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Meal Plans

All students with a University housing assignment (except in Ora Manor or Turrell Manor) are required to have a meal plan assignment. The default meal plan is Meal Plan U, but they can choose to upgrade to a different meal plan assignment.

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Commuter students and students with a housing assignment in Ora Manor or Turrell Manor have the option of purchasing a meal plan.

While the Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) administers the meal plan assignment process and meal plan billing, Gourmet Dining Services (GDS) oversees everything else related to University dining services. They are able to questions regarding food options, interacting with the nutritionist, events in the dining hall, and the Chattback feature.

Meal Plan Options

All on-campus residential students are required to purchase a meal plan. Commuters and off-campus students have the option of purchasing a meal plan as well. Students can purchase a meal plan by emailing [email protected].

Meal Plan Meals Pirate Bucks Guest Swipes Semesterly Rate
U Unlimited 75 5 $2,750
U-300 Unlimited 300 5 $2,930
U-700 Unlimited 700 5 $3,249
2* 40 swipes 75 1 $556
Seminary       $3,596

*Meal Plan 2 is ONLY available to commuter students and students with a housing assignment in Ora Manor or Turrell Manor. Meal Plan 2 has restricted hours (only Monday through Friday):
Breakfast, 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Lunch, 11:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Dinner, 4:45-8:15 PM

Meal Plan Changes 

Add/Drop Day is the last day for students to remove or downgrade their meal plan assignment. They may change their plan by emailing [email protected].

After the Add/Drop Day, meal plan assignments can still be upgraded.

Meal plan assignments automatically carry over from the Fall semester to Spring semester unless the student changes their meal plan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are Pirate Bucks?

Pirate Bucks are additional dining dollars that can be used at any University eatery outside of the dining hall. View the Hours of Operations webpage for those eateries and their hours.

What is Pirates Gold?

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 or getting a snack, 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: 

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Will my Pirate Bucks carry over to the Spring semester?

Yes, Pirate Bucks carry over from Fall semester to Spring semester (unless you cancel your meal plan for the Spring). However, Pirate Bucks do NOT carry over from Spring semester to Fall semester. Remember to use all of your Bucks before the academic year ends in May!"

Can I purchase multiple meal plans?

No, a student may only register for one meal plan per semester. If your current meal plan assignment is not enough, then you must upgrade your meal plan.

For more information, view the Meal Plan Policy or contact [email protected].