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 from 7 a.m.-midnight, you’ll never go hungry!

Please note that rates listed are for the 2020-2021 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. For complete room and board rates, please see the Live On website.


On-campus Plans

Students living on campus choose one of the three dining plans below when signing their housing contract through Live On. To select or change an on-campus dining plan, please contact the Housing Assignments Office at 517-884-5483 or liveon@msu.edu, or visit them on the first floor of 1855 Place, 550 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. For a complete list of rates, please see the Live On website.

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 account.

DineOn Platinum | $3,374 per semester

  • Unlimited access to residential dining halls
  • One Combo-X-Change per day (six total per week, Sunday-Saturday)
  • $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 | $3,224 per semester

  • Unlimited access to residential dining halls
  • One Combo-X-Change per day (six total per week, Sunday-Saturday)
  • $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 | $3,074 per semester

  • Unlimited access to residential dining halls
  • One Combo-X-Change per day (six total per week, Sunday-Saturday).
  • Spartan Cash is not included, but can be added. Guest meal passes are also 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. If a student living in these locations would like to purchase one of the unlimited plans, they must do so over the phone by calling 517-355-2274.

Do you like to grab lunch between classes? Try the DineOn 50! Are you looking to stay nourished for many months? Then maybe 150 is the right amount for you!

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 any of the residential dining halls on campus and as a Combo-X-Change at participating locations. Guests with off-campus plans can use multiple Combo-X-Changes per day (each Combo deducts one meal access). Meal accesses can also be used to bring friends and guests to eat with you in the dining halls.

Off-campus plans remain active for students as long as you have your ID card and keep the plan active by using at least one meal in a one-year academic cycle from July 1-June 30. Dining plans not used during this time frame will be deactivated. Please note in summer 2020 we will not be deactivating any plans if a minimum of one meal was not used. 

Off-campus dining plans are non-transferable and non-refundable. If you are a senior graduating in fall 2020 or spring 2021, you are eligible to have remaining accesses refunded (4 or more meals remaining) by contacting our transaction team at 517-355-2274 of info@spartancash.com. For other dining plan holders, meals remain on their card for future use and they are available to guests dining with the student as well, even post-graduation. 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 one of our neighborhood residential dining business offices:
    • River Trail Neighborhood: C103A Owen Hall
    • Brody Neighborhood (includes Heritage Commons at Landon): 230 Brody Hall
    • South Neighborhood: 231 N Case Hall
    • East Neighborhood: W249 Akers Hall
    • North Neighborhood (The Gallery): E153 Snyder Hall
       
  • Visit the ID Office in the International Center

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