What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at 20 locations across campus. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes and Flex Points conveniently loaded onto your Cardinal Card. No need to carry additional cards or cash!


Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes are used to get into The Ville Grill, our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. All other dining locations accept a Meal Swipe for a full Meal Combo except for Starbucks. Meal Swipes expire at the end of each semester.


Flex Points

Flex Points are included with your meal plan, and function similarly to a gift card. Flex Points can be used at any of our dining locations. Unused Flex Points carryover from the Fall to Spring semester. Add additional Flex Points at any time.

Guest Meals

Guest Meals

Guest Meals can be used to treat friends or family to a meal in The Ville Grill. Guest Meals are only available on the All Access plans.

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like.
  • Healthy choices available all across campus.
  • Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for Meal Plan members.
  • Dedicated True Balance Allergen Friendly station at the Ville Grill.

Meal Plan Summary

All students living on-campus (undergraduate or graduate), or undergraduate commuters taking 12 or more credit hours with at least 9 hours on the Belknap Campus, are automatically assigned a Meal Plan. Meal Plan availability is based on where you will be living. See below to determine which Meal Plans are available to you.

Community Park, Kurz Hall, Louisville Hall, Miller Hall, Unitas Tower, Billy Minardi, New Resident Hall 2021

Bettie Johnson Hall, University Pointe, University Tower Apartments

Cardinal Towne, The Bellamy, The Clubhouse, The Marshall, The Nine, The Province, Trifecta Apartments, any other Off-Campus housing

Managing Your Plan

You can check your Meal Swipe & Flex Points balance on your receipt after a purchase, or by visiting the Cardinal Card website.

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

  *   Fall 2021: September 2
  *   Spring 2022: January 20

Meal Plan Waiver
For more information on filing a meal plan waiver, please visit the Louisville.edu website.

Questions? If you have any questions about your Meal Plan, please email us at dining@louisville.edu.