Housing Cancellation/Meal Plan Change Deadline
New residents (incoming first-year and transfer students) will receive a refund of their $200 guarantee payment if they cancel their housing contract before August 12*.
Returning residents (students who lived on campus during last spring) should review our Change or Cancel webpage for information about canceling their contract.
Students who decide not to live on campus this fall must cancel their housing application-contract to avoid being billed additional room and dining charges.
If you have questions about the process, contact us.
* Note: The Fall 2022 cancellation deadline was extended until August 12. The Fall 2023 date will return to August 1.
Meal Plan Changes
Residential hall students wishing to change between the Silver, Gold, and Platinum meal plans can do so by going to housing.umn.edu/mealplanchange. The deadline to make these changes is Friday, August 12 at 4 pm.
Students assigned to a residence hall who do not make another selection will automatically be assigned to the Silver Meal plan (unlimited meals, $100 in Dining Dollars, but no guest passes). Students can go to the My Assignment webpage to review their current meal plan assignment.
Students assigned to an on-campus apartment can choose (but are not required) to buy a meal plan through the M Food Co. website.
- Meal swipes: All of the meal plans for residence hall students include unlimited meal swipes in the residential dining restaurants located in Middlebrook, 17th Ave, Sanford, Bailey, Pioneer, and Comstock (Comstock/Yudof residents only).
- Dining Dollars: Additional Dining Dollars can be added at any time to a student’s account online. Dining Dollars can be used at any of the 20 retail restaurants operated on campus, including Starbucks, Panda Express, Subway, Chick-fil-A, and more.
- Guest Meals: The Gold and Platinum meal plans include a set number of guest meal passes to be used at the residential restaurants. Residents can use Dining Dollars to pay for guests eating in a residential restaurant if they do not have guest passes.
Missed this date?
After August 12*, the $200 Housing Guarantee payment will not be refunded, but new residents can still submit a release request to cancel their contract. If the Guarantee payment was deferred for financial aid, the student will be billed $200 to their student account.
Additional Dining Dollars can be added at any time to a student’s account online, and residents can use Dining Dollars to pay for guests eating in a residential restaurant if they do not have guest passes.