Note: The Campus Card Office is not responsible for booking, changing, or cancelling meal plans. All Resident and Non-Resident meal plan requests or changes are processed by the Department of Residence Life.
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, deNobili Dining, Engrained: A Green Cafe, Lu's Old Fashioned Deli & Pub, Nina's Cafe, P.O.D. Express and Rambler Express.
Please note that cardholders may only have one meal plan per term. Meal plans activate one week before each fall term begins and remain active until the Monday following finals week each semester*. The Campus Card Office cannot book, change, or cancel meal plans. For more questions regarding meal plan bookings, please contact the Department of Residence Life.
- Meal Plans for Resident Students
- Meal Plans for Non-resident Students
- Summer Meal Plans
- All-Access Plans
- Dining Dollar Plans
- Block Plus Plans
*These times are estimates and are subject to change.
Resident students are encouraged to select a meal plan that best suits their lifestyle and housing needs. Students select (and change) 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 plan using the appropriate Change Request Form through LOCUS and submitting it to the Department of Residence Life prior to the indicated deadline. This form is intended for those requesting to move to a meal plan offering within those available to them.
Students wishing to request for a meal plan release (to waive out of the meal plan requirement) or a meal plan exemption (to select a meal plan outside those available to them) should reference the Meal Plan Release/Exemption information on the Forms and Documents page of the website.
Cancellation of the Housing Contract should be completed 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 housing contract is cancelled, but the student wishes to continue with a meal plan, the student should request a meal plan through LOCUS 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 Non-Resident Meal Plan Request to Residence Life each semester they wish to have a meal plan.
All non-resident students who wish to cancel their meal plan must do so in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While resident students are not required to have a meal plan during summer terms, interested students may request a Summer Meal Plan Request by contacting The Department of Residence Life at email@example.com.
In order to be eligible for a Summer Meal Plan, students must be enrolled in at least one class over the summer term.
ALL-ACCESS MEAL PLANS
All-Access plans allow students to enjoy meals at Damen, deNobili, and Simpson Dining Halls based on the pre-determined schedule of funded days each semester. This plan provides 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 purchases from any on-campus dining facility, including on-campus food courts and cafés.
All-Access plans are required for first- and second-year resident students, and are available to other resident and non-resident students alike.
Note: Dining Dollars are non-reloadable. Dining Dollars carry over from semester to semester, but not year to year. All unused meal swipes are cleared at the end of each semester. All remaining funds associated with meal plans expire annually in May.
DINING DOLLAR PLANS
Dining Dollar 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 the all-you-care-to-eat locations, as well as on-campus food courts 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.
Dining Dollar plans are available to upper-class resident students, and all non-resident students.
Note: Dining Dollars are non-reloadable. For more information on a reloable funding option, please visit our Rambler Bucks page. Dining Dollars carry over from semester to semester, but not year to year. All remaining funds associated with meal plans expire annually in May.
Block+ plans provide a specific number of guaranteed, all-you-care-to-eat meals per semester for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Damen, de Nobili, and Simpson Dining Halls (as well as at the Water Tower Campus dining facilities upon request), in addition to a designated amount of Dining Dollars to be used at any on-campus dining location.
One meal is subtracted from the remaining meal balance for each meal used, and Dining Dollars are similar to a debit account with the original balance set as requested and funds removed based on purchases.
Note: Unused meals do not carry over from semester to semester. Dining Dollars carry over from semester to semester, but not year to year. All remaining funds associated with meal plans expire annually in May.
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