If you are living on-campus, yes. All WIT, MassArt, and MCPHS resident students are required to participate in a meal plan. We have worked with each campus to determine minimum meal plan requirements based on your housing assignment or class standing.

If you are living off-campus, no. However, depending on how close you are to any of our dining locations and how often you are on campus, it may be worth investigating whether one of our Commuter Meal Plans will help make your days a little easier.

If you are a WIT commuter student wishing to add a meal plan, please use the link below to begin the process:


When you follow the link above, you will see that the third option down is labelled - "Meal Plan Modification: Modify Current or Request a New Meal Plan", please click on this option and complete the process to select and add a non-residential meal plan to your account. The plan will be added to your campus ID and the cost will be added to your student bill. Please note that our full residential meal plans are also available to you if you feel that the more extensive options would be a better fit for your dining needs and schedule. 

We are currently updating the procedure on how to purchase your Commuter Meal Plan. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase a meal plan, please speak to a manager at one of our dining locations. Meal plans are valid from 9/1/2023 through 8/31/2024.

Our meal plans are designed for your convenience to be used across the WIT, MassArt, and MCPHS campuses. At the start of each semester, depending on your meal plan selection, the total number of Meal Swipes and Dining Points will be loaded onto your Student ID. 

Meal Swipes can be used in Beatty Dining Commons for all-you-care-to-eat dining. If you cannot make it to Beatty, you can use your Meal Swipes at Kennedy Cafe and EAT>Food Market when you select items as part of our Meal Equivalency. At the close of each semester, any remaining Meal Swipes expire and are non-refundable.

For resident students with Dining Points only plans, you are welcome to dine and shop at all locations. To gain entry to Beatty Dining Commons, you will pay the applicable meal period door rate. Unused Dining Points rollover from fall to spring semester with the continued participation in a meal plan; at the close of the academic year, unused Dining Points expire and are non-refundable. 

If you have any questions about your meal plan or meal plan options, please contact us at EatAtCOF.USA@sodexo.com.

You cannot. We have what are called "meal periods". You are permitted to use 1 meal swipe per meal period. This is to help you budget your meal swipes a little easier over the course of the semester.

Meal PeriodTime
Breakfast7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dinner5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Late Night (Sunday-Thursday Only)8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

For an example: If you have breakfast at 8:00 am, the next time you can use a swipe at Beatty Dining Commons, Kennedy Cafe, or Eat> Market is at 11:00 am.

We know your schedule may not always allow you to get to Beatty for all of your meals. To help accommodate you, we've started a Meal Equivalency program at Eat> Cafe and Eat> Food Market called Swiped Anytime. How it works:

  1. For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner your meal swipe is worth a set dollar value
  2. Select any number and combination of included items
  3. At check-out, tell your cashier that you will be using a meal swipe
  4. The applicable equivalency value will be applied to your total amount due
  5. After the dollar value is deducted from your bill, any remaining balance or cost of ineligible products must be paid for using Dining Points, Dining Flex, Fenway Cash, Credit/Debit Card, or cash.
Please visit the Eat> Cafe or Eat> Food Market pages for specifics on values and eligible items.
Exclusions and Limitations
  • Limit 1 beverage and bag of chips per transaction
  • Limit 1 Meal Swipe per Meal period at any dining location
  • Any packaged snacks and other barcoded items are excluded, with exception of the items listed on the applicable dining location page

Your Meal Swipes are non-transferrable. If you have a guest or visitor with you and you want to eat at Beatty, you can pay the door rate using either your Dining Points, Dining Flex, Credit/Debit Card, or Cash.

All-You-Care-to-Eat Dining is exactly what it sounds like. Upon entry to Beatty Dining Commons, whether you used a Meal Swipe or paid the applicable door rate, you have unlimited access to all the delicious and nutritious offers available. If you find yourself looking for seconds or are finished with your main course and are craving something indulgent - simply walk back into the serving area and select what you like.

Yes. Your day is busy, and we understand that you may not have time to sit in the Dining Commons. You are more than welcome to participate in our Green-to-Go container program (WasteWatch REUSE) and take your meal to-go. Here's how it works:

  1. Purchase your container for $5 (a one time fee) from the cashier at the entrance of Beatty Dining Commons.
  2. Fill your container with your meal.
  3. Exit Beatty Dining Commons and eat your meal.
  4. Give your container a quick rinse.
  5. Return your container in the designated bin at the entrance to Beatty Dining Commons.
  6. Ask for a new container if you will not be dining in, or get a carabiner to exchange for a new container at no cost for the next time you want your meal to go.
There are a few things about the WasteWatch REUSE program that you should be aware of:
  • If you lose your container or carabiner, you will be required to purchase a new one.
  • You cannot dine-in at Beatty Dining Commons and also take a meal to-go.
  • Our checker will be asking for your name when giving you your container.

Of course! First, we encourage you to speak with one of our managers so we can better understand your specific needs. Our aim is to collaborate with you to ensure access to a safe and inclusive dining experience. All dining locations offer a wide variety of plant-based options and gluten-friendly alternatives, and the Top 8 allergens will be clearly named on our menus. 

Simple Zone is our Allergen Friendly pantry where we stock food items that are free from gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts. Additionally, we have separate equipment like bagel slicers, toasters, and refrigerators to help further minimize any cross-contact contamination. You can find Simple Zone pantries at both Eat> Café and Beatty Dining Commons.

Beatty Dining Commons, located on the Wentworth campus, is home to our Clean Eats Powered by Simple Servings platform. At Clean Eats Powered by Simple Servings, meals are prepared without 8 of the top 9 FDA-recognized allergens and gluten. All team members who work at Simple Servings have also undergone training specifically dealing with food allergens and are AllerTrain certified.

Looking for plant-based? Beatty Dining Commons also hosts Rustic Roots; a fully plant-based station that serves both cold salads and hot entrées prepared without animal products.

If you need more support in managing your diet, we will be more than happy to coordinate a consultation with our area Registered Dietitians to assist you. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please e-mail our team at: eatatcof.usa@sodexo.com.


Of course! For those who are not on a meal plan, to gain entry, you can pay the applicable Door Rate. If you find yourself dining in Beatty Dining Commons often, we do recommend that you buy a meal plan as it may be more beneficial. 

Dining PointsCash and Credit Card
Late Night10$11.99


Both are funds that are stored on your Student ID and work like pre-paid debit cards. The primary differences are where they can be redeemed and expiration policies.

Dining Points are funds that are included with the purchase of your meal plan or added throughout the course of the semester dollar-for-dollar. They can only be used at the WIT, MassArt, and MCPHS dining locations. At the close of the Fall semester, unused Points will rollover to the Spring with continued participation of a meal plan. At the close of the academic year, unused points are forfeited.

Dining Flex are funds that you can add to your account throughout the course of the academic year dollar-for-dollar. Dining Flex can be used at the WIT, MassArt, and MCPHS dining locations. All added Dining Flex remain on your account year-to-year.

To add Dining Flex please visit the Dining Flex section of our Meal Plan page to access.

You can always speak to one of our managers when you are in one of our dining spaces. They'll happily answer any of your questions. If you would prefer to email the team, the email address is EatAtCOF.USA@sodexo.com.