Plan Options

Dining at DU is a campus wide experience… every meal plan comes with meal swipes to use in our two residential dining halls, meal options at Nagel Hall Market and Late Night Dining in Centennial Dining Hall.
Choose from any of our three block plans, that allow you to decide when to use your meals, or our unlimited plan with unlimited access to the dining halls. Every meal plan comes with meals, meal plan cash, and guest meals - that allow you to take an off campus pal to one of our dining halls. To purchase or change your meal plan, stop by the office of Housing & Residential Education in Driscoll North suite 200.To purchase a meal plan please visit the Housing and Residential Education Office.

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 comes with $200 in Meal Plan Cash per quarter and is designed for students who like to eat smaller meals more often and come and go from the dining hall whenever they wish.

125 Block Meal Plan

The 125 Block Plan offers approximately 12 meals per week and is designed for students who like flexibility on when they wish to eat and will be on campus most weekends. The $200 in Meal Plan Cash per quarter offers more opportunities to eat at retail locations on campus oppose to eating a majority on the dining hall.

100 Block Meal Plan

The 100 Block Plan offers approximately 10 meals per week and is designed for students who like flexibility on when they wish to eat and will be on campus some weekends. The $200 in Meal Plan Cash per quarter offers you the opportunity to enjoy the many retail locations on campus, including: Subway, Front Porch Café, Einstein's Bagels, WOW Café and the Pioneer General Stores.

Commuter Meal Plan*

  • Any 50 meals per quarter in Nelson and Centennial Halls
  • Meal options available in Nagel Hall and Late Night Dining in Sideline Pub
  • $200 of meal plan cash per academic quarter
  • Any block meal can be used for a guest meal
*This plan is only available to our commuter and upper-class students. It is convenient and flexible, offering features that are important to you, such as:
  1. The option of joining your on-campus friends in Nelson or Centennial Halls for an "all-you-care-to-eat" meal
  2. The meal plan cash allows for snacks or meals in our retail outlets
  3. Easy control and budgeting of your on campus meals
Contact the Pioneer Card office at ext. 14545 for more information.

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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