Meal Plans & Pricing

Meal Plan Forms

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

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.

Meal Plan Options (Spring 2022)

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

Spring 2022 Semester Meal Plans

  • Spring semester meal plans begin January 29th, 2022 at brunch. For details during the remote/online period and additional updates for the Spring semester, click here.
  • 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.
  • All three resident meal plans allow for unlimited meals each day in any of the open dining units, as well as all you care to eat.
  • Which meal plan do I have? 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 Spring 2022 semester will be Friday, February 18th, 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 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.
  • More questions? Check our FAQ page.

Ultimate Plan

  • Unlimited access during operating hours to all resident dining units in operation.
  • 35 flex passes per semester*
  • 500 points per semester*
  • $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 per semester*
  • 200 points per semester*
  • $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 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 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

 

Options for: Students in on-campus apartments or commuting/living off-campus

Many options are available to those not living in a traditional residence hall:

Debit/Credit cards are accepted at all our locations including dining halls. All Dining Services locations are cashless (except the Dairy Bar). Locations accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex.


VOLUNTARY RESIDENTIAL MEAL PLAN

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

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


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 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 number 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 2022) 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 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.

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 through 7/31/2022:

Breakfast* $8.55
Brunch* $16.15
Lunch* $13.50
Dinner* $16.90

The prices above are valid for any UConn community member w/out a meal plan that would like to occasionally have a meal at one of our dining halls.

*At this time only UConn students, faculty, and staff are allowed in the dining halls.

Options for: UConn Employees

In addition to using credit/debit at all our locations (dining halls and retail), the following options below are available for UConn employees. Please call the Dining Services Office at 860-486-3128 to purchase any of these plans. For current meal prices in the dining halls, please see below.


  • Voluntary Residential Meal Plan - The ultimate, value, or custom plan can be purchased voluntarily by employees. For details on these plans, see the resident student section. - Per semester
  • 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 operations that are owned by Dining Services.
  • Community Plans and Cash Accounts DO roll over from semester to semester but they are not refundable until the person 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 number 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 2022) 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 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

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

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


Prices in the dining units through 7/31/2022:

Breakfast* $8.55
Brunch* $16.15
Lunch* $13.50
Dinner* $16.90

All Dining Services locations are cashless (except the Dairy Bar). Dining Halls accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex.

*At this time only UConn students, faculty, and staff are allowed in the dining halls.

Accessing the Dining Hall with Credit/Debit, Husky Bucks, or Cash Points Account

Please let the Dining staff member at check-in know your method of payment.

All Dining Services locations are cashless (except the Dairy Bar). Dining Halls accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex.

Only UConn students and staff are allowed in the Dining Halls. If you are looking to dine with non-UConn guests, please visit our Retail Locations on campus.

Students, if you would like a Cash Points Account, click here. For staff interested in a Cash Points Account, please call our office at 860-486-3128. Need to add Husky Bucks to your OneCard, click here.


Prices in the dining units through 7/31/2022:

Breakfast $8.55
Brunch $16.15
Lunch $13.50
Dinner $16.90

 

How to Sign Up for Your Meal Plan

Spring 2022 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. You can see what plan you have by checking your Fee Bill. If you need to change your plan, the last day to do so for the Spring 2022 semester will be Friday, February 18th. 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.

UConn Employees: 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 residential meal plan, you may do so at any time throughout the semester. If you want to downsize your plan, you have until Friday, February 18th, 2022 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

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.

Spring Break 2022 Meal Request Form