FAQ

Who is required to have a meal plan?

All first-entry (i.e. first time entering college) students living in University Housing are required to be on a meal plan during their first two semesters, regardless of academic standing. Once you’ve signed up for a plan, you will automatically be enrolled in the same plan for the spring semester unless you change your selection online or visit the Wolfpack One Card Office in Talley Student Union.

When can I use my meal credits?

Meal Credits, which are used to make purchases in restaurants and cafes, can be used once per meal period. We offer a total of 28 meal periods throughout the week (Saturday – Friday) as follows. Please consult our online hours of operation to determine the individual hours of operation for each dining location.

Breakfast: Opening – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Late Night: 9:00 p.m. – Close

For the 2017-2018 academic year, we will expand the meal periods to 35 per week:

Breakfast: Opening – 10:30 a.m.
Early Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Late Lunch: 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Late Night: 9:00 p.m. – Close

Can I buy Dining Dollars only?

Dining Dollars are a component of the meal plan and cannot be purchased separately unless you qualify for the Commuter/Apartment plan. The Commuter/Apartment plan is the only plan comprised solely of Dining Dollars and must be purchased for the initial $750. Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester and if your balance is low, you can always add extra.

What if I don’t use all of my Dining Dollars in a semester?

No problem. Unspent Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester.

Am I eligible for the Commuter/Apartment plan?

Students living in Wolf Village, Wolf Ridge, Western Manor, Fraternity/Sorority Housing, or off campus are eligible for this plan. This is also a popular plan for students living in Stanhope or Valentine Commons. This plan consists of $750 Dining Dollars and offers a five percent discount at the register.

How will I be billed for my meal plan?

Meal plans are billed by semester through the cashier’s office. While we begin meal plan registration in the spring, we do send charges to the cashier’s office until June. Charges may take up to two weeks before they are reflected on your cashier’s office statement. This wait may be longer during the winter break as the university is closed.

When will my meal plan be active?

Meal plans are active the first day University Housing is open each semester. Please plan to have your meal plan request in our system at least 48 hours prior to arriving on campus to avoid a delay in using your plan.

I’m ready to choose a plan – where do I sign up?

You can register online for a meal plan during the enrollment period. Charges will be sent to the cashier’s office.

NC State Dining is introducing new meal plans and features to our program for the 2017-2018 academic year, read more here.

I’m worried I’ve selected the wrong plan. Can I make changes?

Meal plan selections can be changed until September 30 for the fall semester and January 31 for the spring semester. Visit the Wolfpack One Card office in Talley Student Union, or make changes online.

I have additional meal plan questions. Who do I contact?

We’re here to help! You can call the Wolfpack One Card Office at 919.515.3090 or submit your question online.

Meal Plans

Check out our new line up of plans for 2017-2018! Registration is now open.