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. 

Check out seawolfdining.com for information on dining locations across campus, Theme Nights, menus and more. 

 

2017/2018 Meal Plan Descriptions and Rates

 

Complete CuisineComplete Cuisine

Cost per Semester:  $2500

  • 250 Meals & Exchanges per Semester
  • $100 Dining Dollars per Semester

Description:  This plan provides a bucket of meals to be used throuhgout the semester as you like at the Creekside Eatery on Residential Campus, plus dining dollars to use at Seawolf Dining locations across campus.  Participants in this plan can also use meal swipes in exchange for $8 equivalencies at Seawolf Dining locations across campus (note: this is the only meal plan that offeres exchanges).   Unused meals and dining dollars expire at the end of the semester.

Weekly Servings

Weekly Servings

Cost per Semester:  $2250

  • 14 Meals per Week
  • $200 Dining Dollars per Semester

or

  • 18 Meals per Week
  • $120 Dining Dollars per Semester

Description:  Never run out!  This plan guarantees you'll have meals through the end of the semester.  You'll be providd with 14 or 18 meals per week at the Creekside Eatery on Residential Campus, plus dining dollars to spend over the course of the semester at any Seawolf Dining location.  Unused meals expire at the end of each week and unused dining dollars expire at the end of the semester.

Satiated Semester

Satiated Semester

Cost per Semester:  $2250

  • 175 Meals per Semester
  • $325 Dining Dollars per Semester

or

  • 225 Meals per Semester
  • $150 Dining Dollars per Semester

Description:  These plans provide a bank of meals to use throuhgout the semester as you like at the Creekside Eatery on Residential Campus, plus dining dollars to use at Seawolf Dining locations across campus.  Unused meals and dining dollars expire at the end of the semester

 Meal Plan Add-Ons and Apartment-Only Plans*

  • 10 Meals
  • 25 Meals
  • 9 Meals
  • $300 Dining Dollars
  • 6 Meals
  • $200 Dining Dollars
  • 3 Meals
  • $100 Dining Dollars
Cost: $107 Cost: $249       Cost: $300       Cost: $200       Cost: $100

*Meal Plan Add-Ons and Apartment-Only Plans are available to apartment residents or commuter students 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.

How the Meal Plan Works

 

  • What is the difference between Meals and Dining Dollars?

    Each meal plan provides a block of "meals" to be used at the Creekside Eatery located on residential campus.  One "meal swipe" equals one all-you-care-to-eat meal.  "Dining dollars"  may be used dollar-for-dollar at most Seawolf Dining & Catering establishments across campus. 

    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 dining dollars.  The Varsity Grill in the Alaska Airlines Center does accept Dining Dollars, but not Exchanges.

  • What is an Exchange?
    Meal plan participants in the Complete Cuisine Plan are able to exchange a meal swipe for an equivalent value of $8 towards purchases at most Seawolf Dining venues across campus.  If you'd like to be able to exchange your meal swipes to use at locations other than the Creekside Eatery on residential campus, the Complete Cuisine Plan (the only plan to offer exchanges) is a great option. 
  • Are students living on campus required to have a meal plan?

    Students living in one of the residence halls (North, East or West Halls) are required to purchase one of the primary meal plans (Complete Cuisine, Weekly Servings or Satiated Semester).   If you're assigned to one of those halls and don't pick a meal plan, the default Weekly 14 plan will be added for you in the week before check-in. 

    Students in the MAC or Templewood apartments are not required to have a plan, but are welcome to purchase any of the plans, including one of the Add-On plans.  Having a meal plan provides easy and convenient access to meals when you don't feel like preparing meals on your own. 

  • Can I purchase a meal plan if I don't live on campus?
    Yes!  Any of the meal plans, including one of the Add-on plans, are available for students, faculty or staff.  Please contact the Housing Office if you don't live on campus and are interested in purchasing a plan. 
  • If I move into student housing mid-semester, can I purchase a prorated meal plan?
    The Weekly 14 plan is available at a prorated rate for students who move into student housing after the first two weeks of school.  Late move-in residents of North, East or West Halls will be assigned the Weekly 14 plan at a prorated rate when they are assigned a room.  Apartments residents can choose the prorated Weekly 14 plan or one of the add-on plans if they wish. 
  • When are meal plans offered?
    Meal plans are avaialble during the fall and spring semesters.  Meal plans are not offered during the summer sessions. 
  • How do I pay for my meal plan?
    Your meal plan charge will be billed to your student account and will be due by the published UAA payment deadlines
  • How do I use my meals and dining dollars on campus?
    Meal blocks and dining dollars are loaded onto your Wolfcard (student ID) allowing you to simply swipe your card for meals, coffee, snacks, etc.
  • Can I use a meal swipe to treat someone else to a meal?
    Yes.  You are able to use more than one meal swipe per meal time.  For example, 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.
  • What happens if I have a non-weekly plan and I run out of meals before the end of the semester?
    You can purchase one of the Meal Plan Add-ons as long as your student financial account is in good standing. 
  • What happens if I don't use all my meals or dining dollars during the semester, or all my weekly meals during the week?  
    Unused meal swipes and dining dollars in the Complete Cuisine or Satiated Semester plans expire at the end of the semester.  Unused meals on the weekly plans expire at the end of each week. 

 


How do I Select 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 for the fall and spring semesters.  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. 

Meal plan selections are binding as of 5:00 pm on the first Friday of instruction in the fall and spring semesters and may not be changed for that semester.


 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 one of the two Weekly Servings Plans, which gives you 14 or 18 meals per week 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 Complete Cuisine Plan of 250 meals, or one of the Satiated Semester Plans of  175 or 225 meals would better suit your needs.
  • If you think you'll be eating most often at venues other than Creekside Eatery on Residential Campus (Subway, Caliente, or other venues on main campus), the Complete Cuisine Plan of 250 meals, which allows you to use your meal blocks as $8 equivalencies at locations across campus, may be the best plan for you.

 

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. 

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