Yes, If you are a residential student the meal plan in included in the cost of your room. If you are a commuter student you are welcome to purchase one of our commuter meal plan options.

Dining Dollars are cash values included in all meal plans. They work like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card. Dining Dollars may be used at any on-campus dining location. You may add more dining dollars through the cash registers at  Gerard Dining Hall, or by calling the Dining Office at 703-284-5790

Dining Dollars are available to use throughout the semester, but they do not carryover to the next semester. The Dining Dollars renew with the start of a new semester.

Block meals must be used during the semester in which they are purchased. They do not carry over from semester to semester.

Yes! Changing to a bigger or smaller meal plan can be done during the first week of school. Changes must be made through the Office of Residential Services.

If you live off-campus, you can purchase a commuter meal plan through emailing It will be charged to your student account.