Diners scattered throughout the Sanford dining hall

Dining & Meal Plans

Grab a bite whenever you want

Please note: The following information is for the 2022-2023 school year starting in September. For information about this summer dining, review our information for continuing students, guests, or summer interns.

There’s no need to worry about buying groceries or cooking if you have a meal plan. With unlimited visits and a variety of food options, you’re just a U Card swipe away from healthy, balanced meals and great snacks morning, noon, and night!

There are dining halls in six of our residence halls and over 20 retail restaurants, including Starbucks, Panda Express, Subway, Chick-fil-A, and more.

Pick your plan

All students living in our residence halls are required to have a meal plan. They are not required for residents living in our apartments (Keeler, Radius, Wilkins, and Yudof).

All of the meal plans are unlimited! This means you can visit the dining halls as many times as you want in a day/week and eat as much as you wish. There are also convenient grab-and-go meals available.

The cost difference between the three meal plans (Silver, Gold, or Platinum) is for the amount of Dining Dollars (previously called Flex Dine) included at the start of the semester. Additionally, the Gold and Platinum plans include access to a certain amount of guest meal swipes.

Note: The Silver plan (unlimited meals + $100 Dining Dollars) is the default plan for residence hall students. All students living in our residence halls will automatically be enrolled in this plan unless they choose to enroll in the Gold or Platinum plan. Information will be shared later about optional meal plans for apartment residents.

Types of Meal Plans Available for 2022-2023

Residence Hall Meal Plans

All costs are per semester, and all meal plans include unlimited meals and a certain amount of Dining Dollars. Some also include Guest meals.

Plan Cost (tent.)* Dining Dollars** Guest Meal Swipes***
Silver $2,420 $100 0
Gold  $2,520 $200 3
Platinum $2,620 $300 6

* These rates are tentative until they are approved at the June Board of Regents meeting along with the cost of tuition and housing.

**Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to the spring semester, and they will expire at the end of the academic year in the spring.

*** Guest meals will not roll over from the fall to spring semester.

Optional Apartment Meal Plans

Information will be added soon about the optional meal plans available for students living in our on-campus apartments.

Get the most from your meal plan