Several dining locations and meal plans will be available on campus to Precollege students this summer. Here’s what you need to know about NYU Dining Services:

Do I need a meal plan?

  • Residential students are required to have a meal plan of at least 10 meals per week–meal plans cannot be dropped or modified to below 10 meals/week.
  • For commuters, meal plans are optional, but some students may find participating in a meal plan enhances their college experience and are welcome to sign up for summer dining.

How do I change my meal plan? 

If you live on campus, you will be automatically enrolled in the required minimum meal plan of 10 meals/week, but you have the option of increasing the size of their meal plan.   Information about upgrading or signing up for a meal plan is online.

How does my meal plan work? 

Your NYUCard acts as your dining card–you swipe your card whenever you get a meal.

What are dining dollars? How do those work? 

Meal plans include dining dollars, which are accepted as cash at NYU dining locations. They work on the same principle as debit cards by swiping your NYUCard. You can use your dining dollars to purchase beverages, snacks, or full meals, and the total amount is subtracted from your balance. Unused dining dollars carry over each week. Unused dining dollars at the end NYU Precollege are not refundable.  Be sure to use all your dining dollars before the program ends!

Where can I go for meals? 

Precollege students will have access to a variety of dining options, ranging from traditional cafeteria-style dining halls (like The Market Place at Kimmel and Weinstein Passport Dining)  to coffee shops and cafes (like Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts). 

When are dining hours?

Dining locations are open every day at various times. For information about specific location hours, check the hours of operation online. Note: When looking at the dining hours schedule, remember that Precollege takes place during Summer Session II.

What if I have dietary restrictions? 

NYU dining options include  gluten-free, vegan, and Kosher options. NYU is also able to make reasonable accommodations for any dietary restrictions you may have. If you need accommodations, please contact the NYU Dining Services Office at  and they will be happy to assist you.


More information about dining is available on the Summer Dining page.