Dining Programs

Your meal plan includes a number of programs designed to offer flexibility to your dining experience.

Guest Meals

Students with meal plans automatically have 10 meals credited to their plan for guests each semester. This entitles meal plan contract holders to bring a guest to a residential dining hall 10 times each semester at no additional charge. Once 10 guest meals have been tallied, students will be charged the guest meal rate. This rate and…

Eating Club Meal Exchange

The Meal Exchange Program makes it possible for students with meal plans to dine with their friends at eating clubs, or between two different participating clubs, without spending additional funds. Administered jointly by the Inter-Club Council and Campus Dining, the program includes club-to-dining hall exchanges as well as club-to-club…

Late Meals

Campus Dining recognizes that students may be unable to dine during regular dining hall hours. Therefore, students with meal plans are entitled to use their plan to purchase late lunches Monday to Friday and late dinner Monday to Thursday at the Food Gallery at Frist. One meal swipe is credited for all late meal purchases. You may only use one…

Lunch to Go

The Lunch to Go program is active on days when classes are in session and when dining in one of the residential dining halls or at Late Lunch is not convenient. The Lunch to Go program is only for students with a meal plan. (the undergraduate unlimited, undergraduate block 105, graduate unlimited, graduate block 105, or RGS meal plan.) 

Two Extra Meals


Two Extra Meals is a University program intended to encourage juniors and seniors to stay connected to their residential colleges. Administered by Campus Dining, the program credits two extra meals per week to all juniors and seniors for use in a residential dining hall regardless of whether or not they have purchased a meal plan.…

Graduate Student Six Free Meals Program

The Six Free Meals Program begins on September 5, 2023 and does not run during recess periods. Visit the Graduate School page more information.

The conditions or availability of these dining programs are subject to change depending on legal requirements issued by federal, state, and local governments, as well as guidance issued by public health experts and relevant University policies.