Student Dining Plans

Student dining plans are designed to allow Spartans to dine on campus or on the go. With so many locations and options available throughout the day, you’ll never go hungry!

Rates listed are for the 2021-2022 school year. Dining plan rates are subject to change based on room and board rates approved by the MSU Board of Trustees and rates set by the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services.


On-campus Plans

Students living on campus choose one of the three dining plans below when signing their housing contract. To select or change an on-campus dining plan, please contact the Housing Assignments Office at 517-884-5483 or liveon@msu.edu. Dining plans are non-refundable. After the semester begins, you cannot downgrade your dining plan (e.g., from a Gold to a Silver) due to the Spartan Cash included in two of the plan options. Dining plans can be changed in between semesters in your My Housing accountFor a list of housing and dining rates, please see the Live On website.

Dining plans for spring semester begin Sunday, Jan. 10.

2021-2022 Dining Plan Options

DineOn Platinum 

  • Unlimited access to residential dining halls
  • 12 Combo-X-Change (CX) redemptions per week, Sunday through Saturday. Learn more about CX in our FAQs!
  • $300 Spartan Cash and eight guest meal passes per semester. Unused Spartan Cash remains on your ID card and is non-refundable. Guest passes expire at the end of the semester.

DineOn Gold 

  • Unlimited access to residential dining halls
  • 12 Combo-X-Change (CX) redemptions per week, Sunday through Saturday. Learn more about CX in our FAQs!
  • $150 Spartan Cash and four guest meal passes per semester. Unused Spartan Cash remains on your ID card and is non-refundable. Guest passes expire at the end of the semester.

DineOn Silver

  • Unlimited access to residential dining halls
  • 12 Combo-X-Change (CX) redemptions per week, Sunday through Saturday. Learn more about CX in our FAQs!
  • Spartan Cash is not included, but can be added. Guest meal passes are not included; however, guests can pay the public rate at the door.


Off-campus Plan

Students living in Owen Hall, Williams Hall, Van Hoosen Hall, University Apartments, 1855 Place or at off-campus properties can purchase meal accesses in bundles. Students living off campus are also welcome to purchase an unlimited dining plan, listed under ‘On-campus Plans’ above.

Mobile ordering is only included as a Combo-X-Change (CX) option for students with a Silver, Gold or Platinum plan. If a student living off campus would like to purchase one of the unlimited plans, they must do so over the phone by calling 517-355-2274.

With an off-campus plan, you save up to $4.25 per meal off the standard door rate when visiting our dining halls. Please note you do not have to purchase the quantities listed below. The meals can be purchased in any quantity of 10. For example, if you would like 30 meals, enter "3" as the quantity for the DineOn 10 on the ordering page.

DineOn 10 | $77.50

DineOn 25 | $193.75

DineOn 50 | $387.50

DineOn 100 | $775

DineOn 150 | $1,162.50

Meal accesses can be used at all-you-care-to-eat locations or as a Combo-X-Change (CX) at participating locations. Learn more about CX in our FAQs! Guests with off-campus plans can use multiple CX meals per day. One meal is deducted for each use. Meal accesses can also be used to bring guests to eat with you.

Off-campus plans remain active as long as you have your ID card and use at least one meal from July 1-June 30. Dining plans not used during this time frame will be deactivated.

Off-campus dining plans are non-transferable and non-refundable. After a student graduates, as long as they keep their ID card and use a minimum of one meal per year from July 1-June 30, meals remain on their card for use. Michigan State University reserves the right to change the terms of use for dining plans.


Purchase Options for Off-campus Plan

Buy online:

Use your MSUFCU account:

  • Login to ComputerLine, select the Manage menu and choose the MSU Dining Plans option under MSUFCU Services

Visit us in person:

  • Visit the Service Desk on the main floor at 1855 Place, 550 S. Harrison Road
  • Visit the ID Office in the International Center, Room 170

Purchase over the phone:

Purchase by mail:

  • Send a check or money order payment made out to Michigan State University to: Eat at State, RHS Information Services, 550 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48823