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Meal Plan FAQs


How can I purchase a Meal Plan or Dining Dollars?
You may purchase a Meal Plan in several ways:

Live on Campus? If you live in University Housing, you can purchase your Meal Plan or Dining Dollars online or through the Housing office (this option allows you to have the cost deferred to your student account.)

Live off Campus or a faculty/Staff Member? There are four ways to meal plans and Dining Dollars

  • BUY Online
  • Visit Pacific Dining in the University Center
  • Visit the Business Office
  • Call (503) 352-2217

How can I deposit more money into my Dining Dollars account?
Reloading your Dining Dollars is easy and can be done anytime of the year. The easiest way to Dining Dollars is through our secure
website. You can also add funds with cash or check via mail or in person at the Dining Services office in the University Center.

Where can I use my Dining Dollars?
Dining Dollars can be used at any
Pacific University Dining location, including:

  • NEW P.O.D. Market in the UC
  • NEW Starbucks cafe in the UC
  • Newly refreshed dining room in the UC
  • Einstein Bros Bagels on campus and on 8th ave. in Hillsboro
  • Pizza Schmizza - on campus delivery only
  • Concessions at sporting events
  • Host a party with Pacific University Catering services!

I'm broke! Can I withdraw money from my Dining Dollar account?
Sorry, Dining Dollars cannot be withdrawn. Meal plan and Dining Dollars can only be used at
Pacific University Dining locations. This helps ensure that funds budgeted by parents and students for food remain available for that purpose throughout the semester.


Can I use my friend's card if they approve it?
Meal plans and Dining Dollars on each person's dining card may only be used to make purchases if the cardholder is present. Only the person matching the photo on the ID card is authorized to use it. We check each card carefully to prevent theft from lost or stolen cards for your protection.

What's up with meals on Saturday and Sunday in the U.C.?
On Saturday and Sunday The Grove offers a community brunch, served from 11am-1:30pm and Dinner is served from 5pm-6:30pm. For the most up to date hours visit our Locations page.

Don't forget, Starbucks is open Late for all of your midnight cravings!
Starbucks in the UC is open 6am-Midnight on both Saturday and Sundays. You're free to grab anything your stomach desires before The Grove opens.



What happens to my Dining Dollars at the end of the term, year or when I leave Pacific?

Extra Dining Dollars? No problem, Dining Dollars roll over from Fall to Spring term.

  • At the end of Spring term, any balance of $100 or less will be rolled over to the next academic term.
  • Any balance over $100 are reduced to $100 and can be used at our Bulk Buy. No refunds are given at the end of Spring term   

Not Returning? Students, faculty and staff with Dining Dollars who are not returning the following academic year can use any balance over $100 at our Bulk Buy at the end of Spring term.  

What is the Bulk Buy?
At the end of Spring term we hold a special sale called the Bulk Buy! We make a menu of snack items and beverages and you can purchase them with any remaining Dining Dollars at a discounted price. Typical items for sale include Chips, Crackers, Soda, Bottled Water, Cereal, Fruit and Candy. Simply place an order, we deduct it from your Dining Dollars and you have fresh snacks for the summer break!

How can I contact Pacific University Dining Services?

We can be reached in the University Center, room 105 or by calling (503) 352-2217