Meal Plans

[Hewitt Cafeteria]Dining Services is committed to providing a well-balanced, delicious and nutritious dining service program on campus. There are a wide variety of food items from which to create a meal that satisfies your tastes, dietary needs and preferences. Food options typically available, in addition to the traditional cafeteria line, include a pizza station & grill, salad bar, vegetarian and vegan options, and a kosher dining plan.

Meal Plan Requirements

All First-Year students (living in Brooks, Reid, Sulzberger, or Hewitt) are required to enroll in the Platinum Meal Plan (19 meals a week).

Upperclass students (including transfer & visiting students) living in floors 2-8 of the Quad (Hewitt, Sulzberger, Reid, or Brooks) are required to enroll, at minimum, in the Quad Upperclass Meal Plan.

Upperclass students living elsewhere (including those who choose to commute from off-campus) are required to enroll, at minimum, in the Convenience Meal Plan.

Students enrolled in the Combined 3-2 Engineering Program with SEAS who live in Barnard campus housing for their 4th year are required to participate in the minimal Barnard meal plan required by their location (i.e. the Quad Upperclass Meal Plan for residents of floors 2-8 of the Quad and the Convenience Meal for all other residence halls).

Students may choose to upgrade their meal plan to a more comprehensive one required by their residence location.

Students who wish to change from the default meal plan they are enrolled in may do so via an online form on myBarnard (visit and then click "Meal Plan" on the right-hand menu).

Changes to meal plan selections may not be submitted after the fourth day of each semester.

Students are liable for the cost of the meal plan. There are no exemptions to participation in a required meal plan.

For meal plan prices, please visit

For information about meal options on campus, please visit Barnard Dining Services.