Glossary

Board Plans

19 plan, 14 plan, 10 plan, SGA 12, 20 plans, and SGA Commuter Plans
Board plans are meal plans which include a certain number of meals per week. Every Monday morning, these meal plans reset to their default amount of meals; meals cannot be transferred from week to week.

Block Plans

Unlimited, Alternative, SGA Alternative, 75 plan, 50 plan, 105 flex plan
Block plans are meal plans which include a certain number of meals per semester. These meal plans offer greater flexibility than board plans, but require you to keep track of and budget your meal usage (except for the Unlimited meal plan). Please note, unused meals do not carry over to the next semester.

Meal Period

Meal periods are defined in the meal plan system and are important to plans like the commuter plan (valid during lunch/brunch only) and the 105 flex plan.  Meal periods are also used to determine MPE values. The meal periods are:

Meal Periods
Breakfast 7:30 am - 10:36 am
Lunch / Brunch 10:37 am - 4:10 pm
Dinner 4:11 pm - 10:00 pm
Late Night 10:01 pm - 2:00 am

Meals

Meals are the main components of all of our meal plans. You may use a "meal" to gain admittance to any of our all-you-can-eat dining halls. MPEs allow you to use a meal in our a la carte locations. Please be aware that you are only allowed to use your meals on yourself. 
Note: Any time a meal is used as an MPE or in a dining hall, the meal is deducted from the meal plan's total balance.

Resident Dining Halls

Resident Dining Halls are also known as our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. There are three on campus (Dougherty Hall on Main Campus, The Court @ Donahue on South Campus, and St. Mary's Hall on West Campus). To gain access to these halls, meal plan participants must only swipe a meal or guest meal. You may also use cash, points, wildcard, or Visa/MasterCard to gain admittance at the following rates:

Residence Dining Halls
Cash Entry Prices 2013-2014
Breakfast $7.95
Lunch / Brunch $9.95
Dinner $13.95

NOTE: No food may be brought into or taken out of any of our resident dining halls.

Retail Operations

Retail operations are dining areas which allow you to pay for only the food you order. Most retail operations accept MPE, please click here for more details.

Find the Perfect Meal Plan

We offer several meal plan options, whether you're a resident freshman or a commuting student we have a plan that will meet your needs.

Check out our new online guide to find a meal plan and sign up!

Meal plans 101