For the 2019-2020 academic year no meal plans are required of any student. Block meal plans are available for purchase on a voluntary basis. Meal plans are subject to change each year, and information about meal plan options is available from the dining services office or the dining options, meal plans, and bookstore purchases page. Block meal plans are nontransferable. Block meals taken at the bridge or Kern Cafes are processed as meal swaps (see below). Students must have their Onecard to enter the dining commons. Students will be asked to retrieve their card if they arrive without it.
When a student purchases one of the block meal plans, they are able to use their meals at the dining commons or at the bridge café or the kern café as a meal swap. Meals can be swapped at the bridge café and kern café during the regular business hours for that location, once during each meal period. The value of the swap is $7 for breakfast and $10 for lunch or dinner. If desired, a student may choose a meal in excess of these values and pay the difference with café card funds, cash, credit or debit.
Entering and Exiting Dining Commons
Students who have a block meal plan, a guest meal token, or who have paid with café card funds, cash, credit, or debit cards are allowed into the dining commons. Guests are not permitted to enter the dining room unless they have paid for their meal or they have presented a guest meal token. Food may not be taken from the dining commons and must be consumed inside.
Everyone entering the dining commons is required to wear a shirt and shoes at all times. We ask that all clothes be clean to ensure proper sanitation.
Students with food and dining-related disabilities are encouraged to work directly with dining services and the office of accessibility resources and services (OARS). Most dietary needs can be addressed by working directly with dining services to identify available options. Students can concurrently pursue the formal accommodation request process with OARS to identify need for accommodation not able to be accommodated directly with support from Dining Services.