All students residing in the residence halls participate in one of our Meal Plans unless they choose not to because they meet eligibility requirements. NOTE: There is not a separate winter term plan. The fall meal plan ends and the spring plan begins mid-January. Additional information about Pacific Dining Services can be found here. Meal Plans Rates
Meal Plans (Plans 1-4)
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.
NOTE: 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. Students are extended a one time opportunity to carry over up to $100 of DB to the following fall semester, provided the student is enrolled for the fall semester.
There is an option to change your 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 Clark Hall. Remember, if you are in a room or unit without a full kitchen you are required to be on Meal Plan 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Purchasing more Declining Balance
Students you live on campus may add Declining Balance (DB) anytime during the academic year by completing a Declining Balance Selection Form through the Housing Office (minimum purchase of $50 declining balance). Charges are placed on the student account. Students who live off campus who want to purchase DB and have it charged to their student accounts must do so through the Business Office.
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.