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Meal Plans

Meal Plans designed with you in mind

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 a variety of selections including a hot line with meat and vegetarian options and sides, a grill, brick-oven pizza and pastas, a salad bar, a sandwich bar, desserts, and beverages.

Dining Dollars are funds reserved for food purchases at retail dining locations: The Grind, Sub Stand, Lakeside Wild Wings, and Chilaca. They offer flexibility and variety and are included with most meal plans. Dining Dollar purchases are tax-exempt, saving you 8% sales tax on every transaction. Dining Dollar plans may also be purchased separately. See the Dining Dollar section below for more information.

Three easy ways to purchase a meal plan and Dining Dollars

  1. Housing Contract: Laker Hall residents (and Laker Hall overflow residents in Laker Village) are required to select one of the Semester Plan options below on their Housing contract. Laker Village residents have the option to select a Semester Plan, Commuter/Block Plan, or Dining Dollar Plan on their Housing contract. 
  2. Online: Purchase a meal plan or Dining Dollar plan online at LakerCard Online using credit or debit. Meal plans may also be purchased online using available Financial Aid during the days of Bookstore Bucks at the beginning of Fall and Spring.
  3. In Person: Visit the LakerCard Center in the University Center to purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plan Options (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)

Semester Meal Plans

Residents in Laker Hall (and any Laker Hall overflow residents in Laker Village) must purchase one of the required Semester Meal Plans. Meal plans are selected on the Housing Contract and are automatically billed to your student account.

Blue Plus

$1,935 per semester

  • 19 meal swipes per week at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $50 Dining Dollars
  • Up to 7 meal equivalencies per week*
  • Five free guest meals per semester

Blue

$1,885 per semester

  • 19 meal swipes per week at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • Up to 7 meal equivalencies per week*
  • Five free guest meals per semester


*A meal equivalency allows a Blue or Blue Plus meal swipe to be used at any retail dining location (except Chick-fil-A Express).

Meal Equivalency Swipe values:

  • Breakfast: $4.25
  • Lunch or Dinner: $6.75

Any amount over the amount listed above can be paid by cash, credit, LakerBucks, or Dining Dollars.

Meal Equivalencies are limited to one per day, per student.

Commuter/Block Meal Plans

Commuter/Block Meal Plans are available to commuter students and Laker Village residents (non-Laker Hall overflow residents).

75+

$566.00

  • 75 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $125 Dining Dollars

50+

$416.00

  • 50 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $105 Dining Dollars

25+

$242.00

  • 25 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $75 Dining Dollars

Starter

$33.25

  • 5 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • No Dining Dollars

Purchase a Meal Plan Online


Faculty/Staff Meal Plans

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans are available to all employees.

STARTER

$33.25 +tax

  • 5 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall

Faculty/Staff 25

$167.00 + tax

  • 25 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall

Purchase a Meal Plan Online

 
Dining Dollar Plans

Dining Dollar plans are available to all students. If you don’t have a meal plan, purchase Dining Dollars to take advantage of the 8% sales tax savings. If you have a meal plan with Dining Dollars, you can purchase additional Dining Dollars at any time.

250 Dining Dollars

$225.00

  • Provides $250 Dining Dollars for use retail Dining locations**

100 Dining Dollars

$95.00

  • Provides $100 Dining Dollars for use retail Dining locations**

25 Dining Dollars

$25.00

  • Provides $25 Dining Dollars for use retail Dining locations**

**Dining Dollars are not available for use at the Loch Shop, Loch’s Nest, or vending machines.

Purchase a Dining Dollar Plan Online

Dining Dollar Refunds

Unused Dining Dollars from fall semester carry forward to spring semester. Unused Dining Dollars at the end of spring semester will be refunded to the student account. If a debt to the University exists on the student account, the debt will be satisfied, and any remaining credit balance of $10 or more will be refunded based upon your refund preference through BankMobile. Issuance of refunds may take up to fourteen (14) business days.

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Questions about meal plans or purchasing a meal plan?

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Call: (678) 466-4215