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?
    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.

  • Will my meal plan auto renew for next semester? 
    If you selected a meal plan during the fall semester, we do auto renew your same meal plan selection for the spring semester.

  • Will unused meals or Flex Dollars roll over? 
    Unused Flex Dollars roll over from the start of a summer semester through the end of that same academic year. For example, any Flex Dollars accumulated beginning from May Term 2017 would roll over until May Commencement 2018, at which time it would expire.

  • If I have already purchased a meal plan, can I change it?
    Yes – you have until the add/drop date of the university to make all meal plan changes.
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

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. You'll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day! We've got you covered. See our Meal Plan options below for more information.

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!

Faculty and Staff Meals and Flex Dollars never expire.

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. We offer blocks of meals that can be used at any time, and include Flex Dollars that can be used at any dining or convenience store location on campus.

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.
All residential students will be able to select their meal plans during their housing application process, to find out which meal plan you qualify for, please inquire with the Residence Life and Student Housing office.

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.