First-Year Meal Plans

First-year Blue Jays have the choice of a few meal plans based on their housing accommodations. These plans were created to help ease the transition from home to the Hopkins Nest and to allow you to focus on the classroom and community building and not on washing dishes and cooking your own meals. First-year meal plans are created to work best at Fresh Food Café, but can also be accepted at Nolan’s located in Charles Commons and the Meals-in-a-Minute (MIM) program at the Charles Street Market.

Available Plans For First-Year Blue Jays living in AMR I, II and III A or B, Wolman Hall and McCoy:

Meal plans are required for all first-year students living in University Housing.

Anytime Meal Plan

The Anytime meal plan is designed to allow Blue Jays to access Fresh Food Cafe or Nolan’s any time that they want. There are no limits to the number of dine-in swipes for this plan at Fresh Food Café and Nolan’s.

  • This plan includes $200 Dining Dollars
  • This plan is great if you:
    • like to eat an unlimited number of meals a day
    • eat smaller meals multiple times a day
    • do not want to “plan” when you are coming to the cafe
    • like to recover with a snack after the gym or sports team practice

Cost: $3,783 per semester

19 Meals Per Week

The 19 Meals Per Week plan provides Blue Jays the ability to dine 19 times a week, up to four times a day at the Fresh Food Cafe or for dinner at Nolan’s.

  • This plan also includes $300 Dining Dollars per semester
  • This plan is great if you:
    • like to eat the standard three meals a day during the week and the standard two meals a day on the weekend
    • enjoy preparing snacks in your room
    • plan to be on campus most of the semester

Cost: $3, 532 per semester

14 Meals Per Week

The 14 Meals Per Week plan provides Blue Jays the ability to dine 14 times a week, up to four times a day at the Fresh Food Cafe or for dinner at Nolan’s.

  • This plan also includes $400 Dining Dollars per semester
  • This plan is great if you:
    • are a lite eater
    • like to cook in your room or residence hall
    • plan to travel or visit home frequently

Cost: $3, 532 per semester

14 Kosher Meals Per Week

The Kosher 14 meal plan provides Blue Jays the ability to dine at Taam Tov area of Fresh Food Cafe (FFC) where we serve Orthodox Union certified lunches and dinners.

  • This plan includes $250 Dining Dollars
  • This plan is great if you are looking for Kosher and Orthodox Union prepared foods
  • Shabbat and holiday meals are provided at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life. We offer supplemental meal plans to include these meals, please contact us for more information.

Cost: $3,781 per semester

Hopkins Hillel at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life also offers Shabbat and Holiday meals throughout the semester, visit their website or contact Monica Davis at 410-516-0333 or mdavis@jhu.edu for details. *These are different then the Kosher meal plan at the FFC.

Meal Plan prices are subject to change upon approval of JHU Administration.