GW's Dining Plan: An Overview

At GW, our Meal Plans are designed to fit your unique needs and provide a complementary experience while attending GW. With flexibility, convenience, and value in mind, the options listed below provide students with all-you-care-to-eat meals at our dining halls in Thurston and Shenkman on the Foggy Bottom campus, as well as The Eatery at Pelham Commons on the Mount Vernon Campus. We are excited to launch the new GW Dining community residential state-of-the-art dining facilities providing made-to-order, culturally diverse offerings, and allergen-friendly concepts to the GW community. 

All students residing in residence halls are required to purchase a Meal Plan. Please visit Campus Living & Residential Education for more information on the housing selection process.

The Future of Dining at GW

As we reopen Thurston Hall in fall 2022, students on the Foggy Bottom Campus will experience a new way to eat on-campus as we introduce unlimited, all-you-care-to eat meal plans and several new dining halls in the residence halls.  Students living on the Mount Vernon Campus this year eating in The Eatery at Pelham Commons are already experiencing the university’s renewed focus on community, sustainability, affordability, choice and quality. 


2022-23 Meal Plan Options


Meal Plan by Semester Class Years Eligible #of Block Meals or Meals Per Semester Dining Dollars Price Per Semester
Block 175 + $400 2nd, 3rd & 4th Years 175 $400 $2,200
Block 150 + $500 2nd, 3rd & 4th Years 150 $500 $2,100
Block 120 + $600 2nd, 3rd & 4th Years 120 $600 $2,000
Legacy Base (former with Kitchen)

3rd & 4th Years

(Base for 3rd & 4th Years)

  $1,670 $1,670
Unlimited + 100

1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th Years

(Base for 1st & 2nd Years)

unlimited $100 $2,700
Unlimited + 250 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Years unlimited $250 $2,830
Unlimited + 500 1st, 2nd 3rd & 4th Years unlimited $500 $3,100

 

Block Meal Plans

The Block Meal plans give you full access to all GW residential dining facilities on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campuses. Students can enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals at our dining halls in Thurston and Shenkman on the Foggy Bottom campus, as well as the Eatery at Pelham Commons on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Students enrolled in a block plan shall be permitted to use up to 16 meal equivalency ($7) swipes per semester at Chick-fil-A on Foggy Bottom Campus and Buff & Brew Coffee and Tea Bar at the Mount Vernon Campus.

Dining Dollars may be used at all GW Dining retail locations: Chick-fil-A, Buff & Brew Coffee and Tea Bar, Shenkman Market and Kin’s Sushi and participating GWorld vendors.

Unlimited Meal Plan Dining: 2022-2023

Unlimited access to any of our all-you-care-to-eat meals at any of our dining halls in Thurston and Shenkman on the Foggy Bottom campus, as well as the Eatery at the Pelham Commons on the Mount Vernon Campus. Students shall be permitted to use up to 2 meal equivalency ($7) swipes per week at Chick-fil-A on the Foggy Bottom Campus and Buff & Brew Coffee and Tea Bar at the Mount Vernon Campus.

Dining Dollars may be used at all GW Dining retail locations: Chick-fil-A, Buff & Brew Coffee and Tea Bar, Shenkman Market and Kin’s Sushi and participating GWorld vendors.

A Meal Plan consists of Meal Swipes, meal equivalency, and Dining Dollars. Meal Plans may be purchased in the Academic Year and summer terms by actively enrolled students.

Meal swipes grant you the greatest value and access to our GW all-you-care-to-eat meals at  any of the dining halls in Thurston or Shenkman on the Foggy Bottom campus, as well as the The Eatery at Pelham Common. Enjoy entrance to all of our incredible chef driven concepts.

Students Meal plan swipes for block plans expire at the end of each academic semester and may not be carried forward into the next academic semester.

Meal plans are flexible by allowing you the opportunity “exchange” your meal swipes for an equivalent meal ($7 cash value) at Foggy Bottom Chick-fil-A or at Mount Vernon Campus Buff and Brew Coffee and Tea Bar in Ames Hall. 

Dining Dollars are a convenient, cashless way to make purchases, using your GWorld card, both on campus and at many popular off-campus business. Like using a debit card, funds are deducted as purchases are made. Dining Dollars can be used both on campus and off campus.

Your Dining Dollars can be at any of our GWorld Dining partners.

Dining Dollars are attached to meal plans and are designed to help you cover any meals or snacks.

Each year during the Term, any unused Dining Dollars at the end of the fall semester shall roll over to the spring semester. Any unused Dining Dollars at the end of the spring semester shall roll over to the following summer or fall semester until such time that the student is no longer enrolled at the University.