Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

  • Do I need to buy a meal plan?
    Freshman and Sophomores are required to purchase an All Access meal plan. Juniors and Seniors may choose from any of our Meal Exchange or All Access Plans. All purchases go through MyHousing in Cardinal Station. If you have any questions please email cua-diningservices@cua.edu.
     
  • Will my meal plan auto renew for next semester? 
    Yes! If you do not select a meal plan your plan will auto renew for the next semester. If you have any questions please email cua-diningservices@cua.edu.

  • Will unused meals or Dining Dollars roll over? 
    Meals do NOT roll over. At the end of the semester the meals on your meal plan will expire. Dining Dollars will roll over from Fall to Spring but expire at the end of the academic school year. Your dining dollars will not carry over if you do not have a meal plan (Fall to Spring). If you have any questions please email cua-diningservices@cua.edu.
     
  • If I have already purchased a meal plan, can I change it?
    If you would like to change your meal plan you can go to MyHousing in Cardinal Station and select a new plan. You may also email cua-housing@cua.edu with your Name, Grade, Student ID, Current Plan and New Plan. If you have any questions please email cua-diningservices@cua.edu.
  • Can I buy a meal plan if I am not a Catholic University student?
    Students who are living on campus during the summer must email cua-diningservices@cua.edu or come to our office, Edward J. Pryzbyla Center Room 124, from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday for more information.
Don’t worry - simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a meal plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meals and points are deducted from your meal plan account.

Our Meal Plans

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Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your meal plan includes all dining locations on-campus with a range of menus and offerings. Youll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on-campus three times a week or three times a day! Weve got you covered. See our Meal Plan options below for more information.
Faculty and Staff Meal Plans
Faculty and Staff Meal Plans are tailored for the everyday life our employees at The Catholic University of America. There are a select group of meal plans specifically tailored with flexibility for all faculty and staff.
First-Year and Second-Year Students
All First-Year and Second-Year residence participate in a University dining plan; these residents must select an All-Access Plan. If a freshman or sophomore does not select a dining plan, the resident will be assigned the All-Access 5 plan.
Upperclassmen and Commuters
Living in an on-campus dorm or off-campus brings a different set of needs and challenges to college life. There are a select group of meal plans specifically tailored with flexibility in mind. All voluntary plans are offered in blocks of meals that can be used at any time and include Dining Dollars that can be used at any dining location on-campus. All voluntary student may select any of the Meal Exchange Plans or All-Access Plans.

Need help with your meal plan?


CUA Dining Services

(202) 319-5295