All students residing in the residence halls participate in one of our Meal Plans unless they choose not to have one because they meet eligibility requirements. There are two types of meal plans, All Access Plan and Block/Declining Balance(DB) plans. NOTE: There is not a separate winter term plan. The fall meal plan ends and the spring plan begins mid-January. Meal Plans Rates
Block Meal Plans (Plans 1-3)
There are two parts to these type of meal plans: Block Meals and Declining Balance (DB).
Part 1: Meal Plan/Block Meal Allowance
No missed meals! Start the semester with a block - or specified number - of meals. One block is subtracted from your meal plan each time you participate in the all-you-care-to-eat meals offered in the University Center.
NOTE: Unused block meals do not transfer to the next semester.
Part 2: Meal Plan/Declining Balance (DB)
Pay as you go - DB works like a pre-paid debit card that lets you supplement your block meal allowance and can be used at all Pacific University Dining Services locations on campus. Your DB can be used for breakfast, lunch and snack items and the purchase amount is subtracted from the balance in your account.
Unused DB remaining on a student's meal plan at the end of the fall semester will carry over to the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester students have the option to bulk-buy products and/or carry over up to $100 of DB to the following fall semester, provided the student is enrolled for the fall semester.
The All Access Plan is designed for the student that prefers to eat many small meals or three large meals a day. This plan provides unlimited entries for all you care to eat dining in our newly refreshed dining room.
Changing a Meal Plan
There is an option to change the meal plan during the first two weeks of Fall and Spring Semesters. This is done by filling out a Meal Plan Change Form through the Housing Office.
Purchasing more Declining Balance
Students may add DB anytime during the academic year by completing a Declining Balance Selection Form through the Housing Office (minimum purchase of $50 declining balance).
Limited Meal Service
Limited meal service is defined as limited hours of service, and limited menu items. May occur during holiday breaks, semester breaks, and spring break.
All students residing in the traditional residence halls or in apartment style units WITHOUT a full kitchen are required to participate in meal plan 1, 2, 3 or 4.