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Connector Dining Plans
Our mission is to provide you with healthy and popular food in welcoming, comfortable spaces – every day – regardless of whether you live on campus or not!
If you live off campus, ask yourself:
- Am I on campus at meal time and looking for some great food?
- Do I want a convenient, welcoming place to meet up with friends?
- Maybe a comfortable, quiet place to relax or study?
- One where I can find lots of healthy, affordable menu choices?
If your answer is “Yes!” then you’re in luck!
We are pleased to offer you great meals on campus:
- Connector Plans provide you with a number of meals each semester.
- 5-Day and 7-Day Dining give you unlimited access to three dining halls
- Dining Dollars offer UMD ID card convenience at shops and cafes – at a discount!
Sign up at dining.umd.edu/online-services (your purchase will be added to your Student Account) to start enjoying the quality, convenience, and hospitality of Maryland Dining.
Our three optional dining plans offer students who live off campus the flexibility to dine how they want while on campus; extending their connection to their friends and the UMD campus community.
25 Meal Block
(“I love to cook, but some days I’m busy)
25 meals – $250
About one or two meals per week
50 Meal Block
(“I like to cook, but it can be a hassle)
50 meals – $500
About three to four meals per week
100 Meal Block
(“I love to eat, not sure about cooking.”)
50 meals – $950
About five or six meals per week
150 Meal Block
(“I love to eat, please cook for me!”)
150 meals – $1350
About eight or nine meals per week
(“I want to get plenty of food in the dining hall – and pick up some Starbucks and a snack near my classes”)
70 meals + 250 Dining Dollars – $895
About three meals per week + flexibility to spend at any Dining Services location
*Connector Plans do not replace the Resident Dining Plan requirement for students in traditional on-campus housing.
Even if you live off campus, you are welcome to a 7-Day Dining Plan.
You’re even eligible for a 5-Day Dining Plan!
Don’t want a dining plan but still want a deal?
Use Dining Dollars to eat at any Dining Services location: cafes in academic buildings, brand-name quick-service locations in food courts, convenience shops, and a restaurant.
Purchase at a discount, plus save 6% sales tax, bill to your Student Account, spend Dollar for dollar.
250 DD Bundle $237.50
500 DD Bundle $475.00
Purchase up to two bundles per semester.
Gossett Breakfast Plan
This optional dining plan provides you with access to an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast buffet Monday through Friday at the Gossett Team House – home of the Terrapin Football Team. $1048 per semester, excludes university holidays.