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Dining Services

If you live in on-campus housing, you receive a meal plan and enjoy a comprehensive dining program during your session. Your meal plan allows you to eat with peers in your designated dining hall and enjoy menus that reflect the international character of the Summer School. 

Dining Halls

Annenberg Hall

Adult and college students, Secondary School Program, and Pre-College Program students will all dine here.

You must present your Harvard ID card at the dining halls, so be sure to take it with you to each meal.

Daily Menu

Every day in your dining hall, you will find a core set of menu offerings — cereals, condiments, yogurts, fruit, grill items, salad bar selections, and beverages — as well as rotating hot entree, soup, and pasta selections so that you have a delectable range of options. Every meal includes vegetarian and vegan selections, as well as a balance between healthy and indulgent choices.

Daily Schedule

Meals are served three times a day, seven days a week during your session or program. See the “Summer Dining Calendar” below for specific mealtimes.

Monday to Saturday:

  • Full breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5 to 8 p.m.


  • Continental breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Brunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5 to 8 p.m.

Sunday to Thursday:

  • Brain Break, a late-night snack program offered for residential students: 8:45 to 10:45 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday)

Summer Dining Calendar

All first and last meals are dinner unless otherwise noted.

SessionFirst MealLast Meal
7-Week SessionSaturday, June 22Friday, August 9
4-Week SessionSunday, July 14Thursday, August 8
3-Week Session ISaturday, June 22Thursday, July 11
3-Week Session IISunday, July 14Thursday, August 1
Secondary School Program
7-Week Session
Saturday, June 22August 9
Secondary School Program
4-Week Session
Sunday, July 14Thursday, August 8
Pre-College Program ISunday, June 23Friday, July 5
Pre-College Program IISunday, July 7Friday, July 19
Pre-College Program IIISunday, July 21Friday, August 2

If you are a student in consecutive three-week or Pre-College Program sessions, your meal plan remains active between sessions.

Special Diets

Harvard University Dining Services is committed to helping you with your dietary needs. Whether you have religious restrictions, a vegan or vegetarian diet, or simply need assistance with your food selections, your dining hall manager can provide the resources to help you make delicious choices, safely, and easily.

Food Allergies and Intolerances

If you have a dietary restriction, such as a food allergy or intolerance that requires an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Services Office at (617) 998-9640 or email

Dining Services for SSP Students Living Off Campus

If you are a commuting SSP student, you may still purchase individual meals and dine with your peers this summer in Annenberg Hall. You must present your Harvard ID card to purchase individual meals and may pay with cash, credit card or Crimson Cash. See below for individual meal rates for Summer 2024. 

Individual meal rates are:

  • Breakfast: $10.28
  • Continental breakfast (Sunday only): $10.28
  • Brunch: $13.79
  • Lunch: $13.79
  • Dinner: $17.06