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 and they have the option to sign up for one when they arrive on campus. They can choose from a full meal plan (1-4) or from economy Block meal plans, or they can purchase Declining Balance (DB)/Boxer Bucks in any amount over $50. This can do this by filling out a meal plan request form with the Housing Office in Clark Hall.
    • 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 and they have the option to sign up for one when they arrive on campus. They can choose from a full meal plan (1-4) or from economy Block meal plans, or they can purchase Declining Balance (DB)/Boxer Bucks in any amount over $50. This can do this by filling out a meal plan request form with the Housing Office in Clark Hall.

    Note: Full and Economy Block Meal 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 in writing during the first two-weeks of the Spring Semester.  

    Commuter students may sign-up for a full meal plan (1-4), economy block meal plan or they can purchase Declining Balance DB/Boxer Bucks in any amount over $50. Commuter students can sign-up with the Business Office if they want it charged to their student account or they can sign-up directly with Bon Appetit, if they want to use cash or credit card.

    Full Meal Plan Details (Meal Plan Rates)

    There are four full meal plan options. These are the choices for students that reside in rooms or units without full-kitchens and are required to have one. They are billed twice a year (fall semester and spring semester). They are all priced the same.

    Meal Plan 1 – 115 Block Meals/$500 in Declining Balance/14 guest block meals
    (40% of available block meals per term; an average of 7 out of 19 meals offered per week in the Pacific Café.)

    Meal Plan 2 - 192 Block Meals/$350 in Declining Balance/14 guest block meals
    (65% of available block meals per term; an average of 12 out of 19 meals offered per week in the Pacific Café.)

    Meal Plan 3 - 234 Block Meals/$250 in Declining Balance/14 guest block meals
    (75% of available block meals per term; an average of 14 out of 19 meals offered per week in the Pacific Café.)

    Meal Plan 4 - The All Access Plan/$200 in Declining Balance/14 guest block meals
    (100% of available block meals per term; all 19 meals offered per week in the Pacific Café)

    There are two parts to these full meal plans: Block Meals and Declining Balance (DB)/Boxer Bucks.

    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 term (Fall Semester 8/24/19 - 1/15/20 & Spring Semester 1/16/20 - 5/12/20).

    Part 2: Declining Balance (DB)/Boxer Bucks

    Declining Balance (DB)/Boxer Bucks work 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.

    NOTE: Unused DB/Boxer Bucks remaining on a student's meal plan at the end of the fall semester will carry over to the spring semester. They do not carry over from one academic year to another.

    Economy Meal 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 (Fall Semester 8/24/19 - 1/15/20 & Spring Semester 1/16/20 - 5/12/20).

    • Block 20 Economy Plan - 20 block meals/$100 in Declining Balance (per semester)
    • Block 25 Economy Plan - 25 block meals/$200 in Declining Balance (per semester)
    • Block 50 Economy Plan - 50 block meals/$300 in Declining Balance (per 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:

    • One meal plan change request may be submitted per meal plan room change period in the Fall and Spring Semester.
    • The fall meal plan ends and the spring plan begins mid-January. 

    Purchasing Dining Dollars (DB)/Boxer Bucks

    • On-campus students may purchase DB/Boxer Bucks anytime during the academic year by completing a request form through the Housing Office (minimum purchase of $50). The amount purchased will be charged to the student account.
    • Off-campus students who want to purchase DB/Boxer Bucks and have it charged to their student accounts must do so through the Business Office. 

    NOTE: Unused DB/Boxer Bucks remaining on a student's meal plan at the end of the fall semester will carry over to the spring semester. They do not carry over from one academic year to another.

    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.