Meal Plans

Students living on campus may select from either a nineteen (19) or fifteen (15) meals per week plan. The nineteen (19) plan is required for all resident first-year students. We also offer seniors the option of a ten (10) plan.

Commuter students may purchase a five (5), ten (10) or fifteen (15) meals to be added to their tuition bill, please ask about this option at the Office of Residence Life.

Meal plans are nontransferable. Students may pay individually for additional meals.

Where Can I Use My Meal Plan?

Resident Dining Hall

The Student Union Dining Hall is where you will eat the majority of your meals. The hall offers all the comforts of a home cooked meal along with a variety of innovative American entrees, ethnically inspired foods, vegetarian selections and much more.

Terrace Café

The Terrace Café is located on the second floor of the Student Union Building and operates jointly as a Starbucks location. Students may use their meal swipes on Starbucks coffee.

Facts & Figures

On-Campus Meal Plan Costs

Meal Plans Cost per Semester
19 week | First Year $2,000
15 week $1,875
10 week | Senior Only $1,750
5 week | Commuter Pack $730

Additional Services

Take-Out Service

Take-out service is designed for students that have a meal-time conflict. It may not be used for resident dining. Take-out boxes are limited to one entree, two side items, and one beverage. Students requiring take-out service should take their class or work schedule to the Office of Student Affairs at least 48 hours prior to the conflict. No student may pick up another student's meal. Exceptions will be taken only in writing from the campus health center for sick students. Dining Services is not responsible for food that has been improperly stored after leaving the dining hall. All take-out boxes must be taken out of the dining hall prior to consumption. We will contact the Office of Student Affairs if you are eating from a take out box in the dining hall and have your name removed from the list.

Box Lunches 

If it is necessary to pick up your meal prior to mealtime, a boxed lunch (deli sandwich, chips, fruit, and drink) may be prepared for early pickup. This is ideal for student teachers. Please bring your schedule to the Dining Services Manager and fill out a boxed lunch request at least 24 hours in advance to schedule pickup. Dining Services is not responsible for food that has been improperly stored after leaving the dining hall.

Special Diets

Special diets prescribed by a physician can also be accommodated. Students should see the Dining Services manager for assistance


To access more information about dining choices, plans, catering, and Koala Bucks visit Columbia College Dining.