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Northwestern Dining focuses on fresh foods prepared with care so that everyone feels included and valued. This is what Northwestern calls inclusive dining. With four dining halls and 11 retail locations on campus, Northwestern offers something delicious for everyone.

Meal Plans

As a first-year student, you will be on the Open Access meal plan, which allows you to access the dining halls at any time. The plan also provides two meal exchanges per week to use in selected on-campus retail locations, plus $125 dining dollars that may be spent at any on-campus retail location each quarter.

Visit the Dining website for more information about our menus, locations, and hours of operation.

Special Dietary Needs

Northwestern Dining offers an inclusive dining experience with options for a variety of dietary needs. Kosher, halal, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are available at most dining centers. If you have food allergies, celiac disease, or another condition that requires a special diet, set up a consultation with our campus dietitian at and visit thDining website.