Your Meal Plan Options

The food and fun start with brunch on Sunday, September 5, and we can't wait to see you. First-years living on the Medford and SMFA Boston campuses, you’re good to go. Everyone else, the time to sign up for your Fall semester meal plan is by September 3. So choose your plan now.

What's Your Plan?

  • Medford/Somerville campus first-years: You’re auto-enrolled in the Premium Plan for your school. No further action is required.
  • SMFA Boston campus first-years: You’re auto-enrolled in SMFA Plan A. No further action is required.
  • Sophomores: You’re required to enroll in one of these three plans: Tufts Premium, 220, or 160. 
  • SMFA/NEC students living on the Medford/Somerville campus: You also have the option to choose the Premium Rhino Bucks Plan.
  • SMFA BFA and MFA students: You can choose SMFA Plan A or B.
  • All Tufts and SMFA/NEC juniors and seniors, as well as Tufts grad students: You can choose any of these six plans: Tufts Premium, 220, 160, 100, 80, or 40.
  • Graduate/Fletcher Students, Faculty, and Staff: You can purchase meals in increments of 25.
Plan Name What’s included $ per term Where to use your meal swipes $ per 10 extra swipes
Tufts Premium 400 swipes (about 3 meals a day) + $75
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Best Total Value
$3,689

• Fresh at Carmichael

• Dewick-MacPhie

• Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run

• Pax et Lox 

• Kindlevan Café 

• SMFA Café 

$90
220 220 swipes (about 2 meals a day) $3,335 $152
160 160 swipes (about 10 meals a week) $2,453 $153
100 100 swipes (about 6 - 7 meals a week) $1,587 $159
80 80 swipes (about 5 meals a week) $1,273 $159
40 40 swipes (about 2 - 3 meals a week)         $640 $160
SMFA Premium
Rhino Bucks
272 swipes + $999 Rhino Bucks + $75
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Best Total Value
$3,689 $113
SMFA Plan A Up to 3 swipes/ week at Carm and Dewick + $1,467 in SMFA Café Meal Money1 + $575 Rhino Bucks $2,042

• Fresh at Carmichael

• Dewick-MacPhie

n/a
SMFA Plan B Up to 2 swipes/ week at Carm and Dewick + $1,010 in SMFA Café Meal Money1 + $387 Rhino Bucks $1,397 n/a
Grad/Fletcher 25 lunches or 25 anytime meals $245 for 25 lunches or $273 for 25 anytime meals2

$245 for 25 lunches or $273 for 25 anytime meals2

Buy

Faculty/Staff 25 lunches or 25 anytime meals $262.15 for 25 lunches or $292.11 for 25 anytime meals2

$262.15 for 25 lunches or $292.11 for 25 anytime meals2

Buy

1Unused Fall Term SMFA Café Meal Money rolls over to Spring term. SMFA Café Meal Money left in your account at the end of the school year is non-refundable, so be sure to use it up before the end of the Spring term.

2Graduate/Fletcher and Faculty/Staff meal swipes never expire.

What makes the Premium Plans your best total value?

Simply put, these plans give you the greatest food, flexibility, and stress-free convenience for your money.

  • The price per meal is significantly lower than any other undergraduate plan, and a lot less than you’d likely pay if you dined off-campus.
  • You can use your Premium Plan at more venues, too. That means more variety, morning, noon, and night. Tufts Dining serves hundreds of items in all. Translation: You’re not going to get bored with the food here.
  • Best of all, everything is right on campus. So you never have to spend valuable time hunting far and wide for a delicious, healthy, sustainable meal.

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