The Campus Card Office works in conjunction with the Department of Residence Life and Dining Services to provide meal plans for students and employees alike. Meal plans can be used at all on-campus dining facilities, including Center Stage Cafe, Connections Cafe, Damen Dining, Damen Food Court, de Nobili Dining, Engrained: A Gree Cafe, Lu's Old Fashioned Deli & Pub, Nina's Cafe, Simpson Dining, and SouthSide Market.
- Meal Plans for Resident Students
- Meal Plans for Non-resident Students
- All Access Meal Plans
- Declining Balance Plans
- Block Meal Plans
All undergraduate resident students at the Lakeshore Campus are required to have a meal plan, per the Department of Residence Life. Students select the desired meal plan through the Housing Contract. If no meal plan is selected, the student will be assigned the lowest meal plan applicable (based on standing and residence hall).
Resident students may change their meal plans using the appropriate Change Request Form prior to the indicated deadline.
Cancellation of the Housing Contract should be directly with the Department of Residence Life. Once a Housing Contract cancellation is approved, the meal plan is also void. Students should cancel their housing contract (and, thus, their meal plan) prior to the beginning of the term to avoid meal plan enrollment charges.
If a student cancels his/her housing contract, but wishes to continue with a meal plan, he/she should request a meal plan using the Non-Resident Meal Plan Request.
Meal plans are optional for non-resident students. Any student that does not live on campus must submit a request each semester he or she wishes to have a meal plan.
All non-resident students who wish to cancel their meal plan must do so in writing to: email@example.com.
All Access plans allow students to enjoy meals at Damen, de Nobili and Simpson Dining Halls based on the pre-determined schedule of funded days each semester. This plan provides unlimited access to these facilities during hours of operation, granting one entry per 30-minute period. All access plans also include Dining Dollars which provide students the ability to make ala carte puchases from any on-campus dining facility, including on-campus convenience stores and cafés.
All Access plans are required for first- and second-year resident students, and are available to all other resident and non-resident students alike.
Note: Dining Dollars carry over from semester to semester, but not year to year. All remaining funds associated with meal plans are removed annually in May.
Declining balance plans are similar to a debit account with the original balance set as requested and funds removed based on purchases. This plan may be used at any on-campus dining facility, including on-campus convenience stores and cafés.
This plan gives students with kitchens in their residence halls the flexibility to supplement meals they prepare with meals in the dining facilities.
Declining balance plans are available to junior and senior resident students, and all non-resident students.
Note: Declining balance funds carry over from semester to semester, but not year to year. All remaining funds associated are removed annually in May.
Block plans provide a specific number of guaranteed, all-you-care-to-eat meals per semester for breakfast, lunch and dinner (brunch & dinner on weekends) at Damen, de Nobili and Simpson Dining Halls, and at the Water Tower Campus dining facilities upon request.
One meal is subtracted from the remaining meal balance for each meal used. Unused meals do not carry over from semester to semester.
Block plans are available for all non-resident students only.
If you are experiencing any problems with your Campus Card, please let us know: Report a Problem.