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GradPlus - Graduate or Professional School Student Meal Plan

Any Harvard graduate or professional school students may elect to purchase a declining balance meal plan for use in designated Harvard University Dining Services Campus Cafes. Recognizing that food is a universal connector, the meal plan was established to foster and nourish your community experience. Nothing is as unifying as a shared meal!

The meal plan follows the academic calendar and consists of two allotments of declining balance dollars  ($400 reg/$600 deluxe for the fall 2023 semester, uploaded on Sept 1; and $500 reg/$750 deluxe for the spring 2024 semester, uploaded on January 2). In addition, you will receive a 10% discount for any purchase made with your meal plan.


  • The meal plan is only available to currently enrolled Harvard graduate or professional school students. The meal plan is not available to faculty and staff.
  • Declining balance dollars will be allocated at the beginning of each semester and will roll over from the fall semester to the spring, if enrolled. Unused declining balance dollars will be forfeited at the end of the academic year (the day after the last day of exams - May 11, 2024). There will be no meal plan refunds.
  • Please only complete one enrollment form - either online or paper. This will prevent double-billing..
  • Meal plans will be activated every Monday for individuals who completed paperwork in the week prior.
  • Even if you enroll for the entire year, charges will be submitted to term bill only for one semester at a time. Extension students interested in the meal plan should be aware that we do not have access to your billing account and the meal plan must therefore be purchased by credit card.
  • The meal plan follows the academic year calendar. Only the following Harvard University Dining Services’ campus café locations are eligible for meal plan use (note: inclement weather may impact location availability):


Days of Service

Meals Served


Monday – Friday

B, L, D


Monday - Friday

B, L


Monday - Friday

B, L

The Commons at Lehman Hall

Monday - Friday

L, D (not eligible for bag meals)

Cafe Gato Rojo

Monday - Friday

B, Snacks


Monday - Friday

B, L


Monday - Friday

B, L


  • View the daily menus online or visit location websites for details regarding offerings. Prices vary, and we have something for every budget and taste.
  • Meal plan dollars may only be used for food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases. (Meal plan dollars may not be used to order a bag meal from GSAS.)
  • Special Dietary Needs: Our staff is well trained in managing and assisting with special dietary needs. You can connect with the Accessible Education Office, but are also strongly encouraged to self-identify and meet with the HUDS Café Manager as well as the HUDS Registered Dietitian, who will work with you to identify resources in support of your needs.
  • You must always present your ID card at the time of purchase to enjoy a meal using your meal plan. ID cards and meals are non-transferable.
  • Individuals enrolling after the start of the semester may be added on the first of the month, with the cost prorated by $100 for each month (for example, if you join in October, the fee will be $300).
  • Late enrollments will only be accepted for October 1, November 1, February 1 or March 1. 


To Enroll

Enroll online hereThe enrollment takes place weekly on Mondays, and you should receive a confirmation email once the plan is active on the following Monday (or the Tuesday following a Monday holiday).

Contact our Accounting Team at if you have any billing related questions.


Please note: If a student has an active student account (termbill account), their university charges have to show on their student accounts. For payees who do not have a student account, check and credit card payment are available.