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How Do I Choose?

Need advice on which plan to choose? Perhaps you can identify with one of these examples.

Students Living On Campus

I plan on eating most of my meals on campus and want a plan that covers all of my dining needs.

Consider the Everyday Plan. This plan comes with all-day dining hall access, 12 restaurant/cafe Meal Credits per week, five guest meals per semester to use in the dining halls and 100 Dining Dollars that can be used to cover small purchases, additional meals and meal credit overages. You can also use them for C-Store and vending purchases.

If you feel like you will eat at our restaurant or cafes more often, try the Deluxe Plan. This plan offers 15 restaurant/cafe Meal Credits per week, along with all-day dining hall access, eight guest meals per semester to use in the dining halls, and 100 Dining Dollars.

I plan to eat most of my meals on campus during the school week, and occasionally on the weekends.

Consider the Weekday Plan. This plan comes with all-day dining hall access weekdays, eight restaurant/cafe Meal Credits that can be used weekdays, and three guest meals per semester to use in the dining halls. It also comes with 100 Dining Dollars.

The Weekday, Everyday and Deluxe plans come with 100 Dining Dollars, with the option to upgrade or add extra Dining Dollars throughout the semester. These plan holders are allowed to use one of their all-day dining hall access every 30 minutes at one of our three on-campus dining halls. Only one Meal Credit can be used during a meal period.

I want some flexibility to eat on and off campus over the course of the semester.

Try our 150 Meals-Per-Semester Plan. You’ll have the flexibility to use more meals one week than the next either in a dining hall or a restaurant, but restaurant meals can be used once per meal period. This plan comes with 100 Dining Dollars that can be used to cover small purchases, additional meals and meal credit overages. You can also use them for C-Store and vending purchases.

Students Living in On- or Off-Campus Apartments

I would like the option to eat some meals while I am on campus, but would like the flexibility to decide from week to week.

We recommend the 150 Meals-per-Semester Plan. You’ll have the flexibility to use more meals one week than the next either in a dining hall or a restaurant, but restaurant meals can be used once per meal period. This plan comes with 100 Dining Dollars that can be used to cover small purchases, additional meals and meal credit overages. You can also use them for C-Store and vending purchases.

I plan to live off campus, but would like to purchase meals and snacks while I am on campus, while receiving a 5% discount with each purchase.

Consider the Commuter/Apartment Plan. This plan is comprised of 750 Dining Dollars that can be used at any on-campus dining hall, restaurant, cafe or convenience store. Students with this plan also receive a 5% discount at the register with each swipe. Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester, with the option to add extra Dining Dollars throughout the semester if you run out.

Athletes

If you are a student athlete, please consult your coach.

Making Your Selection

Once you’ve decided on a plan, submit your selection via our online form. No payment method is required when you sign up; just make your selection, and your plan will be billed through the cashier’s office. Note that this is not an automatic process. It may take several days before your selection shows up on your bill. If you make your selection prior to the start of the semester, your plan will be active the first day. If you make it after the semester has started, your plan will be active within 48 hours of completing the online form.

While Dining Dollars roll over from semester to 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.

Worried you’ve selected the wrong plan? Meal plan selections can be changed until September 30 for the fall semester and January 31 for the spring semester.

Meal Plans

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