Administration and Campus Services

Current Meal Plans

Students who live in campus housing — traditional, suite or apartment style — are required to have a meal plan for the full academic year. Commuter and graduated students may also choose from any commuter or campus residential options (details below). During the first few weeks of each semester, students may choose to change between plans. The meal plan selected in the Fall will automatically renew in spring for the plan chosen in the fall unless otherwise changed prior to publicized deadlines.

Purchase STUDENT MEAL PLANS

Purchase Faculty and Staff Meal Plans

All billing for student meal plans are posted to the student account. More information is available on the Student Financial Services website

  • Changing your meal plan will cause account balances to be adjusted.  
  • Changing your meal plan will result in a prorated billing amount after the start of the semester.
  • Meal plans charged to the account before the semester billing due date will be due by the due date.
  • Meal plans charged to the account after the due date, but before the first day of the academic period, will be due by the first day of the academic period.
  • Meal plans charged to the account on or after the first day of the academic period will be due immediately.
  • Any charges not paid by the designated due dates will result in a registration hold and may be subject to a late fee.

Important Meal Plan Dates

Fall 2024

  • Meal Plans Start: Sunday August 25
  • Deadline for Meal Plan Changes: Friday September 15, by 11:59 p.m.
  • Meal Plan Ends: Friday December 20 after Lunch, Points Carry over to Spring Semester. 

Spring 2025

  • Meal Plans Start: Sunday January 12
  • Deadline for Meal Plan Changes: January 31, by 11:59 p.m.
  • Meal Plan Ends: Wednesday May 15 after Lunch, All Meals and Points Expire**
**Exceptions to this deadline are only made for graduating seniors, whose meal plans will stay valid through commencement.

Students Living in Campus Housing

All students placed in Brandeis housing are required to have a meal plan. Brandeis is pleased to offer the following meal plans below.

All meal swipes can be used in Usdan and Sherman dining halls. Meal exchange is available at various on campus locations. Points and WhoCash can be used at any dining location on campus.

Meal Plan Rates 2024-2025

Traditional and Suite Style Housing Meal Plan Options

Plan Type Meal Exchanges
Per Week
Points Included Guest Meals Cost Per Semester
All Access +5 5 $175 5 $3,992
All Access +10 10 $250 5 $4,360

All Access Plans allow unlimited access to The Farm and Kosher Tables at Sherman and Usdan Kitchen. Students can select either +5 or +10 Meal Exchange (ME) which can be used at select on-campus retail locations. Included in both traditional plans you receive five guest swipes.

Campus Card Account Information

Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the university 11 weeks into the semester or later will not be issued refunds for All Access Meal Plan. All meals expire at the end of each semester.

Traditional Style and Suite Style includes Cable Hall, Deroy Hall, Gordon Hall, Hassenfeld Hall, Pomerantz Hall, Reitman Hall, Renfield Hall, Rosenthal Hall, Scheffres Hall, Shapiro Hall, Skyline Hall, Usen Hall, Village and Ziv.

Apartment Style Housing Meal Plan Options

Plan Type

Block Meals (Per Semester)

Points Included Guest Meals Cost Per Semester
120-Block Plan 120 $400 5 $1,875
80-Block Plan 80 $300 5 $1,475

120-block and 80-block meal plans may only be purchased by students assigned in Apartment Style Housing (Charles River Apartments, Ridgewood, 567 South St. and the Foster Mods). These students may also choose from among the All-Access Meal Plans (All Access +5, All Access +10), which also have five guest meal swipes per semester. All meals expire at the end of each semester.

Students Living in Non-Brandeis Housing

ALL voluntary meal plans are non-refundable and non-transferable, once processed.

Commuter/Voluntary Meal Plans

Plan Type Points Included Cost Per Semester
90-Block Plan $100 $1,175
60-Block Plan $60 $905
Points Only Plan $260 $260

Commuter Meals expire at the end of each semester. Unused Points will roll over from fall to spring semester, expiring at the end of the academic year. Commuter students may also choose from the All Access or Block Meal Plans listed above.

Additional Points Option

You must have a plan to purchase.

Add on Points Plans

Points Included Cost Per Semester
50 Points Add on 50 $50
100 Points Add on 100 $100
150 Points Add on 150 $150
200 Points Add on 200 $200
300 Points Add on 300 $300

All meal plans have an option to add on additional points.  All unused points will roll over from fall to spring semester, expiring at the end of the academic year.

Graduate Student/Voluntary Meal Plans

Plan Type

Cost Per Semester
15-Block Plan $215
30-Block Plan $360
Points Only Plan

$260

Graduate students may also choose from the All Access or Block Meal Plans listed above. Graduate block meals and unused points will roll over from fall to spring semester, and at the end of the academic year, all remaining meals and points on graduate plans will expire.

ALL voluntary meal plans are non-refundable and non-transferable, once processed.

Faculty and Staff Meal Plans

Plan Type

Cost Per Semester
Faculty & Staff 15 Block Plan $215
Faculty & Staff 30 Block Plan $360

Faculty and staff meal swipes are redeemable at the Table at Sherman, The Kosher Table at Sherman and Usdan Kitchen. These plans are for faculty and staff only and can be purchased here

2024 Summer and Transitional Session Meal Plans

Plan Type

Cost Per Term

*Stay Past Closing, May 15 (Dinner) - May 20 (Lunch)

$160
*Spring-Summer Transitional, May 20 (Dinner) - June 2 (Lunch) $416
*Bridge Plan Summer, May 15 (Dinner) – June 2 (Lunch) $576
Full Summer, June 2 (Dinner) – Aug. 9 (Lunch) $2,176
Summer Session 1, June 2 (Dinner) – July 7 (Lunch) $1,120
Summer Session 2, July 7 (Dinner) – Aug. 9 (Lunch) $1,056
*Bridge Plan Fall, Aug. 9 (Dinner) – Aug. 24 (Dinner) $480
Daily Rate: $32

Students living in Summer School Housing (Skyline) are required to be on a summer meal plan. Students living in (Foster Mods) are not required to be on a plan but can purchase one.

ALL voluntary meal plans are non-refundable and non-transferable, once a completed Form is processed.

*During Transitional Sessions — Students living in Traditional and Suite Style Housing are required to have a Bridge Meal Plan.

WhoCash will remain active during the intersession period.

Plans consist of 3 meals a day at Sherman Dining Hall. Visit Brandeis Hospitality for hours

2024 Winter Intersession Plan

Cost: TBA

Winter Intersession Plan is required for students living in
Traditional and Suite Style Housing

Winter Intersession Plan will be active from dinner TBA, through dinner TBA

WhoCash will remain active during the intersession period.

Visit Brandeis Hospitality for locations and hours

 The Winter Intersession Plan can be purchased voluntary, once processed, the winter plan is non-refundable and non-transferable.