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Meal Plan Information

Students living on campus may select a 19 or 15 meal plan. The 19 meal plan is required for all resident first-year students. We also offer busy seniors the option of a 10 meal plan.

“Unlimited seconds” are provided at every meal, with the exception of premium entree meals, and only one entree will be served at a time. Meal plans are nontransferable. Absenteeism is taken into consideration when board costs are computed, if students were charged for 19 meals a week, the cost would be much higher. Students on any of these meal programs may pay cash for additional meals.

Commuter students may purchase a 5, 10 or 15 commuter meal plan to be added to your bill, please ask about this option at the Residence Life office. 

The Student Union resident dining hall serves 19 meals per week unless other wise posted.  

Download the dining brochure here

Koala Bucks

buy nowKoala Bucks are a declining balance or debit that is added to your ID and may be used at any campus food facility.

All students may purchase declining balance dollars or Koala Bucks to be put on their ID card. Student may purchase Koala Bucks anytime on-line or at the resident dining hall when it is open. Koala Bucks may be purchased in $50.00 increments.

What's Great About the Meal Plan Membership?

The resident dining hall is conveniently located on the first floor of the Student Union Building.

From macaroni and cheese to Thai, we offer a variety of all your favorites and some new trendy flavors, all at an affordable price.

By letting us do the menu planning, shopping, preparation and clean up, you will have more time for studying, campus activities, work and relaxation!

The resident dining hall is a great social setting on campus to meet old friends and to make new ones!

Meal Conflicts

Take-Out Service
Take-out service is designed for students that have a class or job conflict.  It may not be used for resident dining. Take-out boxes are limited to one entree, two side items, and one beverage. Students requiring take-out service should take their class or work schedule to the Office of Student Affairs at least 48 hours prior to the conflict. No student may pick up another student's meal. Exceptions will be taken only in writing from the campus health center for sick students. Dining Services is not responsible for food that has been improperly stored after leaving the dining hall. All take-out boxes must be taken out of the dining hall prior to consumption. We will contact the Office of Student Affairs if you are eating from a take out box in the dining hall and have your name removed from the list.

Box Lunches 
If it is necessary to pick up your meal prior to mealtime, a boxed lunch (deli sandwich, chips, fruit, and drink) may be prepared for early pickup. This is ideal for student teachers. Please bring your schedule to the Dining Services Manager and fill out a boxed lunch request at least 24 hours in advance to schedule pickup. Dining Services is not responsible for food that has been improperly stored after leaving the dining hall.

Special Diets
Special diets prescribed by a physician can also be accommodated. Students should see the Dining Services manager for assistance.

Where Can I Use My Meal Plan Membership?

  • Resident Dining Hall
    The resident dining hall is where you can go to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining. The resident dining hall offers all the comforts of a home cooked meal along with a variety of innovative American entrees, ethnically inspired foods, vegetarian selections and much more.

  • Terrace Café
    The Terrace Café is located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.

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