A magnetic stripe on the back of your PalaCard (student ID card) works with our computer system to identify you as a dining plan member.

Block Meal Allowance

  • Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our Fresh Food Company.
  • There is no limit on how many meals may be used per day – enter as many times as you have meal allowances remaining on your plan 

Food Points - spend like cash in dollars and cents.

  • Supplement weekly meal allowances 
  • Can be used in all of our service locations
  • Works like a bank debit card; each time you make a purchase the total is subtracted from the balance in your account
  • Any remaining food points roll over from fall to spring term.  All points expire at the end of spring term.

Meal Plans for 2013/2014
Listed below are the meal plans available with food points for fall and spring semesters, the annual cost, and available options for students.  All residential students are required to have a meal plan:

Dining Hall Meals

Food Points

Fall & Spring

Annually

Unlimited Plan + 5 Guest Meals

$300

$2,513.00

$5,026.00

190 Meals/Semester + 15 Guest Meals

$350

$2,168.00

$4,336.00

160 Meals/Semester + 15 Guest Meals

$400

$1,974.00

$3,948.00

90 Meals/Semester  + 10 Guest Meals

$425

$1,343.00

$2,686.00

75 Meals/Semester (4th yr students only)+5 Guest Meals

$450

$1,192.00

$2,384.00

The table below shows the meal plan pre-assignment and options available based on student class. 

Student Class

Meal Plan Pre-Assignment

Meal Plan Options

First Year StudentUnlimited Plan (automatically assigned)Unlimited Plan (required)
Second Year Student190 Meals/SemesterUnlimited Plan, 190 Meals, 160 Meals
Third Year Student160 Meals/SemesterUnlimited Plan, 190 Meals, 160 Meals, 90 Meals
Fourth Year Student160 Meals/SemesterUnlimited Plan, 190 Meals, 160 Meals, 90 Meals, 75 Meals

On-Line Meal selection will be available beginning April 8 - August 15, 2013 for students who wish to change the meal plan pre-assignment. Log in to your MyFurman account, click "Student Financial Info", and choose the meal plan you wish to have.

After August 15th, 2013, to change your meal plan assignment you must contact the Bursar's Office at ext. 2027. All change requests must be made at the beginning of the semester by the end of the third day of class. After this date, no changes will be made for the current semester. Please keep in mind that the assignment will be for the entire academic year.  Only unused food points transfer from fall to spring semester for students with an active meal plan. If a meal plan is canceled during the academic year, any food points from a prior semester will be forfeited. At the end of Spring semster, unused food points and meals terminate and are not refundable nor transferrable to the new academic year.

*The Bursar's Office will manually cancel the meal plans of students participating in foreign study or off-campus programs for the semester in which they are gone.*

Only unused food points transfer from fall to spring semester for students with an active meal plan. If a meal plan is cancelled during the academic year, any food points from a prior semester will be forfeited. At the end of Spring semster, unused food points and meals terminate and are not refundable nor transferrable to the new academic year.

Campus Cash
If food points just aren’t enough to satisfy your Einstein’s, Chick-Fil-A, and Moe’s cravings, you can add additional money to your account.  This Campus Cash spends the same as your food points, with one added bonus.  While food points expire at the end of the Spring term, Campus Cash does not.  Your Campus Cash balance will remain with you as long as you are enrolled at Furman.  Upon your exit from Furman, any remaining balance of Campus Cash will be refunded to you.  Campus Cash can be added by contacting the Student Business Center @ 864-294-2027.  This is NOT part of the Meal Plan, but is a nice addition to your dining options on campus.

Pala Cards are Non-Transferrable
Your Pala Card is required to enter the dining hall.  Students without their Pala Cards will not be allowed to enter the dining hall without paying cash.  Your account cannot be debited without scanning your card.  You may not pass, loan, or sell your meal plan or ID card.  ID cards with unidentifiable photos or magnetic strips that do not work will not be accpeted.  Students will be asked to get a new ID that has a clear picture and/or valid magnetic strip to use their meal plan.  Transfer of your meal card may result in disciplinary action.

Please note:
Food Points are part of the meal plan.  If a plan is cancelled, the Food Points will be cancelled as well including any points that have carried over from another term.  Food Points are never refundable as cash.  Please see the FAQs here or contact the Bursar's Office for more information on your specific situation.

Please direct Meal Plan Questions to the Student Business Center: http://www.furman.edu/busaffairs/MealPlans.htm