How Your Dining Plan Works
Meal plans vary based on our student’s dining needs and interests. Students may use their meal plan at any of our 30+ dining concepts that are located throughout campus. “Meals” or “blocks” include an entrée, side, and beverage and provide students with the flexibility of dining when and where they want to eat. Students may use their meals/blocks within a two-week period. The number of meals/blocks associated with the meal plan period is reset every two weeks. Plans vary in meals/blocks available per period along with an assigned amount of flexible spending dollars. Students should select the meal plan that best reflects their lifestyle and dining habits.
Meals or BlocksThere are four meal periods per day - breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. You can use one block/meal during each of the periods. Meals/blocks normally consist of an entrée, side dish, and a drink. Our dining locations offer many different options, so you can customize your meal to fit your tastes.
Flexible Dollars and DineXtraFlexible dollars and DineXtra are extra cash that can be used at any point during the semester. Flexible dollars are built into your meal plan, whereas DineXtra is additional funds that can be purchased on top of your Traditional Plan. Both can be used to upgrade your meals with special options like premium entrées or to purchase items a la carte at any of our dining locations. Flexible dollars and DineXtra can also be used at Entropy, our campus convenience store, to purchase grocery items and other sundries. In addition to dining locations on campus, they are also accepted off-campus at Eat n' Park on Murray Avenue, Vocelli's Pizza on Baum Boulevard, and Subway on South Craig Street.
Unused flexible dollars do not roll over to the next semester. DineXtra balances do roll over from the fall to the spring semester, but your account expires at the end of the spring semester.