Dining Plans

Whether you’re a student, faculty member, support staff or member of the community, dining on campus at MSU is convenient and affordable!

Student Dining Plans

Learn more about our on- and off-campus dining plans.

Faculty/Staff and Affiliate Dining Plans

Learn more about our faculty/staff and affiliate dining plans

Where can I check my dining plan balances and transactions?

Silver, Gold, or Platinum Plan

Off-campus Student or Faculty/Staff Dining Plan

  • Login online to check your balance. Your balance displays as a USD amount because we use the same system for Spartan Cash. That is actually the number of meals you have remaining. For example, if it shows 7.00 USD, that means you have 7 meals left.


Public Dining

Residential dining halls are all open to the general public.

We accept debit/credit cards and Spartan Cash. Please note that all-you-care-to-eat locations are cashless to provide a contactless experience. Public pricing is listed below.*

  • Breakfast: $9 plus tax
  • Lunch or Dinner: $13 plus tax
  • Children (ages 2-9 years): $6.75 plus tax*
  • Grab & Go for Holden and Holmes Dining Halls: à la carte

*Children under two years old eat free. To ensure that all guests enjoy their dining experience, adults bringing children are respectfully asked to closely supervise their young diners.


Group Dining and University Departments

If you are interested in group dining options, please contact University Conference Services at 517-353-9300 or conferences@rhs.msu.edu. Please note that you cannot bring outside food or beverages, including cakes/desserts, into our on-campus dining locations.

MSU departments may purchase a meal card for business purposes as outlined in the MSU Manual of Business Procedures. Cards are intended for groups of 30 or less. They are recommended for frequent visits to the dining halls. Meal cards are non-refundable and non-returnable. If you lose/misplace your card, a $10 per card reprint fee will apply. Click here to access the meal card order form. Please save a copy of the form to your computer before filling it out.

University department meal tickets are available as a convenient means for groups to gain fast and easy entry into a campus dining facility. You can purchase meal tickets if you are hosting a small group with more than five members. If you are purchasing five meals or less, there is no need to pre-order; you can complete a department charge at the door. Meal tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable. Click here to access the meal ticket order form. Please save a copy of the form to your computer before completing it.

Meal tickets can be used at dining halls for one meal/entry or at retail locations that accept Combo-X-Change. One ticket is valid for one Combo-X-Change meal, which includes an entrée, side, and beverage. For more details about Combo-X-Change, please see our FAQs. If you encounter any issues with redemption, please contact us at 517-884-0660.


Meal Arrangements for Sick Students

Students who are sick should not pick up their own meals to avoid spreading illness to the campus community. Additionally, they should never provide their ID card to anyone, as they are non-transferable.

MSU Culinary Services has a sick meal pickup arrangements process in place. The ill student can complete the Sick Meal Pickup Arrangements form and provide a completed copy (printed or electronic) to the person picking up their meal.

The individual designated to pick up the meal needs to show a paper or electronic copy of the completed form to the entrance host at a campus dining hall. The location they visit needs to be in the same neighborhood where the ill student is residing. This includes all-you-care-to-eat dining halls as well as Grab & Go dining halls in Holden and Holmes. The individual picking up the meal will be asked to show their MSU ID as well. For your safety, store to-go meals in a refrigerator until eaten.

Please note that a separate form is needed for each meal requested. Copies of the form will be available at the entrance host stands, service centers, and here on the website for students to access.