Meal Plans

On-campus dining is an important part of university community life! UP meal plans are a "declining balance" concept with no limitations on where you can use their dining points on campus, and you are free to purchase meals for other students or guests. Every purchase will come with a receipt showing a current account balance. If your student ID is lost or stolen, your meal plan points won't be lost. 

Meal Plan Dining Points expire at the end of spring semester. There are no refunds, transfers of Dining Points to other students, or carryover opportunities. For students who live off-campus and purchase points directly from Bon Appetit, their points expire when the student graduates.

More information about food service at the University of Portland can be found at the Bon Appétit website.

Meal Plan Options 2020-2021

For Fall Semester 2020, Meal Plans will start on each students' assigned move in date and move-in time.

The University of Portland offers several dining options to fit your lifestyle, appetite, and budget. Depending on the meal plan selected, students begin each semester with a set amount of Dining Points. Food purchases are withdrawn from a student's meal plan balance as items are purchased from any Bon Appétit location on campus.

Meal Plan 1: Designed for students who 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 1795 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 17 Points per day. Cost: $1,795 per semester.

Meal Plan 2: Designed for students who are lighter eaters, may periodically skip meals, and rarely take advantage of late night dining hours. Includes 1979 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 19 Points per day. Cost: $1,969 per semester (10 bonus Dining Points).

Meal Plan 3: Designed for students who rarely miss meals and will occasionally take advantage of late night dining hours. Includes 2133 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 20 Points per day. Cost: $2,115 per semester (18 bonus Dining Points).

Meal Plan 4: Designed for 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 3174 Dining Points per semester, or approximately 31 Points per day. Cost: $3,124 per semester (50 bonus Dining Points).

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does my Meal Plan start?
For Fall 2020, Meal Plans will start on each students' assigned move in date and move-in time.

Which meal plan should I choose?

Please read the descriptions of each meal plan carefully to determine which best matches your eating habits. You can also check out Bon Appétit's daily menus to see the cost of different food items.

How do I change my meal plan?

Students need to complete the online Meal Plan Change Form to request a change. Fall semester 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. The deadline for requesting a meal plan change for Fall semester is the 2nd Friday after the start of classes.

What if I run out of points before the end of the semester?

Credit cards, debit cards, and cash can be used in the dining halls. You can also bring payment to the Bon Appétit Office in Bauccio Commons to have points added to your dining account. If you want to add money to a student's dining account, you can mail a check to the University, Attn: Bon Appétit. With the check, please include the student's name, ID number, and a message stating what the money is for.

Can I cancel my meal plan for spring semester if I have points left over from fall?

No. All students living in on-campus housing for the year are required to purchase a meal plan both fall and spring semester, as outlined in the Residence Hall & Food Service Contract. You can change to a smaller meal plan for spring by completing the Meal Plan Change Form by the end of the first week of classes of spring semester. Although we provide a courtesy rollover of points from fall semester to spring semester, meal plan points expire at the end of spring semester.

Can I get a meal plan if I live off campus?

Yes. If you live off campus or in a UP-owned rental house, contact the Student Accounts office via an e-mail to to request to have a Meal Plan added to your account. You can also visit the Bon Appétit office to have money put on your card not as part of a standard meal plan. The advantage of having a meal plan is that Meal Plans 2, 3, and 4 provide you with extra "bonus" points beyond what you pay for; the advantage to putting money directly on your card is that the points will not expire until you graduate.

I have allergies or other health concerns about eating the food on campus. What should I do?

Contact Bon Appétit by calling 503.943.7330 or stopping in the Bauccio Commons office to set up an appointment. The staff there will work with you to learn about your individual needs and develop a plan that may include special menu items, ingredient identification, special preparation, and communication to necessary staff to ensure that you can eat safely.

One student shared this comment with Bon Appétit General Manager Kirk Mustain and Sous Chef James "Cubby" Hafford:

I just wanted to take an extra second to thank the both of you for the awesome allergy accommodations. Every time people ask me about UP, it is one of the things I mention because it is so "UP like," and I think it is a terrific reflection of how accommodating and caring the people at UP really are. And at Bon App for that matter!

Because of the way food is prepared by Bon Appétit, it is not possible to fully avoid cross-contamination. Depending on the extent of your dietary needs, Bon Appétit may let you know that they are not able to accommodate your needs within the dining halls. In that case, they will connect you with our Accessible Education Services (AES) office. AES will assist you in completing an AES accommodation request and submitting disability documentation from your health provider in order to request an exemption from the meal plan requirement. Please note that exemptions are only granted for disability reasons, not financial ones.

In campus housing, all kitchens are used by multiple students, including community kitchens in the traditional halls and shared kitchens in Haggerty and Tyson, and the university rental houses. Please be aware of this limitation of our campus housing facilities when making a choice about living on campus.