Residential Student Meal Plans

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Underclassmen Meal Plans

On August 6, 2020, University Dining revised its Residential Meal Plans for students with 0–59 earned credit hours who are living in on-campus housing based on adjustments made to service for Fall 2020. These Meal Plan changes will continue for the Spring 2021 semester. Students automatically receive an Access 165 plan, which includes 165 dining hall entries and $405 Dining Dollars for a total reduced rate of $1,710 as part of their room and board for the fall and spring semesters. Once the Meal Plans have been applied for the spring semester, underclassmen who live on campus can change to the Access 135 plan through the academic drop/add deadline in January.

Fall Meal Plan entries do not roll over to the spring semester. Dining Dollars can be used in any on-campus restaurant across both campuses. Dining Dollars do carry over from fall to spring and can be used through the end of the Spring 2021 semester.

  • Plan
    Entries
    Dining Dollars
    Cost
  • Access 165
    (Default Plan)
    165
    $405
    $1,710
  • Access 135
    135
    $625
    $1,710

Upperclassmen Meal Plans

Students with 60 or more earned credit hours and graduate students living in on-campus housing automatically receive an Access 50 Meal Plan for $505 as part of their housing package for fall and spring semesters. Upperclassmen can to change to the Access 20 plan or upgrade to the Access 135 or the Access 165 plan through the academic drop/add deadline each semester.

Entries can be used at both of our award-winning dining halls, The Commons (Kennesaw) and Stingers (Marietta). You may use your entries into the dining halls through the end of each semester. Fall entries do not roll over to the spring semester.

Dining Dollars can be used in any on-campus restaurant across both campuses. Dining Dollars from the fall carry over and may be used through the end of the Spring 2021 semester.

  • Plan
    Entries
    Dining Dollars
    Cost
  • Access 50
    (Default Plan)
    50
    $50
    $505
  • Access 20
    20
    $300
    $505 
  • University Dining is committed to the safety of our campus community and is preparing for a variety of service scenarios that keep both students and employees protected. Even as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19, we are still committed to the participation of students in all aspects of college life, including the dining experience. Please click HERE for more information.
  • Residential students are able to change or upgrade their Meal Plan through the academic drop/add deadline. Summer Meal Plans are optional. To change or upgrade your Residential Meal Plan, log in to Owl Express, click the "Student Services" tab, and then click "Meal Plan Selection." Once you've completed your Meal Plan change, you will receive a confirmation notice on your screen. 

  • Residential Meal Plans are assessed each semester as part of your on-campus housing package; however, the cost of your Meal Plan is applied as a separate charge to your student account.
  • Residential students are unable to cancel their Meal Plan while residing on campus. Meal Plan rates are in addition to the housing costs associated with living on campus. When completing the Housing Application, all students must review and acknowledge a list of terms and conditions before submitting their application. One of the terms students accept is that as a residential student, they will be charged for a Meal Plan as part of the financial responsibilities of living on campus.
  • At this time, financial exemptions are not offered; however, if you have a medical or religious dietary restriction, please visit our website to apply for an exemption. If you are experiencing difficulties covering the cost of tuition, fees and other expenses like your Meal Plan, students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Financial Aid to see if additional aid is available to them.
  • Dining Dollars is a declining balance account that is loaded to your Talon Card and can be used to make sales tax–free food and beverage purchases on campus. You can save money by using Dining Dollars at any of our restaurants, The Market and many vending machines on campus. Students can also use Dining Dollars to receive a discounted door rate at The Commons or Stingers. Dining Dollars may be added at any time and carry over from the fall to spring semester.
  • Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Meal Plan office about your question.
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