Meal Plan Questions
Am I required to be on a meal plan?
All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan each semester. The only exception is students living Off Campus, Synergy House and Cottage Housing.
How does the meal plan work?
First, view your semester meal plan charge online (in early August for fall and early January 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 (Tiger Bucks) allowed for that plan. A Fee of $412 per semester is part of the meal plan expense and is non-refundable. This fee is used for the purchase of cooking equipment, supplies, and improvements to the kitchens and serving areas. For example, if you purchase meal plan C, which is $2,383, then the amount of Tiger Bucks loaded on your gold card is $1,971.
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 Tiger Bucks 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 actual dollars the student receives from this plan is called Tiger Bucks and these dollars are loaded into a separate system than student accounts, called Odyssey. The Tiger Bucks 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 Tiger Bucks?
Tiger Bucks 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. A new meal plan for Spring Semester will be added to the student's Gold Card. All Tiger Bucks expire at the end of the spring semester.
What is the difference between Tiger Bucks and Gold Card Plus?
Tiger Bucks are the gold card dollars loaded for each meal plan. If you are utilizing a meal plan, you have Tiger Bucks 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 GET Funds. The gold card plus can be used for on campus events, bookstore, vending machines, laundry machines, on campus Restaurants and several off campus locations - see list below.
Off-Campus Locations that Accept Gold Card Plus (April 7, 2014)
|7-Eleven, 310 West Unitah|
|7-Eleven, 825 N Nevada|
|Bingo Burger 123 N Tejon|
|Chipotle Mexican Grill, 17 S Tejon|
|Dale St Bistro Cafe, 115 E Dale St|
|Dominos, 330 N Wahsatch Ave|
|Hunan Springs, 24 E Kiowa St|
|Josh & Johns 111 E Pikes Peak|
|La'aus Taco Shop, 830 N Tejon St|
|Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N Tejon St|
|Roadrunner Pizza and Pasta, 3113 N Hancock Ave|
|Wooglins Deli and Cafe, 823 N Tejon St|
Can I change my meal plan?
Yes, students are allowed to change their meal plan one time up until the second week of school for each semester.
How can I change my meal plan?
Go to www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/studentaccounts/gold-card/meal-plan.dot, 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.
What is the deadline for changing my meal plan?
Students are allowed to change their meal plan once through the second week of school for each semester. Meal plan changes can be made at www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/studentaccounts/gold-card/meal-plan.dot.
Who is required to be on a meal plan?
All students living in traditional halls, small houses, language houses, and Western Ridge Apartments are required to be on a meal plan. Those students living in Cottage Housing, Synergy and off campus are not required to be on a meal plan.
What is an apartment plan?
Apartment plans are required each semester for those students living in Western Ridge (Antero, Blanca, JLK, El Diente and Edith Gaylord) and Fraternities (Kappa Sigma, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Chi). Those students living off campus, in the Cottages or Synergy House, may sign up for an apartment plan online. The fee for the apartment 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/billing statement, which can be viewed online in early August for fall semester and early January for spring semester.
How can I get a print out of my meal plan sales?
Go to GET Funds.
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.
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