Meal Plans for Students
Traditional, year-round, and block meal plans are for students living on or off campus, including undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students.
Traditional Meal Plans
Traditional meal plans are 10, 15, and 19 meals per week plus a balance of Munch Money. Meal swipes are good at any HDS dining center or grab-n-go location. Students may use up to four meal swipes per day.
|Plan||Designed For||Munch Money|
|10 meals per week||Upper-division students only||$250 per semester|
|15 meals per week||First-year freshman students||$200 per semester|
|19 meals per week||First-year freshman students||$150 per semester|
Meal plans are selected when you complete the on-campus housing application.
First-year freshman students are required to carry a 15 or 19 meals per week plan.
Designed for students living on campus year-round. Plans are 10, 15, or 19 meals per week plus a balance of Munch Money. Meal swipes are good at any HDS dining center or grab-n-go location. Students may use up to four meal swipes per day. This is similar to a traditional meal plan but includes on-campus dining availability during scheduled breaks and summer.
|Plan||Munch Money - Fall||Munch Money - Spring||Munch Money - Summer|
|10 meals per week||$270||$270||$170|
|15 meals per week||$215||$215||$135|
|19 meals per week||$160||$160||$100|
Flexible spending accounts stored on the Buff OneCard which allows non-freshman students living off campus, in residence halls, or at Bear Creek Apartments to be a part of the on-campus dining community. Block meal plans can be purchased any time during the year, are good for that semester only, and are nonrefundable.
Fall and Spring Semester Plans
|Plan||Munch Money||Total Cost||Cost Per Meal|
|120 meal plan||$50||$793 + tax||$6.19 + tax|
|80 meal plan||$50||$568 + tax||$6.48 + tax|
|65 meal plan||$50||$477 + tax||$6.57 + tax|
|50 meal plan||$50||$386 + tax||$6.72 + tax|
|10 meal block*||$67.32 + tax|
|Plan||Total Cost||Cost Per Meal|
|40 meal plan||$265.61 + $23.89 (tax) = $289.50||$7.24|
|25 meal plan||$174.04 + $15.65 (tax) = $189.69||$7.59|
|10 meal plan*||$67.32 + $6.05 (tax) = $73.38||$7.34|
*The additional 10 meal block is supplemental only to the off-campus meal plans offered. Students can purchase an unlimited number of 10 meal blocks after the purchase of one of the off-campus meal plans.
Prices for academic year 2015-16 only. Rates subject to change
Block meal plans can be purchased online (except during summer), in person at the housing cashier's office in the Center for Community room S300 or by phone at 303-492-3983.
Munch Money is a declining balance stored on your Buff OneCard that can be used at the Housing & Dining Services' retail outlets (including the UMC Alferd Packer Grill and Baby Doe's) or to swipe in a friend at a dining center.
Munch Money does not carry over from one semester to the next and is nonrefundable. When you run out of Munch Money, you can't purchase additional Munch Money, but you can add Campus Cash.
Change Meal Plan (Applies to Residence Hall Students Only)
Traditional and year-round meal plan changes can be made by submitting a request form at the office of Occupancy Management in the Center for Community, room S300.
- Requests for fall semester 2015 must be submitted by September 4, 2015
- Requests for spring semester 2016 must be submitted between December 1, 2015 and January 22, 2016. After that date a $50 fee is charged
- Questions can be directed to Occupancy Management via email or by phone at 303-492-6673