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 2013 and Spring 2014), Dining Dollar Only plans are not a meal plan. Meal plans for First Year Residents admitted for Spring 2014 are a one semester commitment (Spring 2014).
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 purchase a meal plan prior to moving into their residence hall. You may not move into your on-campus residence until payment is submitted. 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 purchase an Open Access, Any 15 or BULLBLOCK 165 meal plan. Students living in Holly, Magnolia, Kosove & Cypress Apartments as well as Greek Village may purchase any of the above meal plans in addition to a BULLBlock 110. 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: 8/21/13- 8/30/13 at 4pm. During the Spring grace period: 1/4/14 – 1/10/14 at 4pm, you 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. Refunds will be issued in the form of Dining Dollars.
If funds from your OASIS account were used for payment and you upgrade your plan, you are responsible for payment of any difference resulting in a balance to satisfy your contractual obligations to USF Dining Services directly. Your OASIS account will only be charged for the original plan. If charges have been posted to OASIS, no downgrades will be accepted.
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.
In addition, a $50 administration fee will be applied for refunds.
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 14, 2013. Additionally, any unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Spring semester – May 3, 2014 – 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 6 month period
We recommend you sign up for your meal plan at or prior to Orientation. The deadline to purchase your Fall 2013 Meal Plan is prior to August 1, 2013. Payment for the Spring Meal Plan is due before December 4, 2013. We recommend that all payments be submitted at least two weeks prior to the due dates to avoid any disruption in usage of the Meal Plan or Dining Dollar Only plans. You will not receive an invoice for any balances owed. Accounts will be put on hold and charged a $25 late fee if payments are not made.
The Fall 2013 Meal Plan begins on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 and ends Saturday, December 14, 2013. Spring 2014 Meal Plans begin on Saturday, January 4, 2014 and end on Saturday, May 3, 2014. 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.
EZ Pay Plan:
By choosing this option, you are authorizing USF Dining Services to charge your credit card AUTOMATICALLY and without further notice one-fourth of the total amount due for the fall semester on these days: 8/1/13, 9/1/13, 10/1/13 & 11/1/13 and one-fourth of the total amount due for the spring semester on these days: 12/1/13, 1/1/14, 2/1/14 & 3/1/14. The amount charged to your card on each of the above dates will be – Open Access: $443.75; Any 15: $418.75; BULLBlock 165: $393.75; BULLBlock 110: $325.00. By choosing the EZ Pay plan, you agree to maintain a credit line adequate to cover such charges on the dates noted above. If you default on this obligation, your account will be assessed a $29 fee (per attempted transaction) and the meal plan account as well as the academic account will be placed on a financial hold. The amounts for each plan above include a $25.00 administrative fee per semester.
Financial Aid Deferred Payment
In order to defer payment of your Residential Meal Plan, you must meet the following criteria—a). reside in on-campus housing, b). your accepted financial aid awards, scholarships, loans or grants must exceed $2150 above tuition, housing and fee charges and c). verify meal plan deferment eligibility on OASIS. If you meet all three of the above criteria, you are able to submit the $25 non-refundable deferment deposit. The $25 non-refundable deposit will be deducted from the total cost of the meal plan. Submission of the deposit does not confirm that deferment has been awarded to cover the complete cost of the meal plan. Please note that if your financial aid package does not cover all or part of your activated meal plan, then you are responsible to pay any amount due. Deferment is not automatically awarded for both the fall and spring semesters. You must review and complete the above process prior to the start of each semester (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014). Meal Plan deferments are not available for Dining Dollar Only plans.
Meal Plan Usage
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: Unused meals on the BULLBlock plan will roll over from the Fall to the Spring semester upon payment of your Spring meal plan. If the account holder does not wish to participate in a Spring Meal Plan (Returning & Off-campus Residents only) or opts for a different meal plan, any unused meals on the BULLBlock plan will be forfeited at the end of the Fall semester: December 14, 2013.
Carry-Out Policy: Carry out is available to you as a courtesy.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.