Meal plans can be upgraded anytime throughout the semester.

Taking classes over the Summer? Then check out our Summer meal plan options!


We have new meal plans for off-campus and on-campus students with a full kitchen. These meal plans are designed to give students the opportunity benefit from the savings of our meal plan while still cooking for themselves. The Voluntary Meal Plans have BOTH Meal Plan and Freedom options.


Did you know? Next fall semester, Juniors and Seniors living in Housing units that require a meal plan will have new meal plan choices! The Liberty meal plan, which offers weekly meal swipes – for use at Southside, Ike’s, and the Globe – along with Flex Dollars to use in retail dining units on campus, will provide a meal plan option for upper-class students in addition to the Independence Dining Plan. Two Liberty plan choices will be available: 9 meals per week + $1,100 Flex Dollars or 14 meals per week with $500 Flex Dollars

Independence Dining Program

The Independence Dining Program (previously Anytime Dining) is designed to build community through food and remove all worries from students about how and when they can eat. With an Independence Dining Plan students have unlimited access to the 3 on campus dining halls. Come in for a meal, a snack or hang out with your friends. The dining hall will be like your own personal kitchen, except we’ll cook for you! There are no meal swipes to keep track of and each plan comes with bonus dollars to use at one of the other 25 dining locations on campus like Starbucks and Chick-fil-a.

Who will have the plan?

All students living on campus in meal plan required housing, except in areas with full kitchens, must choose an Independence Dining Plan. Student may also choose to upgrade to an Enhanced or Ultimate Plan.

What are the plans?

The Independence Dining Base Plan provides unlimited access at three on-campus dining halls: Ike’s, Southside and The Globe during the semester. The plans also provide $100, $200, $300, $400 or $500 in Bonus Dollars to use at other campus dining locations.

Independence Dining Extended Plan– Students who are on campus during Early Move-in, Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks- times when the Independence Dining Base Plan is closed can upgrade to the Independence Dining Extended Plan to use at open on campus dining halls during these breaks. This plan provides all the same benefits as the Independence Dining Base Plan plus the extra days.

Independence Dining Extended Plan (base price – Bonus Dollars not included)………………….$2,105

Independence Dining Ultimate Plan– Students who are on campus during Early Move-in, and stay through all the breaks (including winter break) when the Independence Dining Base Plan is closed can upgrade to the Independence Dining Ultimate Plan to use at open on campus dining halls during these breaks. This plan provides all the same benefits as the Independence Dining Base Plan plus extra days.

Independence Dining Ultimate Plan (base price – Bonus Dollars not included)……………………$2,395

Will I still be able to use my meal plan at retail locations?

Yes all meal plans include Bonus Dollars that can be used at retail locations.

Meal Plan Dates

For questions, please contact the Mason Card Office Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM.

masonid@gmu.edu
703.993.2870

Faculty & Staff Meal Plans

Deposit Mason Money and Check your meal plan balance on the Mason Money Online website. You must login first and then select Plans.

Mason Dining Byte Plans

Byte Plans can be purchased at the Mason Card Office located in Sub I, Room 1203. Not wanting to make the trip? Deposit funds into your Mason Money online. Send us an email with your G number and meal plan option. A confirmation email will be sent once the meal plan is in place.

Cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted.