Dining Plans for Summer 2021

Summer Term Dining Plans

Dining is offering 3 great meals plans for the summer term of 2021.  All students authorized to be at Dartmouth College (on-campus and off-campus) can select between the 3 meal plans.

All students assigned to rooms in the residence halls, LLCs, and Greek facilities will, as always, be required to participate in as on-campus dining plan.  All three plans will provide services to students during the initial 7-day arrival quarantine period and in the event of medically-required isolation and quarantine.

Ivy Unlimited
The Ivy Unlimited is Dartmouth's preferred dining plan. It is designed to provide the greatest flexibility, access to food, and value to meet the broadest range of student needs. 

  • Unlimited dine-in access at our flagship dining hall; '53 Commons 
  • A meal equivalency at our participating cafés or a meal to-go from '53 Commons each meal period should you chose not to dine-in at '53
  • $250 in Dining Dollars per term 
  • Cost per term: $2,220

115 Block+

  • 115 Meal swipes at '53 Commons or Meal Equivalencies at our participating cafes per term
  • $475 in Dining Dollars per term
  • The ability to use up to 2 swipes per meal period
  • Cost per term: $1,965

80 Block+

  • 80 Meal Swipes at '53 Commons or Meal Equivalencies at our participating cafes per term
  • $725 in Dining Dollars per term
  • The ability to use up to 2 swipes per meal period
  • Cost per term: $1,950

How Your Dining Plan Works

Meal periods at '53 Commons daily are:

7:30am-10:59am              Breakfast
11:00am-3:59pm              Lunch
4:00pm-8:30pm              Dinner
9:00pm-midnight            Late Night

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner offer unlimited dining in 53 Commons with the Ivy Standard Plan.

Late Night in 53 Commons is an a-la-carte style dining experience.

Have a question?  Contact us at 603-646-9701 or email at dartmouth.dining@dartmouth.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

If I live off-campus in an apartment or house, can I buy a meal plan?
Yes.  All students who are authorized to be at Dartmouth College this summer can have a meal plan with Dining and access all our properties.  Off-campus students can simply add one of the 3 meal plans offered to their student account, so that they can join their friends for a great nutritious meal at an unbeatable value.

What does it mean to have an UNLIMITED plan?
The Ivy Unlimited plan is kind of like having a ski season pass or a gym membership. With it, you can dine-in and eat at '53 Commons from morning till night and you don't need to worry about counting swipes or visits. Stop by as many times per meal period as you would like! As with any membership, you get additional benefits, which only add to its great value; to-go meals from '53 Commons, meal swipes so you can bring friends, and the ability to use the plan at our other dining facilities when you like.

What is a meal period and how do they work with an unlimited meal plan?  
Our day is made up of 4 meal periods: Breakfast (7:00am-10:59am), Lunch (11:00am-3:59pm), Dinner (4:00pm to 8:59pm) and Late Night (9:00pm-12:00am).  Each meal period offers the ability to have unlimited dine-in at '53 Commons (7:30am – 8:30pm) or make another selection; meal to-go from '53 Commons or meal equivalency at our participating cafes.  A choice is made each meal period when you use your meal plan.  

Where are meal equivalencies available for use this summer?
A meal equivalency or swipe can be used at these participating cafes:  Collis Café, Novack Café and for Late Night at '53 Commons.  Values for meal equivalencies are $5.25 for Breakfast or Late Night, $7.50 for Lunch and $10.00 for Dinner.

Where are Dining Dollars accepted this summer?
Dining Dollars are accepted for payment at the Novack Café, ramekin at Anonymous Hall, Collis Café, '53 Commons for entrance and at Late Night at '53 Commons .

What happens if I run out of Dining Dollars?
Your student account will be charged for purchases if you have exhausted your Dining Dollar balance.  Charges will show up monthly on your account for payment.

Will Dining Dollar balances at the end of the Summer Term roll-over to the Fall Term?
Yes, up to $100 in remaining balance of Dining Dollars will roll-over to the Fall Term.  All Dining Dollar balances will expire at Commencement 2022.

If I use a Meal Swipe Equivalency at 8:30 a.m. at the Collis Café can I then use a Meal Swipe at 10:30 a.m. at '53 Commons if I have the Ivy Unlimited plan?
You would not be able to do that with the Ivy Unlimited plan, as you had already made a choice for that breakfast meal period by using the meal equivalency at the Collis Café.   At the beginning of each meal period you essentially must choose between three options: dining at '53 Commons and swiping in as many times as you like, getting one to-go meal from '53 Commons, or using one Meal Swipe Equivalency at one of our cafés. However, you can continue to use Dining Dollars and other forms of payment to supplement your meals and our other facilities.

Our 115 Block+ and 80 Block+ would allow you to use two swipes each meal period for two of the three options available; a meal equivalency at a participating café , a meal to-go from '53 Commons or dine-in at '53 commons.  Remember though, with 10+ weeks in every term those meal swipes can go fast and be depleted this way before the end of the term.

If I don't have the Ivy Unlimited plan, how often can I use a meal swipe at '53 Commons per meal period?
You can use your 115 Block+ or 80 Block+ up to 2 times within each of the 4 meal periods daily.

What if I have a food allergy?
We can satisfy your food allergy concerns.  Please let us know if you have anything we should know about to serve you. Our Dietitian and Chef are here for you. You can reach them by email at dartmouth.dining@dartmouth.edu or by phone at 603-646-9701.

How do I change my dining plan?
Request to change your dining plan online through the DartCard office.  Changes to summer term dining plans can be requested through 3 PM on Friday, June 25, 2021, but don't wait!  Request a change now to be on your preferred plan from the beginning of the term!

When are Summer Term dining plans available?
Summer term dining plans begin before breakfast on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.  As soon as you have finished your arrival process, you can use your dining plan for a take-out meal.