Seton Hall University
Students eating ice cream in the cafeteria.

Meal Plans

All on-campus residence hall students are required to purchase a Meal Plan. Meal Plan preference can be noted when completing the Housing Application/Roommate Survey. Commuters and off-campus residents may also select a meal plan by contacting our office directly. Meal Plan charges are added to the student's billing account and accessed via the student's ID card.

All Meal Plans come with Pirate Bucks – a declining balance of points used to buy items at on-campus retail food operations, including Jersey Mike's, Dunkin', Pirate Bowls, Café Jubilee, Pirate Express, and the Ghost Kitchen (the mobile ordering food locker concept located just outside of the Living Room in the University Center). Pirate Bucks' balances carry over from the Fall to Spring semester, but are non-refundable at the end of the spring semester. Unused Pirate Bucks are forfeited when a meal plan is canceled. Meal Plans also include guest swipes which are used for treating friends or family without Meal Plans to a meal in the dining hall. 

Meal Plan Rates

Meal Plan Meals Pirate Bucks Guests Semester Charge
U Unlimited 75 5 $2,512
U-300 Unlimited 300 5 $2,675
U-700 Unlimited 700 5 $2,966
2* 40 meals per semester 75 1 $508
Seminary       $3,491

***Meal Plan 2 is available to commuters, Ora, and Turrell residents only.

Meal Plan Changes 

Students have until the last day of Add/Drop (ten days into each semester) to change their Meal Plan. They may change their plan by contacting our office.

All Fall Meal Plans carry over to the Spring semester unless the student opts to change their Meal Plan. 

Pirates Gold and Pirate Bucks  

Pirate's Gold is a debit account students can use to purchase items or pay for services on and off campus. From buying a textbook, getting a snack or doing laundry, Pirate's Gold is both easier and faster than using cash. Pirate's Gold can be added to a student's ID Card by clicking the link below: 

Pirate's Gold Pirate Bucks
Any on campus eatery Any on campus eatery
Seton Hall Bookstore  Dunkin
Vending Machines on campus and in residence halls  Pirate's Express
Various restaurants/shops in Downtown South Orange  Jersey Mike's
Printers Pirate Bowls 
Parking Services Cafe Jubilee
Mailroom Pirate Ghost Kitchen