Meal Plan Requirements

  • Meal swipes can be used at Charger Café, Gardenview Cafe and Sandella's
  • Meal plan meal swipes for #1, #2, #3, and #7 reset weekly
  • Meal plan meal swipes for #4 and #8 reset at end of each semester
  • Meal plans are non-transferable

Meal Plan Requirements

If you prefer the default meal plan for your requirement, you do not have to submit a special request. We only need requests from students who prefer another option or an upgrade.

All requests must be submitted to the Charger Card Office no later than the last day of the 2nd week of classes each semester.

Summer Semester

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, Gardenview Café in the Bevill Center, and Dunkin' Donuts. The Charger Café summer patrons mostly consist of conference guests and campers, so their hours of operation are sporadic and menu offerings are limited.

Meal plans are not required during the summer, but you can elect to purchase an optional Summer Meal Plan at a cost of $570.

  • The Summer Meal Plan comes with:
    • 70 meal swipes for the Summer semester that can be used in the Gardenview Café and Charger Café.
    • $150 Charger Bucks that can be used at your discretion at Gardenview Café, Charger Café, and Dunkin Donuts.
      • Any unused Charger Bucks expire at the end of the summer semester.

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Plan Options

*These meal plan options and prices are per semester beginning August 2019 and January 2020. 

This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

Option #1 provides 21 meals per week. 21 meals allow you to eat each and every meal served in the Charger Café, Gardenview Café, or in Sandella's throughout the week!

If, on occasion, you wish to dine elsewhere, this plan includes $200 in Charger Bucks that can be used for purchases at Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store, or the Gardenview Cafe.

This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

Option #2 provides 14 meals per week. As our most popular meal plan, 14 meals even out to 2 meals a day to be used in the Charger Café, Gardenview Café or Sandella's, perfect for hungry residents on the go!

Of course, #2 provides more Charger Bucks - giving students more flexibility and spending power when it comes to our resident and retail dining options: Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store, and the Gardenview Cafe!

This is the default option for the meal plan requirement for all freshman students living in on-campus housing should students not request a change by the end of the 2nd week of classes each semester.

This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

Option #3 provides 10 meals per week. Planning to eat at more retail locations? Need a take-out option for lunch? This is the plan for you!

Option #3 still gives students a meal per day in the Charger Café, Gardenview Café or in Sandella's, as well as $500 in Charger Bucks to spend at Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store, and the Gardenview Cafe!

This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

Option #4 provides 95 pre-paid meals per semester in the Charger Café, Gardenview Café, or in Sandella's. These meals reset at the end of each semester.

With the most Charger Bucks of any plan, this option provides the student with maximum flexibility and spending power at Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store, and the Gardenview Cafe!

This option meets the Upperclassmen Resident's Requirement.

Option #5 provides $570 in Dining Dollars to be used at Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, the Charger Cafe, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store, and the Gardenview Cafe. Unlike Charger Bucks, Dining Dollar Funds roll over from the fall to spring semester and expire at the end of each spring semester.

This is the default option for the meal plan requirement for Upperclassmen living in on-campus housing in North Campus or Charger Village Residence should a student not request a change or decide to choose a meal plan of greater value by the end of the 2nd week of classes each semester.

This option meets the off-campus students', SECH, and FSH Residents' Requirement.

Option #6 provides $335 Dining Dollars that can be used at any on-campus dining location including Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, the Charger Cafe, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store, and the Gardenview Cafe. Dining Dollar Funds roll over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the academic year.

This is the default option for the meal plan requirement for students living in on-campus housing in Southeast Campus or Greek Housing should students not request a change by the end of the 2nd week of classes each semester.

This option meets the Upperclassmen Resident's Requirement, the off-campus students', SECH, and FRSO Residents' Requirement.

Option #7 provides 5 meals per week in the Charger Cafe plus $175 worth of Charger Bucks to be used at any on-campus dining location including: Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's Sandella's Charger Brew, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store, and the Gardenview Cafe. Meals and Charger Bucks reset at the end of each semester.

This option meets the Upperclassmen Resident's Requirement, the off-campus students', SECH, and FRSO Residents' Requirement.

Option #8 provides 70 meals in the Charger Cafe plus $150 worth of Charger Bucks to use in any of on-campus dining locations including: Chick-fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin' Donuts, World of Wings, Mein Bowl, the C-Store and the Gardenview Cafe. Meals and Charger Bucks reset at the end of each semester. Get the most bang for your buck with this plan!