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?   Click here to find out!

    • Independence Plans**: Unlimited access to dining halls and one swipe per hour 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 per semester to be used at dining halls. Great for students living on campus with a full kitchen or any off-campus students 
    • Dining Dollar 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.
    Note: All meal plans are for personal use only. Dining Dollars can be used for guests (family/friend). Independence plan holders are provided with three guest meals per semester. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for. Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring Semester.

     

Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 Meal Plan Prices

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. Enjoy three guest meals per semester and Dining Dollars. These plans can be accessed using your Mason ID. This plan is required for freshmen and sophomores living on campus.

Independence 100 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810 + $100 Dining Dollars = $2,910
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 200 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810  + $200 Dining Dollars = $3,010
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 350 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810  + $350 Dining Dollars = $3,160
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 500 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810 + $500 Dining Dollars = $3,310
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3 

Independence Extended Meal Plan

  • Semester Base Price:  $2,945 + $100 Dining Dollars = $3,045
  • Active During Breaks: Yes (Thanksgiving/Spring Break)
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Ultimate Meal Plan

  • Semester Base Price:  $3,400 + $100 Dining Dollars = $3,500
  • Active During Breaks: Yes (Thanksgiving/Spring Break/Winter Break)
  • Guest Meals: 3
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.

Dining Dollars: 
Dining Dollars 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. Dining Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester. Dining Dollars $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. Dining Dollars options: $100  $200  $350  $500.* 
 

*Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring Semester.


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 Dining Dollars that can be used at most dining venues. These two components together determine the total semester price. 

Liberty Weekly 9

  • 9 Meal Swipes Per Week 
  •     Base: $1,515 + Dining Dollars $1,395 = $2,910

Liberty Weekly 14

  • 14 Meal Swipes Per Week 
  •     Base: $2,295 + Dining Dollars $615 = $2,910
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.

Dining Dollars:

Dining Dollars 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. Roll over Dining Dollars are non-refundable.  Dining Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester.*

*Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring Semester.

Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 Meal Plan Prices

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. Enjoy three guest meals per semester and Dining Dollars. These plans can be accessed using your Mason ID. This plan is required for freshmen and sophomores living on campus.

Independence 100 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810 + $100 Dining Dollars = $2,910
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 200 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810  + $200 Dining Dollars = $3,010
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 350 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810  + $350 Dining Dollars = $3,160
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 500 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810 + $500 Dining Dollars = $3,310
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3 

Independence Extended Meal Plan (Access Dates: from January 12th)

  • Semester Base Price:  $2,945 + $100 Dining Dollars = $3,045
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Ultimate Meal Plan (Access Dates: from January 1st)

  • Semester Base Price:  $3,400 + $100 Dining Dollars = $3,500
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.
 
Dining Dollars: 
Dining Dollars 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. Dining Dollars Funds must be used by the end of the spring semester. Dining Dollars $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. Dining Dollars options: $100  $200  $350  $500.* 
 

*Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring Semester.


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 Dining Dollars that can be used at most dining venues. These two components together determine the total semester price. 

  • 9 Meal Swipes Per Week 
  •     Base: $1,515 + Dining Dollars $1,395 = $2,910

Liberty Weekly 14

  • 14 Meal Swipes Per Week 
  •     Base: $2,295 + Dining Dollars $615 = $2,910
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.

Dining Dollars:

Dining Dollars 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. Roll over Dining Dollars are non-refundable.  Dining Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester.*

*Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring Semester.


Park+Dine—Earn up to a $95 rebate when you purchase a Dining Dollar meal plan and a reserved parking permit together.

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DINING DOLLAR PLANS

These plans are targeted for students on the go who can budget the funds throughout the 16-week semester. Dining Dollar 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 Dining Dollars 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: Dining Dollar 750 |  Semester Price: $750
  • Plan: Dining Dollar 1000 | Semester Price: $1,000
  • Plan: Dining Dollar 1500 | Semester Price: $1,500
  • Plan: Dining Dollar 2000 | Semester Price: $2,000


PATRIOT MEAL PLANS

These meal plans come with a fixed number of meals to be used at dining halls, plus Dining Dollars which can be used in most dining venues. Remaining Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to the spring semester.*

  • Patriot 25 Meals | 25 Meal Swipes Per Semester |  Semester Base Price: $285 + $100 Dining Dollars = $385
  • Patriot 55 Meals| 55 Meal Swipes Per Semester |  Semester Base Price: $535 + $100 Dining Dollars = $635
  • Patriot 85 Meals | 85 Meal Swipes Per Semester |  Semester Base Price: $780 + $100 Dining Dollars =$880
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.

Dining Dollars:

Dining Dollars 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. Dining Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester. Dining Dollars $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. Dining Dollars options: $100 $200 $350 $500.*

*Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring semester.

Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 Meal Plan Prices

Dining Dollar 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.


Park+Dine—Earn up to a $95 rebate when you purchase a Dining Dollar meal plan and a reserved parking permit together.

Start saving today>>


DINING DOLLAR PLANS

These plans are targeted for students on the go who can budget the funds throughout the 16-week semester. Dining Dollar 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 Dining Dollars 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: Dining Dollar 750 |  Semester Price: $750
  • Plan: Dining Dollar 1000 | Semester Price: $1,000
  • Plan: Dining Dollar 1500 | Semester Price: $1,500
  • Plan: Dining Dollar 2000 | Semester Price: $2,000
 

PATRIOT MEAL PLANS

These meal plans come with a fixed number of meals to be used at dining halls, plus Dining Dollars which can be used in most dining venues. Remaining Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to the spring semester.*

  • Patriot 25 Meals | 25 Meal Swipes Per Semester |  Semester Base Price: $285 + $100 Dining Dollars = $385
  • Patriot 55 Meals| 55 Meal Swipes Per Semester |  Semester Base Price: $535 + $100 Dining Dollars = $635
  • Patriot 85 Meals | 85 Meal Swipes Per Semester |  Semester Base Price: $780 + $100 Dining Dollars =$880
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.

Dining Dollars:

Dining Dollars 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. Dining Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester. Dining Dollars $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. Dining Dollars options: $100 $200 $350 $500.*

*Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring Semester.


INDEPENDENCE MEAL PLAN

This plan offers healthy options and unlimited access to the dining halls. Enjoy three guest meals per semester and Dining Dollars. These plans can be accessed using your Mason ID. This plan is required for freshmen and sophomores living on campus.

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810 + $100 Dining Dollars = $2,910
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 200 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810  + $200 Dining Dollars = $3,010
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 350 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,810  + $350 Dining Dollars = $3,160
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence 500 Plan 

  • Semester Base Price: $2,675+ $500 Dining Dollars = $3,310
  • Active During Breaks: No
  • Guest Meals: 3 

Independence Extended Meal Plan (Access Dates: from January 12th)

  • Semester Base Price:  $2,945 + $100 Dining Dollars = $3,045
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3

Independence Ultimate Meal Plan (Access Dates: from January 1st)

  • Semester Base Price:  $3,400 + $100 Dining Dollars = $4,400
  • Active During Breaks: Yes
  • Guest Meals: 3
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.
 
Dining Dollars: 
Dining Dollars offer dollar-for-dollar, tax-exempt purchasing power in most dining venues. The Dining Dollars can be increased by upgrading to the next $100 increment. Remaining balances from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester. Dining Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester. Dining Dollars $100 is the default selection and will be assigned if no amount is specified. Dining Dollars options: $100  $200  $350  $500.* 

*Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring Semester.


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 Dining Dollars that can be used at most dining venues. These two components together determine the total semester price. 

Liberty Weekly 9

  • 9 Meal Swipes Per Week 
  •     Base: $1,515 + Dining Dollars $1,395 = $2,910

Liberty Weekly 14

  • 14 Meal Swipes Per Week 
  •     Base: $2,295 + Dining Dollars $ 615 = $2,910
Swipes: 
Swipes are what grant access to the dining halls through your Mason ID. Meal swipes do not roll over and must be used within the semester they are purchased for.

Dining Dollars:

Dining Dollars 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. Dining Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester.*

 *Note:

Remaining Dining Dollars balance will rollover into Spring semester as a courtesy but they become non-refundable at the end of Spring semester.

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

BYTE PLANS

  • 50 Meal Swipes | Price: $410
  • 25 Meal Swipes | Price: $225
  • 10 Meal Swipes | Price: $100
Door price: Breakfast - $10.50; Lunch - $12.00; Dinner - $13.00
 
Purchase A Byte Plan:
  • In person:Visit the Mason Card located in SUB I, Room 1203 with your Mason ID
  • Online:via the Mason Card Office 
  • Byte Plan balances carry over from fall 2024 to spring 2025. Remaining swipes expire. All balances will be zeroed out and are not refundable.

Fall 2024 

Dining Dollars

  • Access begins Sunday, August 18th
  • Access ends Sunday, December 31st. Remaining balance rolls over to Spring 2025 semester, but is not refundable. 

Independence Plans | Liberty Plans 

  • Meal Plan swipe access begins Wednesday August 21st
  • Thanksgiving Break
    • Swipe access ends Tuesday, November 26th End of Business
    • Swipe Access begins Sunday, December 1st
  • Meal Plans swipe access ends Wednesday, December 18th

Patriot Plans

  • Meal Plan swipe access begins Wednesday August 21st
  • Thanksgiving Break
    • Swipe access ends Tuesday, November 26th End of Business
    • Swipe Access begins Sunday, December 1st
  • Meal Plans swipe access ends Wednesday, December 18th
  • Remaining meals must be used by Wednesday, December 18th

Extended Plans

  • Meal Plan swipe access begins, Wednesday August 21st
  • Meal Plans swipe access ends, Wednesday, December 18th

Ultimate Plans & INTO Independence Plans

  • Meal Plan swipe access begins Wednesday August 21st
  • Meal Plans swipe access ends Tuesday, December 31st


Spring 2025 

Dining Rollover Dollars

  • Access begins Wednesday, January 1st
  • Note: Rollover funds will become available one Spring Dining Dollars have been exhausted.
  • Access ends Saturday, May 17th. Remaining balances are not refundable.

Dining Dollars

  • Access begins Sunday, January 12th 
  • Access ends Saturday, May 17th . Remaining balances are not refundable. 

Independence Plans | Liberty Plans | Patriot Plans

  • Meal Plan swipe access begins Friday, January 12th
  • Spring Break
    • Swipe access ends Friday, March 7th End of Business
    • Swipe Access begins Sunday, March 16th 
  • Meal Plans swipe access ends Wednesday, May 14th 

Extended Plans

  • Meal Plan swipe access begins Friday, January 12th
  • Meal Plans swipe access ends, Wednesday, May 14th 

Ultimate Plans & INTO Independence Plans

  • Meal Plan swipe access begins Wednesday, January 1st
  • Meal Plans swipe access ends Wednesday, May 14th