Purchase A Meal Plan
Meal Plans and Dining Dollars
Meal Plans are your best value for dining on campus. The Lakeside Dining Hall, where you will use your meal plan, is an all-you-care-to-eat dining location with selections including a hot line meat and vegetarian options, a grill, brick-oven pizza, a salad bar, a sandwich bar, desserts, and beverages.
Dining Dollars are funds reserved specifically for food purchases at on-campus dining locations. They offer flexibility and variety and are included with most meal plans. Dining dollar plans may also be purchased separately from a meal plan. Dining dollar purchases are tax-exempt, saving you 8% sales tax on every transaction. (Note: Dining Dollars may not be used at vending machines or for snacks in the LochShop or Loch's Nest.)
A variety of meal plans and dining dollar options are available for commuters and Clayton Station residents, including block plans and Laker Hall resident meal plans. Visit our Dining Plans page to review options and pricing.
Purchasing a Meal Plan or Dining Dollars
In person: Meal plans may be purchased at the LakerCard Center with cash, credit/debit, or LakerBucks. Meal plans may also be purchased with Bookstore Bucks during the days of Bookstore Bucks at the beginning of each semester.
Remote: Meal plans may also be purchased for a student by a parent or guest by making a deposit to their LakerBucks account online. Your student will then go to the LakerCard Center to complete the meal plan purchase using LakerBucks. Before you begin, you'll need:
Your student's LakerID (900xxxxxx)
Step 1: Review meal plan and dining dollar plan options (see link above) and decide which plan you wish to purchase. Make a not of the amount of the plan. Multiples of the same block plans may be purchased at one time.
Step 2: Click the LakerCard Online button below and select Guest Deposit (note: you must know the LakerID of the person for who you're making the deposit.)
Step 3: Complete the LakerBucks deposit process
Step 4: Notify your student of the deposit and direct them to the LakerCard Center to purchase their meal plan or dining dollar plan(s)
Please note: Unused meal and dining dollars carry forward from fall to spring semester. Any unused meals and dining dollars remaining at the end of the spring semester are forfeited. Keep this in mind when selecting a meal plan.
Meal Plan Refund Policy
Lakeside Dining Hall- the all-you-care-to-eat meal plan dining room located on the first floor of the Baker University Center. Click here for more information and weekly menus. The Lakeside Dining Hall is where you will use your meal plan swipes.
Retail Dining- a variety of retail dining locations are available on campus. All dining locations accept cash, credit/debit, LakerBucks, and Dining Dollars. Click here for more information about our retail locations.