Meal Plan 101:
Your Guide to Dining on Campus

Housing staff and student representatives work closely with our campus food service provider Chartwells "Warrior Eats" to ensure that residents have the best possible dining experience.

Did you know that campus dining has their own website? On the Dine on Campus website, students can

  • View dining menus and locations
  • Recharge their meal plan
  • Learn more about wellness and nutrition
  • Apply to work in a campus dining location
  • Submit feedback or ideas via the Dining Feedback Form

Dine on Campus Website

Students can also text-to-chat the Warrior Eats leadership team at (209) 841-0772 or email

Warrior ID card

What’s a Warrior ID Card?

Your Warrior Card is your key to:

  • Identification on Campus
  • Meal Plans
  • Library Services
  • Enrollment Services
  • Campus Recreation
  • Athletic Events
  • And more!

Your Warrior Card is THE most important card that you will have at Stan State; it's vital for accessing services. Please protect your card and carry it with you at all times.

To get your Warrior ID Card, visit the OIT Support Desk (Library 256). They will take your photo and print your card right there on the spot!

  • Students can submit their photo in advance via the Warrior Card Online Submission Tool. Cards belonging to residents will be delivered to the Housing Office within a few days.

Returning residents: if your Warrior Card is lost or stolen, a replacement card may be requested by contacting Replacement cards may be subject to a fee of $5.00.

New students do not have to pay for their first Warrior Card.

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How Do I Use My Meal Plan?

Meal Plans are loaded onto Warrior ID Cards by semester. For example, if a resident selects the Suite Plan, $1,800 will be loaded in August and $1,800 will be loaded in January.

  • All unused funds from the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester.
  • Meal plan funds that have not been used by the closure of dining services for the Contract Year (e.g. end of the school year in May) will be forfeited to Chartwells/Warrior Eats, per the university dining contract. If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

All plans are loaded onto resident Warrior ID cards. Meal Plans function as a declining balance “debit card” and are active beginning Move-In Day.

We recommend starting with a smaller plan and adding more funds as needed. Need to recharge? Students, family, or friends can add more funds to a meal plan on the Warrior Card website.

village cafe canteen

How Can I Recharge My Card or View My Balance?

Low on flex dollars and need a recharge? Visit the Meal Plan Purchase page on the Dine on Campus website to add funds to your meal plan anytime.

Find your remaining balance at the bottom of your receipt after a campus dining purchase, or visit to review your purchases and view your card balance. 

Meal plans can be used at any open dining venue on campus, including Starbucks, whether it be for a coffee, a full meal, a meal for a friend, or snacks at the Canteen!

In a hurry? Download the Boost Mobile Ordering app in the App Store or Google Play to preorder and pay for your meals with your flex dollars at nearly all of the dining venues.

For more details about dining hours and locations, visit the Dine on Campus website. Venues are subject to change as adjusted by Chartwells/Warrior Eats.

Warrior Grill
Located in Student Center
Features: Made-to-Order Meals, Woodfired Pizza, Beverages, TVs, Shuffleboard, Billiards, Open Seating

Red Wave
Located in Student Center
Features: Sushi, Grab-and-Go

Located in Student Center
Features: Full-Service Starbucks, Open Seating

The Village Cafe
Located in The Village, Near Village III
Features: Made-to-Order Meals, Starbucks Coffee Bar, Grab-and-Go, TVs, Open Seating

The Market Convenience Store
Located in the Student Center
Features: Grocery Items, Snacks, Beverages, Toiletries, Household Items, Grab-and-Go

The Canteen @ Village Cafe
Located in The Village Cafe
Features: Snacks, Beverages, Grab-and-Go
*Convert meal plan funds to Canteen Cash by submitting the Canteen Cash form

The Canteen
Located in Library 1st Floor
Features: Grab-and-Go, Beverages, Open Seating
*Convert meal plan funds to Canteen Cash by submitting the Canteen Cash form

Meal Plan funds are not automatically eligible to be used at The Canteen locations in the Village Cafe or the Library. Residents can convert a designated amount of funds via Canteen Cash form as many times as they'd like throughout the semester.

Convert Meal Plan Funds to Canteen Cash

It may take up to five business days for the Canteen Cash conversion to be processed. All unused funds from fall semester will transfer over to spring semester. Any unused funds at the end of spring semester will be forfeited to Warrior Eats. 

For more information about special or restrictive diets, allergies, or menu options, please contact Warrior Eats directly at You can also text-to-chat with the Warrior Eats team by texting 209-841-0772.

Updated: March 22, 2023