Top five reasons to purchase a dining plan:
Points serve as a debit account accessed via your ID card or virtual BASC Pass that can be used to make food purchases on campus. Spending Points instead of cash or credit saves 8% sales tax. Open an account with as little as 25 Points and add as often as you like. For even more value, consider making a larger purchase of Points and we'll throw in an added incentive!
Bonus Points will not exceed a maximum of 10 per deposit and are limited to one deposit per day.
Optional Point purchases, including Bonus Points, are non-refundable. Only purchase what you'll use in a semester. Points expire at the end of each semester and do NOT roll over to the following semester. Bonus Points are earned during special promotions and offers, and are redeemed once the Point balance has been depleted.
Not sure how many Points to purchase? Refer to the worksheet below to help you determine the number of Points you may need. The pricing shown is for meals in Harrison Dining Hall for the fall 2023 semester. Other dining locations charge a la carte, however, for planning purposes, these values are good estimates for meal prices at those locations as well.
|Meal||Estimated # of dining hall|
meals eaten per week
|Total points needed|
Offered 5x per week; $10.05 each
Offered 7x per week; $14.72 each
Offered 7x per week; $17.17 each
|Total points per Week||$|
|Number of weeks (15 per semester)|
|Total Points Needed||$|
Townhome and commuter residents may select any Block Plan. These plans provide a set number of meals that can be used during the entire semester. Meals can be used at Harrison Dining Hall, and select meal combos at The Square, or for You Pick 3 to-go meals at The Nest. These plans also include Points that can be used at any dining location. Both Meals and Points expire at the end of the semester.
In addition to Point and Block Plans, we are pleased to offer townhome and commuter residents a choice of any of our resident dining plans. These plans are great because the dining hall meals are all-you-care-to-eat, and there is little budgeting involved.
While dining hall meals are for dine-in only, to-go options are available at all other locations using Points. Students on the Any Plans (not including the Unlimited Plan) can use a meal swipe from The Nest’s You Pick 3 program, and all students with meals can enjoy using meal swipes on select combos from The Square. For even more flexibility, consider adding additional Points to these base plans.
Each dining plan also comes with three Any Time Meals for the semester which can be used to bring a guest to the dining hall or for You Pick 3 meals at The Nest, or for select meal combos at The Square.
Only one change to a dining plan can be made during the first two weeks of the semester. Friday, September 8, 2023 is the last day to make meal plan changes for the fall semester.
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