Campus Dining

Student Affairs

FAQs

Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your meal plan gets you access to 32 dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings.  You’ll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day!  We’ve got you covered.

You are welcome to change your plan through 10th class day, allowing you to choose the meal plan that best suits your schedule.  You may not choose a meal plan smaller than the default meal plan for your housing status. You may change your plan once daily. After the 10th class day, you’re committed to that plan until the following semester.

Weekly meals are loaded early each Sunday Morning and expire Saturday after Dinner. All Access is exactly that, giving you unlimited access to the dining hall as much as you want each day. Any remaining declining balance rolls from fall to spring and can even be used until the end of the summer term. These plans expire at the end of the academic year.  Meals (block, weekly or all-access) are for use during the semester in which they are assigned – they do NOT roll. You will be charged each semester for the meal plan of your choosing.

All undergraduate students enrolled in at least one class on Auburn University’s campus are required to purchase a meal plan. Students who have a contract with University Housing are enrolled in the Weekly 5 with $450 Dining Dollars meal plan.  This plan provides students with 5 meals per week to use at either Village Tiger Zone or The Edge at Central Dining AYCTE dining halls, and $450 Dining Dollars to spend at campus retail locations.  Total cost is $1,300.00/semester

Students who reside off campus receive the $375 Dining Dollars plan each semester.  This plan provides funds for lunches, beverages, and snacks. Dining Dollars may be used at any on-campus dining location to include food trucks, athletics concessions and retail entry to dining halls.

Dining Dollars are funds loaded to a student’s Tiger Card ID that may be used to purchase food at any dining location on campus including food trucks, athletics concessions and the Hey Day Market.  Students may also use Dining Dollars to enter dining halls at retail rates.

Block meals are discounted entries into our two dining halls:  The Edge at Central Dining and the Village Tiger Zone.  They may be purchased by students living off-campus as part of a hybrid meal plan. Block meals may not be used at other dining locations.

Weekly meals provide students with a set number of meals per week to use at either Village Tiger Zone or The Edge at Central Dining AYCTE dining halls

All Access plans provide students with unlimited access to Village Tiger Zone and The Edge at Central Dining AYCTE dining halls 7 days/week.

The Edge at Central Dining will be open:

Monday – Thursday:  7am – 10pm

Friday: 7am – 9pm

Saturday: 8am – 9pm

Sunday: 8am – 10pm

All nine dining stations will be open during the breakfast, lunch and dinner meal periods. Streamlined options will be available during non-peak hours.

Meals may be used at the Village Tiger Zone and the Edge at Central Dining  dining halls.  They may not be used at other dining locations.

AYCTE means “all you choose to eat”.  It’s all about access to a variety of foods that you can customize to your taste.

Retail rates for dining halls are:

Breakfast:     $9.25 + tax = $10.08

Lunch:          $9.99 + tax = $10.89

Dinner:         $11.99 + tax = $13.07

ALL students may select to purchase one of the following plans:

Weekly 5 with $450 Dining Dollars*: Provides students with 5 meals per week to use at either Village Tiger Zone or Central Dining AYCTE dining halls, and $450 Dining Dollars to spend at campus retail locations.  Total cost $1,300.00.   *This is the default plan for students who have a campus housing assignment

Weekly 10 with $500 Dining Dollars: Provides students with 10 meals per week to use at either Village Tiger Zone or Central Dining AYCTE dining halls and $500 Dining Dollars to spend at campus retail locations.  Total cost $1,645.00

All Access with $150 Dining Dollars:  Provides students with unlimited access to Village Tiger Zone and Central Dining AYCTE dining halls 7 days/week and $150 Dining Dollars to spend at campus retail locations.   Total cost $2,050.00

All Access with $375 Dining Dollars:  Provides students with unlimited access to Village Tiger Zone and Central Dining AYCTE dining halls 7 days/week and $375 Dining Dollars to spend at campus retail locations.   Total cost $2,250.00

In addition, students who reside off campus may choose

$375 Dining Dollars**: Provides students with lunch/snack/coffee money.  $375 Dining Dollars to spend at any on-campus dining location. Total cost: $375.00  **This is the default meal plan for students who live off-campus.

75 Meals with $375 Dining Dollars: Provides students 75 meals per semester to use at either Village Tiger Zone or Central Dining AYCTE dining halls and $375 Dining Dollars to spend at any on-campus dining location. Total cost: $1,105.00

50 Meals with $375 Dining Dollars: Provides students 50 meals per semester to use at either Village Tiger Zone or Central Dining AYCTE dining halls and $375 Dining Dollars to spend at any on-campus dining location. Total cost $865.00.

25 Meals with $375 Dining Dollars: Provides students 25 meals per semester to use at either Village Tiger Zone or Central Dining AYCTE dining halls and $375 Dining Dollars to spend at any on-campus dining location.  Total cost: $625.00

$600 Dining Dollars: Provides students with lunch/snack/coffee money.  $600 Dining Dollars to spend at any on-campus dining location. Total cost: $600.00

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You are limited to ONE meal plan change per day.
  • Every meal plan change will appear as a separate entry on your eBill.
  • Fall Meal Plans start with a “1” (first semester of the academic year)
      • Fall “1XXX” Meal Plans are loaded in April
      • Fall “1XXX” Meal Plans may be changed April – late August
  • Spring Meal Plans start with a “2” (second semester of the academic year)
      • Spring “2XXX” Meal Plans are loaded early November
      • Spring “2XXX” Meal Plans may be changed November – late January

You may make a dining plan change during the first 10 class days of each semester. You may easily change your meal plan via the GET app:

  • Log into GET,
  • Click “settings” (lower right),
  • Then click “Change meal plan”.
  • Click the plan for the semester you want to change:
  • FALL: 
    • For Fall plan changes (April – August) ensure you select your plan that starts with a “1”.
    • Then select the plan (starting with a “1”) you’d like to change to.
    • You’ll then select “Submit” to complete the  purchase process.
  • SPRING: 
      • For Spring plan changes (November – January) ensure you select your plan that starts with a “2”.
      • Then select the plan (starting with a “2”) you’d like to change to.
      • You’ll then select “Submit” to complete the  purchase process.
  •  If you see the warning: “A problem occurred while processing your request. Details: No plans found”  please contact the dining office at 334-844-8504. We will be glad to assist you.

To select your meal plan online, simply log into the GET website and follow the steps above. Immediately, you will see the meal plan change on your GET app.  eBill activity may take a week to reflect the change.

After the 10th class day, no changes may be made.  

For graphics detailing the Fall meal plan change process, use this link: Meal Plan Change link

Unused Dining Dollars are added to your spring semester dining dollars and expire at the end of the summer.  Undergraduate meals expire at the end of each semester.

Your fall meal plan will automatically renew at the same level for the following spring term. You may make a change during the first ten class days of the spring semester.

Weekly meals run Sunday – Saturday and expire late Saturday night. These expire at the end of each semester.

Block Meals do not roll – they expire at the end of each semester. 

Dining Dollars in additional accounts (Optional Dining Dollars or Tiger Club) never expire.

Additional Dining Dollars may easily be added at any time.  Info about Adding Dining Funds

Any money added may be placed into either an Optional Dining Dollars account or a Tiger Club account.

Optional Dining Dollars work exactly like regular Dining Dollars – these funds may be used at any on-campus food location, including food trucks and athletics concessions.

A Tiger Club account may be used for food anywhere on campus, but may also be used to purchase other things. Tiger Club funds may be used to make purchases  from the bookstore as well as participating off-campus retail locations.  List of participating retailers

The minimum deposit to these accounts is $25; funds may be added online or on your GET mobile app: Add Funds link

Please note that these funds never expire and may be refunded upon request.

Meals may only be used by the meal plan purchaser.  However, you may purchase your guest’s meal using your dining dollars.

Yes. However, you may not eat in the dining hall AND take a meal to-go during the same meal period.

Students with all-access plans must go back to the register and purchase a compostable to-go box after they’re finished their meal in the dining hall .

The to-go container may be filled with your choice of foods from the dining hall and must be fully closed when you leave.

It’s all about access to a variety of foods that you can customize to your taste.

Weekly and Block meals provide a discounted entry into the Village Tiger Zone and The Edge at Central Dining AYCTE dining halls.

These dining halls provide not only great places to eat a variety of foods, but are also popular destinations for socializing and studying. We offer a number of different meal plan options to allow you to choose one that suits you best.

Fraternity Meal Plan Reduction Information

Tiger Dining provides a reduced meal plan for students who live in on-campus residence halls and are members of a fraternity with a required meal plan.  There is no application required for this program. Greek Life provides a list of qualifying members to the Campus Dining office at the conclusion of each semester. Any credit will be automatically deposited to the student’s Student Financial Services (eBill) account after final exams are complete.

To be eligible, students must meet both of these qualifications:

  • They must live in campus residence halls, owned and operated by University Housing.
  • They must be a member of a fraternity that has a required meal plan providing at least 10 meals per week.

Note: Students who purchased an “All Access” unlimited plan are not eligible for the reduction.

How it works:

Only the dining dollars portion of the meal plan is eligible for a refund. If there are no dining dollars left, then there will be nothing to refund. However, if you are eligible for a refund, it will be made to your eBill account by the end of December (Fall) and the end of May (Spring).

Example:

A student is registered for the on-campus default 5 + $450 meal plan which provides 5 meal swipes weekly at the Village Tiger Zone or The Edge at Central Dining, plus $450 dining dollars that may be used at any retail dining location on campus.  The student also has a required fraternity meal plan for 10 meals each week at the fraternity house.  At the end of the semester, the student only used $275 of their $450 dining dollars, so they receive a credit of $175.

Tiger Dining’s Registered Dietitian, Kaiten Zajac, is a primary resource for students who have food allergies or special dietary needs. Kaiten enjoys meeting students and walking them through campus dining locations to make sure they are comfortable with food options when they arrive on campus. This may include meeting with chefs, dining area managers and other support staff, as well as sharing resources where recipe ingredients may be found. Our website menus and locations page is a great resource with information about menus, ingredients, and allergens. Additionally, both of our dining halls feature True Balance stations, where students can find foods made without the top 8 major food allergens. For more information about these locations or any questions, please reach out to Kaiten. She may be reached at zajac-kaiten@aramark.com. Or you may make an appointment to meet at:  aub.ie/DiningRD

Occasionally,  we’ll encounter a medical or religious dining situation that needs very special consideration.  We offer dining plan accommodations for students  who cannot dine on campus due to severe medical conditions, religious dietary restrictions and those who are enrolled at Auburn, but are away from campus for the semester.  If you qualify, submit your request here.  Dining Plan Accommodations

Dining Dollars account balances are visible on the register display each time your Tiger Card is used.  Students may check their account balances and transaction history via the GET mobile app (free for iOS and android phones).

Dining halls reflect University Housing schedules.  Dining Halls open for dinner on the main move-in day each semester, and close when residence halls are closed for breaks.

Throughout the semester, hours of operation in our dining facilities may vary. Visit Hours and Menus for the most current hours of operations.

Fall 2022 meal plans are available for use August 8, 2022 – December 9, 2022.

All undergraduate student meals expire at the end of each semester.

Any unused dining dollars will be added to your Spring 2023 dining dollars’ balance.

Spring 2023 meal plans are available for use January 9, 2023 – May 5, 2023.

Any unused dining dollars will remain available for use on campus through the end of the 2023 academic year.

Last modified: July 22, 2022