Upper-Class Dining Plans
Upper-class students can choose from 7 dining plans to find one that best fits their lifestyle. You can add additional blocks of visits to the all-you-care-to-eat dining cafés or any amount of Dining Dollar$ to your dining plan at any time by logging into your account on Campus Express.
Dining Plans for Academic Year 2013 - 2014
*Note that the visits on any of the above plans are non-transferrable.
How Do I Know Which Dining Plan is Best for Me?
The students at Penn are diverse and so are our dining plans. With these varying options, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you!
Away From Kitchen (AFK)
This plan is great for the student who enjoys eating 3 square meals per day. The AFK Plan offers 290 Meals in the Fall semester and 300 Meals in the Spring semester* – which averages out to 19 meals per week. In addition to the balance of meals, this plan comes with $50 Dining Dollar$ per semester to use in our Retail locations.
*Spring Semester is slightly longer than the Fall Semester
Balanced Eating Naturally (BEN)
This plan has a good balance of Meals and Dining Dollar$, ideal for student athletes who need larger meals after practice but also want the flexibility offered by having $425 in Dining Dollar$ to grab a sandwich to go at Houston Market or purchase granola at the UnCommon Market for a late night snack. On this plan you have approximately 12 meals a week.
Best Food Fit (BFF)
This plan allows for a more flexible schedule, with more Dining Dollar$ and fewer Meals—approximately 8 per week—than some of the other options. It works well for students who tend to skip meals—such as breakfast—or have busy schedules that don’t allow them to eat in the dining cafes on a regular basis.
One Meal Works (OMW)
This plan fits the student who wants at least one nutritionally balanced, freshly prepared meal a day (approximately 5 per week) in the dining cafes, but prefers more Dining Dollar$ at Houston Hall or other locations on campus.
Club Activity Plan (CAP)
This plan is great for the student involved in various clubs and activities. The Plan offers the flexibility of the BEN Plan but with fewer meals (approximately 3 per week) and more Dining Dollar$.
Food In Time (FIT)
This plan is great for the student who plans to eat in the dining cafes about two times a week and frequently uses Dining Dollar$ to purchase food at Houston Hall and other locations on campus.
Good to Go (GTG)
This plan is ideal for the student who likes the convenience of a dining plan but with a busy schedule plans to purchase most meals with Dining Dollar$. It provides a few meals a semester (approximately one per week) for those times when you want to join friends in the dining cafes.
Any Time Meals (ATM)
This plan is perfect for the student who enjoys the flexibility of Dining Dollar$. The ATM Plan is comprised entirely of Dining Dollar$ and can be used at any Penn Dining Retail location on campus, including 1920 Retail and Houston Market. Bonus: Dining Dollar$ can be used to purchase a discounted door rate to the all-you-care-to-eat cafés as well!
Add on Visits to the Dining Halls:
Add 15 meals $ 201
Add 25 meals $ 329
Add 50 meals $ 644
Add 75 meals $ 947
Add 100 meals $ 1236
How Do Dining Plans Work?
Use your visits in any of our three all-you-care-to-eat on-campus restaurants (1920 Commons, Hill College House or Kings Court English College House). Additionally, you can use your visits in Falk Dining Commons, our all-you-care-to-eat kosher dining restaurant. Each time you eat in an on-campus restaurant, one visit is subtracted from your semester visit allowance.
Dining Dollar$ (D$)
Dining Dollar$ are funds on your PennCard used to purchase items at any Penn Dining location including our retail offerings: The Burger and Sandwich Stop, Starbucks, Subway, the UnCommon Market, and Yo-Reka! in 1920 Commons, Accenture Café, the Houston Market in Houston Hall, Joe’s Café in SHDH and Mark’s Café in Van Pelt Library. Each time you make a purchase, that amount is subtracted from your Dining Dollar$ account balance. You can add Dining Dollar$ to your PennCard at any time on Campus Express (www.campusexpress.upenn.edu