Purchase a Meal Plan

Meal plans can be purchased through Chartwells, our campus dining provider.

Purchase Meal Plans

Meal Plan Hall Access

All meal plan holders will automatically gain access to buildings with residential dining halls*. If you find you are unable to access dining halls, send an email to [email protected].

*Comstock Hall is accessible to only residents of Comstock and Yudof Halls, not all meal plan holders. 

Checking your balance

Students may check their Meal Plan balance on the U Card website

Regular School Year Plans

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Students living in residence halls

With All Access Dining plans, you have an unlimited number of swipes and can eat in on campus residential restaurants as often as you choose.  All you need to use your meal plan is your U Card, which will be swiped upon each entry into a residential restaurant.

One of the below meal plans is required for those living in on-campus housing. If you didn’t indicate your meal plan preference on your housing application, you will be automatically assigned to the Unlimited Silver Plan.

Table showing meal plans available to residents at U of M residence halls.
Plan Meals* Guest Meals* Dining Dollars** Cost Fall 2022 Dates Spring 2023 Dates
Unlimited Silver Plan Unlimited 0 $100 $2,420 8/29 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10
Unlimited Gold Plan Unlimited 3 $200 $2,520 8/29 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10
Unlimited Platinum Plan Unlimited 6 $300 $2,620 8/29 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10

Meal swipes can be used at Middlebrook, 17th Ave, Sanford, Bailey, or Pioneer restaurants. The Comstock Hall restaurant is restricted to Comstock Hall and Yudof Hall residents only.

*Meals & guest meals will not roll over from the fall to spring semester.
**Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to the spring semester, and they will expire at the end of the academic year in the spring.

Students living in apartments, commuters, & staff members

Apartment and commuter students have the option to choose a meal plan at any time, but it is best to make the request by August 21. In addition to being able to take advantage of any of the residential meal plans, on-campus apartment residents or commuters may sign up for semester block meal plans or Dining Dollars plans—a flexible option for students with a busy schedule. Meal swipes can be used at Middlebrook, 17th Ave, Sanford, Bailey, or Pioneer restaurants.

Table showing meal plans available to non-residence hall residents.
Plan Meals* Guest Meals* Dining Dollars** Cost Fall 2022 Dates Spring 2023 Dates
Unlimited Silver Plan Unlimited 0 $100 $2,420 9/3 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10
Unlimited Gold Plan Unlimited 3 $200 $2,520 9/3 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10
Unlimited Platinum Plan Unlimited 6 $300 $2,620 9/3 -12/22 1/14 - 5/10
Unlimited 5 Day Meal Plan Unlimited weekday meals 0 $300 $2,305 9/3 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10
150 Block 150 meals per semester 0 $100 $1,595 9/3 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10
80 Block 80 meals per semester 0 $100 $970 9/3 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10
50 Block 50 meals per semester 0 $100 $655 9/3 - 12/22 1/14 - 5/10

 

*Meals & guest meals will not roll over from the fall to spring semester.
**Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall to the spring semester, and they will expire at the end of the academic year in the spring.

Changing a Mandatory/Residential Meal Plan

Those with mandatory residential plans may request a change to their Spring 2023 semester meal plan by visiting Housing and Residential Life’s Meal Plan Change Website. The deadline to request a change to your Spring 2023 semester meal plan is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.

Even if you do not plan on changing your meal plan, we recommend visiting the website to verify that the plan we have on file for you is the plan you want in the spring. There are no fees assessed for changing plans. You can change your plan as many times as you would like before the deadline.

More information can be found on the Meal Plan Policy section of our website.

Please note: The meal plan change website is only accessible by a student's University login information. Parent-guest access does not carry over to the meal plan change website.