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Meal Plan Options


All first-year students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. (Additional exemptions from the meal plan requirement are only available under certain circumstances such as those related to a disability or other special consideration.

Preview the meal plans below. Need more advice on how to pick a plan? You can always call, email, or chat with our office. Be sure to review our revised Spring 2021 Meal Plan Contract before confirming your signup.

Due to COVID-19 impacts to campus operations, we will be making modifications to offerings at some locations as well as the way we serve students. Learn more here. 

Spring 2021 Plans

Sign up, change and cancel is available Nov. 1, 2020 to Feb. 1, 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER

  • The Dining Hall plan has been replaced with the Weekday plan, which provides all-day access to our dining halls, 8 meal credits per week and 3 dining hall guest passes that can be used Monday through Friday, plus 100 dining dollars that can be used anytime. Students enrolled in the Dining Hall plan will be automatically moved to the Weekday plan unless they notify Dining through the meal plan portal.
  • Any first-year student who canceled their fall plan or is entering on-campus housing for the first time will need to sign up for a plan starting Nov. 1. Anyone who has not registered by Jan. 15 will automatically be enrolled in the Weekday Plan.
  • Students who had a fall semester meal plan will be automatically enrolled in the same plan unless you change your plan by the deadline. First-year students who downgraded from one of the Core plans (due to limited dining options) will be automatically enrolled in the Weekday plan on Jan. 15 unless Dining is notified otherwise. 

No need to get out a credit card; charges are sent to the Cashier’s office. If you have a scholarship or financial aid funds, they can be applied to your plan. Plans are priced per semester and billed through the cashier’s office. Meal plans and campus food transactions are subject to NC sales tax. Plans will be active on January 15, 2021.

If you are experiencing food insecurity and unable to afford a meal plan, please reach out to Pack Essentials for assistance at go.ncsu.edu/pack-essentials

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Plan Options

Core Plans

Our Core plans are designed primarily for students who desire to have the majority of their meals covered by a convenient, affordable campus dining plan. All first-year students living in on-campus housing are required to pick from these plans*, but these are open to all students.

* When signing up, our system will not recognize first-year students. First-year students living in on-campus housing who sign up for a plan other than a Core plan will be contacted in late July/early August to select a Core plan. 

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Weekday Plan

$1,910 + tax/semester
  • Dining Hall All-Access Pass – Monday through Friday
  • 8 Meal Credits per Week
  • 3 Dining Hall Guest Meals per Semester
  • 100 Dining Dollars**
    • Optional Upgrade
  • Full coverage Monday – Friday
  • Use dining dollars to cover weekends to eat on campus

Flex Plan

$2,160 + tax/semester
  • Dining Hall All-Access Pass
  • 12 Meal Credits per Week
  • 5 Dining Hall Guest Meals per Semester
  • 100 Dining Dollars**
    • Optional Upgrade
  • Most popular plan
  • Best value

Flex Plus Plan

$2,400 + tax/semester
  • Dining Hall All-Access Pass
  • 15 Meal Credits per Week
  • 8 Dining Hall Guest Meals per Semester
  • 300 Dining Dollars**
    • Optional Upgrade
  • Ultimate in coverage and flexibility

Other Plans

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Block 170 Plan 

$1,615 + tax/semester
  • 170 Meals per Semester
    • Can be used as dining hall swipes and/or meal credits.
  • Flexibility to choose how many meals you use each week.
  • 100 Dining Dollars**
    • Optional Upgrade
  • Available only to returning students living on or off-campus

Commuter/Apartment Plan

$800 + tax/semester
  • 800 Dining Dollars per Semester**
    • Can be used at any dining location.
  • 5% discount at the register.
  • Available only to students living off campus or in Wolf Ridge, Wolf Village, E.S. King Village, Western Manor or Fraternity/Sorority Housing.

NEW! Commuter/Apartment Plus Plan

$1350 + tax/semester
  • 80 meals per semester**
  • 600 dining dollars that come with a 5% discount at the register.
  • Available only to students living off campus or in Wolf Ridge, Wolf Village, E.S. King Village, Western Manor or Fraternity/Sorority Housing.

**Dining dollars roll over from  Fall semester to Spring semester, but they expire at the end the Spring semester in May.

Athletic Plans

If you are an athlete on a varsity roster, please consult your coach on selecting an Athletic Plan:

  • Athletic 80 Meals-per-Semester | $770 + tax/semester
  • Athletic 120 Meals-per-Semester | $1,140 + tax/semester
  • Athletic 150 Meals-per-Semester | $1,410 + tax/semester

Dining Dollars

While dining dollars roll over from fall semester to spring semester, meals do not. Keep this in mind as you make your selection and consult our website to monitor usage or add dining dollars throughout the semester.

Dining dollars purchased beginning in summer of 2020 are non-refundable and expire May 14, 2021.