Residence Life: Meal Plan Options
UP meal plans are a "declining balance" concept. There are no limitations on when or where students can use their dining points and there are no regulations prohibiting the use of the dining points to purchase meals for other students or guests. Students will be able to "grab and go" with their purchases and are not limited to eating their meals in the location where it was purchased. Students will have control of their meal plan account and will be able to purchase their meals as they see fit.
Of course, having control of the spending in the meal plan account comes with a level of responsibility in student spending behavior. Every purchase will come with a receipt showing an account balance.
BENEFITS OF OUR MEAL PLAN
Community - Breaking bread is an important part of university community life. On-campus dining lets you be a part of the larger college experience.
Food NOT out of a box or can - Bon Appétit cooks from scratch with recipes prepared by the onsite Executive Chef. All regular salad dressings, bread, soups and stocks for sauces are made from scratch everyday by the onsite culinary team.
Food with a conscience - Our chicken and milk are antibiotic-free and fruits and vegetables are local and organic (when in season).
Vegetarian and vegan options - A wide range of vegetarian and vegan choices are offered at our cafés.
Peace of mind - No worrying about packing food for lunch. Also, our meal plan dollars can't be lost, even if your student ID card is lost.
MEAL PLAN INFORMATION 2014-2015
Realizing that one size does not fit all, the University of Portland offers several dining options to fit your lifestyle, appetite, and budget.
All meal plans operate on a declining balance or debit system. Depending on the meal plan selected, students begin each semester with a set amount of Dining Points, which are electronically added to their meal plan balance. Food purchases are withdrawn from a student's meal plan balance as items are purchased from any Bon Appétit location on campus.
Plenty of food choices, campus locations, eat-in or take-out – it's all here for you!
|Meal Plan Options|
|1||Designed for those students who, because of their schedule or off-campus commitments, do not plan on eating all their meals on campus. This is a great plan for light eaters and those who occasionally eat on campus. Includes 1,479 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 14.83 Points per day. Costs $1,479 per semester.|
|2||Designed for those students who are lighter eaters, may periodically skip meals, and rarely take advantage of late night dining hours. Includes 1,660 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 16.64 Points per day. Costs $1,621 per semester (39 bonus Dining Points).|
|3||Designed for those students who rarely miss meals and will occasionally take advantage of late night dining hours. Includes 1,820 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 18.25 Points per day. Costs $1,742 per semester (78 bonus Dining Points).|
|Designed for those students with hearty appetites who access their plans for every meal and often take advantage of late night dining hours. If you eat larger meals and eat almost every meal on campus, this is the plan for you. Includes 2,740 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 27.47 Points per day. Costs $2,599 per semester (141 bonus Dining Points).|
Residents select dining options for each semester. Fall term meal plan changes are permitted through the second Friday of the fall semester. Changes for the spring semester must be submitted by the first Friday of the spring semester. Students must complete the online Meal Plan Change Form to request a change.
Additional Dining Points can be purchased throughout the semester through the Bon Appétit Office in Bauccio Commons. You can also use cash or cards to purchase meals in the dining halls.
Dining Points for a given academic year must be used by the end of the spring semester. There are no refunds, transfers of Dining Points to other students, or carryover opportunities.
More information about food service at the University of Portland can be found at the Bon Appétit website.