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Meal Plan Options

2016-17 Meal Plan Options (PDF)

Residence Halls

Students living in Arnett, Ashton, Emerson, Hill, and Moyer are required to choose a Weekly Block plan. Each plan gives you a certain number of meals to use each week (at Gwinn Commons and Simply to Go retail locations) and a set amount of Dining Dollars to spend each quarter (at any dining location). The more meals you have, the fewer Dining Dollars you'll need to supplement them. Unused meals will roll to the next week, but expire at the end of the quarter. Unused Dining Dollars will roll to the next quarter, but expire at the end of the year.

Let's say you are on the Weekly Block 14. You will receive 14 meals at the start of each week (on Sunday). At the end of the first week, you've used 12 meals. You will start the next week with 16 meals (two unused meals from the previous week and your new allotment of 14 meals). You would also receive $175 Dining Dollars on this plan. Let's say you pick up a tall latte at Common Grounds for $3.15. The cashier will deduct that amount from your balance, leaving you with $171.85 to use for the remainder of the quarter. If you deplete your Dining Dollars before the end of the quarter, you may purchase Falcon Funds. Meal plan balances are available from the cashier, via the Campus Card website, or by downloading the app called GET Mobile, which allows you to track your plan from your smartphone.

Campus Apartments

Although not required to have a plan, students living in campus apartments may choose any plan, including a Block 25 or Block 50 (a combination of 25 or 50 entrances into Gwinn and Simply to Go meals at retail locations). Block 25 and Block 50 plans are "per-purchase" plans; you may purchase additional blocks whenever you run out. Unused balances roll to the following quarter until you graduate or withdraw from the University, at which point unused meals are forfeited. Many apartment residents also choose to get Falcon Funds to purchase food on campus.


Understanding Falcon Funds

Falcon Funds are SPU's official campus currency. They can be used to purchase food (tax free) at all campus dining locations and to make non-dining purchases at the Bookstore, Mailing Services, vending machines and residence hall laundry facilities. Falcon Funds are often purchased when Dining Dollars are depleted or as a supplement to a Block 25 or Block 50 Plan. A complete list of on-campus services that accept Falcon Funds - as well as refund guidelines and purchase instructions - can be found on the Campus Card website.


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