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.

Are there any exceptions to the meal plan requirement?

Under some very specific circumstances, such as for a disability or religious reasons, you may need to request an exemption to the meal plan requirement. To make such a request visit our Meal Plan Accommodations page for details.

Is there a meal plan contract I can review?

Yes, the Meal Plan Contracts for the 2022-20232023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years are available for you to review.

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

Unspent Dining Dollars will roll forward from fall to spring semester. Dining Dollars are non-refundable and will expire on May 2, 2025, for the spring semester.

Do dining hall meals roll over?

No. If your plan has “meals per semester” options, use them accordingly. The only meal plan feature that rolls over is Dining Dollars.

Am I eligible for the Commuter/Apartment Plan?

Students living in Wolf Village, Wolf Ridge, Western Manor, E.S. King, Fraternity/Sorority Housing, or off-campus that are not first-year students are eligible for this plan. This is also a popular plan for students living in Stanhope or Valentine Commons. This plan consists of 900 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 Fall, we don’t send charges to the cashier’s office until July. 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. NC Sales tax will be included on your cashier’s office bill as a separate line item.

When will my meal plan be active?

For the 2024-2025 academic year, meal plans will be active on August 12 – December 14 and January 2 – May 2.

If you desire for your plan to be active the day you arrive, complete your meal plan sign-up at least 48 hours prior to arriving on campus.

There are a few times during the academic year when NC State Dining is closed, including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break. As major university breaks approach, please consult our Hours of Operation for specific openings and closings.

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, but please allow up to two weeks for the charges to appear on your bill. First-year students living on campus are automatically enrolled.

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

Meal plan selections can be changed until September 15, 2024 for the fall semester and February 1, 2025 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.