What meal plan options are available?
UD Dining offers residential meal plan options for students living on or off campus. We also provide optional meal plan options available to students who commute and students who live in the Christiana Towers.
Are meal plans required?
All students living in an on-campus residence hall are required to purchase one of the available residential meal plan options. Students who will be living off campus or in the Christiana Towers are not required to purchase a meal plan, but still have the option to sign up for a residential or optional meal plan.
Is there a recommended meal plan?
Our default plan is the 12 Weekly Meal Plan; however, we offer a variety of plans to best suit each student’s personal eating habits and class schedule. Detailed descriptions of our various meal plan options can be viewed under the “Meal Plans” tab.
What is included with a meal plan?
All residential meal plan options offer a balance of meals, points and guest meals. Optional meal plans either include meals and points (Anytime Plans), or a large balance of points with no meals (All Point Plans).
What is a “meal”?
Meals are redeemable for entry into the three residential, all-you-care-to-eat locations. Meals are not redeemable in food courts, convenience stores or other retail dining locations.
What is a “meal period”?
Meal periods are the residential dining locations’ designated meal times. There are a total of 21 meal periods in a week in which a student can use a meal. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner during weekdays, and continental breakfast, brunch and dinner on the weekends.
Students can only use one meal swipe per meal period, unless they have an Unlimited or Anytime Meal Plan.
What are “points”?
One point equals one dollar and points decline like money on a debit card. Points are accepted at all of our dining locations and can be added any time throughout the semester.
What are “guest meals”?
Each residential plan includes five guest meals to treat a friend or a family member to a meal! Guests can also be paid for at the door with points, Flex, cash and credit.
What are "Plus" plans?
A Plus plan upgrades a student’s selected residential meal plan that increases their points balance with a 10% bonus. For the Plus plan upgrade, a student can upgrade for a cost of $150 and their points balance will increase by 165 points. For the Double Plus plan upgrade, a student can upgrade for a cost of $300 and their points balance will increase by 330 points.
What if I want to change my meal plan?
For both fall and spring semesters, students can request one meal plan change during the first two weeks of the semester. The deadline to add or change a dining meal plan will be Tuesday, September 11 for the Fall 2018 semester and Friday, February 22 for the Spring 2019 semester. Both dates correspond with the last day to register or add courses. Students who live on campus will automatically start spring semester with the same type of plan they had in the fall.
Do meals rollover?
No. Any meals remaining at the end of a given week, or at the end of the semester, will expire.
Do points rollover?
Yes. Points will rollover within an academic year--from the Fall Semester through to the Spring Semester. However, points will expire after the final day of Spring Semester.
What happens if my meals or points balances run out?
Meals cannot be added during the semester; however, if you still want to access the all-you-care-to-eat residential dining locations, you can enter by paying the Casual Door Rates listed here. Points can be added at any point throughout the semester.
How do I know my current meal plan fund balances?
Students can see their remaining balance of meals after each swipe into the residential dining locations. Points balances are displayed on registers after each transaction. Students can also check their balances online at UDSIS, or ask UD Dining associates to check their balances at the registers.
Can I arrange for a meal if I am sick?
Yes. A student who is ill may arrange to have a meal prepared at one of the dining halls and have it picked up by a roommate or friend, per our Ill Student Meal Policy. Click here to view this policy.
How many dining locations are on campus?
UD Dining operates 16 total locations on campus including three residential, all-you-care-to-eat dining locations, two food courts, five convenience locations, three national brand coffee & bakery locations and three snack bar locations.
Where are the locations where I can use meals?
You can use meals at any of our three residential, all-you-care-to-eat dining locations: Pencader on Laird (North) Campus, Caesar Rodney Fresh Food Company on Academy Street, and Russell on East Campus.
How do I know which locations are open and when?
Our hours of operation, as well as seasonal hour changes, can be viewed by selecting the "Locations & Menus" tab on our homepage.
Can I use my meal plan funds off campus?
No. Meal plan funds are only redeemable at the on-campus dining locations and cannot be used on Main Street or at any other off-campus restaurants.
Can I view menus before entering the residential dining locations?
Yes. Daily menus for every residential dining location and can be viewed by selecting “Locations & Menus” tab on our homepage.