Dining plans come in different options to best fit the needs of our students. Students living in traditional residence areas are required to be part of a dining plan, while students living in Gateway Village, Evergreen Village, and Southwood Hall, as well as commuter students, have the option of adding a dining plan. In addition to the standard dining plans, students may also purchase Bear Bucks that they can use to make purchases at any dining location on campus, as well as at Domino's Pizza.
The University hopes to reduce the stress of college by making the dining process as easy as possible. Once a student has purchased a dining plan, they have access to the residential dining hall from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. To learn more about the different plans we offer, please see below.
Mandatory (Traditional Residence Areas) Meal Plan Information
All first year resident students participate in the University's 7 Day All Access meal plan. Students have unlimited access to the dining hall every day while it is open. Participation is automatic and meal plans are added for students before they move in.
Sophomore resident students residing in Commonwealth Hall and LaRiviere Living and Learning Center may elect to participate in an alternate 5 Day All Access meal plan. This plan allows for unlimited access to the dining hall when it is open Monday through Friday.
Voluntary (On-Campus Apartment Areas and Commuters) Meal Plans
Meal plans for students residing in Evergreen Village, Gateway Village, and Southwood Hall differ as these on-campus apartments provide full kitchens for the preparation of meals.
Once a student has elected to participate in a voluntary meal plan, participation and subsequent biling is binding for the balance of the academic year. There are two "open enrollment" periods at the start of each semeseter during which a student may change or delete his/her voluntary meal plan. Meal plan adjustments must occur by Friday, September 7, 2018 for the Fall 2018 term and Friday, January 25, 2019 for the Spring 2019 term.
Below is a summary of the meal plan options available. All students (residents and commuters) can select and change dining plans through our online housing system, THD. Click here for THD Self-Service. Your username and password are the same as they are for all WNE systems. Once you are in Self-Service, just click on Dining on the top menu and follow the steps to make your selection.
Bear Bucks may be purchased from Student Administrative Services (SAS) or any Aramark (Dining Services) location, including their office in the new University Commons.
Available Meal Plans
7 Day All Access ($3403 per semester) - unlimited access to the dining hall 7 days a week during operating hours. Includes 20 magic meals and $100 Bear Bucks.
5 Day All Access ($3313 per semester) - unlimited access to the dining hall during operating hours Monday - Friday. Includes 20 magic meal and $200 Bear Bucks.
115 Meal Plan ($1905 per semester) - 115 meals in the dining hall which can be used at any time during the semester. Includes $350 Bear Bucks and 10 Magic Meals.
85 Meal Plan ($1424 per semester) - 85 meals in the dining hall which can be used at any time during the semester. Includes $300 Bear Bucks.
55 Meal Plan ($911 per semester) - 55 Meals in the dining hall which can be used at any time during the semester. Includes $150 Bear Bucks.
Note: Unused meals will not transfer over to the next semester. Bear Bucks will transfer from the fall semester to the spring semester, but they will not transfer over to the next academic year.
What are magic Meals? Magic meals are extra meals that you can use to scan a visitor or a friend without a meal plan into the dining hall so that a guest can eat with you without you having your use your Bear Bucks. Magic Meals can also be used at other campus dining locations for equivalent meals.