Duke Dining

Making Changes to Dining Plans

Your dining plan and food points plan are legal contracts between you and the University. Therefore, it is important to review your chosen contract carefully and file it for future reference. Please review the request form.  in conjunction with the Department of Student Health, before making changes to your plan. To add or reduce points, cancel a plan, request an exemption from dining plan requirements, or request to change your dining plan, see below.

Adding Dining Points

Upward changes in Plan level are allowed anytime. Up to $1,500 in extra Food Points may be added to your Dining Account per semester. These changes may be requested at the DukeCard Office (012 TelCom Building, lower level rear entrance, 684-5800). The additional Points may be charged to your Bursar account.

Reducing Food Points

To request changes to your dining plan please contact the Duke Dining office at (919) 660-3900 or by emailing dining@duke.edu.

  • Changing Your Fall Dining Plan: Students who have a Fall 2017 Dining Plan and wish to change to a different plan for  must do so by August 4th @ 11:59pm. 
  • Changing Your Spring Dining Plan: Students who have a Fall 2017 Dining Plan and wish to change to a different plan for Spring 2018 must do so by December 19th, 2017 @ 11:59pm. 

See the

Points Usage Calculator

to help calculate your points.

Canceling Your Dining Plan
Under certain circumstances you may cancel your Dining Plan and receive a refund or credit. These circumstances are normally limited to:

  • Academic Withdrawal: If you withdraw from enrollment or take a leave of absence, you may cancel your Dining Plan by presenting the DukeCard Office with certification from the Office of the University Registrar. There is a $30.00 cancellation fee to cover the costs of processing this transaction. If the DukeCard Office is notified prior to August 5th for Fall Semester or between September 5th and December 20th for Spring Semester, this fee will be waived.
  • Moving Out Of Residence Halls or to Central Campus: If you move out of the campus residence halls permanently or leave campus for a prolonged period elsewhere (eg. Semester at the Marine Lab, Semester in Europe program) you may cancel or reduce the level of your Dining Plan upon presentation of certification from the Office of Student Development at the DukeCard Office. There is a $30 fee for Dining Plan cancellations, but there is no charge for a reduction in Dining Plan level. The cancellation fee will be waived if you will be taking an official university leave for the upcoming semester and the DukeCard Office is notified of this intent prior to August 5th for Fall Semester or between September 5th and December 20th for Spring Semester.

If you have a qualified medical condition, you may request special dietary accommodations by filling out a

request form. request form.