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On-Campus Meal Plans 2024–2025

​Undergraduate students living in the residence halls

Community is one of the great reasons why students in residence halls are required to have a meal plan. Food brings people together—whether you eat in the dining commons or pick up snacks to go with friends. While students are automatically enrolled in the Blue Plan, three meal plans are available to meet your needs

Upgrades and changes

Want more flexibility to meet your needs? Upgrade and maximize your plan. To upgrade or make other changes, simply fill out the On-Campus Meal Plan Change Form during the limited change period:

  • Fall: March 1, 2024 — September 14, 2024
  • Spring: December 2, 2024 — February 8, 2025

Available plans

Three meal plans are available for students who live in the residence halls. Meal plans are made up of two components: 

  • Meal Swipes: A set number of meal swipes to use each week at the dining commons or as a meal equivalency at The Golden Bear Café, Brown’s, and The Eateries at Student Union. Any unused meal swipes will expire on Saturday at midnight each week and reset for the upcoming week. Meal swipes may only be used by the meal plan holder. 
  • Flex Dollars: A set number of flex dollars to use each semester that function like cash dollars and work on a declining balance.
  Current Plan Upgrade Options
Plans Blue Plan Gold Plan Ultimate Plan
Swipes 12 meal swipes per week (1 per meal period) 10 meal swipes per week (1 per meal period) Unlimited meal swipes per week (1 meal swipe every 30 minutes per meal period)
Flex dollars 600 flex dollars (300 per semester) 1000 flex dollars (500 per semester) 1000 flex dollars (500 per semester)
Cost Included in your Housing Contract +$350 per year ($175 per semester) + $950 per year ($475 per semester)

Add-on flex dollars

Anytime you need, get more value for your dollar and supplement your meal plans by purchasing additional flex dollars.

110 flex dollars for $100
55 flex dollars for $50

Purchase add-on flex dollars

Pricing for dining commons

With flex dollars, pay less than the cash price in the dining commons—on average about $4 less per meal! You can also use your flex dollars to pay for anyone, such as family, friends, or other guests.

Meal On-Campus Meal Plan and
Friends & Family Price
Cash Price (With no meal plan)
Breakfast 9 flex dollars $12
Lunch/Brunch 10 flex dollars $14
Dinner 11 flex dollars $16

Important dates

View important service dates and deadlines to get the most out of your plan.

Terms and conditions

Read the details on our Terms and Conditions for meal plans.