The plans are designed so that the more meals you eat in the dining hall, the fewer Dining Dollars you’ll need to spend at retail locations. You’ll want to consider your current eating habits. For example, if you don’t typically eat a full breakfast and instead get something on the go, you might want a plan with fewer meals and more Dining Dollars.
You’ll also want to consider how many meals you might be eating off-campus (e.g., a Wednesday night study group or a Saturday dinner with friends). Another way to plan is to think about how many meals a day you might eat in the dining hall. There are 11 weeks in a quarter, so the Quarterly Block 200 will give you approximately 20 meals a week (about three meals per day), the Quarterly Block 145 about 14 meals per week (or two meals a day), and so on.