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 all Seawolf Dining & Catering establishments on campus. 

If your schedule is such that you are not able to make it to the Creekside Eatery, meal plan participants are able to exchange "meal swipes" for an equivalent value of $5.00 towards your purchase at all of our other venues – including Subway, Mein Bowl, Cuddy Marketplace, and the Daily Grind.

Meal plans are paid for once per semester. Meal Plans are loaded onto your WOLFcard, allowing you to simply swipe your card for coffee, snacks, meals, etc.


Selecting a Meal Plan

Students can select a meal plan on their MyHousing page via UAOnline.  Meal plan selection will be activated a few weeks prior to check-in and 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 200 meals/400 dining dollars will be automatically added to their student account.  

Students' selected meal plan for fall will automatically roll over and be renewed for students staying for the spring semester.  Students wishing to change their meal plan for the spring semester must do so online during a designated time prior to the spring semester (students will receive an email when this option is available).  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 Details

  • Meal plan selections are binding as of 5:00 pm on the first Friday of instruction and may not be decreased 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)
  • Unused meals and dining dollars expire at the end of each semester and do not carry over.
  • All dining venues run by Seawolf Dining & Catering accept meal swipes for the equivalent of $5 dining dollars.

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.


All rates are effective as of February 2016 for the 2016/2017 Academic Year and are subject to change. Rates are listed per semester.

Take a moment to review your schedule, work hours, or anything else that might affect your meal plan so that you can make an informed decision on which meal plan to choose.


2016/2017 Meal Plan Pricing



per semester rate

Block 75

75 meals, $800 dining dollars


Block 100

100 meals, $700 dining dollars


Block 150

150 meals, $600 dining dollars


Block 200

200 meals, $400 dining dollars


Meal Plan Add-Ons and Apartment-Only Plans

  PlanDescriptionper semester rate
  Block 10*
10 meals
  Block 25*
25 meals
  Block 50*50 meals, $200 dining dollars

*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.

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