Dining Options

Students ordering foodDuke Dining Services operates over 30 eateries on campus, some of which are open during the summer. DukeCard Dining or Flexible Spending Account (FLEX) can be used to purchase food items in any campus dining facility, convenience store, and vending machines, as well as pizza and sub sandwiches from several off-campus restaurants that deliver food to campus called Merchants on Points (MOPs). Summer dining plan debit accounts are entirely optional and were developed for students’ convenience and in response to student demand. Three debit account levels available are:

  • small ($423.70 per 6-week term)
  • medium ($833.28 per 6-week term)
  • large ($1,322.42 per 6-week term)

Students may select an optional summer dining plan when they apply for summer housing. The dining plan cost is charged to the student's Bursar account. Unused summer dining plan food points are refunded in full (to the student's Bursar account), provided the account carries more than a $1 balance. More information is available from Dining Services Administrative Office, 042 Bryan Center, 919/660-3900, or browse online.

The Summer Session office recommends that visiting summer students use FLEX (money deposited on your DukeCard account which allows you to make purchases at Dining Services locations, retail stores, photocopiers, vending, and laundry machines on campus), or to utilize FLEX in conjunction with a small meal plan. For additional information regarding FLEX, see this FAQ page.

Please note: Allergen-free menu items are available. Please visit dining.duke.edu for more information.

Estimated Dining Rates — Summer 2017

Dining Plans* Points Fee NC Sales Tax Total Cost
Small Plan $376 $19.50 $28.20 $423.70
Medium Plan $757 $19.50 $56.78 $833.28
Large Plan $1,212 $19.50 $90.92 $1,322.42

*per 6-week term