Mason Card Office

Returning Student
Community Dining Program

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

All students (including RAs, seniors, and graduate students) living on campus in a residence without full kitchens, are required to participate in the resident meal plan program.

Meal Plan Options

  • Anytime Dining New this semester
  • BlockTraditional - Semester/Weekly Allotments
  • Freedom (Rings & First) – Dollar for Dollar Purchasing Power
  • Optional – For Students in Residences with full Kitchens

Anytime Dining

George Mason University is moving to community dining. This type of dining is geared towards enhancing the social aspect of each dining experience (enjoying meals with friends, both old and new), providing healthy options, and foods to accommodate dietary concerns. Community dining is the perfect way to experience campus life to the fullest!

Anytime Dining


Semester Price*

Guest Meals













*prices subject to approval

Anytime Dining plans can be accessed 24 hours a day on all three campuses:

  • Fairfax Campus – Unlimited Access
    • Southside and Ike’s - 24/7
    • The Globe
      • Monday thru Friday 7 am to 7 pm
      • Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7pm
  • Prince William Campus 2 Swipes a Day
    • Randall’s Café
    • Jazzman’s Café
  • Arlington Campus 2 Swipes a Day
    • Einstein Bros Bagels

Bonus funds are accepted in all Mason Dining venues, a total of 36 options!

View Mason Dining Venues Here

Special Notes

  • Campus residences with full kitchens are exempt from the residential meal plan program.
    • Residence with Full Kitchens include:
      Apartments | Townhouse | Liberty Square | Northern Neck | Potomac Heights | Rogers.
  • Guest meals are provided with each of the Anytime Dining plans each semester
  • Bonus Funds can be increased by upgrading to the next meal plan. Bonus Funds must be used by the end of the semester.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 is the last day to drop or lower meal plans.

Block and Traditional Plans

Block plans consist of a set amount of meals to be budgeted throughout the semester. These plans are designed for students required to go off campus e.g. for athletic events, internships, off campus employment.

Traditional plans offer weekly allotments which reset 5:00 a.m. on Fridays. These plans accommodate regular schedules but different appetites. 

Freedom Funds offer dollar for dollar purchasing power which is great for the student on the go that can budget the funds throughout the 16 week semester. 

Traditional Freedom
Bonus Semester
Bonus Semester
Options Semester
130 $100 $1,586 10 $100 $1,669 Rings $1,872
150 $100 $1,643 15 $100 $1,877 First $2,184
175 $100 $1,716 19 $100 $2,023
200 $100 $1,773
230 $100 $1,867


*prices subject to approval

Special Notes

  • The best value for the Block and Traditional plans is in Southside, Ike’s, and The Globe where one meal swipe is required for entry.
  • Block and Traditional swipes will still be accepted in the majority of the dining venues on a meal swipe equivalency rate. 
    • Breakfast - $5.50*
    • Lunch & Dinner - $7.00*
  • Freedom and Bonus funds are accepted in all dining venues and are available approximately one week prior to classes.
  • There are approximately 16 weeks in the semester to budget usage.
  • All meal plans, bonus, and freedom funds should be used by the end of the semester and do not carry forward.
  • Meal plan changes from Anytime Dining to Traditional, Block, or Freedom will not be allowed.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 is the last day to drop/lower meal plans.

**equivalency rate is subject to change.

Optional Meal Plans

Optional meal plans are perfect for students living on campus in residences with full kitchens and for students living off campus. Students are encouraged to participate in a social dining atmosphere and take advantage of tax emempt dining.

Optional Plans



Green & Gold

25 Meals



50 Meals


Super Ptriot

75 Meals


Freedom Bell
Dollar for Dollar

*prices subject to approval

Special Notes

  • Green & Gold, Patriot, and Super Patriot are accepted on all three campuses:
  • Fairfax Campus
    • Southside and Ike’s - 24/7
    • Bistro
    • The Globe
      • Monday thru  Friday  7 am to 7 pm
      • Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm
  • Prince William Campus 2 Swipes a Day
    • Randall’s Café
    • Jazzman’s Café
  • Arlington Campus 2 Swipes a Day
    • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • These plans are only accepted in Southside, The Globe, Randall’s Café, Jazzman’s Café, and Einstein Bros Bagels.
  • Freedom funds can be used in all 36 Mason dining venues.
  • Optional plans and Freedom funds are for the semester only. Unused balances from the fall no longer carry forward to the spring.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 is the last day to drop/lower meal plans.

Meal Plan – Adding, Changing, Dropping

Billing - Meal plans offer tax exempt dining and are billed to the student account which can be viewed on Patriot Web.

Meal Plan FormWe are not accepting meal plan changes at this time. This form is used to add, change, or drop meal plans. Simply complete the form and save it to the desktop before emailing the attachment to the Mason Card Office at  The email must come from the student’s masonlive or account.

The form is available at:

The Meal Plan Change Form is in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded and installed for free at The form may also be completed in person at the Mason Card Office, Student Union 1, Room 1203.Two to four business days are required to process changes during the first two weeks of each semester.


If a meal plan is required and has not been selected, the Anytime Dining Silver will be assigned by default. Meal plans are intended for personal use. The Mason ID is used to access meal plans. Mason IDs will be turned into the Dean of Student’s Office if they are being used by other individuals. 

Dietary Concerns

Contact Lois Durant, Registered Dietician for Mason Dining, for allergies, medical, religious, or dietary concerns. 
Phone: 703.993.3283


Students are encouraged to contact the Meal Plan Office for additional information.Student Union Building 1
Room 1203
Phone: 703.993.2870