Meal Plans

 

Meal Plans

At GW, our Meal Plans are designed to fit your unique needs and provide a complementary experience while attending GW. With flexibility, convenience, and affordability in mind, the core mission of our dining team is to provide students with access to quality and nutritious food that is culturally diverse and allergen-friendly in state-of-the art dining facilities and through our on- and off-campus Dining Partners.   

Reminder: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 was the final date to make changes to your Spring '24 Meal Plan

 

2023-24 Meal Plan Options

 

Meal Plan by Semester Number of Meals Class Years Eligible Dining Dollars Amount Price for Semester
Unlimited 1 per hour 1st Year Base Plan, 2, 3 & 4-Years  $200 $2,800
Unlimited Flex 85 Unlimited Days 2, 3 & 4-Years  $800 $2,800
Block 175 Approx. 10 per week 3 & 4-Years  $400 $2,270
Block 120 Approx. 7 per week 3 & 4-Years $600 $2,060
Block 90 Approx. 5 per week 3 & 4-Years $890 $2,060

 

Fall '23 Meal Plans were active from Aug. 20 - Dec. 19, 2023.

Spring '24 Meal Plans will be active from Jan. 13 - May 10, 2024.

Meal Plan by Semester Number of Meals Class Years Eligible Dining Dollars Amount Price for Semester
Block 100 100 All Students $100 $1,100
Block 50 50 All Students $50 $550

 

Summer '24 Meal Plans will be active from May 20 - Aug. 17, 2024.

Meal Plan by Semester Number of Meals Class Years Eligible Dining Dollars Amount Price for Semester
All Access 1 per hour 1st Year Base Plan, 2, 3 & 4-Years  $240 $2,940
Vern All Access 1 per hour Mount Vernon Residents Only  $340 $2,940
Revolutionary 85 85 All Access Days 2, 3 & 4-Years $840 $2,940
Block 175 Approx. 10 per week 3 & 4-Years $500 $2,775
Block 120 Approx. 7 per week 3 & 4-Years $640 $2,200
Block 90 Approx. 5 per week 3 & 4-Years $1,030 $2,200
Commuter Block 50 50 Commuters Only $200 $850
Commuter Block 25 25 Commuters Only $100 $425

 

Fall '24 Meal Plans will be active from Aug. 18 - Dec. 17, 2024. 

Meal Plan by Semester Number of Meals Class Years Eligible Dining Dollars Amount Price for Semester
All Access 1 per hour 1st Year Base Plan, 2, 3 & 4-Years  $240 $2,940
Vern All Access 1 per hour Mount Vernon Residents Only  $340 $2,940
Revolutionary 85 85 All Access Days 2, 3 & 4-Years $840 $2,940
Block 175 Approx. 10 per week 3 & 4-Years $500 $2,775
Block 120 Approx. 7 per week 3 & 4-Years $640 $2,200
Block 90 Approx. 5 per week 3 & 4-Years $1,030 $2,200
Commuter Block 50 50 Commuters Only $200 $850
Commuter Block 25 25 Commuters Only $100 $425

 

Spring '25 Meal Plans will be active from Jan. 12 - May 9, 2025. 

 

 

Navigating GW Meal Plan Options

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All Access

A plan that ensures you always have access to meals

Allows for you to use one swipe per hour for the entire semester.

This plan also includes $240 dining dollars and three meal exchanges per week.

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Vern All Access

A plan for Mount Vernon Campus residents

Allows for you to use one swipe per hour for the entire semester.

This plan also includes $340 dining dollars and three meal exchanges per week.

 

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Revolutionary 85

A plan that allows for flexibility

Includes 85 All Access Days, when you can utilize one swipe per hour, and $840 dining dollars.

Choose which days you want to eat on-campus, but remember that a full day will be deducted from your total balance once one swipe is used.

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Block Plans

A plan tailored to your needs

Select how many total meal 'swipes’ you want for the semester.

Each of these plans also comes with a varying amount of Dining Dollars that can be used at any of our nearly 70 GW Dining Partner locations.

 

Who can purchase a Meal Plan?

GW Meal Plans are available for purchase by any registered GW student including undergraduates, graduates, law, medical and doctoral students.

All undergraduate students living in GW’s residence halls are required to purchase a Meal Plan.

How do I choose a Meal Plan?

Residential Students, who will be living on campus during the academic year, will choose their required plan at the same time they register for housing. Students can select from meal plans available to them within the housing portal.

Nonresidential Students can have a voluntary plan added to their account. To do so, please fill out the Voluntary Meal Plan Request Form below.

Add a Voluntary Meal Plan

How do I use my Meal Plan?

Your meal plan of choice is loaded onto your GWID card at the beginning of each semester. You will use this card to gain entry into the dining halls and present it at checkout when dining with one of our off-campus GW Dining partners.

Download the GET app to check your remaining balance and add additional funds.

What is a swipe?

A swipe grants you entry into any of our three all-you-care-to-eat dining facilities on campus. These locations include:

We also offer Meal Deals that are equivalent to one swipe at our on-campus quick service locations such as:

Swipes do not carry over between semesters.

What are dining dollars?

Dining dollars are funds students can use to purchase food at participating GW Dining Partners both on- and off-campus. These work as a dollar to dollar equivalent - so if a student buys a $5 sandwich for example, they will have $5 taken off their dining dollar balance.

Dining Dollars are accepted at nearly 80 GW Dining Partner locations.

Dining Dollars do carry over between semesters, and will remain on a student’s account until they leave the university.

Can GW faculty and staff purchase meal plans?

Meal plans are available at a discounted price for faculty and staff to purchase.

Learn more about faculty and staff meal plans.