Meal Plans & Pricing

Meal Plan Forms

community meal plan & voluntary residential meal plan purchase
change your meal plan
student cash point account
UConn Staff - Purchase community meal plan or cash points

The only campuses that currently offer meal plans are Storrs & Avery Point. Avery Point students only have a point plan and can use the "Student Cash Point Account" form above to purchase.

The deadline to downgrade your Fall '22 meal plan was Friday, September 16th, 2022. If you want to upgrade your plan, you can do so at any point during the semester using the form above.

Fall 2022

Undergraduate Students Living on Campus (Dorms or Suites)

Fall 2022 Semester Meal Plans

  • One of the three Residential Meal Plans below is required for students living in dorms or suites on campus.  Husky Village is considered part of traditional residential housing and students living there are required to have a meal plan.
  • If you are/will be living in a dorm or suite, you have the opportunity to pick your meal plan when filling out the housing form with Residential Life. If you didn't pick a plan you will likely be assigned the value plan. 
  • Meal plans are billed per semester. All meal plan charges are applied directly to the student's fee bill.
  • I forgot which meal plan I picked. You can find out which plan you have by checking your fee bill.
  • How do I change my meal plan? If you need to change your meal plan, the last day to do so for the Fall 2022 semester will be Friday, September 16th, 2022. 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.
  • What if I cancelled my housing? If you have recently cancelled your on-campus housing assignment with Res Life you DO NOT need to contact Dining Services. Your meal plan will automatically be cancelled within 5-7 business days and no further action is needed.
  • More questions? Check our FAQ page, call us at 860-486-3128 or use our contact form.

Ultimate Plan

  • Unlimited access & all you care to eat at all eight dining halls
  • 35 flex passes per semester
  • 500 points per semester
  • $3,240/semester or $6,480/year

Value Plan

  • Unlimited access & all you care to eat at all eight dining halls
  • 40 flex passes per semester
  • 200 points per semester
  • $3,093/semester or $6,186/year

Custom Plan

  • Unlimited access & all you care to eat at all eight dining halls
  • 75 flex passes per semester
  • 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 using the forms above.
  • $2,933/semester or $5,866/year

 

Students in On/Off-Campus Apartments, Commuters, Local Residents

Check out our options below for students in on/off-campus apartments, commuters, local residents

All options below are voluntary. Plans are not needed to purchase food on campus but some plans can offer a discounted price vs. just paying with a debit/credit card. Debit/credit cards are accepted at all our locations including dining halls. All Dining Services locations are cashless (except the Dairy Bar). Dining halls accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex.  If you want to use points, Husky Bucks, or debit/credit card in the dining halls, the price for meals are located at the bottom of this page.

Questions? Check our FAQ page, call us at 860-486-3128 or use our contact form.


VOLUNTARY RESIDENTIAL MEAL PLAN

The residential plans (ultimate, value, custom) CAN be purchased voluntarily by students living in on-campus apartments and students living off-campus/commuting. For more details on the ultimate, value, and custom meal plans, visit the section on this page for "Undergrad Students Living on Campus." Residential Meal Plans are semester-based, whether you are living in traditional residential housing or non-traditional (campus apartments or commuting). Want to purchase a voluntary residential plan? Submit your request through our online form.


COMMUNITY MEAL PLAN OPTIONS (details about each plan are below)

  • Community Plan – open year-round
  • Community Meal Plan + Points – open year-round
  • Community Meal Plan + Husky Bucks – open year-round
  • Declining Balance Account (cash points account) – open year-round

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

These meal plans DO roll over from semester to semester but any balance is not refundable until you graduate or leave UConn. Plans are refunded 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 number of meals you can use each day and you may bring a guest(s) by simply debiting a meal(s). At this time the only guests you are allowed to swipe in are UConn staff or students.

Current Plan Price is: Fall 2022 (As of Aug 1) - 25 meals = $298.00

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 $11.92 with CMP vs. paying the meal guest rate; a dinner guest rate using points/Husky Bucks would be $17.35 vs. that same dinner with a CMP swipe-$11.92

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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 owned by Dining Services. Points may be purchased separately (see link below) 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 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 on each purchase. Please note that this discount is applied only to purchases in Union Street Market, and our UC Café coffee shops. Off-campus locations are not included in this offer. Husky Bucks can be purchased through the One Card Office or online through the One Card office's website: www.onecard.uconn.edu


Cash Points Account (declining balance)

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

Click here to learn more about how and where you can use points around campus.

Sign up for points using our online form.

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).


Prices in the dining units, effective 8/1/22 - 7/30/23 (prices do not include tax):

Breakfast $8.80 ($6.15 children under 12)
Brunch $16.60 ($11.95 children under 12)
Lunch $13.85 ($9.95 children under 12)
Dinner $17.35 ($12.25 children under 12)

Sales tax is 7.35% - tax is exempt for any individual with a UConn ID

UConn Employees

All options below are voluntary. Plans are not needed to purchase food on campus but some plans can offer a discounted price vs. just paying with a debit/credit card. Debit/Credit cards are accepted at all our locations including dining halls. All Dining Services locations are cashless (except the Dairy Bar). Dining Halls accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex.  If you want to use points, Husky Bucks, or debit/credit card in the dining halls, the price for meals are located at the bottom of this page.

Questions? Check our FAQ page, call us at 860-486-3128 or use our contact form.


VOLUNTARY RESIDENTIAL MEAL PLAN

The residential plans (ultimate, value, custom) CAN be purchased voluntarily by employees. For more details on the ultimate, value, and custom meal plans, visit the section on this page for "Undergrad Students Living on Campus." Residential Meal Plans are semester-based and any flex passes or points still on the plan at the close of the semester will not roll over. Call our office to sign up for a voluntary residential meal plan.


COMMUNITY MEAL PLANS (see details about each plan below)

  • Community Plan – open year-round
  • Community Meal Plan + Points – open year-round
  • Community Meal Plan + Husky Bucks – open year-round
  • Declining Balance Account (cash points account) – open year-round

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

These meal plans DO roll over from semester to semester but any balance is not refundable until the employee leaves the UConn community. Plans are refunded at the value they were originally purchased.


Community Meal Plan

A Community Meal Plan is sold in a block of 25  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 number of meals you can use each day and you may bring a guest(s) by simply debiting a meal(s). At this time the only guests you are allowed to swipe in are UConn staff or students.

Current Plan Price is: Fall 2022 (As of Aug 1) - 25 meals $298.00

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 $ 11.92 with CMP vs. paying the meal guest rate; a dinner guest rate using points/Husky Bucks would be $17.35 vs. that same dinner with a CMP swipe-$11.92

Purchasing a Community Meal Plan: Use our online store to purchase a block of 25 or 50 meals. If you are a full-time, permanent employee and would like to pay for this meal plan by payroll deduction, a minimum purchase of 50 meals is required. Please call our office at 860-486-3128 to set up payroll deduction.


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 owned by Dining Services. 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). A Community Meal Plan and points can be purchased through our online store.


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 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 on each purchase. Please note that this discount is applied only to purchases in Union Street Market, and our UC Café coffee shops. Off-campus locations are not included in this offer. A Community Meal Plan can be purchased through our online store, however Husky Bucks must be purchased through the One Card Office or online through the One Card office's website: www.onecard.uconn.edu


Cash Points Account (declining balance)

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

Click here to learn more about how and where you can use points around campus.

Use our online store to purchase cash points.

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).


Prices in the dining units, effective 8/1/22 - 7/30/23 (prices do not include tax):

Breakfast $8.80 ($6.15 children under 12)
Brunch $16.60 ($11.95 children under 12)
Lunch $13.85 ($9.95 children under 12)
Dinner $17.35 ($12.25 children under 12)

Sales tax is 7.35% - tax is exempt for any individual with a UConn ID

GUESTS: Accessing the Dining Hall without a Meal Plan

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR DINING HALLS DO NOT ACCEPT CASH

All our residential dining halls accept credit/debit, Husky Bucks, and points as a payment method for a meal. Non-UConn guests are welcome in our dining halls at the guest rate below.

UConn students with a meal plan can pay for their guests with available flex passes and points. 1 flex pass = 1 guest meal; points are dollar for dollar.

Please let the Dining staff member at the check-in station know which method of payment you will be using.

Students (grad & undergrad) that are NOT required to have a meal plan can purchase a separate points account or Community Meal Plan from Dining Services. Details on Cash Point accounts and Community Meal Plans can be found in our section above for "Students in On/Off Campus Apartments, Commuters, Local Residents."


Guest prices in the dining units, effective 8/1/22 - 7/30/23 (prices do not include tax):

Breakfast $8.80 ($6.15 children under 12)
Brunch $16.60 ($11.95 children under 12)
Lunch $13.85 ($9.95 children under 12)
Dinner $17.35 ($12.25 children under 12)

Sales tax is 7.35% - tax is exempt for any individual with a UConn ID


Questions? Check our FAQ page, call us at 860-486-3128 or use our contact form.



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.

  • If you are living in a dorm or suite, you have already been assigned a Residential Meal Plan through Residential Life.
  • If you are a commuter or living in an on campus apartment and are voluntarily purchasing a plan, please contact us through the appropriate form at the top of this page. Any charges will be applied to your 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

Meals During Semester Breaks

Residential meal plans, including points/flex passes, are not active during breaks. If you have a residential meal plan and will be on campus during semester breaks, information regarding meal plan options will be made available on the Dining Services website prior to break. Community Meal Plans, Cash Point Accounts, and Husky Bucks are active year round, including breaks. If you have questions, feel free to call our office at 860-486-3128. Click here for hours of operation during Fall breaks/special weekends. Click here for the 2022 Thanksgiving Break Meals form.