Residential Plans Available

Purple Plan:  19 Meals per Week with $125 Declining Balance

The Purple Plan offers the best value for you dining dollars.  Every Wednesday morning you start with 19 new meals to use for the week.  Use the meals however you like in the Campus Dining Room, Warrior Crossing, Concessions or Gatsby’s Grill under the guideline listed in the exchange policy below.  Also included is the $125 in Declining Balance for you to use whenever and however you like.  Please review the Meal Exchange Policy for information and details for how and when meals are used.  All first year students are placed on this plan for their initial semester.

Gold Plan:  12 Meals per Week with $225 Declining Balance

The Gold Plan offers an alternate blend of meals per week and declining balance for those who prefer even more flexibility to eat away from the dining room.  The Gold Plan starts each Wednesday with 12 new meals and $225 declining dollars to use over the semester.  As above, please review the Meal Exchange Policy for information and details for how and when meals are used.

Commuter/Faculty/Staff Plans Available

Block 50: 50 Meals per Semester with $50 Declining Balance

The Block 50 Plan gives you 50 meals to use as you like in the Campus Dining Room, Concessions, Warrior Crossing, or Gatsby’s Grill under the guideline listed in the exchange policy below.  Also included is the $50 in Declining Balance for you to use whenever and however you like.

Block 30: 30 Meals per Semester with $75 Declining Balance

The Block 30 offers an alternate blend of meals and declining balance for those who prefer even more flexibility to eat away from the dining room.  Same great flexibility.


Available for Everyone!
Warrior Bucks:

  Warrior Bucks work like declining balance on your card and may be added any time throughout the year and do not expire.  Warrior Bucks can be added by visiting the business office on the second floor of Salveson Hall or you may call (641-585-8135).  Adding Warrior Bucks is a good way to extend your meals without having to carry cash. As an added bonus, you receive ten percent extra for every dollar you put on you card. 

Meal Exchange Guidelines

The meal plan week begins on Wednesday morning with Breakfast as the first meal available for the week.  Meals not used by the following Tuesday will be lost and are non-refundable.   Each time your card is scanned, a meal will be deducted from the balance available.  If you have no balance of meals left for the week, the card system automatically deducts from your declining balance. 

Meal Exchange: 

As an added feature you may exchange meals in Warrior Crossing, Concessions and Gatsby’s under the following restrictions. Meals exchanged have no cash equivalent in must be exchanged for a meal bundle from the posted menu. Menus are refreshed throughout the semester and no substitutions are permitted to the posted menus.  

A.    One meals per meal period may be used during any given meal period with the purple and gold plans. Block Plans meals may be used as you wish.

B.     Meal Periods are defined as follows:

Breakfast:  6:00am to 10:00am
Lunch: 10:01am to 3:00pm
Dinner: 3:01pm to 12:00am

C.     When you use meals for a meal period, it’s used for all locations on campus. For example, for you eat breakfast at 8:00am in the dining room, your next meal exchange is not available at any location until 10:01am.  You can use declining balance when meals are not available. 

Please Note:  There may be slight differences in the time between the venues on campus, and there may also be lags in the system deducting the meals and declining balance from your plan totals.  The computers may let you do things it normally should not, please keep in mind the register system will catch up with you and make the proper deductions.

            Card Use
 Please bring your card to all meals, or be prepared to bring a photo id.  This keeps others from using your card and keeps the lines moving more quickly.