Q: What is considered a typical “meal”?
A: Our retail dining facility will post a list of breakfast, lunch, and dinner “meals” daily. A meal consists of one protein item from the:
Grill (hamburger, chicken sandwich, chicken fingers, cheese steak, quesadilla)
Deli (any sandwich or panini sandwiches)
Home Zone (one hot homemade entrée and 2 sides)
Pizza (two slices of pizza or calzone)
Global Station (any chicken, beef or vegetarian entree)
Salad Bar (your own salad creation)
A meal also includes a choice of a side salad, 22oz fountain beverage, piece of fresh fruit and 2 cookies.
Q: Can I get a bottled beverage and two orders of fries as my meal?
A: No your meal is good for any entrée specified above. Hey, we just want you to eat a healthy and nutritious meal. You can purchase other items but you will be charged for them off of your DB account. If you prefer to a la carte dining option, choose a meal plan with greater Declining Balance to fit your lifestyle!
Q: If I don’t use all my meals, do they carry over to the following week?
A: Plan to use your meals each week since they don’t carry over from one week to the next. It is important that you select the right plan to fit your schedule and your eating habits – to ensure that you get the full value for your dollars. We can help you decide.
Q: Can I treat a friend or family member by using my dining membership?
A: Absolutely! The meals are for your use and you may use one meal per meal period. If you would like to treat a friend, you my use your Declining Balance account.
Q: What happens to my unused Declining Balance Dollars at the end of the semester?
A: Your unused dollars transfer from the fall to the spring semester if you continue to be on a meal plan. At the end of the spring semester, any unused dollars are not refundable and cannot be transferred to the new academic year.
Q: Could I use two meals per meal period?
A: No. You may use one meal per meal period.
Q: What is not considered as a meal item?
A: Any packaged goods, candy, sushi, To-Go items or bottled beverages.
Q: What can be purchased with Declining Balance dollars?
A: You can purchase anything at every food service retail location on campus.
Q: Can I change my dining membership?
A: Absolutely! We want you to have the best plan for you. You can adjust your dining membership during the first two weeks of the fall and/or spring semesters. Simply go to the office located at the New Café in Building A and fill out a dining plan change form.
Q: Can I add more DB to my account?
A: You’ll know your account balance because the register shows how many meals and/or Declining Balance Dollars you have left after each purchase. If you run low, you can add to your account using cash, check, money order or credit card. Simply go to the office located at the New Café in Building A any time Monday- Friday, 9 am – 3 pm.
Q: How can I check the balance of my meal and DB dollars?
A: You’ll know your account balance because the register shows how many meals and/or Declining Balance Dollars you have left after each purchase.