Meal Plan Options

Meal Plan Options

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Undergraduate Students - Somerville/Medford 2019-2020

Tufts Premium Plan

All first-year Tufts AS&E and first-year NEC/SMFA dual-degree students are automatically enrolled in the required Premium Plan.
Eligible: All Students
Cost: $3433

The Premium Plan includes:

  • 400 meals per semester (more if needed)
  • $75 in JumboCash
  • 4 Guest Meals

During each meal period, you can either:

  • Visit one of our dining centers multiple times, OR
  • Visit one of our take-out locations once each meal period

Find out more about where to eat on campus.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

After your first year, we encourage you to pick the meal plan that best fits your lifestyle. You can continue with a Premium Plan, select a different number of meals per week, or just use JumboCash. If you run out of meals during the semester, you can add more with Meal Blocks.

Sophomores are required to live on campus and are required to have a meal plan. Meal plans are not required for junior and senior students, but most Tufts students (70%+) choose to enroll in one of the following options:

220 Plan

Ideal if you’re interested in enjoying a couple of full meals per day

  • Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
  • Cost: $3104
  • Average of 2 meals per day or 13 meals per week

160 Plan

Ideal if you’re interested in eating 1-2 meals on campus each day

  • Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
  • Cost: $2283
  • Average of 10 meals per week

100 Plan

Ideal if you’re interested in eating 1-2 meals on campus each day

  • Eligible: Juniors and Seniors
  • Cost: $1477
  • Average of 6-7 meals per week

80 Plan

Ideal if you’re interested in eating a few meals on campus each week

  • Eligible: Juniors and Seniors
  • Cost: $1185
  • Average of 5 meals per week

40 Plan

Ideal if you’re interested in eating a few meals on campus each week

  • Eligible: Juniors and Seniors
  • Cost: $596
  • Average of 2-3 meals per week

Meal Blocks

  • If you run out of meals on your above plan, additional meals are available for purchase in blocks of 10 for $134
  • Sold at the Dining Administration office at 89-91 Curtis Street, Somerville
  • Payment by check, cash, or SIS account until early April

Meal Plan Rules and Restrictions

  • The Premium Plan allows you to use up to 10 meal swipes per day
  • All other plans allow you to use up to 5 meal swipes per day
  • Meal swipes used for takeout may prevent you from being able to swipe into a dining center during that meal period

Compare Plans

  Premium Plan 220 Plan 160 Plan 100 Plan 80 Plan 40 Plan
Meal Swipes
per Semester
Multiple Access Each Meal Period 220 swipes 160 swipes 100 swipes 80 swipes 40 Swipes
Meals
Avg. per Week
Multiple Access Each Meal Period 13-14 meals 10 meals 6-7 meals 5 meals 2-3 meals
Jumbo Cash $75 none none none none none
Guest Meals 4 swipes none none none none none
Cost $3433 $3104 $2283 $1477 $1185 $596

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students – SMFA/NEC 2019-2020

Our meal plans for SMFA students and NEC dual-degree students are designed with flexibility and convenience in mind. You can use SMFA Plans below, any other Tufts undergraduate plans or Rhino Bucks o purchase meals at the SMFA Café. Rhino Bucks can also be used at over 60 businesses in Boston that accept Campus Cash. If you prefer, you can purchase JumboCash and/or Rhino Bucks to supplement a meal plan.

Tufts Premium Plan includes SMFA/NEC Dual Degree

All first-year SMFA and NEC dual-degree students are automatically enrolled in the Premium Plan
Eligible: All Students
Cost: $3433

The Premium Plan includes:

  • 400 meals per semester (more if needed)
  • $75 in JumboCash
  • 4 Guest Meals

Use your meals at any of the following locations:

  • Our dining centers on the Medford/Somerville campus
  • Our take-out locations on the Medford/Somerville campus (once per meal period)
  • The SMFA Café (once per meal period)

Premium Rhino Bucks Plan

Eligible: Dual-degree students living on the Medford/Somerville campus
Cost: $3433

The Premium Rhino Bucks Plan includes:

  • 272 Meals (meal swipes can be used at SMFA Café)
  • 4 Guest Meals
  • $75 JumboCash
  • $999 Rhino Bucks

SMFA Meal Plans for SMFA BFA and MFA Students

Choose from the following plan options:

SMFA Plan A

All first-year SMFA BFA students are automatically enrolled in the SMFA Plan A
Eligible: All SMFA Students
Cost: $1900

The SMFA Plan A includes:

  • $1,660 in SMFA Meal Money per semester, to be used at the SMFA Café
  • $240 in Rhino Bucks that can be used both on and off campus
  • Up to 3 meal swipes per week at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers

SMFA Plan B

Eligible: All SMFA Students except first-year BFA students
Cost: Cost: $1300

The SMFA Plan B includes:

  • $1,140 in SMFA Meal Money per semester, to be used at the SMFA Café
  • $160 in Rhino Bucks that can be used both on and off campus
  • Up to 2 meal swipes per week at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers

Compare Plans

Premium Plan Premium Rhino Bucks Plan SMFA PLAN A SMFA PLAN B
Meal Swipe per semester 400 Swipes 272 Swipes Up to 3 meal swipes per week at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Up to 2 meal swipes per week at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie
Money for Meals, etc. $75 JumboCash $75 JumboCash
$999 Rhino Bucks
$1,660 SMFA Meal Money
$240 Rhino Bucks
$1,140 SMFA Meal Money
$160 Rhino Bucks
Guest Swipes 4 swipes 4 Swipes N/A N/A
Cost $3433 $3433 $1900 $1300

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

As a graduate student, we know you balance a busy schedule with lots of commitments. Sign up for any of the student meal plans, or you can select the 25 Anytime Meals where you can enjoy 25 discounted dining center meals at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie any time of day. Limited time on campus? Join us for lunch-only by choosing the 25 Lunches option available only to Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. Both options are offered at a discounted rate and the meals never expire.

Anytime Meals

Ideal if you want the flexibility to eat whenever you like — breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  • Eligible: Graduate students
  • Cost: $237.38

25 Lunches

Ideal if lunch is when you usually dine with us.

  • Eligible: Graduate students
  • Cost: $213.08

Meal Rules and Restrictions

  • You are allowed to use up to 5 meal swipes per meal period (except Late-Night)
  • No refunds

Compare Plans

  25 Lunches 25 Anytime Meals
Meal Swipes per Semester 25 during lunch 25 any meal period
     
Jumbo Cash N/A N/A
Guests YES, as part of your 25 YES, as part of your 25
Cost $213.08 $237.38

Sign up for the Graduate Student 25 Anytime Meals

Sign up for the Graduate Student 25 Lunches

Additional Graduate Student Plan Options

Craving more? Graduate students are also welcome to sign up for the same plans we offer to our undergraduate students. Dig in to one of the six options below:

  Premium Plan 220 Plan 160 Plan 100 Plan 80 Plan 40 Plan
Meal Swipes
per Semester
Multiple Access Each Meal Period 220 swipes 160 swipes 100 swipes 80 swipes 40 Swipes
Meals
Avg. per Week
Multiple Access Each Meal Period 13-14 meals 10 meals 6-7 meals 5 meals 2-3 meals
Jumbo Cash $75 none none none none none
Guest Swipes 4 swipes none none none none none
Cost $3433 $3104 $2283 $1477 $1185 $596

 

 

 

 

Faculty and Staff

Eating in our dining centers is not just for students! Faculty and staff can also enjoy Tufts’ fresh, award-winning food, with two discounted and flexible meal options. With the 25 Anytime Meals, you can enjoy 25 discounted meals at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers any time of day. Limited time on campus? Join us for lunch-only by choosing the 25 Lunches option. Both offer a significantly discounted rate and meals never expire.

25 Anytime Meals

Ideal if you want the opportunity to eat whenever you like — breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  • Eligible: Faculty and Staff
  • Cost: $254 (price includes MA sales tax)

25 Lunches

Ideal if lunch is the best time of day for you to dine with us.

  • Eligible: Faculty and Staff
  • Cost: $228 (price includes MA sales tax)

Meal Rules and Restrictions

  • You are allowed to use up to 5 meal swipes per meal period.
  • No refunds.

Compare Plans

  25 Lunches 25 Anytime Meals
Meal Swipes 25 during lunch 25 any meal period
Jumbo Cash N/A N/A
Guests YES, as part of your 25 YES, as part of your 25
Cost $228 $254

Sign up for the Faculty/Staff 25 Anytime Meals

Sign up for the Faculty/Staff 25 Lunches

 

 

 

 

Summer Meal Plans

Spending the summer (or part of the summer) at Tufts? Check out our meal plan options for each six-week summer session. Meals will be served at either Carmichael or Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center. The menus will include: eggs, breakfast meat, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels and pastries, Belgian waffles, and cereals. Lunch will include a large salad bar, made to order stir fry or pasta bowls, hot pizzas and other hot entrees, make your own sandwiches and burgers, fresh fruit, cookies and other desserts. Dinner will have several hot menu items including entrees, sides, freshly cooked veggies plus a large salad bar, fresh bread, and desserts. The menus change daily and with each meal. Expect variety. Vegetarians and vegans are welcome! Our food is made fresh onsite every day and makes eating easy while at Tufts.

Note: Summer meals begin at Carmichael on Wednesday, May 22nd, with breakfast. Starting with breakfast on Monday, June 24th, Dewick will serve meals for the rest of the summer. It’s an uphill then downhill kind of summer!

Summer hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be posted on the Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie pages.

Premium Summer Plan

Ideal if you want to eat all your meals on campus

  • Eligible: All students
  • Cost: $1199 per session
  • 120 meal swipes to start with—and more if you need them

80 Summer Plan

Ideal if you want to eat a couple of meals each day on campus

  • Eligible: All students
  • Cost: $1039 per session
  • 80 meal swipes

40 Summer Plan

Ideal if you want to eat one meal a day on campus

  • Eligible: All students
  • Cost: $528 per session
  • 40 meal swipes
  Premium Plan 80 Plan 40 Plan
Meal Swipes per Session Multiple Access Each Meal Period 80 Swipes 40 Swipes
Meals per week Multiple access Each Meal Period 13-14 meals 6-7 meals
Jumbo Cash N/A N/A N/A
Guest Swipes none none none
Cost $1199 $1039 $528

How do you sign up for Summer Meals? Starting Tuesday, May 21, 2019, stop by the Tufts Dining Office at 89 Curtis Street (corner of Whitfield Street) in Somerville. You can play with cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover. Your meals will start on Wednesday, May 22 for Summer Session I, and July 2 for Summer Session II.