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) and at Marketplace in Campus Center. Dining Dollars can be used like cash at any dining locations on campus: Cosi in Sadler, Wholly Habaneros, BBQ 1693, Argo Tea, Zime at the Law School, Monticello Cafe at the School of Education, Boehly Café, Aromas in Swem Library, Tribe Square and 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. You may change your meal plan until the end of the add/drop period.  For the 2017-2018 academic year, the add/drop period ends on Friday, September 8 for the fall semester and Friday, January 26 for the spring semester. 

Changes beyond what is allowed by social class are rare and must be approved by the Meal Plan Petition Committee after the submission of a completed Meal Plan Petition Petitions approved after add/drop will result in financial adjustments based on a daily meal rate.

Need to make an allowable meal plan adjustment after the add/drop period?  Email [[w|dining]]. Changes will include a $25 processing fee in addition to refunds based on the daily meal rate. Daily meal rate charges do not apply to changes made prior to add/drop.    

Academic Year 2017-2018 Meal Plans 


per week

Dining Dollars

per semester

Guest Meals*

per semester


per semester

Freedom Unlimited $400 5 $2651
Gold 19 19 $225 5 $2308
Gold 14 14 $300 5 $2308

*Guest meals are included in the total weekly meal count but may be used by either the meal plan holder or their guest.