Meal Plan Questions
Am I required to be on a meal plan?
All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. The only exception is students living OFF CAMPUS.
How does the meal plan work?
First, view your semester meal plan charge online (in late July for fall and late November for spring). All students are charged for meal plan C in the fall semester. If you wish to upgrade your meal plan, please do so by going to www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/studentaccounts/gold-card/meal-plan.dot. Click on the meal plan link you wish. An email will pop up, enter student name and ID# and hit send. The student accounts will adjust your student account for the amount change AND change your meal plan usage in PCS (which is the system that tracks the actual dollars being used on the meal plan).
Second, your gold card is loaded with the meal plan dollars (Tigerbucks) allowed for that plan. Please Note: An admin fee of $412 per semester is part of the meal plan expense and is non-refundable. For example, if you purchase meal plan C, which is $2,243, then the amount of Tigerbucks loaded on your gold card is 1831.
When the student uses his/her gold card for meals, the card reader reflects the meal plan that the student is on. If the sale is $8.25, the system deducts $8.25 from the Tigerbucks that the student has received on their card and continues deducting as the student completes each sales transaction.
To summarize, the meal plan expense (what you paid for the meal plan) is charged to the student account. The actually dollars the student receives from this plan is called Tigerbucks and these dollars are loaded into a separate system than student accounts, called Odyssey. The tigerbucks are deducted with each sales transaction and tracked in this separate system.
What are Tiger Bucks?
Tiger bucks are the meal plan currency included with your meal plan. One Tiger Buck is equal to $1.00.
Where can I use Tigerbucks?
Tigerbucks can be used at all "on campus" restaurants (Rastall, Benjamin's, The Preserve, Local Goods, Colorado Coffee and Chaz Coffee Cart).
Can I spend Tiger Bucks in the Bookstore?
NO. Although the Bookstore does carry food, they do not accept Tiger Bucks as a form of payment. However, they will accept Gold Card Plus funds even online!
Will Tiger Bucks carry over into next semester?
Yes. Tiger Bucks from the Fall Semester will carry over to the Spring Semester, but all Tiger Bucks expire at the end of the Spring Semester.
Can I buy more Tiger Bucks?
YES. Tiger Bucks can be purchased when a student runs out or you can upgrade to a larger meal plan. Please contact Bon Appetit OR the Student Accounts office.
What is the difference between Tigerbucks and Gold Card Plus?
Tigerbucks are the gold card dollars loaded for each meal plan. If you are utilizing a meal plan, you have Tigerbucks loaded on your gold card.
Students can only use gold card plus if they have pre-funded their card. To pre-fund your gold card, go to https:\\coloradocollege.managemyid.com. The gold card plus can be used for on campus events, bookstore, vending machines, laundry machines, on campus Restaurants and several off campus Restaurants (such as, Wooglins, La'au's, Little Market, Chipoltle, Hunan Springs, Poor Richards, Rasta Pasta and Jimmy John's).
Can I change my meal plan?
Yes, students are allowed to downgrade their meal plan only one time up until the second week of school for each semester.
Students are allowed to upgrade their meal plan at any time during the semester.
How can I change my meal plan?
Go to www.coloradocollege.edu/goldcard, click on meal plans. Select the meal plan you wish to be on by clicking on the appropriate meal plan icon. You will bring up the Student Accounts email address, enter your ID# and Name. The office will update your meal plan once the email is received. After the second week of school has ended, all meal plan changes have to be made with Bon Appetit (located in Ticknor Hall).
What is the deadline for changing my meal plan?
Students are allowed to downgrade their meal plan until the second week of school for each semester. Any changes after the second week, must be approved by Bon Appetit (located in Ticknor Hall).
What is a commuter plan?
Commuter plans are required for those students living in Western Ridge (Antero, Blanca, JLK, El Diente and Edith Gaylord). Those students living off campus may sign up for a commuter plan online. The fee for the commuter plan will be charged to the student’s account.
Who do I pay for the meal plan?
The meal plan expense is charged to your student account. Please pay this fee along with the tuition and room fees owed for the semester. The meal plan cost should reflect on your fall invoice, which can be viewed online in late July for fall semester and late November for spring semester.
How can I get a print out of my meal plan sales?
I am taking a leave of absence for one or more blocks. How does this affect my meal plan?
You must request a leave of absence (LOA) from the Dean of Students Office. Please check with the Dean's Office for deadlines. All LOA's must be requested and approved prior to absence Refunds are given on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed.
I will be going abroad. How does this affect my meal plan?
You must request a leave of absence (LOA) to study abroad from the Dean of Students Office. Please check with the Dean's Office for deadlines. All LOA's for study abroad must be requested and approved prior to absence. Refunds are given on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed.
I have special dietary needs. Who do I talk to?
Contact the Campus Dining Office at 719-389-6152 before the semester begins.