Meal Plan Options
University Dining has a variety of meal-plan options to suit your needs and budget. Each plan is built around a set number of meals per week or semester that you can use at dining halls, put toward meals at campus quick-service restaurants or use for the dining hall Pack & Go take-out program through our equivalency program.
Your Meals Component is augmented by Dining Dollars, which are flexible dollars you can use in a variety of ways. Use them to make purchases in our C-Stores or vending machines; make up the difference if you go over the equivalency rate at a restaurant; buy snacks and drinks; treat a parent, sibling or friend to a meal when they come to visit; or buy meals if you’ve run out of meal-plan meals.
All of our plans except the athletic and commuter plans require a minimum of $100 Dining Dollars per semester. This declining balance account will roll over from year to year, and if you still have a balance when you graduate, you can ask for a refund!
Fall 2013 Meal Plan Options
|Freedom Pass – $1,600/semester|
|10 Meals Per Week – $1,155/semester|
|12 Meals Per Week – $1,310/semester|
|14 Meals Per Week – $1,480/semester|
|120 Meal Per Semester – $950/ semester|
|150 Meals Per Semester – $1,170/ semester|
|180 Meal Per Semester – $1,395/semester|
|Commuter/Apartment Plan ($750 Dining Dollars per semester) – $750/semester|
|Athletic – 19 Meals Per Week - $1,495/semester|
|Athletic – 135 Meals Per Semester - $1,130/semester|
|Athletic – 170 Meals Per Semester - $1,340/semester|
Spring 2014 Meal Plan Options
The billing for Spring Semester Tuition and Fees will be issued soon by the Cashier’s Office, so we wanted to remind you of important changes to your upcoming Spring Meal Plan:
1) Meal Plan pricing will remain the same, however:
2) Effective Jan 1, 2014 Meal Plans and campus food transactions will be subject to N.C. Sales Tax as a direct result of legislature enacted this summer. Sales tax for Meal Plans will now appear on your Spring 2014 bills as a new item. For the Meal Plans that now have tax added via the Cashier’s Office, you will not be charged tax when you make food purchases using your Meal Plan in the spring.
To learn more regarding the sales tax legislation, click here.
While we recognize that this is an unwelcome change, we hope that this reminder of our initial announcement in September will be beneficial for your budgeting purposes.
|Freedom Pass||$1,600/semester||+ $108 Sales Tax|
|10 Meals Per Week||$1,155/semester||+ $77.96 Sales Tax|
|12 Meals Per Week||$1,310/semester||+ $88.43 Sales Tax|
|14 Meals Per Week||$1,480/semester||+ $99.90 Sales Tax|
|120 Meal Per Semester||$950/ semester||+ $64.13 Sales Tax|
|150 Meals Per Semester||$1,170/ semester||+ $78.98 Sales Tax|
|180 Meal Per Semester||$1,395/semester||+ $94.16 Sales Tax|
|Commuter/Apartment Plan ($750 Dining Dollars per semester)||$750/semester||+ Sales Tax (paid at time of purchase)|
|Athletic – 19 Meals Per Week||$1,495/semester||+ $100.91 Sales Tax|
|Athletic – 135 Meals Per Semester||$1,130/semester||+ $76.28 Sales Tax|
|Athletic – 170 Meals Per Semester||$1,340/semester||+ $90.45 Sales Tax|
Meals per Week … Meals per Semester … What’s the Difference ?
If you choose a meals-per-week plan, this means you can use your meals during any of the 26 meal periods offered per week.
For example, if you get a 14-meal-per-week plan, you can use your plan to eat a meal at either our dining halls or our restaurants during 14 of the 26 meal periods.
Step up to the Freedom Pass plan, and you can enter the dining halls as often as every 30 minutes to grab a meal or snack, plus take advantage of 10 meal equivalencies per week for restaurants, cafes and dining hall take out. It’s the perfect plan if you live near one of our dining halls.
If you choose a meals-per-semester plan, you can decide each how many meals per week you will eat. For example, you can use 13 meals one week and 18 the next. It’s totally up to you.
To calculate the cost per meal for each plan, use 17 weeks as your divider.