A smiling student holds a plate of food in the dining hall.

Living on campus? Close to campus? Come dine with us! No matter where you are, IUP Dining Services has a great location just for you.

Check out all of our dining options and see who is open right now, by checking Campus Dish.

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Costs and Policies

Dining Costs Fall and Spring
Dining costs at IUP (per person per semester)
Housing and Dining Costs
Links to housing and dining costs for fall, spring, and summer
Dining Service Policy
Policies relating to on-campus dining, including meal plans, payment, flex dollars, and cancellation

Making Your Meal Plan Work For You

GrubHub - Please consider using GrubHub first before other options

Mobile ordering to go (delivery is not available). Please download the app and link your card. Click here for instructions.

Do You Have a Special Diet?

Nutritional information is available for all menu items in each dining facility and through Campus Dish for North Dining Hall. In addition, each location provides low-fat, low-calorie entrees, salads, yogurt, and other healthy options. For students who need to follow a specific diet for health reasons, individually prepared meals can be provided. Our campus dietitian is available to help with any questions, concerns, healthy eating tips, fitness, weight management, and eating disorders. You can reach the dietitian by phone at 724-357-2570.

Understanding Flex, Meal Swipes, Crimson Cash, and More

Meal swipes pay for meals and have a cash equivalency that can sometimes be applied. It's important to understand where you can use meal swipes, how they work, and how you can keep track of them.

What is Flex?

Flex is the additional money added to your meal plan to enhance your dining experience. Flex works like a prepaid credit card and is deducted off your I-Card when you swipe. The balance in your Flex account carries over from the fall semester to the spring semester. However, at the end of the spring semester, the dining contract is concluded and any remaining Flex dollar balance is forfeited. If you run low on Flex, simply reload. Add more Flex online in MyIUP or at the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.

Crimson Cash is accepted at most dining locations and is used like cash where it is accepted.

Deadline to Change Meal Plans

The deadline to submit meal plan change/cancellation requests is 4:30 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of each semester. After that date, changes/cancellations will not be accepted. In addition, once you select a meal plan, the charge for that meal plan will be added to your student account immediately, and you will be responsible for paying for the meal plan, regardless of whether the plan is used unless canceled by the deadline date.

Need an Event on Campus Catered?

See the Aramark IUP Crimson Catering Guide.

Need a Job?

The dining service hires many students each semester to work in the various dining facilities. For more information about available positions, contact personnel at any dining location. Job possibilities include cashier or checker, cleaning tables/floors, food preparation/serving, cleaning dishes, general labor, and student manager.


Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Housing Sign Ups Open for Current Students

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Housing Sign Ups Open for Current Students Current students can now select their housing for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Housing Leadership Organizations win Regional Awards

Congratulations to the IUP NRHH-National Residence Hall Honorary Great Oak Chapter for their award as the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls “Building Block Award,” presented at the CAACURH 2021 Regional Business Conference in late February 2021.

Dining on Campus, Spring 2021

As we start the spring semester, we have exciting changes to the dining program to share with you along with some temporary changes in hours of operation.

Information for Residential Students from Housing

We know that students may be concerned about when they can return to the residence halls. Housing and Dining will be open for students beginning Saturday, January 16, 2021. Before the first day of classes (Tuesday, January 19), please tell us your plans.