What is a Dining Plan?

A Dining Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at all locations at the University City Campus, as well as at the Café at Queen Lane on Drexel’s Medical Campus. Your Dining Plan includes Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars, conveniently loaded onto your DragonCard. No need to carry additional cards or cash!


Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes are meals that are included in your Dining Plan. They can be used to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining at Urban Eatery and the Handschumacher Dining Center. We have three different all-access plans that offer the flexibility of eating what you want, when you want. We also have block plans that feature a bundle of meal swipes to be used throughout the term. Meal swipes do not carry over from one term to another.


Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars are funds included in your dining plan that can be used at all Drexel Campus Dining locations. They spend like a debit card, without the possibility of overdraft, but are not redeemable for cash. Dining Dollars may be used in select dining locations during term breaks. Students can add additional Dining Dollars to any plan in increments of 50 Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars roll-over to the next term provided another meal plan is purchased for that term within the same academic year.

Guest Meals

Guest Meals

Guest meals are meals that can be used to treat a friend or family member to all-you-care-to-eat dining at both Urban Eatery and the Handschumacher Dining Center.

Dining Plan Benefits

With your dining plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like
  • Healthy choices available across campus
  • A dedicated allergen-friendly station at Urban Eatery
  • Special events and for meal plan members

Managing Your Plan

There are three ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars balance:

  • On the DrexelOne app
  • Via the DrexelOne portal
  • By asking a cashier at any dining location

Dining Dollars running low? No problem! Add more Dining Dollars now.

Key Dates

Key Dates

Spring 2022

  • March 27: Dining Plans Begin
  • April 8: Last Day to Change Your Dining Plan
  • June 11: Dining Plans End


Fall 2022

  • September 12: First-Year Dining Plans Begin*
  • September 19: All Dining Plans Begin
  • September 30: Last Day to Change Your Dining Plan
  • December 10: Dining Plans End


Winter 2023

  • January 9: Dining Plans Begin
  • January 20: Last Day to Change Your Dining Plan
  • March 25: Dining Plans End


Spring 2023

  • April 3: Dining Plans Begin
  • April 14: Last Day to Change Your Dining Plan
  • June 12: Dining Plans End