Seawolf Dining

Seawolf Dining & Catering is a self-supporting entity under the direction of University Housing, Dining & Conference Services and operated by NANA Management Services (NMS). NMS is a joint venture between a local Alaska Native corporation, NANA, and Sodexo.  Our goal is to provide quality food and services to residential and commuter students, faculty, staff, and the community. 

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How the Meal Plan Works

Each meal plan provides a block of all-you-care-to-eat "meals" in the Creekside Eatery, along with varying amounts of "dining dollars" that may be used at most Seawolf Dining & Catering establishments on campus. 

Meal plans are billed to student accounts once per semester at the beginning of each semester. Meal blocks and dining dollars are loaded onto your WOLFcard, allowing you to simply swipe your card for meals, coffee, snacks, etc.

Meal plan participants in the 250 Meal Plan are able to exchange "meal blocks" for an equivalent value of $8.00 towards purchases at most Seawolf Dining venues – including Subway, Caliente, Cuddy Market Place, and the Daily Grind.


Selecting a Meal Plan

Students can select a meal plan on their Housing Self-Service page via UAOnline during a designated time after room assignments are finalized.  Students will receive an email from the Housing Office once this option is available. If students are assigned to a residence hall, where a meal plan is required, but do not choose a meal plan via UAOnline, the default meal plan of 14 meals per week and $200 dining dollars will be automatically added to their student account before check-in.  

At the conclusion of the fall semester, students will have the opportunity to renew their current meal plan, or choose a different plan for the spring semester.  If students are assigned to a residence hall, where a meal plan is required, but do not choose a new spring meal plan via UAOnline, their fall meal plan will be automatically renewed before the start of the new semester.  Students can also change their meal plan between semesters by completing a Meal Plan Change Form at the Housing Desk prior to the first Friday of instruction. 

 Which Meal Plan Should I Choose?

When choosing a meal plan, take a moment to review your schedule, travel, work hours, or anything else that might affect when you'll eat most of your meals so that you can make an informed decision on which meal plan to choose. 

  • If you want to ensure that you don't run out of meals towards the end of the semester and that you have regular meals every week, then the 14 or 18 per week meal plan may be the best option.
  • If you'd like flexibility in how you use your meals (you may use more meals one week and less the week after), then the 175, 225 or 250 plan would better suit your needs.
  • If you run out of meals before the end of the semester, you can add one of the meal plan add-ons described below as long as your student account is in good standing. 

Meal Plan Details

  • Meal plan selections are binding as of 5:00 pm on the first Friday of instruction and may not be changed for that semester.
  • You are able to use more than one meal swipe per meal time (ex. if mom and dad visit, or you wish to treat a friend to dinner, you are able to use as many swipes as you like on a single occasion)
  • For the 175, 225 and 250 Meal Plans, unused meals and dining dollars expire at the end of each semester and do not carry over.
  • For the 14 and 18 Weekly Meal Plans, unused meals expire at the end of each week, and unused dining dollars expire at the end of each semester. 
  • Students with the 250 Meal Plan can exchange a meal swipe for an equivalent of $8 dining dollars at all dining venues run by Seawolf Dining & Catering.

NOTE: UAA Perk at the University Center, Union Station in the Student Union, and the Lucy Cuddy Fine Dining Room in Cuddy Hall are not part of Seawolf Dining & Catering, and therefore do not accept meal swipes or dining dollars.  The Varsity Grill in the Alaska Airlines Center does accept dining dollars, but not meal swipes. 

All rates are effective as of May 23, 2017 for the 2017/2018 Academic Year and are subject to change. Rates are listed per semester.

2017/2018 Meal Plan Pricing



per semester rate

175 Plan

  • 175 meals per semester (average of 11 meals per week)
  • $325 dining dollars per semester


 225 Plan

  • 225 meals per semester (average of 14 meals per week)
  • $150 dining dollars per semester


250 Plan

  • 250 meals per semester (average of 15 meals per week)
  • $100 dining dollars per semester
  • One meal swipe can be used for an equivalent of $8 dining dollars at all dining venues run by Seawolf Dining & Catering


Weekly 14

  • 14 meals per week
  • $200 dining dollars per semester


Weekly 18

  • 18 meals per week
  • $120 dining dollars per semester

 Meal Plan Add-Ons and Apartment-Only Plans*

  Plan Description per semester rate
10 Meal Plan 10 meals $107
25 Meal Plan 25 meals $249
15 Meal Plan 15 meals, $150 dining dollars $295
30 Meal Plan 30 meals, $300 diniing dollars $549
Dining Dollars Plan $300 dining dollars, 5 meals $300

 *Meal Plan Add-Ons and Apartment-Only Plans are available to apartment residents only, or can be added to any existing meal plan if students run out of meals as long as the students' account is in good standing. Meal Plans may also be purchased by commuter students, staff or faculty who do not live on campus.  Commuter students interested in a meal plan should contact the Housing Office for more information. 

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