Upperclassman, Graduate and Commuter Meal Plans

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.


Juniors residing in campus-managed property will be required to select the Freedom, Gold 19, Block 175 or Block 125 meal plan.  Seniors will also have the option to choose a Block 100 meal plan and 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 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. 

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 2018-2019 Meal Plans 


Dining Dollars

per semester


per semester

Freedom Unlimited $100 $2400
Gold 19 19/week $225 $2400
Block 175 175/block $400 $2400
Block 125 125/block $400 $2035/block

Block 100
Grad/Commuters only

100/block $500 $1775/block

Commuter 50
Commuters only

50/block $560 $1015

Commuter 25
Commuters only

25/block $560 $820

 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.     

*Undergraduate students residing in campus-managed apartments are required to select a meal plan. If a meal plan is not selected, the student will be defaulted to the Gold 19 plan. Campus-managed apartments are defined as Ludwell, Tribe Square, Cabell and Nicholas apartments and the Grad Complex.