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
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.
Students are able to change their Dining Plan in the first two weeks of the semester. The Dining Plan Change period for the 2021 Fall Semester is now closed.
Keep an eye on our website for more important Dining Plan information. You can also review your plan selection on our new Dining Plan Selection site.