Freshman Meal Plan

How They Work

Meal plans come with a combination of meals and Dining Dollars. Meals can be used in our two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (Sadler Center and the Commons), or in exchange for set meal combos at the Marketplace Café, School of Business Boehly Café, Dodge Room, School of Education Greenberry's Coffee Co and Law School Greenberry's Coffee Co. Dining Dollars can be used like cash at any dining location on campus and even for Domino's Pizza delivery.


All Freshmen are required to select either the Freedom, Gold 19 or Gold 14 meal plan. If a meal plan is not selected, the Gold 19 plan will be automatically applied to your account.

Can't decide?

Let the Meal Plan Wizard assist you, or email us at [[dining]]. We're here to help!

There is only one free meal plan change during the add/drop period and NO changes or cancellations afterwards except under extenuating circumstances.  Any changes beyond those defined above are rare and require a Meal Plan Petition (pdf) approved by the Contract Release Committee.  Petitions with supporting documentation must be submitted to [[w|auxiliaryservices,Auxiliary Services]], Corner House (fax: 757-221-2506). 

2013-2014 Academic Year Meal Plan Options
PlanMealsDining DollarsGuest MealsPriceNotes
Freedom Unlimited $125 5 $2264/semester This plan gives unlimited access to the Commons FFC and Sadler RFoC, and one meal option per meal zone* in our retail locations where available. This plan is recommended by the Dean of Students for its value and flexibility.
Gold 19 19/week $150 0 $1973/semester Up to 2 swipes per meal zone, up to 4 swipes per day for a total of 19 meals in a week.
Gold 14 14/week $175 0 $1973/semester Up to 2 swipes per meal zone, up to 4 swipes per day for a total of 14 meals in a week.

*Beginning Fall 2013 semester

† Meal Zones are the times in which you may use your meal plan. Meal zones are campus-wide, therefore, the hours may not always coincide with actual meal periods or the business hours at each location. Meal zones have been established for the locations that allow for meals, meal options, take-out, and grab-n-go.  Please refer to CampusDish for the current hours of operation for each location.

Monday through Friday: Saturday and Sunday:

Breakfast 7:00am - 10:45am
Lunch 10:46am - 4:29pm
Dinner 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Late Night: 8:01pm - 5:59am

Brunch 8:00am - 4:29pm

Dinner 4:30pm - 12:00am