Prospective Students

Let us introduce you to Dining at Maryland!

Welcome to University of Maryland Dining Services! We manage the three dining halls on campus, where you will find a variety of healthy and delicious food, as well as cafes, shops, and other locations. Read on to learn all about dining options and what we have to offer.

Dining plans

Resident Plans

If you’re living on campus in a traditional residence hall this year, you will be on a resident dining plan. These plans include Anytime Dining access which allows you to visit any dining hall at any time during operating hours, any day of the week. You can eat anything you want, as many times as you want. No limits, no fine print! Read up on resident dining plans.

Optional Plans

If you don’t have a resident dining plan but you still want a reliable option for great food while you are here, we have some great plans for you! You can purchase an Anytime Dining plan, or one of four Connector plans, providing you a set number of dining hall meals per semester. Read more about optional plans.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars are a special fund that you can use to buy food at convenience shops, cafes and other places on campus. You purchase  Dining Dollars at a discount, and when you use them you don’t pay sales tax (additional savings!). When you want a change of pace from the dining halls they’re a great way to save some money! Dining Dollars are included with some resident plans and can be bought separately in bundles. Find out how to buy Dining Dollars and where to spend them!

Locations and Hours

There are many places to eat on campus, whether you want a quick snack or a full meal! These spots include the dining halls, which serve a variety of healthy and delicious food; convenience shops, where you can find school supplies and dorm snacks; cafes, for a quick bite or a cup of coffee on the way to class; and two food courts, where you’ll find familiar fast-food joints like Subway and Chick-fil-a. See all of our locations and hours.

Dietary Accommodations

If you have an allergy or an intolerance our team can help. We serve plenty of food that you can eat, and we encourage you to make an appointment with our nutrition team to discuss which menu items fit your needs or to arrange custom accommodations.

We can satisfy many non-medical dietary preferences as well; dining halls, cafes and convenience shops have substantial halal, vegetarian and vegan offerings.

If you have any questions about our menus or how we can help manage your diet, contact us at

If you maintain a kosher diet, contact the Maryland Hillel Center for information about their kosher dining plan.

Any other questions?

Check out our FAQ page, contact us at 301-314-8068, email 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.

We look forward to seeing you at our table!