is required to purchase a meal plan?
Students that live in a residence hall (including those in St.
Basil Court) are required to purchase a meal plan. Only students that
live in Teresa Court or La Salle apartments or St Miguel Townhouses are
not required to purchase a meal plan.
does the Meal Plan work?
plans are comprised of three components:
The “meal” component entitles you to an “allyoucaretoeat”
meal in either Blue & Gold Dining or Treetops Cafe. As you enter the
dining hall you will be asked to swipe your ID card. This will reduce
your available meal balance by one meal (unless you are on an Unlimited
Access Plan, then you have no have limitations). Once inside, you can
treat yourself to all of the food available at each of the various serving
areas. Food cannot be removed from the dining hall.
Unlimited Access Meal
Plans do not restrict the student to a set number of meals per week. With
an Unlimited Access Meal Plan students can enter the dining hall as often
as they like.
The 14 Meal
Plan offers 14 meals per week. If you do not use all of your meals within
any given week they do not carry over to the next week. At the beginning
of a new week you will receive a fresh balance of 14 meals.
Special Food Account
Your Special Food Account (aka SFA or Plus money) provides you with a
fixed amount of funds in an account that can be used to purchase food
on an ala carte basis. If you decide you want to eat a meal in the Food
Court or Café Metro (our restaurant), the SFA is accepted as a
means of tender. For example, if you requested a Philly cheese steak,,
fries and a soda in our Food Court each of these menu choices has a specific
selling price. The cashier would ring up each item, you would present
your ID card and the amount of the ala carte items chosen would be deducted
from your SFA balance. The Special Food Account is intended to allow you
to eat in venues other than the Blue & Gold or Treetops Café.
on the 5 Day Unlimited Access meal plans will not have meals available
to use in Blue & Gold or Treetops on the weekends. Therefore if they
want to eat in either place they will need to use their SFA and purchase
a meal at the ala carte price.
If you have
an unused Special Food Account balance at the conclusion of the Fall semester,
it will carry over to the Spring semester. Provided you enroll in the
same meal plan during the Spring semester. However any unused SFA at the
end of the Spring semester is forfeited.
Each meal plan provides the student with a certain number of guests meals.
These guest meals are intended to permit you to treat a friend or family
member to a meal in Blue & Gold or Treetops Cafe. All of the meal
plans we offer carry a minimum of 3 guest meals per semester. The 5 Day
Unlimited Access meal plans have 5 guest meals and the 7 Day Unlimited
Access meal plans have 10 guest meals. Unused guest meals do not carry
over from one semester to the next. Should you use all of your guest meals,
you still can treat a friend to a meal by using your Special Food Account
to purchase a meal.
I do not live in a Residence Hall, is there a meal plan available to me?
If you live
in the St Miguel townhouses, Teresa Court or La Salle apartments, or if
you commute or live in a nearby offcampus house you can purchase any
of the meal plans we offer.
We have specifically
designed certain meal plans to meet the needs of those students that may
only desire to eat in the dining halls on an occasional basis. In addition
to any of the required meal plans we offer we also have optional meal
I change my meal plan?
You can request
to change your meal plan before the start of any semester
at no charge. Once the semester begins, students may request a change
in their meal plan provided that the request is submitted within the first
two weeks of that semester. Meal Plan change requests will not be honored
after the first two weeks of each semester. When making a meal plan change
you will be issued the prorated difference between plans in the form
of a credit to your account or a refund check mailed to your home address.
The first meal plan change requested by first semester freshmen is free.
Requests by upper class students or second semester students will be processed
with a $25 administrative fee.