Plan Options

Dining at DU is a campus wide experience… every meal plan comes with meal swipes to use in our three locations on campus: Centennial and Nelson Dining Halls, as well as, Nagel Market. 

First and second year students will choose from the Unlimited, 125 Block or 100 Block Meal Plans. In addition to your meals, each meal plan comes with $200 Meal Plan Cash per quarter.  We recommend to get the greatest variety and increase your satisfaction take advantage of using your meals in all three dining halls, and your meal plan cash in one of several retail locations on campus or the Pioneer General Stores.

Commuter meal plans are available for off campus and upper class students.  You may choose from one of the three traditional meal plans or select the 50 Block with $200 in meal plan cash.  To purchase a commuter plan please contact the Housing and Residential Education (HRE) Office in Nagel Hall or visit the HRE website.  Their phone number is 303-871-2246.

Dining Requirements 
First and Second year students must choose a meal plan from the Unlimited, 125 Block, or 100 Block Plans (listed below). Students have until the first week of each quarter to change their meal plan.  Meals and Meal Plan Cash expire at the end of each quarter and do not carry over.  You must present your student ID to access dining halls. Meal plans are non-transferable.
 
Meal Plan Cash 
The Meal Plan Cash included with each meal plan can be used in any of the dining locations on campus. One Meal Plan Cash dollar is equal to $1 in cash. Meal Plan Cash purchases are exempt from sales tax. Meal Plan Cash is a declining balance account. The amount attached to the meal plan selected is the balance at the beginning of the academic quarter; each purchase is deducted from that account. Meal Plan Cash expires at the end of each quarter and is non-refundable
 
Flex Dollars 
Flex Dollars may be added to your Pioneer ID card at any time and be used at any dining location on campus.  When you use Flex Dollars at dining locations on campus, you will receive a 10% discount and you don’t pay sales tax – a savings of over 18%.  Flex Dollars roll over and can be refunded upon graduation or at the end of an academic year.  To add Flex Dollars to your card, please visit www.du.edu/pioneercard/.
 
Nuts and Bolts 
To purchase a meal plan please visit the Housing and Residential Education Office Web Site.
 
Bring a Guest 
Your friends and family are welcome to dine with you in any of our campus dining locations. When using Nelson and Centennial Dining Halls the Unlimited Plan offers 10 guest meals per quarter, the 125 or 100 Block Plans allow any meal to be used as a guest meal.  If you are using our on campus retail venues you may use Meal Plan Cash, Flex or cash/credit cards.
 
Special Dietary Needs 
We understand that students may have special dietary needs and we are here to support your dining experience.  Please contact Gina Vega, Registered Dietitian, 303.871.4939 or your dining hall manager if you have any questions or requests.

Unlimited Meal Plan

The Unlimited Meal Plan is designed for students who like to eat smaller, more frequent meals.  It allows students the opportunity come and go from the dining hall whenever they wish and they will never run out of meals during the quarter. The Unlimited Plan comes with 10 guest meals per quarter. The Unlimited Plan comes with $200 in Meal Plan Cash per quarter offering the opportunity to enjoy the many retail locations on campus, including: Front Porch CaféEinstein's BagelsWOW CaféLaw School Cafe and the Pioneer General Stores.

125 Block Meal Plan

The 125 Block Plan offers approximately 12 meals per week and is designed for students who will eat the majority of their meals on campus and be here on the weekends. Every meal on the 125 Block plan can be used as a guest meal.  Each Block Plan comes with $200 in Meal Plan Cash per quarter offering the opportunity to enjoy the many retail locations on campus, including: Front Porch CaféEinstein's BagelsWOW CaféLaw School Cafe and the Pioneer General Stores.

100 Block Meal Plan

The 100 Block Plan offers approximately 10 meals per week and is designed for students who like greater flexibility and will be on campus some weekends. Every meal on the 100 Block Plan can be used as a guest meal Each Block Plan comes with $200 in Meal Plan Cash per quarter offering the opportunity to enjoy the many retail locations on campus, including: Front Porch CaféEinstein's BagelsWOW CaféLaw School Cafe and the Pioneer General Stores.

Commuter Meal Plan

The Commuter Plan offers approximately 5 meals per week and is designed for off campus and upper class students wishing to take advantage of the residential dining halls. Every meal on the 50 Block plan can be used as a guest meal.  Each Block Plan comes with $200 in Meal Plan Cash per quarter offering the opportunity to enjoy the many retail locations on campus, including: Front Porch Café, Einstein's Bagels, WOW Café, Law School Cafe and the Pioneer General Stores.

To purchase a Commuter Meal Plan contact the Housing and Residential Education (HRE) office in Nagel Hall at 303-871-2246 or email Housing@DU.edu .

Flex Dollars may be added to your Pioneer ID card at any time and be used at any dining location on campus. When you use Flex Dollars at dining locations on campus, you will receive a 10% discount and you don’t pay sales tax – a savings of over 18%. Flex Dollars roll over and can be refunded upon graduation or at the end of an academic year. To add Flex Dollars to your card, please visit.

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