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All students who live on campus are required to participate in one of the below meal plans (Purple Flex, Purple 15, Purple 40 or Purple 70). These plans are also available to commuter students, faculty and staff. East Carolina University offers a combined housing and dining program for all on-campus residents. If you do not choose a dining plan on the Housing and Dining Preference Form, we will automatically enroll you into the Purple 40 plan. Be sure to read our Resident Frequently Asked Questions.

 
Purple Bucks
Each Purple Meal Plan includes Purple Bucks.  Purple Bucks can be used like cash and are taxed at the point of sale. Use them at all campus dining locations around campus. 
Please Note:  Purple Bucks roll over on all plans from the Fall Semester to the Spring Semester; however, Purple Bucks do not roll over after the Spring Semester is completed.
 
Pirate Meals
Pirate Meals are predetermined meals available at most food court locations on campus. Pirate Meals are only available to current Purple or Gold Meal Plan members. Pirate Meals are only offered at food court locations, excluding Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Java City and the CStores. Click here to see what Pirate Meals are available at our locations.

Residential Meal Plans

Purple Flex ($1,887.50/semester) - The Purple Flex meal plan offers you unlimited access to both dining halls (Todd and West End Dining Halls) with no Pirate Meal option. Along with the unlimited visits to the dining hall, you also receive $550 in Purple Bucks that can be used at all campus dining locations.

This plan includes:

- Unlimited Access to our continuous dining locations (Todd and West End Dining Halls)
- $550 Purple Bucks
- 5 Guest passes to bring a friend or family member to the dining halls                                            

Purple 15 ($1,894.50/semester) - The Purple 15 meal plan offers 15 Pirate Meals for the semester that can only be used in various retail locations. Along with these meals, you also receive $450 Purple Bucks, 5 Guest passes for the dining halls and unlimited access to the continuous service dining halls (Todd and West End). We recommend this plan if you want to eat most of your meals in our dining halls. 

This plan includes:

- 15 Pirate Meals to be used in the retail locations per semester
- Unlimited Access to our continuous dining locations (Todd and West End Dining Halls)
- $450 Purple Bucks
- 5 Guest passes to bring a friend or family member to the dining halls

Purple 40 ($1,901.50/semester) - The Purple 40 meal plan offers 40 Pirate Meals for the semester that can only be used in various retail locations. Along with these meals, you also receive $350 Purple Bucks, 5 Guest passes for the dining halls and unlimited access to the continuous service dining halls (Todd and West End). We recommend this plan if you enjoy eating in the retail locations, but will also spend time in the dining halls too!

This plan includes:

- 40 Pirate Meals to be used in the retail locations per semester
- Unlimited Access to our continuous dining locations (Todd and West End Dining Halls)
- $350 Purple Bucks
- 5 Guest passes to bring a friend or family member to the dining halls

Purple 70 ($1,908.50/semester) - The Purple 70 meal plan offers 70 Pirate Meals for the semester that can only be used in various retail locations. Along with these meals, you also receive $250 Purple Bucks, 5 Guest passes for the dining halls and unlimited access to the continuous service dining halls (Todd and West End). We recommend this plan if you want to eat many meals in the retail locations.

This plan includes:

- 70 Pirate Meals to be used in the retail locations per semester
- Unlimited Access to our continuous dining locations (Todd and West End Dining Halls)
- $250 Purple Bucks
- 5 Guest passes to bring a friend or family member to the dining halls


Ready to purchase a meal plan? You can sign up in three easy ways!
Call 252.ECU. FOOD, visit Jones Residence Hall or sign up on your OneStop Account at https://onestop.ecu.edu/onestop/.