Plan Options

Based on student feedback, current dining trends and the unique demands on students, Salem State offers the following dining plans for residents, commuters, faculty, and staff. These plans offer flexibility, convenience and value. Each plan provides meal swipe access to Marsh Dining Commons where 24/7 Anytime Dining is offered. Plans also include varying amounts of Dining Dollars and ClipperCash for use at Viking Hall Starbucks, Dunkin'.

Students residing in Peabody, Bowditch, Marsh, and Viking residence halls are automatically enrolled in the Anytime Dining 7 Day Silver Plan, with unlimited 24/7 access to Marsh Dining Commons. The Anytime Dining 7 Day Silver Plan includes $50 ClipperCash,  three guest passes for friends and family. This is the default plan on the housing application. Students may opt up to Anytime Dining 7 Day Gold Plan, or Anytime Dining 7 Day Platinum Plan, as these include Dining Dollars, ClipperCash and additional guest passes. This option to upgrade to a premium plan appeals to students (or parents) who are looking for added value and additional convenience.

Anytime Dining 7 Day Silver Plan (default plan)

Features unlimited meal swipe access to Anytime Dining in Marsh Dining Commons (24/7) and three guest meal pass and $50 ClipperCash. 

Price: $1,983.00

Anytime Dining 7 Day Gold Plan

Features unlimited meal swipe access to Anytime Dining in Marsh Dining Commons (24/7), six guest meal passes, $150 Dining Dollars and $50 in Clipper Cash

Price: $2,173.00

Anytime Dining 7 Day Platinum Plan

Features unlimited meal swipe access to Anytime Dining in Marsh Dining Commons (24/7), eight guest meal passes, $300 Dining Dollars and $50 in Clipper Cash.

Price: $2,313.00

Students residing in Atlantic or Bates Halls are automatically enrolled in the Block 1 Plan, which includes 42 meals, $100 Dining Dollars and $25 ClipperCash. These students are invited to upgrade to any of the other available block plans or Dining for 7 Day Plans for additional value, flexibility and dining throughout the semester

Block Plan 1

Features 42 entries for Anytime Dining in Marsh Dining Commons, $100 Dining Dollars, and $25 in Clipper Cash

Price: $430.00

Block Plan 2

Features 60 entries for Anytime Dining in Marsh Dining Commons, $300 Dining Dollars, and $50 in Clipper Cash

Price: $780.00

Block Plan 3

Features 140 entries for Anytime Dining in Marsh Dining Commons, $200 Dining Dollars, and $50 in Clipper Cash

Price: $1,220.00

Planning to be on campus from dawn until dusk? Have a group project and need access more than once per day? Is your friend visiting for the weekend? No worries. You won’t miss a beat and you’ll get to sample the vast selection of offerings. Day passes are available for purchase at Marsh Dining Commons. Viking day passes vary from traditional guest passes in that they allow non-dining plan holders access to Marsh Dining Commons. Please check the dining times and rates below.

If you’re interested in something a little different, say a awards ceremony, barbecue or outdoor picnic, SSU Dining Services can make that happen, too. No matter what your group’s dietary needs and requests are, SSU Dining Services will work with you to make sure everyone is satisfied.

Standard Door Rate

No Meal Plan
Individuals Paying at the Door
  • Total Day Rate: $30.00
  • Breakfast: $7.50
  • Lunch: $9.50
  • Dinner: $13.00

Summer Conference Participants

SSU Groups, Nonprofit & For Profit

Monday - Friday

  • Total Day Rate: $29.00
  • Breakfast (7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ): $7.00
  • Lunch (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ): $9.00
  • Dinner (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.): $13.00

Saturday - Sunday

  • Total Day Rate: $16.00
  • Breakfast (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.): $7.00
  • Lunch (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.): $9.00

Summer Resident Block Plan

SSU students staying on campus during summer.
Expires at the end of summer.
  • 10 Meals: $80.00
  • 57 Meals: $456.00
  • 114 Meals: $912.00
  • 140 Meals: $1,120.00