Dining Services

If you live in on-campus housing, you participate in the board plan and enjoy a comprehensive dining program during your session. Your board 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 Dining Hall: Secondary School Program and Pre-College Program students only

Leverett Dining Hall: Adult and college students only

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. For more information, see Harvard University Dining Services.

Daily Schedule

Meals are served three times a day, seven days a week during your session or program. Click "Summer Dining Calendar" below to see specific meal start and end dates for your session.

Monday to Saturday:

  • Full breakfast: 7:30 to 10:15 am
  • Lunch: 11:15 am to 2:15 pm
  • Dinner: 4:30 to 7:15 pm


  • Continental breakfast: 7:30 to 10:15 am
  • Brunch: 11:15 am to 2:15 pm
  • Dinner: 4:30 to 7:15 pm

Sunday to Thursday:

  • Brain Break, a late-night snack program offered for residential students: 8:45 – 10:15 pm
Session First Meal Last Meal
Seven-Week Session  Dinner, Saturday, June 22 Dinner, Friday, August 9
Three-Week Session I Dinner, Saturday, June 22 Dinner, Thursday, July 11
Three-Week Session II Dinner, Sunday, July 14 Dinner, Thursday, August 1
Secondary School Program Dinner, Saturday, June 22 Dinner, Friday, August 9
Pre-College Program Session I Dinner, Sunday, June 23 Dinner, Friday, July 5
Pre-College Program Session II Dinner, Sunday, July 7 Dinner, Friday, July 19
Pre-College Program Session III Dinner, Sunday, July 21 Dinner, Friday, August 2

If you are a student in consecutive three-week or Pre-College Program sessions, your board 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. For more information, see Harvard University Dining Services.

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 accessibility@extension.harvard.edu

Dining Services for Students Living Off Campus

If you live off campus, you may still purchase individual meals and dine with your peers this summer in your designated dining hall (see dining halls above for your dining location). You must present your Harvard ID card to purchase individual meals and may pay with cash or Crimson Cash at the dining halls. Credit cards are only accepted at Annenberg Dining Hall. See below for individual meal rates.

Individual meal rates are:

  • Breakfast: $11.59
  • Brunch: $15.09
  • Lunch: $15.09
  • Dinner: $18.60
  • Continental breakfast (Sunday only): $8.13

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