Meal Plans & Pricing

Meal Plan Forms

community meal plan & voluntary residential meal plan purchase
change your meal plan
student cash point account

END OF SPRING SEMESTER UPDATE: Our Spring residential meal plans end with dinner on 4/11. Those students that have approved housing to stay after this date, and also had a spring residential meal plan up until 4/11 will be given a “Late Stay” meal plan that goes from 4/12-5/12. The gap meal plan will provide these approved students with one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner 7 days/week, plus $50.00 in cash points. McMahon is the only dining hall open during this time period for take-out only. Students will not incur any additional cost for this Late Stay plan. Students that plan to stay during this time period first need to complete the Res Life “Spring 2021 Late Stay” online application.

For students that are approved to be on campus for the summer, please see meal plan information below.

Meal Plan Options

Summer 2021 Meal Plans

Summer Meal Plans Begin Monday, May 10th

Students planning on staying on campus need to complete a “Summer Housing” online application, and approved students housed in dorm/suite – will be required to purchase either a 5-day or 7-day plan.

The following information below is posted on Res Life’s Summer Housing Application for students wishing to stay this summer:

Option 1: Meals all 7 days per week: $171.50/ week 

Option 2: Meals 5 days per week (Monday-Friday only): $122.50/week 

Additional Details

  • Summer meal plans include 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner per day. Unused meals do not roll over to the following day. 
  • Students enrolled in a summer class may change their meal plan for each term they are enrolled until the third day of classes. After you’ve checked-in, please contact Dining Services at (860) 486-3128 to make changes during this window.  
  • McMahon will be the only residential dining hall open until June 12th
  • South will be the only residential dining hall open from June 13th until fall semester move-in
  • There is no indoor seating during the summer.

Spring 2021 Plans For: Undergraduate Students Living on Campus (Dorms or Suites)

Spring 2021 Semester Meal Plans

  • Spring Semester meal plans begin on Sat., January 16th, 2021
  • One of the three Residential Meal Plans below is required for students living in dorms or suites on campus.
  • If you are living in a dorm or suite, you have already been assigned a Residential Meal Plan through Residential Life.
  • If you have recently canceled your on-campus housing assignment with Res Life you DO NOT need to contact Dining Services. Your meal plan will automatically be canceled within 5-7 business days and no further action is needed.
  • You can find out which plan you have, and how many points or flex passes you have remaining by logging in to your OneCard account.
  • With one of these meal plans, students can dine in any of our open dining halls.
  • Downgrade Plan: If you need to downgrade your meal plan, the last day to do so for the Spring 2021 semester will be Friday, February 5, 2021.
  • Upgrade Plan: If you want to upgrade your meal plan, you may do so at any time during the semester. Please fill out our change your plan online form.

Ultimate Plan

  • Unlimited access during operating hours to all resident dining units in operation.
  • 35 flex passes*
  • 500 points*
  • $3,154.00/semester or $6,308.00/year

Value Plan

  • Unlimited access during operating hours to all resident dining units in operation.
  • 40 flex passes*
  • 200 points*
  • $3,010.00/semester or $6,020.00/year

Custom Plan

  • Unlimited access during operating hours to all resident dining units in operation.
  • 75 flex passes*
  • No points are attached to this plan. Students may purchase an optional separate point plan in any amount they choose or upgrade their plan by calling the Dining Services Office at 860-486-3128. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message and someone will be in touch with you.
  • $2,855/semester or $5710.00/year

*Learn more about Flex Passes, Points & Husky Bucks here. Meal plan points and flex passes DO NOT rollover. Unused meals, Flex passes and meal plan points are not reimbursed. 

FLEX PASSES for Fall '20/Spring '21 - New for the 20/21 semester, Flex Passes can be used at the UC Cafes that are open (The Beanery Cafe, Chem Cafe, Up & Atom Cafe, Bookworms). The meal equivalency of a Flex Pass is $7.00 and can only be used once in a transaction. If you go over you will need to pay with cash (credit card or debit card) or points. There is no limit on the number of times you use a Flex Pass during the day. Flex Passes can still be used to swipe in another UConn student (that has been tested for COVID-19) into the dining halls. You are not able to swipe in another student during campus-wide quarantine periods or into quarantine-only dining halls.

POINTS for Fall '20/Spring '21 - Points can be used during all hours of operation at our retail locations: Union Street Market Food Court outlets, Market Cafe, Mango, The Beanery Cafe, Chem Cafe, Up & Atom Cafe, Bookworms, Dairy Bar Too, One Plate, Two Plates, Earth, Wok & Fire and the Food for Thought Food Truck. Points may also be used to purchase guest meals in the dining units. 

The Food Truck this semester will be stationed behind Whitney Dining Hall and will accept meal plan swipes as well as points.

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the impact of COVID-19, information may change and locations may have to close.

Can't make it to a meal? A student with a Residential Meal Plan, due to a class or work conflict, can set up a bag meal account. This can be accomplished by providing validation and completing a request form identifying bag meal dates. Students should contact the manager at the dining hall they regularly eat at to request a form.

Spring 2021 Plans For: Students in on-campus apartments, Students living off-campus, UConn Staff/Retirees, Locals

Dining Halls will open for Spring semester meal plans on Jan 16th, 2021.

The residential plans (ultimate, value or custom) CAN be purchased voluntarily by employees, students living in on-campus apartments, students living off-campus, UConn retirees, and local community members.

If you are a UConn student wishing to purchase a community meal plan or voluntary residential meal plan you can submit your request through our cmp/vrmp online form. See details about these plans in the "Undergrad Living On Campus" section above. These plans are semester based.

For all others wishing to purchase a voluntary residential plan or one of the plans below, please call the Dining Services Office at 860-486-3128.


Community Plan – open year-round

Community Meal Plan + Points – open year-round

Community Meal Plan + Husky Bucks – open year-round

Declining Balance Account (the cash account) – open year-round

These plans allow for access to all dining units, and for those with points, to most retail cash operations that are owned by Dining Services.

These meal plans DO roll over from semester to semester but they are not refundable until the person graduates or leaves the UConn community (at the value they were originally purchased).


Community Meal Plan

A Community Meal Plan is sold in a block of twenty-five meals which is to be used in any of our residential Dining Units. Multiple blocks of 25 meals can be purchased at one time or one block at a time added on as needed. This plan stays open year-round. There is no limit to the amount of meals you can use each day and you may bring a guest(s) by simply debiting a meal(s). During COVID-19 the only guests you are allowed to swipe in are other UConn community members.

Current Plan Price (Spring 2021) is: 25 meals $290.00

What is the benefit of paying for a dining hall meal with a Community Meal Plan (CMP) swipe vs. Husky Bucks/Points?
Each meal only costs $ 11.60 with CMP vs. paying the meal guest rate; a dinner guest rate using points/Husky Bucks would be $16.40 vs. that same dinner with a CMP swipe-$11.60

Full-time, permanent employees: If you would like to pay for this meal plan by payroll deduction, a minimum purchase of 50 meals is required. Call our office for more information at 860-486-3128.


Community Meal Plan + Points

You can purchase a valid Community Meal Plan plus additional points. Multiple blocks may also be purchased. This plan allows access to all dining units and to most retail operations. Points may be purchased in any dollar increment: 1 point=$1 dollar. Meals and points carry over to the next semester and are refundable only when you leave the university (at the value they were originally purchased).


Community Meal Plan + Husky Bucks

Husky Bucks combined with a valid Community Meal Plan offers a discount. When you purchase a valid Community Meal Plan (25 meals for $290.00) for use in the residential dining units and pay for your food purchases in our retail operations with Husky Bucks, you will receive a 5% discount off each purchase. Please note that this discount is applied only to purchases in Union Street Market, The Beanery and any of our five UC Café coffee shops. Off-campus locations are not included in this offer. Husky Bucks can be purchased through the One Card Office or on-line through the One Card office's website: www.onecard.uconn.edu


Cash Account

Cash points can be used at all dining units and most retail operations owned by Dining Services.

Prices in the dining units as of  through 7/31/2021:

Breakfast $8.55 ($6.00 children under 12)

Lunch $13.50 ($9.70 children under 12)

Brunch $16.15 ($11.65 children under 12)

Dinner $16.90 ($11.90 children under 12)

All cash point accounts that are inactive for a whole semester will be closed. Requested refunds are issued only if the student is graduating or leaving the University (at the value they were originally purchased).


Local Residents (non-matriculated) – Don’t want to eat alone and/or don’t like cooking? We offer the plans above to residents in the community as well. Please call our office for more information at 860-486-3128.

How to Sign Up for Your Meal Plan

Spring 2021 Semester

Undergrad Residents in Dorm or Suite: If you are living in a dorm or suite, you have already been assigned a Residential Meal Plan through Residential Life. If you need to downgrade your plan, the last day to do so for the Spring 2021 semester will be Friday, February 5, 2021. If you want to upgrade your meal plan you may do so at any time during the semester. Please fill out our change your plan online form.

If you have recently canceled your on-campus housing assignment with Res Life you DO NOT need to contact Dining Services. Your meal plan will automatically be canceled within 5-7 business days and no further action is needed.

Students living in campus apartments or living off-campus looking to purchase a community meal plan or voluntary residential life plan please fill out our cmp/vrmp online form. For a cash account plan, fill out our student cash point account online form.

Employees, UConn Retirees, Local Residents: To sign up for your meal plan you will need to call 860-486-3128. Office hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message and someone will be in touch with you.

If you are not sure what the best plan is for you, the Dining Services Office will be happy to discuss the various meal plan options with you.

Please Note: Meal plans/prices are based per semester. When dining units are closed during semester breaks meal plans are not active. Information on meal plan options during semester breaks will be made available by Dining Services prior to break.

How to Pay for Your Meal Plan

Our main office in Towers (Wade/Hamilton) no longer accepts check or cash as payments from students for meal plans. All meal plan charges are applied directly to the student's fee bill.

Students can pay for their meal plan by:

  • Paying online through Bursar's Office: Once you purchase a meal plan through the Dining Services main office your payment will be due within ten days to the Bursar's office (watch for an email from the Bursar’s Office informing you of the payment due date). If not paid within ten days, you will be subject to a $150.00 late fee and/or a hold on your account. You may pay the Bursar's office in person (first floor of the Wilbur Cross building). You may also make free online e-check payments by going to http://www.bursar.uconn.edu/. Credit card payments are accepted online only through the Student Administration System. There is a 2.85% convenience fee for credit card payments.
  • By mail: Please mail checks only to the Bursar's office

Rightsizing Your Meal Plan

Please Note: If you want to upgrade your meal plan, you may do so at any time throughout the semester. If you want to downsize your residential meal plan, you have until Friday, February 5, 2021 to do so. Please choose the meal plan which you believe most closely reflects your eating habits and how many flex passes and points you will need. You can submit your request through our Change Your Plan online form.

Meals During Semester Breaks

If you will be on campus during semester breaks, information regarding meal plan options will be made available on the Dining Services website prior to break. If you have questions, feel free to call our office at 860-486-3128.