Meal Plans

A college meal plan provides convenient pre-paid dining at a variety of campus locations. First-year students are required to participate in a full meal plan for the entire year. Starting with the Class of 2018, all upper class students are also required to purchase a minimum of a 75-Block plan for the full year. The Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 have no required meal plan purchase.
Students enroll in a meal plan each semester.
The 21-, 16-, 14-, and 10-Meal Plans are all weekly plans. Unused meals for the week do not carry over to the following week. The 90-block and 75-block Plans count down throughout the semester. Unused meals at the end of the semester do not carry over to the following semester.
Most plans also include additional Dining Dollars. These Dining Dollars may be used like cash at Vail Commons, Davis Café, Wildcat Den, Union Station and campus vending machines. Dining Dollars remaining in a student's account at the end of fall semester carry over to the spring as long as the student remains on a meal plan for the spring semester. No Dining Dollars carry over from spring semester to fall semester of the following year.
Students are allowed to use a meal plan swipe at cash locations for a prescribed cash value (referred to as "meal equivalencies") at specified times. These include weekday breakfast, late lunch (after 2 p.m.), dinner and late night at the Union Café as well as lunch at Wildcat Den.
Note that broader participation in the meal plan program due to the required meal plan has allowed us to reduce prices on our smallest meal plans (both block plans, and the 10-meal plan) and avoid any increase in the 14-meal plan for the 2015-16 school year.

Available Meal Plans

(Rates below include the required North Carolina sales tax.)

2015-16 Rates
Annual Semester
21 Meal Plan
($100 Dining Dollars)
$6,459 $3,229.50
16 Meal Plan
($300 Dining Dollars)
$6,426 $3,213
14 Meal Plan
($200 Dining Dollars)
$5,678 $2,839
10 Meal Plan
($200 Dining Dollars)
$4,340 $2,170
90 Block Meal Plan
($100 Dining Dollars)
$2,398 $1,199
75 Block Meal Plan
(No Dining Dollars)
$1,690 $845

The college is committed to maintaining a high quality dining program and keeping meal options on campus affordable. North Carolina State law requires that students be charged sales tax on pre-paid meal plans as well as any other retail dining sales that occur on campus. The schedule of prices above includes the combined North Carolina, county and local taxes of 8.25%.