Traditional Plans

All students living on-campus (undergraduate & graduate) or undergraduate commuters classified as full-time attending at least 9 credit hours on the Belknap Campus, are automatically assigned a meal plan. All students living in Community Park, Kurz Hall, Louisville Hall, Miller Hall, Threlkeld Hall, and Unitas Tower are automatically enrolled in the All Access Plan. Students assigned to the All Access Plan can change to any of the Traditional Plans by completing the Meal Plan Change Form. Your Cardinal Card will be preloaded with your plan, applied to your tuition account, and will become active on move-in day. 

Meal Plan changes are accepted online through the Cardinal Card Website.  Your meal plan will reset to the standard plan each semester.  Meal Plan changes must be made by the following dates:

  • Fall 2019 Semester:  August 29
  • Spring 2020 Semester:  January 16
Unused Meals expire at the end of each semester.  Unused Flex Points will carry forward from fall to spring semester but will expire at the end of the academic year in the spring.

Meal Swipes
A meal swipe (or meal) can be used at multiple locations across campus, including the Ville Grill, our all-you-care-to-eat dining destination. All other dining locations accept a meal swipe for a full meal combo except for convenience stores, and Starbucks. Meal swipes for locations other than the Ville Grill are limited to 7 per week.

Flex Points
Flex Points may be added at any time throughout the semester.  There are two ways to add funds to your card:
  1. Visit the Cardinal Card Office to add funds using cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
  2. Online through the Cardinal Card Website using your ULink username and password using VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
Bonus Flex Points:
Add $100, get 10% Bonus.  Add $200, get 20% Bonus.  Add $300 (or more), get 25% Bonus.

Prices shown reflect the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 meal plan prices, pending Board of Trustees approval.  Students may change their meal plan during the current semester. The deadline to change your meal plan is  August 29 for the Fall 2019 semester, and January 16 for the Spring 2020 semester. Your student account will be assessed the appropriate fees accordingly.

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