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In the Auburn Family, there’s a seat for everyone at the table!

Because we have a lot of students who all need to be fed within a short time frame, we have food that’s available quickly, and most of it is easily customizable to suit your particular tastes.

All students who are enrolled in at least one class on campus participate in the meal plan.  The level of participation is determined by your housing status.

We surveyed students a few years back, and found that more than 80% of our students would walk no more than 3 minutes to get to food; so we’ve developed our program to bring good food choices to you.  Get more details regarding our dining plans and locations below.

If you have a discerning palate or special dietary needs, our Tiger Dining Dietitian, Kaiten Zajac, is available to help you successfully navigate your food choices in our 30+ dining locations.  Simply send an email to zajac-kaiten@aramark.com to set up an appointment.

We answer the majority of your questions below; however, if you don’t find your answer there, try this link:  Visit FAQs

Each summer, we host ten groups of students and guests for two intense days of information about Auburn. 2020 Camp War Eagle (CWE) Resources

During these sessions,  we officially welcome you into the Auburn family.  There’s so much to learn and experience!

Here’s a video that shares some of the things you might have heard at a previous year’s Camp War Eagle:  Tiger Dining Video

Students at Camp War Eagle

Essential Information

Meal Plan Details

Automatic meal plan enrollment

Each semester you register for classes, you’ll automatically be enrolled in a semester meal plan based on your housing status.  These meal plans are made up of dining dollars that may be used at any on-campus dining facility, including food trucks and athletics concessions. You may select a more comprehensive meal plan*, including hybrid plans that include block meals, at your AU Access My Campus tab: meal plan selection. *If you select a more comprehensive meal plan, it will REPLACE the automatic plan.  Meal plans selected for the fall semester will renew at the same level for the concurrent Spring semester unless a change is requested. 

  • Every semester, students who have an on-campus housing assignment are enrolled in a $1100 dining dollars meal plan, which covers roughly half the average student’s semester dining budget.
    • This amount is approximately half the average student’s semester dining budget and takes into consideration that sometimes students will eat at a local restaurant off campus, travel on weekends, or have meetings during regular meal periods.
  • Every semester, students living off-campus are enrolled in a $350 dining dollars meal plan.  The $350 meal plan ensures they have lunch/snack/coffee money to keep their bodies fueled while in class.

 

What are Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars are funds loaded to your Tiger Card that may used to purchase food on campus.  They may be used at any Tiger Dining facility, including food trucks and athletics concessions.  You may also use dining dollars for entry into our dining halls – you’ll simply pay the retail rate.

You will be automatically be enrolled in the default dining dollars plan each semester you’re registered for classes.

Any dining dollars remaining on your account at the end of the fall semester will roll to the following spring semester (you’ll get another dining plan for spring).

Any dining dollars left at the end of the spring semester will be usable until the last class day of the concurrent summer term – after which they expire.

What is a Block Meal?

A block meal is a discounted entry into one of our dining halls: Tiger Zone at the Village or The Commons at Foy.  By purchasing a block of meals, you pay a lower per-entry price to enter the dining hall. Block meals may be purchased as a portion of a hybrid dining plan. Add-on blocks of 25 meals may be added to any dining plan;  however, they may not be purchased independently.

  • Block meals may only be used at the Village Tiger Zone and The Commons at Foy.
  • Block meals expire at the end of each semester.

In addition to the automatic plan, what meal plans are available to students who live ON-campus?

Living on Auburn’s campus means you’ll be spending a lot of time here!   As an alternative to the automatic $1100 dining dollars meal plan, you may choose one of the following:

Block 155 + $700:  This meal plan includes 155  discounted (block) entries into our dining halls and $700 dining dollars which may be used at any campus dining facility.   If you enjoy buffet-style eating with a lot of variety, this is the plan for you!  (This plan provides about 9 dining hall meals and $42.40 in dining dollars per week)

Block 115 + $500:  This meal plan includes 115  discounted (block) entries into our dining halls and $500 dining dollars which may be used at any campus dining facility.  If you like to have one buffet meal per day, this is the ideal plan for you. (This plan provides about 7 dining hall meals and $30.30 in dining dollars per week)

$1600 Dining Dollars:  This is basically the automatic plan plus. This plan provides $1600 dining dollars for use in any campus dining facility.  (This plan provides about $97.00 dining dollars per week)

Add-on Block plans:  These plans are available to supplement any of the above plans.  During class registration or during the first 10 days of classes, blocks of 25, 50 or 75 meals may be added to your eBill  by selecting them through the meal plan selection process at your AU Access “My Campus” tab.  After the 10th class day, you may purchase a block of 25 meals via the GET mobile app after alerting the dining office, 334-844-8504, to add the “Add-on Block meal purchase” option to your account.            **Add-ons may not be purchased as stand-alone plans.

In addition to the automatic plan, what meal plans are available to students who live OFF-campus?

While you may not live on campus, you may find yourself spending quite a bit of time here. Or maybe you just don’t care to shop, cook, and clean up dishes?  As an alternative to the automatic $350 dining dollars meal plan, you may choose from one of the following:

Block 155 + $700:  This meal plan includes 155  discounted (block) entries into our dining halls and $700 dining dollars which may be used at any campus dining facility.   If you enjoy buffet-style eating with a lot of variety, this is the plan for you!  (This plan provides about 9 dining hall meals and $42.40 in dining dollars per week)

Block 115 + $500:  This meal plan includes 115  discounted (block) entries into our dining halls and $500 dining dollars which may be used at any campus dining facility.  If you like to have one buffet meal per day, this is the ideal plan for you. (This plan provides about 7 dining hall meals and $30.30 in dining dollars per week)

Block 50 + $360:  This meal plan includes 50 discounted (block) entries into our dining halls and $360 dining dollars which may be used at any campus dining facility.   (This plan provides about 3 dining hall meals and $21.80 in dining dollars per week)

$1100 Dining Dollars:  This is the automatic plan for students who live on-campus; however, you have the option to participate in this plan if you live off campus, as well. This plan provides $1100 dining dollars for use in any campus dining facility. (This plan provides about $66.70 dining dollars per week)

$1600 Dining Dollars:  This is basically the on-campus automatic plan plus. This plan provides $1600 dining dollars for use in any campus dining facility. (This plan provides about $97.00 dining dollars per week)

Add-on Block plans:  These plans are available to supplement any of the above plans.  During class registration or during the first 10 days of classes, blocks of 25, 50 or 75 meals may be added to your eBill  by selecting them through the meal plan selection process at your AU Access “My Campus” tab.  After the 10th class day, you may purchase these via the GET mobile app after alerting the dining office, 334-844-8504, to add the “Add-on Block meal purchase” option to your account.           **Add-ons may not be purchased as stand-alone plans.

May I change my meal plan?

You may request a dining plan change during the first 10 class days of each semester. To do this, simply log into your AU Access  My Campus tab, click “select your meal plan”, click the green ribbon that indicates you want to make a change, select the new meal plan, and then confirm your selection.  After the 10th class day, no changes may be made.

What if I plan to join a fraternity?

If you live on campus and are considering joining a fraternity, we encourage you not to change your meal plan.

Tiger Dining offers a dining plan accommodation for fraternity members who live on campus and are required to participate in a qualifying fraternity meal plan (10 or more meals per week at the fraternity house).  This accommodation is only available to fraternity members who remain in the $1100 dining dollars plan.  Block meal plans do not qualify for the fraternity accommodation program.

For those members of a fraternity with a qualifying meal plan (10 or more meals/week at the fraternity house) the fraternity dining accommodation operates like this:

You will be charged the $1,100 on-campus meal plan and have access to those funds throughout the semester.

You are only required to use $350 of the $1100 if your fraternity requires you to purchase a meal plan that provides 10 or more meals per week at the fraternity house. If you remain a member in good standing of your fraternity, a refund of unused funds, up to $750, will be deposited to your Student Financial Services account after final exams are complete.

How do I add more dining funds?

Many students completely use their dining funds by mid-semester, so we do our best to make adding funds quick and easy. These additional dining funds are available via your Tiger Card – just like the regular dining plans.  These funds NEVER EXPIRE and you may request a refund at any time.  Add Funds or Block Meals via GET Mobile

There are two options for adding dining dollars and one for adding more block meals.  Here are the details:

Optional dining reservations are exactly like dining dollars.  They may be used to purchase food at any on-campus dining location, including food trucks and athletics concessions.

Tiger Club funds  are also available via your Tiger Card, but offer a bit more flexibility.  These funds may be used to purchase food anywhere on campus and at participating retailers in the local community.  Participating Locations List

**When you get to the end of your regular dining dollars, simply tell the cashier that you have another dining plan loaded to your Tiger Card.  The cashier will press a button to access that account, and once accessed, it will be used until you receive a new plan next semester.

Add-on 25 Block Meals may be purchased at any time throughout the semester; however, you’ll need to notify the dining office so they can add this capability to your Tiger Card.   Simply send a quick note to dining@auburn.edu or call 334-844-8504.

**IMPORTANT NOTE:  Ensure your Block 25 meals balance is ZERO before adding more.  The program will not allow you to add more block meals until all your current block meals are gone.

What if I decide to not attend Auburn this semester?

Sometimes things happen that are beyond our control.  If you’ve registered for classes but will be unable to attend Auburn during a particular semester, you’ll need to let us know.  Simply send an email to dining@auburn.edu.  We’ll watch your account, and when your withdrawal is approved and processed, unused dining funds will be refunded to your Student Financial Services (eBill) account.

Dining Location Information

What kind of dining options are available on campus?

With many dining locations throughout campus, you have convenient, fast and easy access to a variety of good foods.  You may spend your dining dollars at any campus food truck, retail dining location, dining hall, or even athletics concessions.

Whether you want to hang out at the dining hall and dine off the buffet, or grab a quick sandwich as you’re sprinting between classes, we’re ready to serve you!  

Tell me about the dining halls

Dining Halls WILL be open during the Fall 2020 term with enhanced safety measures in place.  To ensure student safety, self-serve stations will be shut down or moved.  For instance, students will be able to get a salad at the dining hall; however, a server will prepare the salad to their specifications.  This will eliminate multiple persons touching surfaces and utensils and help ensure student safety.

Auburn currently has two dining halls to serve you.  Both dining halls are all you care to eat buffets, offering a wide variety of freshly-prepared foods.  Entrees change daily, and if you’re not in the mood for what’s being served at one location, the other dining hall will be serving different entrees. Dining halls offer the biggest bang-for-the-buck on campus.  One entry charge allows you to enter each meal period.  You may use Meal Plan Dining Dollars, Block Meals, debit or credit to pay for your dining hall entry.  If you like buffets, consider block meals, which offer a discount off regular dining hall door prices.

If you have special dietary needs, you’ll find delicious menu options at the Allergen Solutions Stations located in our dining halls.

Foy Commons is located in central campus and is convenient to the Quad and Cambridge residence halls as well as many classrooms.  Foy serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Friday, but is closed Saturday and Sunday. Foy Commons menus and hours

The Village Tiger Zone is located on the west side of campus, near the Village residence halls, Auburn Arena, Wallace Hall, and Nichols Center.   Tiger Zone is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday and brunch and dinner Saturday/Sunday.  Evening meals feature a Mediterranean inspired concept allowing students to enjoy a variety of vegetables, grains, and even grilled salmon on a regular basis. Weekend brunch meals are very popular!  Tiger Zone menus and hours

What retail locations are on campus?

Because we have a lot of people to serve in a limited amount of time, a variety of food has to be available quickly and conveniently.  Retail locations are a key part in meeting that goal.  Meal Plan Dining Dollars, cash, debit and credit are all accepted at our retail locations.  Menus and hours are located online: Dining Locations and Menus

Campus retail locations include:

Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center:     Cafe 25

Dudley Hall:     War Eagle Supply Company

Foy Hall:     Panda Express     Chicken Salad Chick

Haley Center:     Einstein Brothers Bagels & Caribou Coffee

Horton Hardgrave Hall:     Tiger Bread Company

Lowder Hall:     Starbucks

Lupton Hall:     AU Smokehouse

Nursing:     War Eagle Supply Company

RBD Library:   Panera

South Donahue:     War Eagle Supply Company     Wellness Kitchen

Student Center:     Au Bon Pain     Chick-fil-A     Olilo by Cat Cora     SaladWorks     Sambazon     Starbucks     Steak n Shake     War Eagle Supply Company

Terrell on the Hill:    Kick 6 Cafe     One Second Salads     Rye of the Tiger Grill     Sugartime    War Eagle Supply Company

The Village:     Chick-fil-A Express     Toro Sushi     Sambazon      War Eagle Supply Company

What's this about food trucks?

Food Trucks augment the campus dining experience by offering a variety of foods in the most highly trafficked parts of campus during lunch hours.  Trucks may be found in seven central campus locations, with Starbucks located near Wallace Hall. Food trucks take all orders via Grubhub, using Meal Plan Dining Dollars, credit and debit cards.

Current food trucks include:

Amsterdam Cafe

Amsterdam Tacos

Good Karma (Indian food)

Hibachi

NYC Gyro (Mediterranean)

Philly Connection

Starbucks

Where are these food options located?

Dining options are located strategically throughout campus.

Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center:     Cafe 25

Dudley Hall:     War Eagle Supply Company

Foy Hall:     Corner Cafe    Panda Express     The Commons at Foy Dining Hall Chicken Salad Chick

Haley Center:     Einstein Brothers Bagels & Caribou Coffee

Horton Hardgrave Hall:     Tiger Bread Company

Lowder Hall:     Starbucks

Lupton Hall:     Fresh from the Plains     AU Smokehouse

Nursing:     War Eagle Supply Company

RBD Library:   Panera

South Donahue:     War Eagle Supply Company     Wellness Kitchen

Student Center:     Au Bon Pain     Chick-fil-A     Olilo by Cat Cora     SaladWorks     Sambazon     Starbucks     Steak n Shake     War Eagle Supply Company

Terrell on the Hill:     Cantina Colina     Kick 6 Cafe       One Second Salads          Rye of the Tiger Grill      Sugartime       War Eagle Supply Company

The Village:     Chick-fil-A  Express     Tiger Zone Dining Hall     Toro Sushi     Sambazon        War Eagle Supply Company

In addition to the permanent dining locations listed above,  you may find food trucks at:

Thach & Haley Concourse         Roosevelt & Haley Concourse                                        Near Wallace Hall – West side of  S. Donahue

Tell me about dining near the Hill residence halls

Terrell on the Hill is located near the Hill residence halls and is a popular hangout with students who live in the area and Auburn employees who work nearby.  Terrell has a variety of retail locations including:

Kick 6 Cafe   Homes style favorites

One Second Salads     Fresh, made-to-order salads

Rye of the Tiger Grill   Made-to-order grill featuring burgers, sandwiches & fries

Sugartime  A selection of noodle dishes and traditional Asian favorites

War Eagle Supply Company   A Convenience store serving grab and go sandwiches,  packaged fruits, snacks, chips and beverages.

What food is available near the Quad residence halls?

The Quad is located central campus. Within a very short walk, you’ll reach:

Foy Hall:

The Commons @ Foy  Centrally located dining hall serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.  A rotating menu is prepared fresh daily and served buffet-style. Foy Commons menus and hours

Panda Express   Quick, convenient, tasty Asian-inspired cuisine.  All the favorites you love including Orange Chicken.

Chicken Salad Chick  Nine different varieties of chicken salad and sides made fresh daily

Haley Center:

Einstein Brothers Bagels & Caribou Coffee  Hot, delicious coffee beverages, bagels, sandwiches, salads and sides

Lupton Hall:

AU Smokehouse Locally sourced, freshly prepared traditional barbecue and sides including mac n cheese, and baked beans – lots of comfort foods!

RBD Library: 

Panera A full-service Panera serving your favorites.  Soups, salads, sandwiches, bagels, pastries and beverages with signature Panera style.

Student Center:

Au Bon Pain  Open 7am-5pm serving oatmeal,  breakfast sandwiches,  soups, customizable sandwiches, grab and go fruit, salads, sandwiches, snacks, and mac n cheese.  Au Bon Pain serves your favorite comfort foods!

Chick-fil-A   Fried or grilled chicken available as sandwiches, biscuits, salads and wraps, with your favorite sides, lemonade, and shakes.

Olilo by Cat Cora  Mediterranean style food available as salads, wraps or bowls.  Daily selections include grilled salmon, falafel and roasted chicken.

SaladWorks  Prepared fresh daily, choose from the classic salad favorites or have one made especially for you!  A wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables lets you create a customized salad masterpiece!

Sambazon  Co-located with Olilo, Sambazon serves sustainably-sourced frozen acai bowls with your choice of toppings.  Starting Fall 2020, Sambazon will expand its menu to include smoothies!

Starbucks  All your favorite Starbucks-brand caffeinated beverages are available here!  Whether you’re in the mood for a frappuccino or  a dirty chai, you can satisfy your thirst and grab a snack, too!

Steak n Shake Some days just seem to call for a burger and thin, crispy fries.  Order your burger with your favorite toppings and a shake, too!  Hungry for breakfast?  Try our biscuits or breakfast tacos!

War Eagle Supply Company If you’d like a bottle of water, a grab-n-go snack or prepackaged sushi (prepared on campus daily), this is the place to curb your hunger in a hurry.  These locations also carry a variety of frozen meals to heat and eat on the go.

What food options are at the Village?

The Village: 

The Village Tiger Zone  is a newly-renovated dining hall serving lunch and dinner Monday-Friday and brunch and dinner Saturday/Sunday.  Evening meals feature a Mediterranean inspired concept allowing students to enjoy a variety of vegetables, grains, and even grilled salmon on a regular basis. Order your favorite fresh-baked pizza to pick up here. Weekend brunch meals are very popular! Tiger Zone menus and hours

Chick-fil-A Express  Fried or grilled chicken available as sandwiches, biscuits, salads and wraps, with your favorite sides, lemonade, and shakes.

Toro Sushi  Sushi Chris makes sushi fresh on campus daily.  Stop by and have your sushi made to order.  If you’re in the mood for something different, Toro offers other Asian food selections as well.

Sambazon  Co-located with Toro Sushi, Sambazon serves sustainably-sourced frozen acai bowls with your choice of toppings.

War Eagle Supply Company  If you’d like a bottle of water, a grab-n-go snack or prepackaged sushi (prepared on campus daily), this is the place to curb your hunger in a hurry.  These locations also carry a variety of frozen meals to heat and eat on the go.

What food is in the vicinity of Cambridge?

Cambridge is a short walk from the majority of campus, and most food selections that are convenient to the Quad will be easily accessible from Cambridge as well.  However, the dining locations in the closest vicinity are:

RBD Library: 

Panera   A full-service Panera serving your favorites.  Soups, salads, sandwiches, bagels, pastries and beverages with signature Panera style.

 

Foy Hall:

The Commons @ Foy  Centrally located dining hall serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner  Monday – Friday.  A rotating menu is prepared fresh daily and served buffet-style

Panda Express   Quick, convenient, tasty Asian-inspired cuisine.  All the favorites you love including Orange Chicken.

Chicken Salad Chick  Nine different varieties of chicken salad, and sides made fresh daily

Where do South Donahue residents eat?

South Donahue residents have an on-site convenience store:

War Eagle Supply Company  If you’d like a bottle of water, a grab-n-go snack or prepackaged sushi (prepared on campus daily), this is the place to curb your hunger in a hurry.  These locations also carry a variety of frozen meals to heat and eat on the go.

South Donahue is not far from Central Campus – dining options in Central campus (the Quad), the Village, and the Hill are all within reasonable walking distance.

Athletes may enjoy team meals at the nearby Wellness Kitchen.  The Wellness Kitchen is also open to non-athletes during most breakfast, lunch and some dinner meals.

Other Important Info

I have Special Dietary Needs. Who can help me navigate dining on campus?

Our full-time dietitian is available to help you find appropriate food options on campus as well as to provide one-on-one support if you have special dietary needs. Our dietitian played a key role in creating the Allergen Solutions Stations in our dining halls which serve a menu free from seven of the top eight food allergens.  Occasionally, we encounter a student whose special circumstances warrant a dining plan accommodation: due to medical necessity, being away from campus, or religious restrictions that cannot be accommodated in our dining facilities.

After meeting and discussing your situation with our dietitian, you may request a dining plan accommodation:  either a dining plan reduction or a dining plan exemption, based on your particular circumstances.    Accommodations

You will need to complete this process by the 10th class day of each semester unless you have a newly-diagnosed medical condition.

I'm nowhere near campus, but have a dining charge on my account. What's up with that?

Students who work internships often receive class credit for those internship rotations, and class credit automatically triggers a dining charge to your eBill account. If you’re away from campus, there’s a simple, online process to have the charge removed:

Accommodations

You will need to complete this process by the 10th class day to receive your exemption.

What foods are available for students who observe religious dietary practices?

As part of the Auburn Family, Tiger Dining works tirelessly to ensure everyone has a seat at the table.  On rare occasions, a student may have a dietary restriction we’re not able to completely accommodate.  For those rare situations, students may request a dining plan accommodation:    Accommodations

You will need to complete this process by the 10th class day to receive your exemption.

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Last modified: August 11, 2020