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Policy on Meal Plan Requirements

Policy on Meal Plan Requirements


To ensure that registered students residing in a residence hall are assigned a university meal plan.


This policy applies to all residence hall students.

Policy History

Effective Date:  January 10, 1994

Approval:  August 22, 2022

Policy History: 

  • Approved in original form: January 10, 1994 
  • Approved as amended: September 5, 2000
  • Approved as amended: March 23, 2016
  • Approved as amended: August 22, 2022

Maintenance of Policy:  Executive Director of Dining Services


All students living in a traditional residence hall (Marycrest, Stuart, Founders, Virginia Kettering, or Marianist) are required to purchase either the Standard Plan or the Flexible Plan.  This requirement applies to all students regardless of class status. Once a meal plan has been selected, no changes can be made after the second week of the semester.  Meal plans can only be used in Dining Services locations and those Flyer Enterprise locations that serve food.

The Standard Plan provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week with set meal plan hours and spending allowances.  The plan resets every day and any unused meals are lost. 

The Flexible Plan provides complete flexibility in dining, functioning as a debit account.  There are no meal periods tied to a clock or spending allowances associated with this plan.  100% of all debit funds remaining at the end of Fall Term roll over to the Spring Term if the student remains on campus.  A meal plan for Spring Term is still required if the student will be living in a traditional residence hall.  At the end of the Spring Term, all remaining funds will be forfeited.

Reference Documents

  1. FlyerCard Policy
  2. FlyerCard Terms and Conditions



For questions related to University Policies of Finance and Administrative Services, please contact:

Virginia Dowse, Assistant Vice President and Controller