Upper-Class Dining Plans

Penn Dining is eager to share our dining cafés with you and demonstrate that we are a culture driven to create food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch using authentic ingredients.

Upper-class students can choose from 9 dining plans to find one that best fits their lifestyle. Sign-up now via Campus Express.

Dining Plans

academic year 2019-20 upperclass plan price table. Away From Kitchen approximately 16 swipes per week. Semester cost $2795 for 240 swipes and 140 dining dollars. Annual cost $5590 for 480 swipes and 280 dining dollars. Balanced Eating Naturally approximately 11 swipes per week. Semester cost $2795 for 170 swipes and 225 dining dollars. Annual cost $5590 for 340 swipes and 450 dining dollars. Best Food Fit approximately 8 swipes per week. Semester cost $2795 for 138 swipes and 400 dining dollars. Annual cost $5590 for 276 swipes and 800 dining dollars.  One Meal Works approximately 6 swipes per week. Semester cost $2200 for 89 swipes and 575 dining dollars. Annual cost $4400 for 178 swipes and 1150 dining dollars. Club and Activities approximately 3 swipes per week. Semester cost $1550 for 51 swipes and 600 dining dollars. Annual cost $3100 for 102 swipes and 1200 dining dollars. Any Time Meal. Semester cost $1575 for 1600 dining dollars. Annual cost $3150 for 3200 dining dollars. Take You Pick 13. Semester cost $1145 for 13 swipes and 875 dining dollars. Annual cost $2290 for 26 swipes and 1750 dining dollars. Take You Pick 19. Semester cost $1265 for 19 swipes and 875 dining dollars. Annual cost $2530 for 38 swipes and 1750 dining dollars. Take You Pick 25. Semester cost $1385 for 25 swipes and 875 dining dollars. Annual cost $2770 for 50 swipes and 1750 dining dollars. Dining plan contracts are binding for the full academic year. Billing is done in the fall and spring with students receiving half the annual swipes and dining dollars each semester. All swipe values include 5 guest visits per semester. All values include 11 annual guest visits. Students will be allocated 6 Fall guest visits and 5 Spring guest visits.

Dining Dollar$ Discount

Dining Plan holders will enjoy a 5% discount at Houston Market, Gourmet Grocer, Mark's Café, New College House Retail, McClelland Express, Joe's Café, and Accenture Café when using your Dining Dollar$.

Dining Plan Dates

Fall 2019 Dining Plans will begin on Tuesday, August 27, 2019- the first day of class.

Plans will open on Tuesday, August 27 and can be used through Wednesday, November 27.

All cafés will be closed from November 28-30, 2019.

Cafés will begin to re-open on November 30 evening, and will remain open through December 19, 2019.

Fall 2019 dining plans will end with dinner on December 19, 2019, which will have modified hours to accommodate the last exam schedule.

 

Spring 2020 Dining Plans will begin on Tuesday, January 14, 2019.  (Note: beginning on January 2, 2019, limited retail cafés will be open with modified hours, though January 13.)

Spring 2019 dining plans are valid from January 14-March 7, 2020.

From March 7-15, 2020, all AYCTE cafés will be closed for Spring Break.  Some retail cafés will be open during this time, at which you can use your Dining Dollar$.

Cafés will begin to re-open on March 16 evening, and will remain open through May 12, 2020.

All ACYTE cafés will be closed after May 12, 2020.

All Dining Dollar$ will expire on Commencement Day, Monday, May 18, 2020.


Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break Meals

Our operations are closed over Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break, as outlined above.  If you are a student with high financial need and will need meals over the Thanksgiving, Winter, and/or Spring Breaks, please contact your financial aid counselor.

Please see the Hours of Operation for the most up-to-date hours of operation.

A student holding a stack of donut from the Sweets Station at Hill House Dining Cafe

How Do I Know Which Dining Plan is Best for Me?

The students at Penn are diverse and so are our dining plans. With these varying options, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you!

Away From Kitchen (AFK)

This plan is great for the student who enjoys eating three square meals per day. The Away From Kitchen plan comes with 240 visits and $140 Dining Dollar$ in the Fall semester and 240 visits and $140 Dining Dollar$ in the Spring semester.

Balanced Eating Naturally (BEN)

This plan has a good balance of Meals and Dining Dollar$, ideal for students who want larger meals but also want the flexibility offered by having $225 in Dining Dollar$ per semester to grab a snack on the go. On this plan you have approximately 11 meals a week.

Best Food Fit (BFF)

This plan allows for a more flexible schedule, with more Dining Dollar$ and fewer Meals -- approximately 8 per week -- than some of the other options. It works well for students who tend to skip meals or have busy schedules that don't allow time to eat in the dining cafes on a regular basis.

One Meal Works (OMW)

This plan fits the student who wants at least one nutritionally balanced, freshly prepared meal a day (approximately 6 per week) in the dining cafes, but prefers more Dining Dollar$ at Houston Hall or other locations on campus.

Club Activity Plan (CAP)

This plan is great for the student involved in various clubs and activities. The Plan offers the flexibility of the BFF Plan but with fewer meals (approximately 3 per week) and more Dining Dollar$.

Any Time Meal (ATM)

This plan is perfect for the student who enjoys the flexibility of Dining Dollar$. The ATM Plan is comprised entirely of Dining Dollar$ and can be used at any Penn Dining Retail location on campus, including 1920 Retail and Houston Market. Bonus: Dining Dollar$ can be used to purchase a discounted door rate to the all-you-care-to-eat cafe's as well!

Take Your Pick (TYP)

With nine different possibilities, this plan is designed for maximum flexibility allowing you to find the dining option that best suits your preferences and schedule.

How Do Dining Plans Work?

Semester Allowance

Use your visits in any of our five all-you-care-to-eat on-campus cafés (1920 Commons, Hill College House, English College House, New College House and Falk Kosher Dining). Each time you eat in an on-campus café, one visit is subtracted from your semester visit allowance.

Dining Dollar$

Dining Dollar$ are funds on your PennCard used to purchase items at any Penn Dining location including our retail offerings: Gourmet Grocer and Starbucks (located in 1920 Commons), Accenture Café, Houston Market in Houston Hall, Joe’s Café in SHDH, Mark’s Café in Van Pelt Library, New College House Retail and Pret A Manger in Huntsman Hall. Each time you make a purchase, that amount is subtracted from your Dining Dollar$ account balance. You can add Dining Dollar$ to your PennCard at any time via Campus Express.

Add-On Visits

academic year 2019-20 add-on swipe price table

Add-on values are valid for the full academic year. Once added to a dining plan add-on meals cannot be cancelled and are non-refundable.

 
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