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2021-2022 Meal Plan Rates

Please visit the dining services website to learn more about meal plans or to purchase flex points.

meal plan rates 2021-2022

Meal Plan Options Full Year Semester
15-Plus Meal Plan with 100 flex points $5,310.00 $2,655.00
10-Plus Meal Plan with 150 flex points $4,775.00 $2,387.00
5-Plus Meal Plan with 345 flex points $4,342.00 $2,171.00
 Block 100 with 345 flex points $4,456.00 $2,228.00
Block 150 with 150 flex points $4,775.00 $2,387.00

Residential students select a meal plan when completing their Residence Life and Meal Plan Contract. All payments are processed through Student Financial Services.  For questions related to payment please reach out to Student Financial Services at 612-330-1046 or

Block meal plans provide 100 or 150 meals for the semester, they can be used in any amount during the week; the unused meals carry over from week to week until the end of the semester.

There are flexible dining options for all meal plans:  

  1. You can purchase an Eco To-Go container which costs $6.42 (tax included) at the Commons cash register.  Simply fill it with your meal and take it with you to refrigerate and eat at a time of your choosing.  Bring in the dirty container the next time you would like to pick up a meal to go and exchange it for a clean container at the Commons cash register.  You may use your flex points to purchase this container.
  2. You can order a sack lunch for pick up! Order your lunch the day beforehand on the dining services website and pick it up between 7:30am and 10:30am.
  3. For any meal plan, you may substitute one meal per week at the dining commons for a meal at Einstein Bros. Bagels or Nabo Cafe.
If you would like to purchase FLEX points or learn more about it, visit the dining services website

Want to change your meal plan?

Photo of East Commons dining Upper class residents may change their meal plans at the beginning of each semester.  Please email with your request.  A confirmation email will be sent to you.  According to the housing contract, changes can be made to the meal plan until the 5th day of classes of Fall or Spring semester.

Requesting a dietary modification?

You may request dietary accommodations, which may involve being released from the meal plan Modification requests must be made three weeks before the meal plan changes deadlines shown above. Please view this page to learn more about dietary accommodations.

What do the points mean and where may they be used?

Points may be used to purchase food at Einstein Bros. Bagels Shop and the dining room in the Christensen Center, Kafe Kafeega in the Hagfors Center, and Nabo: A Neighborhood Cafe in the Oren Gateway Center.

What is each point worth?

Each point is equivalent to $1.

Do I have to have a meal plan?

All residents in Anderson Hall, Mortensen Hall, and Urness Hall are required to have a meal plan. First Year residential students, regardless of residency, are required to select the 15-Plus meal plan.  StepUP Program students are required to have a meal plan for the first two academic semesters in the program (this does not include summer).