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Meal Plan Details

Automatic meal plan enrollment

When you register for classes, you’ll automatically be enrolled in a semester meal plan based on your housing status.   The default meal plan for students who live on campus is a combination of:  1. Weekly meals that may be used at either the Village Tiger Zone or our new  The Edge at Central Dining all-you-care-to-eat dining halls and 2. 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 all-access plans that provide entry into our dining halls any time they are open, via the GET mobile app or at your AU Access My Campus tab: meal plan selection. *If you select a more comprehensive meal plan, it will REPLACE the default plan.  Meal plans selected for the fall semester will renew at the same level for the concurrent spring semester unless you make a change within the first 10 class days. 

  • Every semester, students who have an on-campus housing assignment are enrolled in  the On Campus Default plan – Weekly 5 with $450 Dining Dollars: 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 $1,300.00
    • 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 $375 dining dollars meal plan.  The $375 meal plan ensures they have lunch/snack/coffee money to keep their bodies fueled while in class.  Students who live off campus may choose any of the meal plans we offer.

Meal plans may only be used by the account holder. 

What are Dining Dollars?

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 meal plan each semester you’re registered for classes. Plans for students who live on campus also include weekly meals.

Any dining dollars remaining on your account at the end of the fall semester will roll to the following spring semester (in addition, your fall plan will be renewed for the spring semester).

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.

Meal plans may only be used by the account holder. 

What is a Block Meal?

Block Meals (Off-Campus students)

With a variety of healthy options and a lower cost per meal, a block meal grants you entry to our two all-you-care-to-eat locations, Village Tiger Zone and The Edge at Central Dining. Block meals allow students who live off campus to access these facilities over the course of the semester when it’s convenient. These all you care to eat dining locations always offer a variety of foods; allowing you to create a plate according to what you’re craving at the moment.  Menus are available online for your convenience. Please note that any unused block meals expire at the end of each semester.

  • Block Meals may be used at any time – no limit per week.
  • Block meals may only be used at the Village Tiger Zone and The Edge at Central Dining.
  • Block meals expire at the end of each semester.

Meal plans may only be used by the account holder. 

What is a Weekly Meal?

Weekly Meals

Weekly meals guarantee dining access for the entire semester at a lower cost per meal. Weekly meals begin on Sunday morning and start over after dinner service on Saturday night. These meal plans include access to the Village Tiger Zone and The Edge at Central Dining. Both all you care to eat dining locations always offer a variety of healthy and favorite foods; allowing you to create a plate according to what you’re craving in the moment.  Menus are available online for your convenience. Please note that any unused meals expire at the end of each week.

Weekly meals run Sunday morning – Saturday night. Once you’ve used your 5 or 10 meals for the week, you will need to either use dining dollars to pay for your meal or wait until the next Sunday morning for more meals to be available.

Meal plans may only be used by the account holder. 

What is an All Access plan?

All Access

All Access guarantees dining access for the entire semester at the lowest cost per meal. All Access meals refresh every 15 minutes. These meal plans include unlimited access to Village Tiger Zone and The Edge at Central Dining. Both all you care to eat dining locations always offer a variety of healthy and favorite foods; allowing you to create a plate according to what you’re craving in the moment.  Menus are available online for your convenience. All Access meal plans give you the option to dine as you chose, as often as you would like during the day. Aa All Access meal plan gives you the greatest value and best flexibility.

Meal plans may only be used by the account holder. 

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

Dining Plans for students living in campus residence halls

Living on Auburn’s campus means you’ll be spending a lot of time here!   Eating in our dining halls provides you with a variety of fresh, delicious foods each day and gives you a space to hang out and enjoy time with your friends. Living on campus,  you may choose one of the following:

On Campus Default is Weekly 5 with $450 Dining Dollars: Provides students with 5 meals per week to use at either Village Tiger Zone or The Edge Central Dining AYCTE dining halls, and $450 Dining Dollars to spend at campus retail locations.  Total cost $1,300.00

Weekly 10 with $500 Dining Dollars: Provides students with 10 meals per week to use at either Village Tiger Zone or The Edge 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 The Edge at 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 The Edge at 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 to the automatic plan, what meal plans are available for students who live OFF-campus?

Dining Plans for students living 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 $375 dining dollars meal plan, you may choose from one of the following:

Weekly 5 with $450 Dining Dollars: 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 $1,300.00

Weekly 10 with $500 Dining Dollars: Provides students with 10 meals per week to use at either Village Tiger Zone or The Edge at 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 The Edge at 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 The Edge at Central Dining AYCTE dining halls 7 days/week and $375 Dining Dollars to spend at campus retail locations.   Total cost $2,250.00

Off Campus Default is $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

75 Meals with $375 Dining Dollars: Provides students 75 meals per semester to use at either Village Tiger Zone or The Edge at 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 The Edge at 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 The Edge at 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

May I change my meal plan?

Changing your dining plan

You may change your dining plan during the first 10 class days of each semester. To do this:

Log into your GET mobile app > Settings (lower right) > Change meal plan > Select the plan you were assigned > select the plan you’d like to change to > Then select “Apply to my eBill”.

If you do not have a smartphone, you may do this online:

Log into your AU Access account > My Campus tab > Select Your Meal Plan>  This will take you to the GET  website, and you’ll follow the same process as described above.

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

What if I plan to join a fraternity?

 Fraternity Meal Plan Reduction Information

A Dining Plan Reduction is available to qualifying students who live on campus and participate in either the Weekly 5 Plus $450 OR the Weekly 10 Plus $500. Unlimited meal plans do not qualify for the reduction.  At the end of the semester, any unused dining dollars balance is refunded to Student Financial Services (eBill) accounts.

Fraternity members may receive a dining plan reduction if they are required to purchase an additional fraternity meal plan serving 10 meals/week at their fraternity house.

To qualify:

1. The Fraternity member must have an on-campus housing assignment,

2. The Fraternity member must participate in either the Weekly 5 Plus $450 OR the Weekly 10 Plus $500. Unlimited meal plans do not qualify for the reduction.

Note: The cost of the Weekly 5 Plus $450 is $1,300, and any unused dining dollars (up to $450) may be refunded at the end of the semester. The cost of the Weekly 10 Plus $500 is $1,650 and students may receive any unused dining dollars (up to $500)

3. The Fraternity member must also have purchased a qualifying meal plan required by their Fraternity.

4. This is only for students who have a housing assignment through the Campus Housing office.

There is no application required for this program. The Greek Life office provides a list of qualifying members to the Campus Dining office at the conclusion of each semester. 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).

How do I add more dining funds?

Adding 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 via GET Mobile

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

Optional dining dollars are exactly like any other 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.

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.

Other Important Information

I have Special Dietary Needs. Can you help me navigate my dining options on campus?

Our full-time registered 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. Her name is Kaiten Zajac, and you may reach her at:  zajac-kaiten@aramark.com. Kaiten played a key role in creating the True Balance 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 far 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: March 23, 2021