The University of Miami Dining Services program offers students a variety of food options conveniently located throughout the campus. Among these are the:

  • Hurricane Food Court - featuring varied concepts including (Panda Express, Tossed, Pollo Tropical, Innovation Kitchen, Sushi Maki, Subway, & Burger 305)
  • Courtside Eatery at the Wellness Center - featuring a variety of healthy food options
  • Jenkins Snack Bar – the perfect spot to grab a quick bite at the School of Business
  • The Corner Deli at Outtakes  – kosher deli featuring sandwiches, Shawarma, and hot soup
  • Outtakes – a full service convenience store
  • Starbucks at Richter Library & Shalala Student Center – your favorite specialty coffee
  • Half Moon Empanadas Carts – for your convenience around campus [Communication, Memorial, and Merrick]
  • Village Marketplace – providing UV residents your convenience store needs
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels – enjoy a delicious bagel at the Law School
  • Sebastian’s Café – offers specialty sandwiches and salads at UM’s Newman Alumni Center
  • GOT Spot featuring Rose’s Café – our newest addition located at the University’s Gables One Tower
  • Lime Fresh Mexican Grill – Mexican fare at the University Center
  • Fresh Fusion – vegetarian, specialty grilled cheeses, naan salads, rice & noodle bowls, at the Shalala Student Center
  • Jamba Juice – smoothies at the Student Center

The University of Miami Dining Services program offers a variety of services that meet the individual student’s schedule of classes and extracurricular activities. Eight different meal plan options are offered at the Hecht/Stanford and Mahoney/Pearson Dining locations for students residing in the residential dorms on campus:

  • Unlimited meal plan - provides unlimited access into the dining hall ($50 dining dollars per semester)
  • 19 meal plan - provides 19 meals per week ($75 dining dollars per semester)
  • 14 meal plan - provides 14 meals per week ($150 dining dollars per semester)
  • 8 meal plan - provides 8 meals per week ($0 dining dollars per semester) - excludes freshman
  • 100 block meal plan - provides 100 meals to be consumed throughout the fall and spring semesters - Commuters & University Village only
  • 75 block meal plan - provides 75 meals to be consumed throughout the fall and spring semesters - Commuters & University Village only
  • 50 block meal plan - provides 50 meals to be consumed throughout the fall and spring semesters - Commuters & University Village only
  • Enrollment in any of the residential colleges (excluding University Village) requires participation in the 8, 14, 19, or the Unlimited meal plan
  • Freshmen must choose from the Unlimited, 19, or 14 meal plans only
  • 100, 75, and 50 block meal plans are open to Commuter and University Village students only
  • Graduate and undergraduate students who are 25 or older as of September 1 of the meal plan contract year are excluded from this requirement
  • Commuter and other students not enrolled in the residential colleges may participate in any meal plan
  • All meal plans are available seven days a week. Students have the opportunity to eat meals five times a day up to their weekly meal total.  Unless they are on the Unlimited meal plan
  • Take out is limited to once per meal period
  • Unused fall block meals rollover to the spring semester, but are forfeited at the end of the spring semester

Dining Dollars

  • Dining Dollars provided with the meal plan may be used in approved food service locations for food purchases only. Usage is limited to $20 per day
  • Dining Dollars may not be used in vending machines
  • Unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Fall Semester will carry into the Spring Semester
  • Unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Spring Semester are forfeited
  • Dining Dollars may be used at the Hurricane Food Court, Carts, The Corner Deli, Outtakes Convenience Store, Village Marketplace, Rathskeller, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Jenkins Snack Bar, Starbucks, BankUnited Center, Sebastian’s Café, Courtside Eatery at the Wellness Center, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Jamba Juice, and Fresh Fusion

Dining Services Contract

  • The Dining Services contract begins with the first meal of Fall Semester and extends through the last meal of Spring Semester
  • The student indicates choice of meal program through the Housing and Residential Life Portal or via CaneLink
  • The student’s meal plan choice  through the Housing and Residential Life Portal or election via CaneLink signifies acceptance of that board plan for the period indicated
  • Students who do not enroll in any of the meal plans will be force enrolled onto the 14 meal plan.  All terms and conditions will be binding upon the student
  • Meals are not served between semesters or on Thanksgiving (meals are served on Thanksgiving in the Residents). Please check dining services website for hours of operations.
  • The entire semester amount must be paid in full at the same time students pay other registration costs (tuition and fees) during or before the first week of classes
  • All students may make changes to their meal plan within the first week of the semester by accessing  the Housing and Residential Life Portal  or via CaneLink
  • Changes made to lower meal plans for the Spring Semester will be assessed a $40 processing fee
  • Charges will be prorated up to the end of the week
  • Meal plan weeks run Monday through Sunday
  • Releases will be subject to a $300 cancellation fee plus full charges through the week of cancellation, and may also result in a Dining Dollars surcharge fee
  • Approval is obtained solely through the Department of Dining Services
  • The University reserves the right to terminate the contract by written notice if a student fails to comply with any of the terms and conditions of the contract and all other University and Dining Services rules and regulations.

For more information on Dining Services write to:

University of Miami, Dining Services
P.O. Box 248106
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6909

Call Dining Services at 305-284-3584, email or visit our website