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Dining Services

A student picks up a to-go container from a counter at Southside Cafe.

Information for Returning Students

All returning students, sophomore standing and above, have the option to purchase a meal plan, but are not required to do so. If you are a returning student in a residence hall, we recommend Resident Meal Plans. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to repurchase a Resident Meal Plan:

  1. 1. Having a plan is convenient—you can purchase diverse, ready-made meals at many on-campus dining locations when it best fits your schedule.
  2. 2. You don’t have to worry about finding time to grocery shop or cook while trying to balance studying.
  3. 3. You receive a 40% discount at all three of the dining centers and a 10% discount at many other on-campus dining locations.
  4. 4. You don’t have to worry about budgeting for food while living on a tight college budget. Once you choose the dining level that fits your individual lifestyle needs, the dollars associated with your plan level will be available to spend throughout the semester.

You can add or change your plan through your housing and dining contract.

You may also want to consider the Mini Meal Plan. This plan is smaller in size, with smaller discounts, but may be a good option for a small eater.