Meal Plans

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

Year-Round Meal Plans

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

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

Block Meal Plans

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

Supplemental Blocks

10 meal block* $67.32 + tax

Summer Plans

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 four off-campus meal plans offered. Students can purchase an unlimited number of 10 meal blocks after the purchase of one of the four off-campus meal plans.

Prices for academic year 2014-15 only. Rates subject to change

Block meal plans can be purchased online, in person at the housing cashier's office in the Center for Community room S300 or by phone at 303-492-3983

Munch Money

Munch Money is a declining balance stored on your Buff OneCard that can be used at the Housing & Dining Services' retail outlets 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 spring semester 2015 must be submitted between December 1, 2014 and January 21, 2015. After that date a $50 fee is charged
  • Questions can be directed to Occupancy Management via email or by phone at 303-492-6673