Penn Dining brings you great food and helps create community across campus. Dining plans are a great value because they give you easy access to conveniently located, great tasting meal options right on campus. Hang out with your friends and enjoy the great tastes, fun events and the convenience that truly makes a dining plan worth having.

First-year undergraduate students are required by the University to purchase one of 3 first-year dining plans.
Upper-class undergraduate students can choose between 7 dining plans to find one that best fits their lifestyle.
Graduate and Professional students can choose between 7 dining plans plus a special Grad Dining Plan.
All dining plans provide a specific quantity of visits to the all-you-care-to-eat dining halls for the semester. These can be used at any time. All plans also include Dining Dollar$ for use at any of our Penn Dining locations. Students have the option to add visits or Dining Dollar$ to their plan at any time throughout the academic year by using Campus Express.

Please note: Visits and Dining Dollar$ are split by semester, so you will receive one-half of the allotted amount of visits and Dining Dollar$ in the Fall, and the other half in the Spring. Any remaining visits at the end of the Fall semester will not be added to the visits you receive for the Spring. Dining Dollar$, will roll over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester but not from one academic year to another.

If you have more questions about dining plans, contact our Meal Plan Coordinator at