Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.
We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.
2021 - 2022 Meal Plan Contracts
2021 – 2022 Meal Plan Options & Requirements
Returning students will submit their housing and dining applications online as well as selecting their rooms online.
Transfer students will be submitting their housing and dining applications online through the Admissions portal. Please note that even if you are planning to live off-campus next year, all students must submit a dining contract.
For additional information on meal plans, click here.
2021 – 2022 Dining Contracts
Fall meal plans begin Monday, August 16th 2021 and end after service on Friday, December 17th, 2021.
Spring meal plans begin Friday, January 7th, 2022 and end after service on Sunday, May 15th, 2022.
Declining balance will remain active throughout the academic year with no breaks.
Returning students – if we do not receive a dining contract from you by May 1, 2021 you will be assessed a $50 late registration fee and you will be assigned to the Commuter Declining Plan.
Incoming transfer and 1st year students must register for a dining plan by June 1, 2021
A $50 late registration fee will be assessed for contracts received after this date.
Do I need to buy a meal plan?
All undergraduate students who live on campus are required to be enrolled in the minimum required meal plan based upon their housing assignment. All undergraduate students given permission to live at home or off campus may select any meal plan option with a minimum requirement of the Commuter Declining Plan.
Will my meal plan auto renew for next semester?
Yes, a meal plan contract is binding for the entire academic year.
Will unused meals or Declining Balance roll over?
Declining Balance funds can roll over from the Fall semester to Spring semester but cannot be rolled over from year to year. See how to budget your meal plan dollars with this 2021 – 2022 DB Budgeting Calendar.
If I have already purchased a meal plan, can I change it?
Dining plan changes are allowable only during the applicable change periods. Dining plan changes will only be accepted at the Customer Service/ ID Office in Susan B. Anthony Halls using the official Dining Plan Amendment Request. Eastman School of Music students can get a Dining Plan Amendment Request from a Manager at the Eastman Dining Center.
2021 – 2022 Change Periods:
Fall Semester Open Change Period: 05/01/21 – 06/30/21
Fall Semester Late Change Period: 07/01/21 – 09/03/21 (there is a $25.00 modification fee for plan changes or cancellations.)
Spring Semester Open Change Period: 10/25/21 – 10/29/21
Spring Semester Late Change Period: 11/29/21 – 12/03/21 ($25.00 modification fee applied)
Don’t worry – simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a meal plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meals and points are deducted from your meal plan account.