Student Meal Plans

We want you to get the most out of your dining experience at Tufts, that’s why we offer several meal plan options to fit your lifestyle and your schedule.

Student Meal Plans

All first-year students are automatically enrolled in the Premium Meal Plan—our most comprehensive option. Enjoy our great food at convenient locations for three (or more) meals a day, seven days a week. No matter what your schedule—or appetite—we’ll be ready to serve you.

Learn more about first-year student dining options and locations.

Second-year students can enroll in the Premium Meal Plan, the 220 Meal Plan, or the 160 Meal Plan. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students may enroll in any of our meal plans—and 70% of our students do even though they're not required to. There are even two very flexible meal plan options for graduate students, faculty, and staff. We’ve got a meal plan for everyone.

Compare Student Meal Plans & Rates.

Fall/Spring Meal Plan Options

Choose the meal plan that works best for you.

Premium Meal Plan

Eligible: All students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

400 meals per term to start with—and more if you need them

The Premium Meal Plan is the best value for students who want to take full advantage of dining at Tufts and not have to think about planning their own meals while in school. In addition to four guest meals and $75 in JumboCash, the Premium Plan includes visits to Carmichael Dining Center and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center multiple times each meal period or the option to visit Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run or Pax et Lox Glatt Kosher Deli take-out locations once during a single meal period up to three times a day.

220 Meal Plan

Eligible: Sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

220 meals per term; approximately 13 meals per week

Want a full meal a couple times a day? Maybe wake up to organic oatmeal or apple-cinnamon pancakes and round out the day with a sizzling stir-fry or savory pasta for dinner? The 220 Meal Plan is our most extensive plan after the Premium Meal Plan. If about two meals a day sounds right for you, this plan is the way to go.

160 Meal Plan

Eligible: Sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

160 meals per term; approximately 10 meals per week

This is the smallest dining plan option for sophomores—but it’s also a good fit for juniors, seniors, and graduate students who spend a lot of time on campus and don’t want to worry about having to plan too many of their own meals.

100 Meal Plan

Eligible: Juniors, seniors, graduate students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

100 meals per term; approximately six meals per week

Are you looking for about six of our great-tasting meals per week? If so, the 100 Meal Plan is the way to go. You could eat one meal on campus five days a week—plus an extra meal any day of the week you choose!

80 Meal Plan

Eligible: Juniors, seniors, graduate students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

80 meals per term; approximately 5 meals per week

Maybe you're planning to pack some of your own meals but can’t resist our award-winning food, or perhaps you’re just not going to be on campus enough to need one of our bigger meal plans. This plan is an excellent choice for juniors, seniors, and graduate students who would like to enjoy around five of our homemade meals a week.

40 Meal Plan

Eligible: Juniors, seniors, graduate students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

40 meals per term; approximately 2 or 3 meals per week

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are not on campus every day or who want to eat only a few meals on campus each week will find this plan to be a good fit. You still get our fresh, homemade food two or three times a week.

Any student on a 220 - 40 Meal Plan can purchase Meal Blocks of 10 if they run out.

JumboCash Only

Eligible: Juniors, seniors, graduate students

Cost: Determined by student ($100 minimum; whole dollar amounts only)

Meals per term: Determined by student

For the greatest flexibility, juniors, seniors, and graduate students can purchase JumboCash only. JumboCash can be used anywhere at any campus dining location, as well as at select off-campus partners and on the Boston and Grafton campuses.

Summer Plan Meal Options

Looking for a meal plan over the summer? Check out these meal plan options for each six-week summer session.

Premium Summer Meal Plan

Eligible: All students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

120 meals per session to start with—and more if you need them

The Premium Summer Meal Plan offers the best value for students who want to take full advantage of dining at Tufts and not have to think about planning for their own meals during the summer session. It includes the option to visit Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center multiple times each meal period. 

80 Meal Summer Plan

Eligible: All students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

80 meals per session; approximately 13 meals per week

Want a full meal a couple times a day during the summer session? The 80 Meal Summer Plan is our most extensive summer meal plan after the Premium Summer Meal Plan. If about two meals a day sounds right for you, this plan will be a good fit.

40 Meal Summer Plan

Eligible: All students

Cost: Student Meal Plans & Rates

40 meals per session; approximately 6 meals per week

Are you looking for about 6 of our great-tasting meals per week? With the 40 Meal Summer Plan, you can eat one meal on campus five days a week—plus have an extra meal any day of the week you choose.

JumboCash Only

Eligible: All students

Cost: Determined by student ($100 minimum; whole dollar amounts only)

Meals per session: Determined by student

For total flexibility during the summer, students can purchase JumboCash only. JumboCash can be used at any campus dining location, including our cafés, as well as at select off-campus partners. With JumboCash, you pay the full price of the meal, and it's deducted from your JumboCash balance when using your Tufts ID card.