Meal Plan Options

Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a Quarterly Block Plan each quarter. Students living in campus houses and apartments (CHA) can choose a Quarterly Block Plan, Block 25, or Block 50. Since options are dependent on where you live, you will make your choice after you receive your assignment.

Quarterly Block Plans

Available to all students. Required for residents of Arnett, Ashton, Emerson, Hill, and Moyer residence halls.

Each plan gives you a specific number of meals each quarter to use in Gwinn Commons or at Simply to Go retail locations. You will also receive a set amount of Dining Dollars to spend each quarter at any of the campus dining locations. The more meals you have, the fewer Dining Dollars you’ll need to supplement them.

 Plan Description   Dining Dollars
(per quarter)
Cost
(per quarter) 
     
 Quarterly Block 200  200 meals per quarter  $100  $2,018
     
 Quarterly Block 145  145 meals per quarter  $175  $1,906
     
 Quarterly Block 110  110 meals per quarter  $275  $1,814
     
 Quarterly Block 75  75 meals per quarter  $375  $1,742

 

Plan features

  • All meals are disbursed at the start of the quarter. Unused meals expire at the end of the quarter.
  • A meal is considered an entrance into Gwinn Commons or a Simply to Go meal at a retail location.
  • There is no limit on the number of meals used per day in Gwinn; there is a limit of five Simply to Go meals per day.
  • Meals can be used for the student or for guests!
  • Dining Dollars roll quarter to quarter, but not year to year.
  • Meal Plan changes are accepted during the last three weeks of the quarter for the following quarter.

Per-purchase plans

Available to campus apartment residents and commuters only.

Each plan gives you a specific number of meals each quarter to use in Gwinn Commons or at Simply to Go retail locations. 

Plan  Description  Cost
(per purchase)
 
 Block 25  A combination of 25 entrances into Gwinn Commons and
Simply to Go meals at retail locations.
 $324
     
 Block 50  A combination of 50 entrances into Gwinn Commons and
Simply to Go meals at retail locations
 $621

Plan features

  • Unused meals roll from quarter to quarter and year to year until graduation or withdrawal from the University, at which time they are forfeited.
  • Block 25 and Block 50 plans do not automatically renew; additional plans may be purchased as needed.
  • There is no limit on the number of meals used per day in Gwinn; there is a limit of five Simply to Go meals per day.
  • Meals can be used for the student or for guests.

Simply to Go

Students can use one of their meals to get three items (i.e., an entrée, a side dish or dessert, and a beverage) from the Simply to Go case at retail locations. Simply to Go options are available at the Corner Place Market, Academic Perks, and Common Grounds. Note: To ensure ample supply, there is a limit of five Simply to Go meals per day.

Falcon Funds

To supplement your Block 25 or Block 50 plan, or if you run out of Dining Dollars on your Quarterly Block plan, you can purchase Falcon Funds, SPU’s campus currency. Falcon Funds can be used to purchase food (tax free) at all campus dining locations.

Balance information

Meal plan balances are available from the cashier, via the Falcon Card Services website, or by downloading the GET Mobile app, which allows you to track your plan from your smartphone.

Dietary needs

If you have a special diet or food allergy, please note it in your Housing Application. Requests will be reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate office. The executive chef and food service manager are also available to discuss options to meet your needs.

A selection of vegetarian and vegan items are offered at all meals. Students with dietary needs that cannot be met by Dining Services should consider living in the campus apartments, where a meal plan is not required.