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, Tribe Truck, Element Cafe at the Integrated Science Center, Boehly Cafe at the Business School, the Law School Cafe, Monticello Cafe at the School of Education, Aromas in Swem Library, Chick-fil-A and Domino’s Pizza delivery.


All Freshmen are required to select either the Freedom, Gold 19 or Block 175 (new for Fall '18) 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 2018-2019 academic year, the add/drop period ends on Friday, September 7 for the fall semester and Monday, January 28 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 2018-2019 Meal Plans 


Dining Dollars

per semester


per semester

Freedom Unlimited $100 $2400
Gold 19 19 meals
per week
$225 $2400
Block 175 175 meals
per semester
$400 $2400

Students who wish to use Dining Dollars for guests or additional meals at the all-you-care-to-eat facilities will be charged a $7.25 door rate.