Meal Plan Information

    Bon Appétit is Pacific University's dining provider. They are passionate about creating community through food. They are committed to providing fresh, sustainable, delicious food in a convenient and enjoyable setting. They care and are eager to connect with their guests. 

    Meal Plan Requirement/Sign-Up

    Residential students residing in a room or unit WITHOUT a full kitchen must participate in one of the four full Meal Plans offered.

    • Returning students who participate in the Housing Lottery to live on campus for the coming academic year will select their own Meal Plan on the Housing Lottery application. If they select a unit without a full kitchen, their student account is billed for the Meal Plan they selected on the application. 
    • New students and returning students that are assigned campus housing over the summer in a room or unit without a full kitchen are automatically signed-up for Meal Plan 4. 

    Residential students residing in a room or unit WITH a full kitchen can participate in any of the Meal Plans offered.

    • Returning students who participate in the Housing Lottery to live on campus for the coming academic year will select their own Meal Plan on the Housing Lottery application. If they select a unit with a full kitchen, their student account is not billed for the selected plan, but have the option to sign up for one when they arrive on campus. They can choose from a full Meal Plan (1-4), Economy Block Plan, or they can purchase Boxer Bucks in any amount over $50. This can be done by completing a Meal Plan/Boxer Bucks Request Form.
    • New students and returning students that are assigned campus housing over the summer in a room or unit with a full kitchen are not assigned a Meal Plan, but have the option to sign up for one when they arrive on campus. They can choose from a full Meal Plan (1-4), Economy Block Plan, or they can purchase Boxer Bucks in any amount over $50. This can be done by completing a Meal Plan/Boxer Bucks Request Form.

    Note: Full and Economy Block Plans are for the full academic year. However, if a student not required to have a Meal Plan signs-up for one during the Fall semester and then wants to cancel it, they can only cancel it for the Spring semester and they must let the Housing Office know during the first two-weeks of the Spring semester by completing a Meal Plan/Boxer Bucks Request Form.  

    Commuter students may sign-up for a full Meal Plan (1-4), Economy Block Plan, or they can purchase Boxer Bucks in any amount over $50. Commuter students can sign-up with the Housing Office and it will be charged to their student account. This can be done by completing a Meal Plan/Boxer Bucks Request Form.

    Full Meal Plan Details (Meal Plan Rates)

    There are four full Meal Plan options (required for students that reside in rooms or units without full-kitchens and optional for other residential or commuter students). They are billed twice a year (Fall semester and Spring semester). 

    There are two parts to these full Meal Plans options: Block Meals and Declining Balance.

    Part 1: Block Meals

    These are your all-you-care-to-eat meals. One block meal is subtracted from your Meal Plan account each time you eat in the Pacific Café. Any unused block meals will be forfeited at the end of each semester.

    Part 2: Declining Balance

    Declining Balance works like a pre-paid debit card. When you choose to purchase something in the Pacific Cafe, Forest Grove Market, Pacific Starbucks or Hillsboro Market, the purchase amount is subtracted from the balance in your Meal Plan account. Declining Balance are funds that come with purchasing a Meal Plan. 

    NOTE: Unused Declining Balance (DB) remaining on a student's Meal Plan at the end of the Fall semester will carry over to the Spring semester. Unused DB that came with Meal Plans 1-4 will not rollover to the next academic year. There will be an option to place orders with Dining to bulk buy food items at the end of Spring semester, if desired. All questions about DB or Boxer Bucks should be directed to Dining Services

    Economy Block Plan Details (Meal Plan Rates)

    There are three Economy Meal Plan options. These are voluntary options for students that reside in rooms or units with full kitchens or for commuting students. These meal plans are billed twice a year (Fall semester and Spring semester). One block meal is subtracted from your Meal Plan account each time you eat in the Pacific Café. Any unused block meals will be forfeited at the end of each semester. Please refer to Meal Plan Rates for details on the Economy Plans.

    Changing a Meal Plan

    There is an option to change your Meal Plan during the first two weeks of Fall and Spring semesters. This can be done by completing a Meal Plan/Boxer Bucks Request Form.

    • One Meal Plan change request may be submitted per Meal Plan Change Period in the Fall and Spring semester.

    Boxer Bucks

    Boxer Bucks is similar to Declining Balance in that it works like a pre-paid debit card. When you choose to purchase something in the Pacific Cafe, Forest Grove Market, Pacific Starbucks or Hillsboro Market, the purchase amount is subtracted from the balance in your account. Boxer Bucks are funds that are purchased outside of a Meal Plan. 

    NOTE: Unlike Declining Balance, Boxer Bucks never expire and can be used in the summer when dining is open. Unused Boxer Bucks remaining on a student's account at the end of the Fall semester will carry over to the Spring semester. Unused Boxer Bucks will also rollover to the next academic year. All questions about DB or Boxer Bucks should be directed to Dining Services.

    • On-campus students may purchase Boxer Bucks anytime during the academic year by completing a Meal Plan/Boxer Bucks Request Form (minimum purchase of $50). The amount purchased will be charged to their student account.
    • Off-campus students who want to purchase $50.00 or more of Boxer Bucks and have it charged to their student account can complete a Meal Plan/Boxer Bucks Request Form.

    Limited Meal Service

    Limited meal service is defined as limited locations, limited hours of service, and limited menu items. May occur during Holiday Breaks, Semester Breaks, and Spring Break.

    Eligibility Requirements

    All students residing in a room or unit WITHOUT a full kitchen are required to participate in one of the four full Meal Plans offered (1, 2, 3 or 4).