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Apply for a Meal Plan or Change Your Meal Plan

Cornell Dining meal plans are designed to make your life easier while providing convenient, healthy, and delicious options. Why apply for a meal plan?

Residents of the West Campus House System will be automatically enrolled in the House Meal Plan. Incoming first-year and transfer students living in on-campus housing are required to have a meal plan and will be automatically enrolled in the Unlimited meal plan.

Convenience - The best meal of the day is just a few minutes away with about 30 dining eateries campus-wide.

Variety - You can't beat our menu options, with everything from sushi and Grab-n-Go sandwiches, to hearty home-cooked and international entrees, daily kosher menus, and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.

Flexibility - Big Red Bucks (BRBs) are funds placed in a declining-balance account when you enroll in a meal plan, offering great flexibility. Each BRB equals $1 and can be used to make tax-free food purchases on campus, when and where you want. You may enroll in a meal plan at any time. Apply using the link below!

2022-2023 Academic-year meal plans for students:

Apply using a NetID (Activate your NetID here if you haven't already done so)

Student meal plans are valid for the entire academic year.

Reduce or Upgrade your meal plan: The deadline to reduce your meal plan for the Fall 2022 semester is September 7, 2022, and the deadline to reduce your meal plan for the Spring 2023 semester is February 8, 2023. Upgrade a meal plan by contacting at any point throughout the year. First-year students cannot reduce meal plans. Transfer and sophomore students may reduce to the Bear Traditional meal plan only.

Meal Plan Cancelations: The deadline for canceling your meal or debit plan is September 7, 2022. Exception: Students who enroll in a meal or debit plan at the beginning of the spring semester can cancel through February 8, 2023. NOTE: House System residents have a required meal plan and cannot cancel. First-year, transfer, and sophomore students cannot cancel meal plans. To cancel, contact

Students who join and/or move to fraternities or sororities during the spring semester cannot cancel meal plans, but are permitted to reduce their meal plan to the Supplemental Meal Plan. Change requests must include written verification from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.