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Meal Plans

Meal Plans

All Access + $50 Dining Dollars:

The All Access plan offers unlimited meals in the Higgins Cafe and is the default option for students required to have a meal plan. Students on the All Access Plan may swipe into the Dining Hall as many times per week as they want*. *Note that When classes are in session, the Bistro offers a Take 3 "meal swap". Meal swaps are deducted from a student's weekly allotted meals. One meal swap is allowed per meal period for all meal plans. Students on the All Access Plan are allowed to swap in exchange for their unlimited Higgins Cafe access but may not dine in both locations during the same meal period. Unlimited access is granted again during the next meal period. In addition, they will have $50 Rollover Dining Dollars and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.

Plan cost: $1,830 per semester.


All Access PLUS Plan + $75 Dining Dollars:

The All Access Plus Plan now has the ultimate in flexibility and value.  Students on this plan have the option of using their meal plan for one late nite swap per day in the Bistro (9:00pm-2:30am).  All Access  Plus Plan participants have unlimited access to Higgins Café dining hall as well as the option to exchange their unlimited dining hall status for a Bistro swap meal during any meal period.  The All Access Plus Plan provides $75 dining dollars that may be used in the Bistro or Jazzman’s Café.  

Plan cost: $2,165 per semester.


15 Meals Per Week + $160 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 15 times per week. In addition, they will have $160 Rollover Dining Dollars per semester and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.

Plan cost: $1,830 per semester.


15 Meals Per Week PLUS Plan + $185 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan will have all features of the 15 Meals Per Week Plan, plus an additional $25 Dining Dollars per semester and one late nite swap per day in the Bistro (9:00pm-2:30am).

Plan cost: $2,165 per semester.


12 Meals Per Week + $210 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 12 times per week. In addition, they will have $210 Rollover Dining Dollars per semester and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.

Plan cost: $1,830 per semester.


12 Meals Per Week PLUS Plan + $235 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan will have all features of the 12 Meals Per Week Plan, plus an additional $25 Dining Dollars per semester and one late nite swap per day in the Bistro (9:00pm-2:30am).

Plan cost: $2,165 per semester.


10 Meals Per Week + $290 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 10 times per week. In addition, they will have $290 Rollover Dining Dollars per semester and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.

Plan cost: $1,830 per semester.


10 Meals Per Week PLUS Plan + $315 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan will have all features of the 10 Meals Per Week Plan, plus an additional $25 Dining Dollars per semester and one late nite swap per day in the Bistro (9:00pm-2:30am).

Plan cost: $2,165 per semester.


100 Meal Block + $550 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 100 times per semester. In addition, they will have $550 Rollover Dining Dollars for use at the Bistro, Jazzman's, or additional Meal Swipes.

Plan cost: $1,420 per semester.


5 Meals Per Week + $200 Dining Dollars:

Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 5 times per week. In addition, they will have $200 Rollover Dining Dollars per semester. This is a great plan for commuter students or staff.

Plan cost: $930 per semester.



Log into you.clarku.edu portal and use the "housing and dining self-service" to add or change a meal plan.


Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars add flexibility to your dining options; and are yours to spend like cash at all Dining Services locations. As an additional value, Dining Dollars are tax exempt. Dining Dollars carry over from fall to spring for students who remain on a meal plan during second semester but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are there after forfeited.

Take 3

Take 3 LogoBistro “Swaps” are designed as meal options for students on the go and to provide opportunities for students to enjoy meals in the Bistro as part of their dining plan. Swaps are chosen from a select menu in the Bistro and are deducted from students weekly Higgins Café Meals. Students may swap up to one meal per meal period until 9:00pm daily. All Access and All Access Plus Plan participants may trade their unlimited Higgins Access for a swap but may not dine in both locations in the same meal period. All Access Plus Plan participants may also use a meal swipe for one meal during late nite Bistro hours, 9:00pm-2:30am!


Please Note:
  • Dining Dollars roll over from Fall for students who remain on a meal plan during Spring Semester. Dining Dollars not used by the end of Spring Semester expire.
  • There are NO Meal Period Restrictions in Higgins Cafe

How to sign up for a meal plan

The All Access Plan is the default meal plan for students living in traditional or suite lifestyle housing. Students living in apartment style housing are automatically enrolled in the 5 Meal Plan.

Please see the Residential Life & Housing website for detailed information on meal plan sign up requirements.

If you would like to sign up for or change your meal plan, please log into you.clarku.edu and use the "housing and dining self-service". Students may change or upgrade their meal plan within the first two weeks of each semester.

Meal Plan Exception Process

Please note that exceptions are rare and and limited to speicific circumstances through an exception process.  Students who have dietary or allergy concerns are encouraged to contact Dining Services prior to beginning the exception process for assistance on meeting their needs. Clark University prides itself in our ability to accomodate the majority of dietary concerns and has received notariety on our allergen awareness and accomodation program. Dietary concerns and preferences are not allowed as reasoning for exceptions.

Click here for an exemption form and for instructions on the process

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Important Info

Students can add meal plans anytime during the semester. If you would like to sign up for or change your meal plan, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (508) 421-3801 or via email at saccounts@clarku.edu.

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