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), 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 who wish to use Dining Dollars at Sadler or Commons will be charged a $7.25 door rate.
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 plan will be automatically applied to the student account. Students may make one change to the meal plan selection before the end of the add/drop period. Used meal swipes and Dining Dollars will be deducted from the updated meal plan. Additional changes will be assessed a $25 processing fee. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the add/drop period ends on Friday, September 6 for the fall semester and Friday, January 31 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 2019-2020 Meal Plans
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,email@example.com]]. Refunds and charges will be calculated on a daily meal plan rate and actual dining dollar usage as of the date the request was made. A $25 processing fee will be assessed.
*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.
Updated May 3, 2019