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2021/2022 Residential Meal Plan Descriptions and Rates
Available to all students living on campus, or to commuter students who wish to take advantage of the meal options in the Gorsuch Commons. Students living in a residence hall (North, East or West Hall, which do not have in-suite kitchens) are required to have one of the residential meal plans below. Students will be able to select a meal plan for fall in August before the start of the semester.
A $1,000 discount in both the fall and spring semesters, for a total discount of $2,000 for the academic year, on the Weekly Servings and Satiated Semester meal plans described below is available for students living on campus during the 2021-2022 academic year. These discounts are being offered in light of the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students. The discount will be automatically applied to students' accounts when they select a meal plan in August after room assignments are published (no additional meal plan application is necessary). Recipients of the meal plan discount are also eligible to receive the UA Scholars Housing Scholarship for a possible annual award of $3,500 for qualifying residents.
Cost per Semester: $2,550
- 14 Meals per Week
- $400 Dining Dollars per Semester
- 18 Meals per Week
- $320 Dining Dollars per Semester
Description: Never run out! This plan guarantees you'll have meals through the end of the semester. You'll be provided with 14 or 18 meals per week at the Creekside Eatery on the 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.
Cost per Semester: $2,550
- 175 Meals per Semester
- $525 Dining Dollars per Semester
- 225 Meals per Semester
- $350 Dining Dollars per Semester
Description: These plans provide a bank of meals to use throughout the semester as you like at the Creekside Eatery on the 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.
Campus and Add-On Meal Plans
Available to faculty, staff, apartment residents and commuter students
- Campus Meal Plan 300
- 9 All-You-Care-to-Eat Bonus Meals
- $300 Dining Dollars
- Price: $300
- Campus Meal Plan 200
- 6 All-You-Care-to-Eat Bonus Meals
- $200 Dining Dollars
- Price: $200
- Campus Meal Plan 100
- 3 All-You-Care-to-Eat Bonus Meals
- $100 Dining Dollars
- Price: $100
- Meal Add-On - 10
- 10 All-You-Care-to-Eat Meals
- Price: $107
- Meal Add-On - 25
- 25 All-You-Care-to-Eat Meals
- Price: $249
*Campus Meal Plans and Add-On Plans are available to faculty, staff, commuter students or campus apartment residents with kitchens. These plans can also be added to any residential meal plan if a student runs out of meals as long as the student's financial 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 the 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.
- Where can I use Dining Dollars on Campus?
Dining Dollars are accepted at campus food or coffee venues operated by Seawolf Dining: Creekside Eatery, The Bear Necessities, Borealis Brew, The Daily Grind, eXpress, Kaladi Brothers Cafe at the library, Taqueria. Please visit the Shops and Dining webpage for information about these venues.
Note: hours and availability of dining venues on campus this coming fall will likely be in flux and will be subject to change due to the coronavirus containment response.
Venues operated by students or other groups such as the Student Union Coffee Shop or Info Desk, Drowsy Wolf Cafe or Lucy's Restaurant do not accept Dining Dollars.
- 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.
- 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 (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 apartmentsor Templewood townhomes 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 Campus or Add-on plans, are available for students. Please contact the Department of Residence Life 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.
- How can I see how many meal swipes or dining dollars I have left during the semester?
You can check your Wolfcard balance (including your meal swipes or dining dollars balance) on the eAccounts website.
- When are meal plans offered?
Meal plans are available 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.
- 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
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 Satiated Semester plan expire at the end of the semester. Unused meals on the Weekly plans expire at the end of each week.
- How can faculty or staff purchase a Campus Meal Plan?
UAA faculty of staff can purchase a plan through payroll deduction or can pay for it directly at a Seawolf Dining location. Please complete the Campus Meal Plan Form and submit the original form to the HR office at the University Lake Building, 3890 University Lake Drive.
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 Department of Residence Life 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 $400 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 Commons Help Desk prior to the first Friday of instruction.
Meal plan selections are binding as of 5:00 pm on the second Friday of instruction in the fall and spring semesters and may not be changed for that semester.
Which Meal 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 one of the Satiated Semester Plans of 175 or 225 meals would better suit your needs.