TERMS & CONDITIONS: FALL 2014 - SPRING 2015
Meal Plan Provisions:
Your USF ID, which serves as your meal card, is required for all transactions – no exceptions. All meal plans starting in the fall for First Year Residents are a two semester commitment (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015), Dining Dollar Only plans are not a meal plan. Meal plans for First Year Residents admitted for Spring 2015 are a one semester commitment (Spring 2015).
If your USF ID card is lost or stolen, you must immediately report it to USF Dining Services (813-974-4499). USF Dining is not responsible for any meals missed due to lost or stolen USF ID cards. You may be eligible for a temporary card for a $10 deposit. The temporary card is only valid for up to 5 days from the date of your deposit. Upon return of the temporary card within the 5 day period, your $10 deposit will be refunded in the form of original payment.
Required Meal Plan:
All first year students in college who are residing on campus are required to select a meal plan prior to moving into their residence hall. Summer residency is not included as a previous term of residence and does not exempt a student from the meal plan requirement for new residents. Exceptions are transfer students with 12 college attended credit hours or more (dual enrollment not accepted).
Students living in a traditional or suite style residence hall may select an Open Access, Any 15 or BULLBLOCK 165 meal plan. Students living in Holly, Magnolia, Kosove & Cypress Apartments as well as Greek Village may select any of the above meal plans in addition to a BULLBlock 125. Students who are relocated into a residence hall after the start of the school year have one week from the relocation date to change their plan. In this circumstance, meal plans will be available at a prorated price.
REMINDER: All required meal plans are a TWO SEMESTER COMMITMENT for Fall admits.
You may upgrade your account at any time. A grace period is provided each semester during which you may change the prorated value of your Residential Meal Plan to another Residential Meal Plan within your designated tier. Fall grace period: 8/21/14- 8/29/14 at 4pm. During the Spring grace period: 1/3/15 – 1/09/15 at 4pm, Fall admits may change within Tier 1 or Tier 2. Meal Plan changes must be completed in person at the USF Dining Services Meal Plan Office located in MSC 1502.
If you request to cancel your meal plan with documentation of one of the two approved circumstances – that is, a) you are withdrawing from school or b) have cancelled your USF housing contract – then the remaining value of your meal plan will be prorated from the date of received documentation on a weekly basis, based on the number of weeks remaining in the semester. All cancellations must go to the USF Dining Committee for review and decision. Non payment does not cancel your meal plan.
Any unused Dining Dollars from the Fall semester will roll over to the Spring semester with the purchase of a Spring Meal Plan (excludes Dining Dollar Only plans). If the account holder does not wish to participate in a Spring Meal Plan (Returning & Off-campus Residents only) any unused Dining Dollars will be forfeited at the end of the Fall semester: December 13, 2014. Additionally, any unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Spring semester – May 2, 2015 – will roll over to the following semester you are enrolled* with the purchase of the following semester Meal Plan (excludes Dining Dollar Only plans). If a meal plan is not purchased, the remaining balance is forfeited. *within a maximum 4 month period
We recommend you sign up for your meal plan at or prior to Orientation. A selection for the Spring Meal Plan is due no later than December 3, 2014. We recommend that all selections be submitted at least two weeks prior to the semester start to avoid any disruption in usage of the Meal Plan or Dining Dollar Only plans.
The Fall 2014 Meal Plan begins on Thursday, August 21, 2014 and ends Saturday, December 13, 2014. Spring 2015 Meal Plans begin on Saturday, January 3, 2015 and end on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Dining halls will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, winter holiday, spring break, and other University holidays. Dining hours are subject to change due to school holidays and exam schedules.
Meal Plan Usage
All funds and plans purchased for use in USF Dining are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-transferable. The USF Dining funds and plans cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate.
Open Access and Any 15 Meal Plans are non-transferable. Only the participant may use the allotted meals at the residential dining halls. The Dining Dollar portion of the Meal Plan may be used to treat friends to a meal, if desired.
Any 15: The meal week runs from Wednesday morning to Tuesday night. Unused meals on the Any 15 plan do not carry forward to the following week. Meals reset to 15 meals every Wednesday morning.
BULLBlock plans: The meal portion of the Meal Plan may be used to treat a maximum of three friends to a meal, if desired. Any unused meals on the BULLBlock plan will be forfeited at the end of the Fall semester: December 13, 2014. Additionally, any unused meals at the end of the Spring semester – May 2, 2015 will be forfeited.
Carry-Out Policy: Carry out is available to you as a courtesy. To enjoy the all-you-care-to-eat experience, you must dine in. USF Dining’s carry out policy is available at usfdining.com and at our residential dining halls. Failure to follow the policy will result in forfeiture of your carry out privileges.
I acknowledge that I have read the terms and conditions, and understand this is a legal and binding document. I understand required meal plans are a TWO-SEMESTER COMMITMENT. By making a meal plan selection, I acknowledge that the charges for my meal plan selection will be posted to my student account. Tax on dining dollars is deducted from the account as spent. By selecting Tier 1-2 of the meals plans, you are agreeing to participate for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters for required meal plans.