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 (your purchase will be added to your Student Account) to start enjoying the quality, convenience, and hospitality of Maryland Dining.

Our 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 meals per week

100 Meal Block

(“I love to eat, not sure about cooking.”)

100 meals – $950
About six meals per week

150 Meal Block

(“I love to eat, please cook for me!”)

150 meals – $1350
About nine or ten 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 four 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
*Connector Meals expire at the end of the semester purchased. No refunds available after the last day of the semester.


Want More?

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!

Plan Name
Dining Dollars
(per semester)
2021-22 Price
(per semester)
Five-Day 5-Day $1,899
Premium 7-Day 400 $2,798
Preferred 7-Day 300 $2,722
Base Plus 7-Day 200 $2,638
Base 7-Day $2,458


Want Less?

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.

Dining Dollars

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.

*Dining Dollars purchased in Bundles or with Combo Plan roll over from Fall semester to Spring semester.
*All Dining Dollar Bundles expire at the end of Spring semester. No refunds available after the last day of the Spring semester.


JHH Lunch Plan

Provides access to an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet Monday through Friday at the Jones Hill Team House, home of the Terrapin Football Team. Excludes University holidays.