Meal Plans

Meal Plans
Purchase a Meal Plan
Dining Locations
Manage Your Meal Plans

Meal Plans for All Mason Community Members

Mason Dining offers meal plans for students, faculty, and staff tailored to their daily schedules. With a wide selection of food options, Mason Dining accommodates individual lifestyle preferences and restrictions ranging from vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, Kosher, and Halal. Besides the three all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, there are many familiar favorites, including Chipotle, Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Halal Guys, and even a late-night hangout spot for that midnight burger!

Purchase a Meal Plan

Meal plans are available for purchase two weeks prior to each semester and are ready to use immediately. Payments can be made in the student account portal within two to three business days. Information on billing and payment options is available on the Office of Student Accounts website.

Step 1: Select a Meal Plan

Select a meal plan that meets your lifestyle. Check important dates for the meal plan access period during short-term and long-term breaks.

Step 2: Add the Plan to Your Account

Log in to the Online Mason Card Office with your Mason NetID and select "Meal Plans Management" to start the selection process. After completion, the meal plan is ready to use immediately.

Step 3: Make a Payment

Log in to the Student Account portal to make a payment.

Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, e-checks, and Money Orders.

Dining Locations

Dining Halls are within 15-minute walking distance of the residential areas. In addition, retail restaurants are located across campus near academic buildings, libraries, and student service offices. To purchase food or beverages on campus, tap your Mason ID on the card reader at the registrar.

Mason ID

Dining Halls

Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat, fresh, quality food options at one of three dining halls, including a 24/7 facility, themed events, station takeovers, and more!

Retail Dining

Access 20+ retail dining locations and enjoy a 6% saving when using Bonus Funds or Freedom Funds. Delivery is also available through Starship and Grubhub.

Mason Club

The Mason Club provides an elegant space for faculty and staff to enjoy a meal from the Southside Dining Hall with colleagues or guests. Meals purchased separately.

Patriot Snack Stop

Fuel your body while running between classes or meetings! These electric-powered food carts offer grab-and-go food and beverages. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Manage Your Meal Plans

Manage your Mason ID, meal plans, and Mason Money all in one place. You can customize setting controls, set your budget, and track spending.

Grant Guest Access

Users can grant up to 10 guest accounts to family and friends for easy access and adding funds

Monitor Transaction History

Check account balance and track spending amount and purchase locations

Edit Meal Plans

Change your meal plans or add additional funds to your account

Send Auto Alerts

Set up low-balance alerts and inform guest users to add funds


For questions on meal plan options, food nutrition, allergy concerns, or dietary restrictions, please visit Mason Dining FAQs for more information.

  • Log on to the Online Mason Card Office with your Mason NetID.
  • Click “Meal Plan Management” on the navigation menu and follow the prompts to complete the meal plan selection.

Once completed, the meal plan will be activated immediately.

If your card is lost or stolen, choose one of the following methods to deactivate your Mason ID to prevent any unauthorized usage of Mason Money and meal plans:

  • Log into the Online Mason Card Office and select “Lost/Stolen Card.”
  • Contact the Mason Card Office at (703) 993-1004. If after business hours, leave a voice mail requesting that your Mason ID be deactivated, clearly stating your name, G Number, and contact information.

For a replacement Mason ID, visit the Mason Card Office on the Fairfax Campus, SciTech Campus, or Mason Square during business hours. There is a $25 fee for a card replacement.

During Business Hours: Visit the Mason Card Office for a replacement card. There is a $25 fee due at the office.

After Hours: Please contact a dining manager to coordinate access to dining halls, as meal plans cannot be accessed without the Mason ID.

Please allow two to three business days for the meal plan charge to be added to the Student Account. Payment options include credit cards, e-checks, and money orders (payable to George Mason University). Visit Student Account for more information on balance, billing, and payment.

Note: Mason Money is not accepted for purchasing a meal plan.

  • Log on to the Online Mason Card Office with your Mason NetID.
  • Under “Accounts” on the navigation menu, click “Balances and Recent Transactions” for purchasing details.

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