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Upperclassman, Graduate and Commuter Meal Plans

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), the Tribe Truck and at Marketplace in Campus Center. 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.  


Juniors and Seniors residing in campus-managed property will be required to select the Freedom, Gold 19, Block 175, Block 125 or the Block 100 meal plan.  Residents of campus-managed apartments* may select from any plan, including the Commuter 50 and Commuter 25. 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. 

Graduate and Commuter students are not required to select a meal plan and will not be automatically enrolled but may opt-in to any meal plan option. If a student enrolls in a meal plan in the fall, however, they will be automatically re-enrolled in the spring.

 Academic Year 2021-2022 Meal Plans 
Meal Plan details


Dining Dollars

per semester


per semester

Freedom Unlimited $100 $2623
Gold 19 19/week $225 $2623
Block 175 175/block $400 $2623
Block 125 125/block $400 $2224

Block 100

100/block $500 $1939

Commuter 50
Commuters only

50/block $560 $1109

Commuter 25
Commuters only

25/block $560 $896

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 [[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.

*Campus-managed apartments are defined as Ludwell, Tribe Square, Cabell and Nicholas apartments and the Grad Complex.

Updated May 24, 2021