Meal Plans and Eateries

Because We Know MealsPhoto of two students eating together. Are Important.

Housing and Residential Life works very closely with our campus dining vendor to ensure that our residents have the best possible dining experience. Whether it is taking a trip around the world through themed dinner nights, tasting some down-home family recipes, or eating that traditional mouth watering burger, we guarantee that you'll find something you like.

Choosing a Meal Plan

Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. There are meal plans for a variety of needs and budgets. Residents can spend their dining dollars at any eatery on campus.

Meal Plan Cost for Academic Year
Warrior Platinum* $3,800.00
Warrior Gold* $3,400.00
Warrior Silver $2,500.00
Warrior Bronze $2,100.00
Warrior Snack $1,300.00

*First year students can either choose Warrior Platinum or Warrior Gold. Upper class residents can choose from one of the five options. 

Daily Rate-Meal Plan Breakdown

First Year
Meal Plans
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Total for the Year Daily Rate Equivalent
Warrior Platinum
$1,900.00 $1,900.00 $3,800.00 $14.79
Warrior Gold
$1,700.00 $1,700.00 $3,400.00 $13.23
Second Year & Upperclass
Meal Plans
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Total for the Year Daily Rate Equivalent
Warrior Silver
$1,250.00 $1,250.00 $2,500.00 $9.73
Warrior Bronze
$1,050.00 $1,050.00 $2,100.00 $8.17
Warrior Snacks
$650.00 $650.00 $1,300.00 $5.06

Note: Warrior Platinum and Warrior Gold are also available to second year and above residents.


Campus Dining Services offers residents several meal plan options. Meal plans are required for all campus housing contracts.

Residential students may purchase meals at the following locations:

  • Main Dining: Breakfast and lunch
  • Warrior Grill Express: Lunch and dinner
  • Village Cafe: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday. Brunch and   dinner offered Saturday and Sunday. Now We Proudly Serve StarbucksTM
  • Pop's Express Convenience Store: General supplies, snacks and beverages
  • MSR Coffee Cafe: We Proudly Serve StarbucksTM, breakfast and lunch items

Flex dollars can be used at any of the campus dining locations referenced above. Flex funds function as a declining amount of dollars loaded onto a student card twice per year. 

Warrior Card

Meal plans are administered through your Warrior Card, which functions both as a university ID and as a declining dollar card. Meal plan dollars are assigned on an annual basis and are allocated by semester.

How Do I Add Money to My Card?

Students who wish to add additional dollars to their card or learn more about the uses of their Warrior Card may do so by visiting the Warrior Card website at The dollars you add (in Warrior Cash) can be used in the bookstore, dining, etc. (these are distinct from meal plan dollars).

Where Can I Spend My Meal Plan Money?

That's simple. During the operating hours of any Campus Dining Facilities listed under Eateries.

plate of pasta and salad

Unused meal plan balances will roll forward from one semester to the next, but must be used during the academic year for which they are purchased. Meal plan funds must be expended the last day of the contract period. Funds not expended are forfeit to Campus Dining, unless the resident signs up to live on campus the following year. A resident on contracts to live on campus concurrent years may roll up to 10% of prior year unused funds to the subsequent year.

Learn more about our campus dining vendor Chartwell's by visiting their website Dine On Campus.