Meal Plan Requirements
As you are probably aware, over the past several years University Housing's Room and Board Contract required residents living in CCRH, FFH and NCRH to purchase a meal plan for the academic year. This financial commitment has allowed the University to provide the best quality and value of food service to our resident students. Having expanded our dining venues with Charger Village, the University adopted a policy effective Fall 2010 requiring all full-time undergraduate students living on and off campus to purchase a meal plan. The additional revenue that is generated by this measure has allowed us to entice popular franchises like Chick-Fil-A and Papa Johns to join our campus community.
First-year freshmen living in University Housing must purchase a $1340 meal plan each semester. Upperclassmen living in CCRH, FFH, NCRH, or Charger Village must purchase a $412 meal plan each semester. Undergraduate residents living in SECH or FRSO houses and trial-period residents are required to purchase at least a $225 meal plan each semester. And, finally, all off-campus full-time undergraduate students are required to purchase at least a $225 meal plan each semester. The only exceptions are those residents living in Housing's one-bedroom apartments in SECH and all graduate students on or off-campus.
A default meal plan is automatically deposited to the Charger Card of a student whose required meal fee has been assessed in Banner. All requests for changes to, cancellations of or exemptions from meal plans must be received in the Charger Card Office (University Center 147) within the first two weeks of classes for that semester.
If you prefer the default meal plan for your requirement, you do not have to submit a special request. We only need written requests from students who prefer another option. Meal plan requests may be submitted to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your full name, student identification (A) number and meal fee requirement, if applicable. You may also deliver a completed meal plan request form to our office in UC 147.
Six-week Trial Residents
Students living in University Housing for the six-week trial period have a $225 meal plan requirement for the semester. However, if they choose to remain in Housing for the academic year, they will acquire the meal plan requirement and rate associated with their class rank and room assignment. We will prorate the meal plan accordingly, leaving the initial deposit on their card and adding the following for the remainder of the semester:
Plans #1, #2 and #3 – weekly meals and 60% of total Charger Bucks
Plan #4 – 45 meals and 315 Charger Bucks
Plan #5 - 187 Dining Dollars
Plan #6 – 25 meals
Plan #7 and #8 – No additional meal requirement for the semester
Plan #9 - weekly meals and 60% of Charger Bucks
Plan #10 - 36 meals and 60% of Charger Bucks
Trial residents have one week following the six-week period to submit a written request for meal plan preference to the Charger Card Office.
Since the majority of our student population takes a break from study during the summer, Dining Services closes all on-campus dining venues except Charger Café and the Bevill Center. Their summer patrons mostly consist of conference guests and campers, so the Café's hours of operation are sporadic and menu offerings are limited. The only card account available for use during the summer is Flex.
- Charger Café – UC
- Sandella's - UC
- Charger Brew serving Starbucks – UC and Library
- Gardenview Café – Bevill Center
- Papa John's Pizza – Charger Village Food Court
- Chik-Fil-A – Charger Village Food Court
- Blues C-Store serving Boar's Head – Charger Village Food Court
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