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Graduate Meal Plans

Cornell Dining's Traditional Meal Plans are open all graduate/professional students, and feature a combination of dining room meals, Big Red Bucks for tax-free food purchases, and bonus meals for guests.

Meal Plans for 2020-2021

 Bear All Access - $3,170 for fall semester; $3,659 for spring semester

  • Access to all meals during designated service periods in the ten residential dining rooms, including 104West! for all Shabbat, holiday, and special meals (except meals during Passover week, for which additional charges will apply)
  • $400 in Big Red Bucks (BRBs) per semester
  • 8 bonus meals (to be used for guests) per semester

 Bear Traditional - $2,721 for fall semester; $3,131 for spring semester

  • Up to 14 meals per week during designated service periods in the ten residential dining rooms (Additional charges will apply for Shabbat, holiday, and special meals in 104West!)
  • $400 in Big Red Bucks (BRBs) per semester
  • 4 bonus meals (to be used for guests) per semester

 Bear Choice - $2,545 for fall semester; $2,906 for spring semester

  • Up to 10 meals per week during designated service periods in the ten residential dining rooms (Additional charges will apply for Shabbat, holiday, and special meals in 104West!)
  • $500 in Big Red Bucks (BRBs) per semester
  • 4 bonus meals (to be used for guests) per semester

 Bear Basic - $2,213 for fall semester; $2,515 for spring semester

  • Up to 7 meals per week during designated service periods in the ten residential dining rooms (Additional charges will apply for Shabbat, holiday, and special meals in 104West!)
  • $500 in Big Red Bucks (BRBs) per semester
  • 4 bonus meals (to be used for guests) per semester 

Debit Meal Plans

  • Debit meal plans are available all graduate/professional students. Note that you must enroll in a meal plan before you can add funds to your Big Red Bucks balance. 

Off-Campus Value - $755.25 per semester

  • 45 meals per semester during designated service periods in the 10 dining rooms (including 104West!. Additional charges apply for Shabbat, holiday, and special meals without a reservation at 104West! and Passover week meals)
  • $150 in Big Red Bucks each semester
  • 4 bonus meals (to be used for guests) per semester

Flex 10/500 - $647 per semester

  • 10 meals per semester during designated service periods in the 10 dining rooms (including 104West!. Additional charges apply for Shabbat, holiday, and special meals without a reservation at 104West! and Passover week meals)
  • $500 in Big Red Bucks each semester
  • Excludes holiday and special meals

Just Bucks - $500 per semester

  • $500 in Big Red Bucks

Graduate Student Meal Plan - $50 per semester
Available exclusively to graduate/professional students

Executive Choice - $50 per semester
Available exclusively to members of the Johnson Graduate School of Management

  • $50 in Big Red Bucks
  • 5% discount for food purchases at the Atrium Cafe
  • No administrative fee!

A non-refundable $50 administrative fee will be charged upon enrollment and once each academic year for any of these Traditional Meal Plans.

For all debit meal plan options, Big Red Bucks can be used in any Cornell Dining facility to purchase your own meals, but not to purchase meals for guests. Any debit balance carries over from the fall semester to the spring semester. Any unused dining room admissions do not carry over. You will automatically be billed for each semester's initial deposits. Any Big Red Bucks balance must be used by May 22, 2020. A nonrefundable $50 administrative fee will be charged upon enrollment and once each academic year, except for the Graduate Student Meal Plan and Executive Choice.