Most of our spaces come with a meal plan requirement, however, any student is eligible to have one! A variety of meal plans allow you to select one based on your needs. As you plan out your campus experience, we know that a variety of nutritious and delicious foods are very important. On this page you will learn more about dining options, meal plans, processes and more.
Dining Services strives to support the local community and you by providing locally sourced ingredients. Learn more about the local businesses that Dining Services works with regularly here.
Wonder where the leftover food goes?
Dining Services partners with the Recovery Food Network, a student organization, that gathers the food that would otherwise be thrown away and prepares it for donation to the Mission, a local shelter as well as to the on campus food pantry, FeedU Pantry located in the Union. Follow them on Facebook @ facebook.com/foodrecovery.uofu
For most, we have a solution. In the Peterson Heritage Center Dining Room, there is a special line called G8, where meals are prepared without the 8 most common allergens: dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree-nuts, soy, wheat/gluten. They work to do their best to avoid cross-contamination, but they cannot guarantee that the meal would be 100% allergen-free.
Students will also find a Vegan focused location in the Dining Room that is prepared by our dedicated vegan chef.
In Lassonde Studios, there is a vegan option at the Miller Cafe as well.
If you are requesting an accommodation for the meal plan, please complete the Meal Plan Accommodation Request at the bottom of this page.
MEAL PLANS, RATES & LOCATIONS
Find the latest meal plans and all the great places to eat on Campus here:
On the Dining Services site you will find meal nutrition information, the menu, hours of service, and sustainability information.
Dining Services provides students a large variety of places to connect with friends, faculty, and staff over a meal or a drink. Want a direct link to the residential dining hot spots?
In partnership between Dining Services and Housing & Residential Education, the following three locations are open 24 hours a day.
Peterson Heritage Center – Crimson Corner
Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community – Honors Market
Lassonde Studios –Miller Cafe
No need to leave campus when you have great options right on campus for you!
meal transfer program- New!
We understand the importance of convenience as you plan out your schedule for the semester, including where you are going to have your meals throughout your day on campus. In an effort to provide greater accommodation, as of Fall 2017, meals will be able to be transferred as outlined below.
What is a meal transfer?
A meal transfer is when you can utilize a dollar value of a meal from your meal plan at another location on campus to purchase food and drinks. If food and drink purchases are over that amount, residents can use flex dollars, dining dollars, cash, or debit/credit for the remaining amount.
Which meal plans have meal transfers?
(The Lassonde Studios meal plans are declining balance plans and can be used at all Dining Services locations).
What is the meal transfer value?
You are able to transfer a meal by selecting up to the dollar amount below in food and drink purchases only; there are other items sold in the Honors Market that are not food items, such as toilet paper, soap, laundry detergent, and medicine, which are not included in the Meal Transfer Program.
*The typical ticket price for meals was utilized to identify the meal transfer rate.
Where can I transfer a meal?
Lassonde Studios: Miller Cafe
Marriott Honors Community: Honors Market
Union: Crimson View- 4th floor
The Hive Pizzaria- opening soon
When can I transfer a meal?
Students will be able to transfer one meal per meal period to another location, while additional meals within that meal period can be consumed in the Peterson Heritage Center Dining Room. The Lassonde Cafe and Honors Market are open 24-hours a day so the meal periods have been identified to take into account the 24-hour operation.
An example would be if you use a transfer meal at 6:00am in the Marriott Honors Community and then wish to have a later breakfast in Peterson Heritage Center Dining Room you would be able. You would just not be able to have a later breakfast in a venue other than the Peterson Heritage Center Dining Room. We hope you enjoy this new benefit of your meal plan!
COMING SOON… THE hive
The newest dining location on campus is historically called the “Bath House” because it used to serve as the swimming pool location for the Fort Douglas Army Reserve. Since then, the swimming pool has been filled in with beach sand and there are two outdoor volleyball courts and a basketball court for your use. In recent years, this space was home to Outdoor Adventures within Campus Recreation Services on campus.
Inside, it is being renovated to become your on-campus late-night pizza hangout, or “The Hive”. The Hive is expected to open during the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Meal Plan Accommodation Request
Meal plans are required for all students living with us in the residence halls (Chapel Glen, Gateway Heights, Officers Circle, Sage Point, and Lassonde Studios residents in singles and doubles). If, however, you have food allergies or follow a special diet for medical or religious reasons, we are happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns, look at options, and determine the best solution regarding your meal plan.
Please complete the following form and submit it online. Once HRE has received it and been able to review it, a member of our team will reach out to you to discuss your options.
You may be referred to a member of University Dining Services to discuss options and see if any type of adjustment can be made. Accommodations are adjusted on the date that the accommodation is approved from the Disability Services & Access Office and are not typically retroactive prior to that date.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are wanting to adjust your meal plan type only, DO NOT complete this form. You will be notified on how to adjust your meal plan at the beginning of each semester.
Meal Plan Change Request
Request to change to a Different Plan:
Residents are able to change their meal plan only one time each semester. This opportunity is during the first week of the semester. For the Fall 2017 Semester, the deadline for changing your meal plan has now passed. Please check back during the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.