Making Sure You're Well Fed At Columbia
All First-Year students at Columbia College and SEAS are required to enroll in one of three First-Year Dining Plans.
Available to First-Year CC/SEAS students only, these plans are specifically designed to encourage community building among new undergraduate students.
First-Year Plan Highlights
Each First-Year Dining Plan includes (specific number of meals, Dining Dollars, and Flex varies depending on the Dining Plan selected):
First-Year Plan Comparison
*Plan costs for Academic Year 2020-21 are projected.
Select or Review Your First-Year Dining Plan
First-Year Dining Plans are selected within the Columbia Undergraduate Housing Portal at the same time that you sign your occupancy agreement before coming to Columbia.
- Once your Occupancy Agreement has been signed and your Dining Plan selected, there are no cancellations.
Your dining plan selection can be changed using the Change Plan link below during the open period for Spring Term Dining Plan changes, which is Tuesday, January 14 through Monday February 3, 2020.
- Make sure to select First-Year Plan when prompted at the top of the form.