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Freshman Meal Plan

How They Work

Meal plans come with a combination of meal swipes and Dining Dollars. Meal swipes can be used in our two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (Sadler Center and the Commons), at Marketplace in Campus Center and at the Tribe Truck. Dining Dollars can be used like cash at any dining locations on campus: Cosi in Sadler, 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. Students may also purchase a meal at Commons or Sadler using Dining Dollars for an $8 door rate.  


All Freshmen are required to select either the Freedom, Gold 19 or Block 175 meal plan. If a meal plan is not selected, the Gold 19 plan will be automatically applied to the student account. Students may make one change to the meal plan selection before September 10.  Used meal swipes and Dining Dollars will be deducted from the updated meal plan. Additional changes will be assessed a $25 processing fee. 

Academic Year 2021-2022 Meal Plans 
Meal plan details


Dining Dollars

per semester


per semester

Freedom Unlimited $100 $2623
Gold 19 19 meals
per week
$225 $2623
Block 175 175 meals
per semester
$400 $2623

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 from when the petition was approved.

Need to make an allowable meal plan adjustment after the add/drop period?  Email [[w|dining]]. Refunds and charges will be calculated on a daily meal plan rate as of the date the request was made. A $25 processing fee will also be assessed.



Updated May 24, 2021