Meal Plan Information

    Here at Pacific, our Bon Appetit Managers and chefs are well-trained to help students with their dietary needs. In our kitchens they cook from scratch, so they can be nimble and flex to meet students tastes without being boring.

    • Their scratch-based cooking system means they have control over ingredients.
    • They offer robust vegan and vegetarian options, as well as ones made without gluten-containing ingredients.
    • Their rigorous protocol for handling various food allergens is in line with FARE recommendations for restaurants.
    • They can help manage diets on an individual basis, speak to the on-site café manager anytime for assistance.

    Learn more about dining at Pacific on the Bon Appetit website

    Meal Plan Requirements

    All students residing in the residence halls in a room or unit without a full kitchen participate in one of the four full Meal Plans offered. Students can choose not to have a meal plan if they meet the eligibility requirements

    The fall meal plan ends and the spring plan begins mid-January. NOTE: There is not a separate winter term plan.  Meal Plans Rates 

    Full Meal Plans (Plans 1-4)

    There are two parts to these type of meal plans: Block Meals and Declining Balance (DB).

    Part 1: Block Meal Allowance

    No missed meals! Start the semester with a block - 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: Declining Balance (DB)

    Pay as you go - Declining Balance (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. 

    Changing a Meal Plan

    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. NOTE: Changing or signing up for a meal plan is for the full academic year.

    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 Dining Dollars

    Students who live on campus may purchased Dining Dollars anytime during the academic year by completing a request form through the Housing Office (minimum purchase of $50). Charges are placed on the student account. Students who live off campus who want to purchase Dining Dollars and have it charged to their student accounts must do so through the Business Office. Dining Dollars purchased through the year will roll over from year to year provided still a student at Pacific University.

    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.

    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.