University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Meal Plan Options

The Pitt-Johnstown meal plan structure features a combination of meals and dining dollars. Prices are per semester. 

Meal Plans for 2020-2021

Meal plan prices are per-semester.  

Resident Plans

Meal Plan Price
Ultimate* (unlimited) +$150         $2,410
Plan 1*    165 meals +$450  $2,010
Plan 2*    150 meals +$350   $1,980
Plan 3*    125 meals +$475  $1,980
Plan 4     120 meals +$400 $1,865
Plan 5       75 meals +$385  $1,705

*first-year meal options

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter 1  65 meals +150 $925
Commuter 2  55 meals +$220 $925

*Commuter Students; Townhouse Residents; College Park Apartment Residents only

If you would like to select an alternate plan, please contact the Office of Housing and Dining Services at

Choosing Your Plan

Selecting the right meal plan involves knowing your eating habits – Are you a breakfast eater? Will you be on campus during the weekends? How is your class schedule structured during meal times? Do you prefer an all-you-can-eat buffet or a grab-and-go sandwich or salad?

Keep in mind that a “Meal” from your plan is deducted any time you enter the Dining Hall to eat. If you don’t have time to sit down with friends to enjoy your meal, you have the option of purchasing a To-Go Box and filling it with your favorite foods from the dining hall. This convenient option allows you to use a “Meal” rather than Dining Dollars.

“Dining Dollars” spend like cash at any of the campus eateries including the Tuck Shop, Brioche Doree, and Daily Grind.

Online Meal Plan Registration for Commuter Students 

Commuter students wishing to enroll in a meal plan should:

  • Log into the Pitt Portal (
  • Search for "UPJ Dining"
  • No housing deposit is required to use the services on this page
  • Under the “Commuter Meal Plan” heading choose Apply for a Meal Plan
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

You will receive a confirmation email once the application has been successfully submitted.

Meal Plan Calculator

Please use our Meal Plan Calculator to help determine the number of meals you plan to use during the semester.

Meal Plan meals are all-you-can eat dining in the dining hall. To-Go boxes are also available in the dining hall and count as one meal. Dining Dollars spend like cash at any of the dining venues.

Remember to allow for Thanksgiving Break and occasional weekends at home once you have calculated your semester total.