Meal Plan Options

The options are endless when it comes to meal plans! Enjoy three different dining halls which serve delicious meals on a rotating menu. Plans are available for on and off-campus students, faculty, and staff, and are administered by the Mason Card office. 

If would like to purchase a meal plan or if you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected, go to the online Mason Card Office.

Which Meal Plan are You?

  • Independence Plans: Unlimited access to dining halls 24 hours a day and one daily swipe in Simply-to-Go. Great for students living on-campus without a full kitchen. 
  • Liberty Plans: Weekly number of dining hall swipes. Great for students living on-campus without a full kitchen. 
  • Patriot Plans: Purchase a fixed number of meals to be used at dining halls. Great for students living on campus with a full kitchen or any off-campus students 
  • Freedom Plans: Dollar-for-dollar purchasing power in most locations on all three campuses. Great for students living on campus with a full kitchen or any off-campus students. 
  • Byte Plans: Purchase a fixed number of meals to be used at dining halls. These plans are exclusively for faculty and staff.

Freshmen and sophomores living on campus without a full kitchen in their living space are required to select an Independence Plan. All other students living on campus without a full kitchen in their living space are required to have either an Independence or Liberty Plan.

INDEPENDENCE MEAL PLAN

This plan offers healthy options and unlimited access to the dining halls 24 hours a day. Enjoy three guest meals per semester and Bonus Funds. These plans can be accessed using your Mason ID or the IRIS Camera System. This plan is required for freshmen and sophomores living on campus.

Independence Plan

  • Fall: Aug 21 - Dec 18 
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,200
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Extended Plan

  • Fall: Aug 18 - Dec 18 
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,245
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Ultimate Plan

  • Fall: Aug 18 - Dec 31 
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,555
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3

Students living on campus with a full kitchen in their residence (Liberty Square, Northern Neck, Potomac Heights, Rogers, Townhouses) are not required to purchase a meal plan, however, students still have the option to choose from all four meal plans offered.

INDEPENDENCE MEAL PLAN

This plan offers healthy options and unlimited access to the dining halls 24 hours a day. Enjoy three guest meals per semester and Bonus Funds. These plans can be accessed using your Mason ID or the IRIS Camera System. This plan is required for freshmen and sophomores living on campus.

Independence Plan

  • Fall: Aug 21 - Dec 18  
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,200
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Extended Plan

  • Fall: Aug 18 - Dec 18
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,245
  • Active During Breaks: Yes  
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Ultimate Plan

  • Fall: Aug 18 - Dec 31 
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,555
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3

 Note: 

  • The Independence Extended is recommended for students staying on campus over Thanksgiving and/or spring break or who need to move on campus before the fall semester begins. 
  • The Independence Ultimate is recommended for students who need to move on campus before or remain on campus after fall and/or spring classes are out of session. 
Bonus Funds: 
Bonus Funds offer dollar-for-dollar, tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. The funds can be increased by upgrading to the next $100 increment. Remaining balances from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Bonus Funds must be used by the end of the spring semester. Bonus $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. 
Bonus options: $100  $200  $300  $400  $500 
 

Liberty Meal Plan

Liberty Plan includes a designated amount of meal swipes per week to be used at all dining halls, plus a fixed amount of Bonus Funds that can be used at most dining venues. These two components together determine the total semester price. 


Liberty 9

  • 9 Meal Swipes Per Week | Base: $1,150 + Bonus: $1,150 | FA '19 - SPR '20 Semester Price: $2,300

Liberty 14

  • 14 Meal Swipes Per Week | Base: $1,780 + Bonus: $520 | FA '19 - SPR '20 Semester Price: $2,300

Bonus Funds:

Bonus Funds offer dollar-for-dollar, tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. Remaining balances from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Bonus Funds must be used by the end of the spring semester.


Freedom Plans

These plans are targeted for students on the go who can budget the funds throughout the 16-week semester. Freedom Plans offer dollar-for-dollar tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. Students will receive a $2.00 discount off the door price at each of the three dining halls. The funds are available approximately one week prior to the first day of class and active throughout the entire semester. Remaining balances will roll over from fall to spring. All funds must be used by the end of the spring semester.

  • Plan: Freedom 300 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $300
  • Plan: Freedom 400 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $400
  • Plan: Freedom 500 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $500
  • Plan: Freedom 750 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $750
  • Plan: Freedom 1100 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $1,100
  • Plan: Freedom 1900 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $1,900
  • Plan: Freedom 2200 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $2,200

Patriot Meal Plans

These meal plans come with a fixed number of meals to be used at dining halls, plus Bonus funds which can be used in most dining venues. Remaining meal plan swipes and Bonus Funds will roll over from the fall to the spring semester.

  • Green & Gold | 25 Meal Swipes Per Semester | Semester Base Price: $195 + Bonus 
  • Patriot | 55 Meal Swipes Per Semester | Semester Base Price: $385 + Bonus
  • Super Patriot | 85 Meal Swipes Per Semester | Semester Base Price: $580 + Bonus

Bonus Funds:

Bonus Funds offer dollar-for-dollar, tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. The funds can be increased by upgrading to the next $100 increment. Remaining balances from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Bonus Funds must be used by the end of the spring semester. Bonus $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. Bonus options: $100 $200 $300 $400 $500

Freedom Plans and Patriot Plans are perfect for students living off campus. These meal plans are billed to the student account and offer tax-exempt dining. Off-campus students are also welcome to purchase either an Independence or Liberty Plan.

Freedom Plans

These plans are targeted for students on the go who can budget the funds throughout the 16-week semester. Freedom Plans offer dollar-for-dollar tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. Students will receive a $2.00 discount off the door price at each of the three dining halls. The funds are available approximately one week prior to the first day of class and active throughout the entire semester. Remaining balances will roll over from fall to spring. All funds must be used by the end of the spring semester.

  • Plan: Freedom 300 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $300
  • Plan: Freedom 400 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $400
  • Plan: Freedom 500 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $500
  • Plan: Freedom 750 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $750
  • Plan: Freedom 1100 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $1,100
  • Plan: Freedom 1900 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $1,900
  • Plan: Freedom 2200 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $2,200

Patriot Meal Plans

These meal plans come with a fixed number of meals to be used at dining halls, plus Bonus funds which can be used in most dining venues. Remaining meal plan swipes and Bonus Funds will roll over from the fall to the spring semester.

  • Green & Gold | 25 Meal Swipes Per Semester | Semester Base Price: $195 + Bonus
  • Patriot | 55 Meal Swipes Per Semester | Semester Base Price: $385 + Bonus 
  • Super Patriot | 85 Meal Swipes Per Semester | Semester Base Price: $580 + Bonus 

Bonus Funds:

Bonus Funds offer dollar-for-dollar, tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. The funds can be increased by upgrading to the next $100 increment. Remaining balances from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Bonus Funds must be used by the end of the spring semester. Bonus $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. Bonus options: $100 $200 $300 $400 $500

INDEPENDENCE MEAL PLAN

This plan offers healthy options and unlimited access to the dining halls 24 hours a day. Enjoy three guest meals per semester and Bonus Funds. These plans can be accessed using your Mason ID or the IRIS Camera System. This plan is required for freshmen and sophomores living on campus.

Independence Plan

  • Fall: Aug 21 - Dec 18 
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,200
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Extended Plan

  • Fall: Aug 18 - Dec 18 
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,245
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Ultimate Plan

  • Fall: Aug 18 - Dec 31 
  • FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Base Price $2,555
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3

 Note: 

  • The Independence Extended is recommended for students staying on campus over Thanksgiving and/or spring break or who need to move on campus before the fall semester begins. 
  • The Independence Ultimate is recommended for students who need to move on campus before or remain on campus after fall and/or spring classes are out of session. 
Bonus Funds: 
Bonus Funds offer dollar-for-dollar, tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. The funds can be increased by upgrading to the next $100 increment. Remaining balances from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Bonus Funds must be used by the end of the spring semester. Bonus $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. 
Bonus options: $100  $200  $300  $400  $500 

Liberty Meal Plan

Liberty Plan includes a designated amount of meal swipes per week to be used at all dining halls, plus a fixed amount of Bonus Funds that can be used at most dining venues. These two components together determine the total semester price. 


Liberty 9

  • 9 Meal Swipes Per Week | Base: $1,150 + Bonus: $1,150 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $2,300

Liberty 14

  • 14 Meal Swipes Per Week | Base: $1,780 + Bonus: $520 | FA '19/ SPR '20 Semester Price: $2,300

Bonus Funds:

Bonus Funds offer dollar-for-dollar, tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. Remaining balances from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Bonus Funds must be used by the end of the spring semester. 

Faculty and staff can purchase meal plans too! Purchase fixed swipes, which are accepted in all three dining halls.

Important to note: Southside, Ike's, the Mason Club, and Simply-to-Go will be closed for summer 2019. The meal plans are welcome in the Globe.

Byte Plans

  • 50 Meal Swipes | $340
  • 25 Meal Swipes | $180
  • 10 Meal Swipes | $80

Purchase A Byte Plan:

  • In person: Visit the Mason Card located in SUB I, Room 1203 with your Mason ID
  • Online: (1) Deposit a sufficient amount of funds into the Mason Money account to cover the cost of the plan via the Mason Money Office (2) Email the Meal Plan Administrator requesting the Byte Plan to be added. Be sure to provide your G number (3) A confirmation email will be sent when the meal plan is ready to be accessed.

    BONUS!

    Receive a 10% discount in all Mason Dining venues at Arlington Campus and SciTech Campus when using Mason Money!