Frequently Asked Questions
If you are residing in a resident hall that does not have a full kitchen (Traditional and Suite Lifestyle Housing), you need to choose from one of the "full traditional meal plans" (All Access, 15 Meal Plan, 12 Meal Plan, 10 Meal Plan) or from one of the "plus plans" (All Access Plus Plan, 15 Plus Meal Plan, 12 Plus Meal Plan, 10 Plus Meal Plan).
All information is shown per semester. If you are living in a resident hall, the cost of the meal plan is included in the room and board rates.
|Meal Plan||Higgins Cafe Access||Dining Dollars/ Semester||Guest Passes||Late Night Swaps||Cost/ Semester|
|All Access Plus Meal Plan||Unlimited||$75||5||Yes||$2,100|
|All Access Meal Plan||Unlimited||$50||5||No||$1,775|
|15 Meal Plan||15 Meals/ Week||$160||5||No||$1,775|
|15 Plus Meal Plan||15 Meals/ Week||$185||5||Yes||$2,100|
|12 Meal Plan||12 Meals/ Week||$210||5||No||$1,775|
|12 Plus Meal Plan||12 Meals/ Week||$235||5||Yes||$2,100|
|10 Meal Plan||10 Meals/ Week||$290||5||No||$1,775|
|10 Plus Meal Plan||10 Meals/ Week||315||5||Yes||$2,100|
|5 Meal Plan||5 Meals/ Week||$200||-||No||$905|
|100 Meal Plan||100 Meals/ Semester||$550||-||No||$1,375|
The Plus Plans provide an additional $25 Dining Dollars per semester and 1 late night Swap per day in the Bistro (9:00pm - 2:30am).
You can use your Dining Dollars at on-campus dining facilities only (Higgins Cafe, Bistro, Jazzman's or the Coffee Shop At Student Engagement Center), while your Cash Card dollars can be used at any on-campus dining facility, as well as at the bookstore and a variety of local merchants, in vending machines on campus, and for on-campus printing.
Learn more about the Cash Card and get a full list of locations that accept it.
A Take 3 "swap" is designed to provide opportunities for you to enjoy meals in the Bistro as part of your dining plan, and is a good meal option for when you're on the go. You may choose from a select Swaps menu in the Bistro, and the meals are deducted from your weekly Higgins Cafe meals balance.
However, if you're on an All Access Plan or All Access Plus Plan participant and select a meal to swap at the Bistro, Higgins Cafe access is unavailable until the next meal period. Students on other meal plans may swipe in either location for any meal period, up to their weekly allotted meals buy may only swap once per meal period in the Bistro.
Unlike many other university dining facilities, Clark Dining Services makes meals from scratch - they are not prepackaged or previously frozen. We're so proud of this that we give tours of the kitchen facilities throughout the semester so you can see for yourself how the food is prepared.