Meal Plan Information
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 parts to each meal plan: Block Meals and Declining Balance (DB).
Part 1: Meal Plan/Block Meal Allowance
No missed meals! Start the term 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 at dinners and weekend brunches in the University Center. You may also chose to use a block for meal exchange menu items for breakfast and lunch.
What is the Meal Exchange Program? The Meal Exhange Program provides the flexibility to use a block meal for designated menu items both in the RFoC dining room and the Boxer Bistro for breakfast and lunch.
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.
Declining Balance/DB Only
Available to students living on-campus who are at least 20 years of age prior to the end of the fall term and residing in a unit WITH a kitchen. You may add DB anytime by completing a Declining Balance Selection Form (minimum purchase of $50 declining balance).
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. 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 located in Student Life.
NOTE: There is not a separate Winter term plan. The fall meal plan ends and the spring plan begins mid-January, 2014. Your Fall block meals will not transfer to the Spring semester but your declining balance will. At the end of the Spring semester, you can carry up to $100 of declining balance to Fall 2014 if you are enrolled for that Fall semester.