Meal Plan

Meal Plan Options for 2023-24 Academic Year:


Full Meal Plan - mandatory for students living in traditional halls, small houses and language houses.

Apartment Meal Plan - mandatory for students living in student apartments, east campus apartments and fraternities.

No Meal Plan - for students living in synergy house, cottage housing, and off campus do not require a meal plan.

The full meal plan allows students $2,950 dollars per semester and $5,900 dollars for the year to spend at any of the on-campus dining venues (see below for the new breakout of meal plan dollars). Students are required to budget and spend all the allocated dollars loaded to their meal plan for the year. We also encourage students to use all their meal plan dollars for each semester. If a student has unused meal plan dollars from the fall semester those dollars will roll to the spring semester unless the student is not enrolled in the spring semester. Meal plan dollars that are not used by the end of the year are not refundable and will be lost.

*New for the 2023-24 school year; meal plan dollars will be split between the "meal plan" and "gold card plus" for the fall and spring terms.  $2,630 will be loaded to meal plan and $320 will be loaded to gold card plus each term. This change will allow students more flexibility with their meal plan money.

Meal Plan dollars are allowed in on campus dining venues only. (dollars leftover from fall term will roll to spring term, spring term dollars will be loaded prior to spring semester of $2,630, leftover dollars at the end of the year will be lost).

Gold Card Plus dollars are allowed in all on campus dining venues and any location with a "gold card" reader. On campus locations accepting gold card plus: Bookstore, Mail Services, Campus Safety, FAC, and Outdoor Recreation Center. Off campus locations accepting gold card plus: 7-11 (825 N. Nevada), 7-11 (310 W. Uintah), Azada Mexican Grill, Bingo Burger, Dale Street Bistro Cafe, La'au's Taco Shop, Paninos, Safeway (1920 S. Nevada), and Safeway (2210 N. Wahsatch). (dollars leftover from fall term will roll to spring term, spring term dollars will be loaded prior to spring semester of $320, the leftover dollars will roll to the next year).

To calculate meal plan funds by block, divide $2,630 by four blocks to see how much you can spend for one block (3 1/2 weeks).  The per block allocation is $657.50, this should help when you are budgeting your meal plan dollars.

The full meal plan has a $700 infrastructure fee that is charged along with the meal plan dollars to each students account and due with the tuition and fees owed for the semester.

The apartment meal plan allows students living in apartments the flexibility to utilize the on campus venues vs. cooking at their residence each day. The plan offers the student $531 per semester with no infrastructure fee.

  • Please note: If a student does not return for the spring semester for any reason after attending the fall semester and has meal plan money that remains unused there will be no refunds issued on the unused meal plan dollars. Although, the gold card plus allocation for meals will roll from term to term.
  • All meal plan dollars expire at the end of the spring semester. No exceptions.
  • Students enrolled in CC courses, where the entire block is spent away from campus, may receive a deduction equivalent to the amount of one block of their meal plan. A refund is issued directly to the student to use toward their study abroad trip expenses. If the full one block amount is not available when the refund is issued, the student will only receive what remains on the plan.

Want to learn more about the Meal Plan? Visit the Meal Plan FAQ.
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