Students living in undergraduate residence halls have a meal plan included in their contract. Residents in our graduate hall and apartment communities are not required to have a meal plan, but many find it worthwhile to purchase one. Even if you don't live on campus, you are welcome to purchase a meal plan or add Extra Credits to your i-card and join us.
You can choose the meal plan that best fits your needs: classic meals only, All Café Credits plan, or the combined classic meals and Café Credits plan.
Your meal plan is accepted at all of our six dining hall locations, whether it's closest to your neighborhood or you're meeting up with friends across campus. Our classic dining hall meals are all-you-care-to-eat. If you just want a quick snack or need to eat on the go, you can visit an a la carte location, where items are priced individually in credits. For a change of pace, use your meal plan in one of our different specialty restaurants. There's no extra charge for these unique cuisines.
Our goal is to make every dining experience a delicious and nutritious one. From hot and cold entrees, soup and salad bars, and multiple beverage options to tasty desserts and ice cream—you'll find something that appeals to your individual tastes.
Faculty, staff, and guests are welcome in our dining halls, and to use our catering services and Colonial Room too! We even have discounted rates for children under 12. While many guests use Extra Credits to purchase meals, credit cards are also now accepted at our dining locations.
University Housing's award-winning Dining Services staff cook from scratch at every meal to provide customers with variety and nutrition all year long. And we have fun, too, like hosting monthly theme meals. Try us today!
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