Meal Plan Options

Options for Students and Staff 

Undergraduate Residence Hall Options

Students living in undergraduate residence halls are required to have a meal plan, and can choose from one of four plans:  

  • 12 Classic Meals/15 Café Credits per week
  • 10 Classic Meals/45 Café Credits per week
  • Maximum Classic Meals (dine up to 7 times per day, up to 47 meals per week)
  • All Café Credits (130 per week)

See How Plans Work for explanations of each meal plan type.

Graduate Upper-Division/University Apartment Options

Students living in Daniels and Sherman halls or the University Apartments (Ashton Woods, Orchard Downs, Goodwin-Green) are not required to purchase a meal plan, but many opt in because of the flexibility, quality, and convenience. Choices include:

  • 6 Classic Meals per week
  • 6 Classic Meals/25 Café Credits per week
  • 12 Classic Meals/15 Café Credits per week
  • 10 Classic Meals/45 Café Credits per week
  • Maximum Classic Meals (dine up to 7 times per day, up to 47 meals per week)
  • All Café Credits (130 per week)

Off-Campus Students, Faculty, and Staff

Faculty, staff and guests are welcome to join us at the Colonial Room Lunch at the Illini Union or at any of our on-campus dining halls. If you have an i-card, the easiest way to join us is to use Illini Cash on your card. You may use a credit card at any of our on-campus dining halls or a la carte locations. At the Colonial Room, you may also use cash, checks, or departmental accounts. If you plan to dine with us often, a meal plan is a great value (please note that the meal plan will begin on the Monday following the purchase of the meal plan).

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Meal Plan Rates