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At Illinois Tech, food is important. Make your meal plan make sense for you! Eat your vegetables...or not.  Check out the smoothies at Global Grounds. Grab a coffee on the way to class. Snack in your room. Meet your friends at The Commons. Eat happy!

Vegetarian? Meat-lover? Gluten-free? You've got options. Want something not on the menu? We have a student advisory group—just for food. So sign up—and eat up.

Think healthy.Eat smart.

Understanding Your Meal Plan

Residents and commuters have a variety of meal plans to choose from. All meal plans come with bonus points, which give students additional funds to spend at any IIT dining outlet. See Options and Rates.

The Office of Residence Life works with Illinois Tech’s Dining Services vendor, Chartwells, to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. All Chartwells campus outlets serve healthy, fresh and nutritious meals and individual items, in addition to traditional snacks and quick pick-me-up items. The all-you-care-to-eat Commons cafeteria strives to prepare items that appeal to IIT's international student population.

A Meal Exchange can be used to get a meal at the Center Court, or The Bog instead of in the Commons. Meal Exchange options are listed at each of the eateries.

Meal Plan Questions and Billing

If you have questions about your Meal Plan or billing, please contact the Office of Residence Life:

Email at
Phone: 312.567.5075
In person: Stop by the ORL office in MSV.


For comments or feedback regarding food options, services, etc., please contact Dining Services at 312.567.3070, or fill out this Comment Card.