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Student Dining

Dining Hall hours, weekly menu, and meal ticket price and purchase information.

Dining Hall hours

BreakfastMon-Fri6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
 Sat and Sun6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
LunchEvery day11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DinnerMon to Sat5 to 7:30 p.m.
 Sun5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Contact the Dining Hall (Guest Services)

Daily menu: 301-447-7200 or view menu PDF

Guest Services Federal Tax ID Number: 53-0164700

If you stay on campus, you must purchase a meal ticket.

Why you need to do this

If you stay off campus, you must purchase a break ticket.

How to pay for your meal ticket

Visit for meal ticket prices and to order your meal ticket no earlier than 14 days before the course start date and no later than 2 days prior to your arrival date. Base your selection on the length of the course, using the travel dates listed in your acceptance letter. The ticket will cover the evening meal on your arrival date through breakfast on your departure date.

You cannot purchase meal tickets at registration. If you have questions about your meal ticket, please call Guest Services at 301-447-1551.

Meal ticket prices (daily, dine-in)

 StudentsAll others*
*Includes Maryland state tax.

Coffee Break daily tickets

Students: $8.59

All others: $9.11

Breaks and Coffee Breaks tickets are required for anyone participating in classroom activities and special groups.

Additional food service information

  • Notify Guest Services 1 week prior to your arrival at NETC if you will not be on campus for the first or last meals that are part of your meal ticket. You must pay the full amount if you don't notify Guest Services.
  • Special diets (medical): Please email your request to Guest Services at least 2 weeks before your class. Indicate what the restriction(s) and/or allergy is and Guest Services will try their best to accommodate you.
  • Guest Services will provide a boxed dinner if buses arrive after the dining hall is closed. Snack food is also available in the Command Post Pub.

If your course is cancelled

If your course is cancelled and you paid for your meal ticket, the cost of the ticket will be refunded to you within 3-4 weeks. Please email Guest Services if you don't receive your refund.