We offer 35 meal periods throughout the week, and the meal plan week resets every Saturday morning at 2 a.m. Use Dining Dollars to supplement your plan should you use more than the allotted Meal Credits per meal period. Hours of operation vary by location. The meal periods are:
Breakfast | Opening – 10:30 a.m.
Early Lunch | 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Late Lunch | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner | 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Late Night | 9:00 p.m. – Close
Dining Hall Swipes | Dining Halls
Just one card swipe at our dining halls and you can eat as much or as little as you like. No need to think about how much you are spending here! Enjoy a variety of entrées, sides, soups, salads, cut fruit, Howling Cow soft-serve ice cream and dessert, all for one meal swipe.
Meal Credits | Restaurants and Cafés
When using your plan to purchase a meal at one of our restaurants or cafés on campus, you will use Meal Credits. Each location has its own Meal Credit rate that can be used toward a purchase once per meal period. You can also use Meal Credits to buy a dining hall take-out meal.
If you stay under the rate, you won’t owe anything more. If you choose to spend more, make up the difference with Dining Dollars or another form of accepted payment. Only one Meal Credit can be used per meal period and there is a limit of two bottled beverages per Meal Credit transaction at restaurants and cafés.
2018-2019 Meal Credit Rates by Location
Dining Dollars | All Locations
Dining Dollars are flexible funds that supplement your meal plan. Consider it “bonus” Meal Credits or extra “food money.” Use Dining Dollars to:
- Buy extra meals or snacks if a meal has already been used during a meal period or if you run out of meal plan meals.
- Cover the difference if you spend more than the allotted Meal Credit at a campus restaurant or café.
- Make purchases at our C-Stores and vending machines.
Please note, we will automatically enroll you for the same amount of Dining Dollars in the spring unless you alert us before January 31. Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester and additional Dining Dollars can be added throughout the semester if you run out by visiting the Wolfpack One Card Office in Talley Student Union or online at onecard.ncsu.edu.
While Dining Dollars are non-refundable, they will remain active and be available for use on your Wolfpack One Card during your enrollment at NC State.