Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed to meet your unique needs. 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.

As part of the on-campus experience, all students living in a Residential Commons are required to have a dining membership. Memberships are designed to make your life easier and provide you with many convenient options. First and second-year resident student dining plans provide seven-day, all-access dining in both Umphrey Lee Center and Arnold Dining Commons. You will be able to view your meal plan options by logging into your account at mealplans.smu.edu. You have until the add/drop date of the university to make all meal plan changes.

Find out more about how meal plans work, visit our Meal Plans 101 page!

Am I required to be on a meal plan?

  • Freshmen and Sophomore that are required to live on campus are required to be on the Works meal plan. 
  • Juniors living on campus are required to be enrolled in Block 150 plan
  • Seniors living on campus are required to be enrolled in Block 50 plan
  • If you are a graduate student OR living off campus, you are NOT required to be on a plan and no action is needed.
  • Residents living in exempt housing who do not wish to enroll in a meal plan do not need to do anything.
  • Students must have completed the Housing process as well as enrolled in classes in order to purchase a meal plan online. If you do not see options to purchase Fall 2020 meal plans online you may not have completed the enrollment process. Once this has been completed meal plan options will be visible.
  • Commuters are not required to have a meal plan.
  • Students graduating Spring 2020 or students not enrolled in Fall 2020 are not required to be on a meal plan.


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.

Our Meal Plans

All Products
Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your meal plan includes dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings.
Add Flex Dollars
Running low on Flex Dollars or just want to add some to your SMU ID?
Faculty and Staff
Buy a Faculty/Staff meal plan today to save money when eating in the dining halls and make your life easier!
Graduate Students
Our meal plans give you more than just delicious food, they offer convenience and save you time and money.
Commuters and Upperclassmen
Living off campus brings a different set of needs and challenges to college life. Commuters and residents in the surrounding apartments are able to purchase any plan.
Residents, Freshmen and Sophomores
All students living on-campus are required to buy a meal plan from the residential plan options. All first and second year students are required to purchase The Works meal plan.

Need help with your meal plan?

If you need to make a meal plan change request, please submit a Help Desk ticket at help.smu.edu.