funds that you can use at many locations  on campus, including the convenience shops, cafes and several of the brand name franchises in the food courts. Dining Dollars are always bought at a discount, and you don’t pay sales tax when you use them! Three of the Resident Dining Plans include Dining Dollars, and you can also buy them separately in bundles.

Guest passes:

Each Resident Dining Plan comes with a certain number of guest passes, which allow you to bring visitors to the dining halls. With guest passes you can have an easy meal with your visiting family members or friends from off campus. Alternatively, door prices at the dining halls are $7.95 for breakfast, $12.95 for lunch and $15.95 for dinner. Dining halls take cash, credit or Terrapin Express.

Upgrade Your Plan!

We offer four different Resident Dining Plans so you can find the option that works best for you. We recommend the Preferred or Premium plans to get the best discounts on Dining Dollars and additional guest passes. These upgraded plans will give you greater flexibility and spending power at our locations!

Options and Pricing

New to Housing Residents

Anytime Dining Dining Dollars Guest Passes** Fall 2018 Price* Spring 2019 Price Price above
Base Plan
Premium Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
400 8 $2,722 $2,662 +$340 15% DD savings
+6 add’l Guest Passes
Preferred Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
300 6 $2,646 $2,586 +$264 12% DD savings
+4 add’l Guest Passes
Base Plus Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
200 4 $2,562 $2,502 +$180 10% DD savings
+2 add’l Guest Passes
Base Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
2 $2,382 $2,322  –

Returning Residents

Anytime Dining Dining Dollars Guest Passes** Fall Price Spring Price Price above
Base Plan
Premium Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
400 8 $2,662 $2,662 +$340 15% DD savings
+6 add’l Guest Passes
Preferred Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
300 6 $2,586 $2,586 +$264 12% DD savings
+4 add’l Guest Passes
Base Plus Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
200 4 $2,502 $2,502 +$180 10% DD savings
+2 add’l Guest Passes
Base Seven-Day
Unlimited Access
2 $2,322 $2,322  –

 

View Locations & Hours here and Menus here.

*Fall price includes Anytime Dining for Fall Welcome and the New Student Welcome event. Returning students are exempted from this charge

**Any student with a Seven-Day Anytime Dining Plan can purchase additional Guest Passes for $9 each.
Must be purchased in advance using cash, or credit cards. Bring your UMD ID card to the Dining Services Office, 1109 South Campus Dining Hall. Card holder must be present when Guest Pass is used.

Allergies, Intolerances and Special Diets

Our team is well-trained to help you manage your allergy, intolerance or dietary preference. Contact us at nutrition@dining.umd.edu to discuss which menu items suit your needs or to make accommodations. We have recipes for many diets, including halal, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

If you maintain a kosher diet, contact the Maryland Hillel Center for information on their Platinum Kosher Plan, which may be substituted for a Resident Dining Plan.

Any other questions?

Check out our FAQ page, contact us at 301-314-8068, email diningplans@umd.edu or visit our office in the South Campus Dining Hall (come halfway down the outside stairway on the west side of the building and in through the glass doors). We’re in room 1109, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Or see our calendar for important dates, like when your plan starts and ends and when we’re closed for breaks.