Meal Plans

Flexible Meal Choices to Fit Your Budget

There are a couple of facets of the meal plans you should be familiar with:

Guaranteed Meals

Each meal plan has a designated amount of guaranteed meals per week. Your guaranteed meals get used first each week because they do not roll over from one week to the next.

Block Meals

Block meals are meals that you can use whenever you want to throughout the course of the semester. Block meals don’t expire until the end of the semester. So, if you don’t eat as much one week but eat more the next, you can make up the difference in meals using block meals.

Flex Dollars

The meal plans mentioned below come with flex dollars. They can be used like cash in the Hawk’s Hangout and Cafe.

  • All students living in Helein, Garner, Padua, Friars, and Willer must be on a meal plan.
  • First-Year Students can only select either the All Access, Tower or Hawk Plan.
  • The Gold Plan is only available to seniors, commuter students, or students living in the SLC or Houses.
  • Students living in the SLC or Houses automatically receive $350 in flex dollars as part of the cost of their housing.
  • Commuter students can select any meal plan.

Meal Plan Breakdown

MDR All Access Plan

  • Unlimited all-you-care-to-eat meals at the Main Dinning Room
  • Includes limited continuous dinning between meal periods
  • Guest Meals: 4
  • Flex Dollars: $100
  • Cost: $2500 per semester

Tower Plan

  • Provides 224 total meals per semester (Average 14 meals per week)
  • Guaranteed Meals: 14 per week for 16 weeks
  • No Block Meals
  • Flex Dollars: $200
  • Cost: $2375 per semester

Hawk Plan

  • Provides 175 total meals per semester (Average 12 meals per week)
  • Guaranteed Meals: 5 per week for 16 weeks
  • Block Meals: 95 to use over the course of the whole semester
  • Flex Dollars $200
  • Cost: $2250 per semester

QU Plan

  • Provides 130 total meals per semester (Average 8 meals per week)
  • Guaranteed Meals: 5 per week for 16 weeks
  • Block Meals: 50 to use over the course of the whole semester
  • Flex Dollars: $200
  • Cost: $1680 per semester

Gold Plan

  • Provides 80 total meals per semester (Average 5 meals per week)
  • All meals on the Gold Plan are considered block meals and can be used at any time throughout the semester
  • Flex Dollars: $75
  • Cost: $935 per semester

Any questions on meal plans or Dining Services can be directed to Chris Blakeman, Director of Dining Services, at 217-228-5310.