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Students in Annenburg eating lunch

Unlimited Meal Plans, Unparalleled Options

Many life-changing moments and memorable conversations happen over meals—exploring ideas, making friends, sharing stories. The warmth and vibrance of our dining halls foster life-long friendship networks and engender the intimate feeling of family and community.

Our meals will entice and educate you. We buy ingredients locally whenever possible and have a diverse menu that is centered on the nutrition standards encouraged by the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Nutrition. In addition to daily standards, like steel cut oatmeal or Greek yogurt parfaits for breakfast or a lunch-time sandwich or chili bar, we also enjoy cooking more exotic offerings like saffron corn bisque or Korean bulgogi. Menu details are available at the Harvard University Dining Services website.

We operate thirteen dining halls. The elegant Annenberg Hall is reserved for freshman dining, while upperclassmen dine within their House dining halls. Additionally, Hillel’s kosher dining hall is open to all undergraduates. All students at Harvard enjoy an unlimited meal plan, so you are able to eat all meals and participate in dining hall activities with your peers in every House.

Dietary accommodations

At every meal, we have selections to address dietary or religious preferences such as vegetarian, vegan, kosher and halal options.

We can also accommodate students with food allergies, though we require that all complete our online form. Furthermore, the University requests that students who require dietary accommodations because of a documented disability/allergy must call the Accessible Education Office (AEO) at 617-496-8707 or email [email protected].  To learn more about registering with AEO please visit their website at

If you don’t see it, ask

Our policy is simple: You are welcome to whatever is in our kitchen, even if it’s not on that day’s menu. That said, unless you have made prior arrangements for a bag meal, all food must be enjoyed in the dining hall.


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