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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. 

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 from 2023. Summer 2024 times will be posted during Spring 2024.

Monday to Saturday:

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


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

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 from Summer 2023. Summer 2024 rates will be posted during Spring 2024. 

Individual meal rates are:

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