Housing Residential Life
Dining Services
Because We Know Meals Are Important.

Housing and Residential Life works very closely with our campus dining vendor to ensure that our residents have the best possible dining experience. Whether it is taking a trip around the world through themed dinner nights, tasting some down-home family recipes, or eating that traditional mouth watering burger, we guarantee that you’ll find something you like.

Culinary options ranging from fresh and healthy to traditional comfort foods are available through both the main campus dining hall and the Village Cafe. In addition, those with medically required special diets need not fear as appropriate meals will be prepared when prescribed and approved in writing by a medical doctor. By becoming a member of the Village family you are not only on the fast track to academic success, you get to take advantage of a wide variety of meal choices and cooking is optional!

Choosing a Plan is as Easy as 1, 2, 3......
Campus Dining Services offers residents several meal plan options. Meal plans are required for all campus housing contracts.

Meal plans have two components:  block meals and flex dollars.  Block meals are valued at $7.50 each meal and redeemed at 3 campus dinging locations.  Flex dollars can be used at any of the campus dining locations and function as a declining amount of funds.

1. When looking at the plans consider how block meals you might use each week.   Between the 3 facilities which offer blocks a student may use up to 19 per week.

Students may use block meals in the following locations:

Mom's Cafe and Grill:  You can purchase a "plate special" Monday-Friday between the hours of 4:30p.m.-10:00p.m. You have the option of choosing between 4 different plate specials.  Each plate is valued at 1 block. 

Pop's Convenience Store:  You can purchase a "package special" Monday-Friday between the hours of 4:30p.m.-10:00p.m.  You have the option of choosing between 2 different package specials.  Each package is valued at 1 block.

Village Cafe:  You can purchase dinner Monday-Sunday night for 1 block value.  You may also purchase brunch Saturday-Sunday for 1 block value.

The Village Cafe is an All-You-Care-To-Eat facility and offers the best value for the cost of a block.

2.  Look at the plan options. 

Consider the number of meal blocks each plan averages per week and how many flex dollars come with each option. Keep in mind that the flex dollar amounts for each plan are different and although each plan centers around a "weekly average" number of meal blocks these blocks actual roll between weeks and terms. 

Think of it as the best of both worlds.  You can plan for how many meals you think you'll eat each week, but know that if you choose not to you can just have that many additional meals for a later time!

Reminder - Each plan comes with an annual number of block meals per contract. The meals will be distributed by term and roll between terms, but you must use them all by the end the contract length or they are forfeit.

3.  Choose your plan!

Freshman Meal Plan Levels



Inter session




Contract Total

Option A

4 block meals ave. per week with $6.33/day flex dollars

Total Cost: $2,785

72 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$747.33 Flex Dollars

12 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$133 Flex Dollars

72 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$734.67 Flex Dollars

156 Block Meals

$1,615 Flex

Option B

5 block meals ave. per week with $5.99/day flex dollars

Total Cost: $2,990

90 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$706.84 Flex Dollars

15 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$125.79 Flex Dollars

90 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$694.86 Flex Dollars

195 Block Meals

$1,527.50 Flex

Option C

6 block meals ave. per week with $5.67/day flex dollars

Total Cost: $3,200

108 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$668.67 Flex Dollars

18 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$119 Flex Dollars

108 block meals (ave. 4/week)

$657.33 Flex Dollars

234 Block Meals

$1,445 Flex

Warrior Card

Meal plans are administered through your Warrior Card, which functions both as a university ID and as a declining dollar card. Meal plan dollars are assigned on an annual basis and are allocated by semester.

How Do I Add Money to My Card?
Students who wish to add additional dollars to their card or learn more about the uses of their Warrior Card may do so by visiting the Warrior Card website at http://www.warriorcard.com. The dollars you add (in Warrior Cash) can be used in the bookstore, dining, etc. (these are distinct from meal plan dollars).

Where Can I Spend My Meal Plan Money?
That’s simple. During the operating hours of any Campus Dining Facility, including:

  • Main Dining
  • Mom's Grill
  • Pop’s Convenience Store
  • Village Café
  • Mom’s Coffee House (Peet’s Coffee & Tea served)
  • MSR Coffee Stand (Starbuck’s coffee served)

Unused meal plan balances will roll forward from one semester to the next, but must be used during the academic year for which they are purchased; Fall 2010 through Spring 2011. Meal plan funds must be expended the last day of the contract period. Funds not expended are forfeit to Campus Dining.

Learn more about our campus dining vendor Chartwell's by visiting their website Dine On Campus.