Meal Plan Options

All students living in the residence halls are required to purchase either a Gold or Black meal plan. Students living in a room with a University-supplied kitchen may have the option of a Hawkeye meal plan. 

University Dining offers several meal plan options including: Gold, Black, Hawkeye, and the Herky Booster Pack. Below are the details and rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

This plan is designed for maximum flexibility and offers several features including:

  • Unlimited meals in the market places—eat, study, or relax at a booth anytime we are open
  • 75 flex swipes to use at seven retail locations: Clinton Street Market, Grand Avenue Market, River Room Cafe, Union Station, Food for Thought Cafe, Pat’s Diner, and Mayflower Market
  • Eight guest meals to be used to treat a friend to a meal in the market places
  • Available to everyone living on or off campus

If you purchase the Gold meal plan, you can visit the market places as often as you want each week and have four (4) to five (5) additional flex swipes per week at designated retail locations. 

Please note: Any meals remaining on the Gold meal plan at the end of the semester do not roll over to the next semester. Unused meals are forfeited and non-refundable.

This plan is designed for students who don't need the flexibility of the Gold meal plan and offers several features including:

  • 145 market place meals which can be eaten at either Burge, Catlett, or Hillcrest Market Places
  • 75 flex swipes to use at seven retail locations: Clinton Street Market, Grand Avenue Market, River Room Cafe, Union Station, Food for Thought Cafe, Pat’s Diner, and Mayflower Market.
  • Eight guest meals to be used to treat a friend to a meal in the market places
  • Available to everyone living on or off campus

If you purchase the Black meal plan, you can eat an average of nine (9) meals per week using market place meals and four (4) to five (5) additional meals using flex swipes (13-14 meals/week total). 

Please note: Any meals remaining on the Black meal plan at the end of the semester do not roll over to the next semester. Unused meals are forfeited and non-refundable.

This plan is designed for specific types of individuals. The purchase of the Hawkeye meal plan is limited to:

  • On-campus residents in a room with a university provided kitchen
  • Students living off-campus
  • Faculty and staff members

The Hawkeye meal plan has 75 flex swipes which may be used at all three market places and at seven (7) retail locations: Clinton Street Market, Grand Avenue Market, River Room Cafe, Union Station, Food for Thought Cafe, Pat’s Diner, and Mayflower Market. If you purchase the Hawkeye meal plan, you can eat an average of five (5) meals per week using flex swipes. 

Please note: Any meals remaining on the Hawkeye meal plan at the end of the semester do not roll over to the next semester. Unused meals are forfeited and non-refundable.

This plan is designed for students who have:

  • Used all of the meals in their primary Gold, Black, or Hawkeye meal plans
  • Commuting students, faculty, and staff who eat frequently on campus

The Herky Booster Pack has 25 flex swipes which may be used at all three market places and at seven (7) retail locations: Clinton Street Market, Grand Avenue Market, River Room Cafe, Union Station, Food for Thought Cafe, Pat’s Diner, and Mayflower Market. 

Unlike the other meal plans, any meals from your Herky Booster Pack remaining at the end of the summer or fall semesters will roll over to the next semester, and do not expire until the end of the spring semester. Multiple Herky Booster Packs can be purchased.

Please note: Purchased Herky Booster Packs are non-refundable.

View a copy of your meal plan contract below.

2020-2021 Meal Plan Contract

Modifying Your Meal Plan

University Dining offers you the flexibility to change your meal plan online starting on August 10, 2020 through the first several weeks of each semester. For the fall semester, September 4, 2020 is the deadline, after which no modifications can be made. For the spring semester January 29, 2021 is the deadline, after which no modifications can be made. 

Please note: If you are moving from a room with a university-supplied kitchen to a room without a kitchen, you must choose either the Black or Gold plan within five (5) business days from the effective date of the transfer. If a meal plan is not chosen, the Gold plan will be assigned.

Cancelling Your Meal Plan

If you need to cancel your meal plan contract, you can do so online. Students who cancel their residence hall contract will also have their meal plan canceled. All cancelations are subject to contract cancelation guidelines. Students who cancel their room contract may request a meal plan. 

If you are a returning or transfer student in a room with a university supplied kitchen, you will be permitted to cancel your meal plan for both one or two semesters. Students transferring to a room with a university supplied kitchen, after the cancelation deadline have five (5) business days from the effective date of the transfer to change or cancel a meal plan. After the five (5) days, a plan is a binding contract for the remainder of the semester. 

Purchase or Modify Your Meal Plan, or Check Your Guest Meal Balance

You can purchase, modify, or check your guest meal balance below.

Purchase a Meal Plan

Purchase a meal plan.

Purchase a Meal Plan

Modify a Meal Plan

Make changes to your meal plan.

Modify Your Meal Plan

Check Guest Meal Balance

Check your guest meal balance.

Check Guest Meal Balance