Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan Dining Academic Year 2022-’23 FAQ

Welcome to Michigan Dining! We look forward to serving you and providing an exceptional dining experience as you return to campus. You can count on us for the great service and delicious meals that students have come to know so well. We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about our Fall 2022 dining experience. Please visit for updates throughout the year.

Will dining halls continue to offer carry-out service? 

Michigan Dining’s carry-out service, known as M|Dining To Go, will be offered in all of our dining halls

To provide our students with additional dining options at the start of the term, Michigan Dining is expanding its carry-out service. Student meal plan holders can use M|Dining to Go seven days a week at every meal. 

Detailed information, including how to use M|Dining To Go, is available on the M|Dining To Go webpage.

What should I know about Meal Plans?

Students who live in our Residence Halls are required to have a Meal Plan for every term in residence. This is the “Board” component of the Room & Board Housing contract.

When students arrive at the Dining Hall, they will give their MCard to the host to be swiped and must have an active meal plan to enter.   

You can upgrade your meal plan at any time during the term. To learn more, contact us at 

For the most up-to-date information about all Dining locations, hours of operation, and meal plans, please visit

Will I be asked to show proof of my vaccination?

Guests who enter the dining halls will not be asked to show proof of vaccination. However, all students, faculty, and staff in Ann Arbor (including Michigan Medicine) are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and self-report their vaccination information, or request an exemption. For more information visit

Can I purchase an off-campus meal plan for the Fall 2022 term?

Yes, Michigan Dining has 4 different meal plans available for our off-campus and apartment residents. More information on those plans can be found online. The Optional Unlimited Plan is the most similar to what students living in the dorms have and any of these plans can be added via GET or by emailing

If I am a campus visitor, can I purchase a meal at a dining facility during the Fall 22 term?

Visitors are welcome to buy a meal at one of our dining facility entry points at our host stand using a credit card. Locations available to purchase meals with a credit card include Bursley, Mosher Jordan, North Quad, East Quad, and South Quad. 

What if I have special dietary needs?

All global cuisine and plant-based food stations will be open in Fall 2022. We can accommodate a wide variety of dietary needs. Visit to learn more about the options that are available. 

If you have a food allergy or require a special diet, our Registered Dietitians can provide you with the resources and information you need to make healthy food choices in the dining halls. Dietitians will be available to assist students in person with their dietary needs. Contact them at

What if I am not feeling well and can’t make it to the dining hall?

If you live in a residence hall and are not feeling well, your dining hall will provide you with a special meal when you are confined to your room due to illness or injury. 

All you have to do is place your order online using the Feel better order form at least two hours in advance and arrange for a healthy friend or roommate to pick up your meal at the dining hall.

You may choose up to two entrées. Entrée choices include daily menu options, sandwiches and salads. If you choose an entrée from the daily menu, your meal will need to be picked up during regular dining hall service hours. Sandwiches and salads can be picked up at any time. 

Will the cafes, retail, and convenience stores be open in Fall 2022?

Yes, our retail restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores will be open to enable easy access to snacks and meals across campus with Dining Dollars and Blue Bucks. Mobile ordering will be available for quick and easy pick up at many retail locations by using the GET Mobile app. More information about the mobile app is available online.

What is the Maize & Blue Cupboard?

Located in the lower level of the Betsy Barbour Residence Hall, Maize & Blue Cupboard is here to ensure that members of the University of Michigan community, whether on a tight budget or unable to get to a grocery store, have equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food and the ability to prepare it for themselves or others.

For the most up-to-date operating hours and to learn more, visit


Updated: 8/24/2022