Four "all-you-care-to-eat" dining halls offering a wide variety of menu choices are available across campus: Russell on East Campus, Rodney on West Campus, Kent on Central Campus, and Pencader on Laird Campus. Dining Services also provides numerous snack and meal locations, including campus food courts, snack bars, convenience markets, and concessions carts. A registered dietitian is on-hand for free personal consultations regarding special dietary needs.
DINING PLANS FOR STUDENTS IN RESIDENCE HALLS
A variety of Full-Size dining plan options is available for undergraduate students living on campus. All students living in residence halls are required to purchase a dining plan for each semester/session.
The purchase of a dining plan for winter session and summer session is required for students living in a residence hall during these sessions.
Full-Size plans are comprised of two types of dining plan selections. Weekly plans include a specific number of Meals to be used each week of the semester in any of the four dining halls, plus a specific number of Points per semester and 5 Guest Passes per semester. Block plans include a specific balance of Meals to use during the entire semester, plus a specific number of Points per semester and 5 Guest Passes per semester.
Using Points, students can buy food at campus food courts, snack bars, convenience markets, and concessions carts. Additional Points may be purchased at Value Transfer Stations at five convenient locations on campus (see www.udel.edu/ud1flex); at either University Box Office location; or at least $25 at the Cashiers Office or the outside drop slot at the Student Services Building. Unused Points from summer session, fall semester and/or winter session may be carried over to the next semester/session. At the end of the spring semester all unused Points are forfeited, have no refundable value, and may not be redeemed.
Dining plans are billed on a per semester/session basis. For residence-hall students with a Housing Agreement, the effective dates of the housing and dining agreements are the same.
DINING PLANS FOR STUDENTS LIVING IN THE CHRISTIANA TOWERS APARTMENTS, GRADUATE STUDENT AND FAMILY HOUSING OR OFF-CAMPUS
Selection of a dining plan is optional, but for those students in this category who like the convenience of cashless purchases for dining services, the following options are available:
Option 1: Anytime Plans. Anytime plans provide a specific balance of Meals to use during the semester plus a specific balance of Points.
Option 2: All Point Plans. A student may select a specific balance of Points.
The deadline for changes or cancellations corresponds with the drop/add deadline for classes each semester. Unused Points from summer session, fall semester, and/or winter session may be carried over to the next semester/session. All unused Points are forfeited at the end of the spring semester and have no refundable value.
You may also consider opening a Worry Free Student Banking account with PNC to widen the purchasing power of your i-card on and off campus. FLEX is accepted nearly anywhere on campus that cash is accepted, over 200 locations: All dining locations; the University Bookstore; University computer labs; the Library; and laundry machines. Unused FLEX balances carry over from semester to semester and are fully refundable upon closing the account. For more information on FLEX, call 302 831-4033. For more information on banking options with PNC, stop by the PNC branch at the Trabant University Center. You may also email us at email@example.com.
Selecting and Changing Dining Plans
The Dining Choose or Change form available on the Web allows students to select a dining plan. The dining plan may be changed (subject to applicable deadlines) by using the online Choose or Change application available at www.udel.edu/dining. If the student makes no selection, he or she will automatically be assigned and billed for the default plan providing 10 Weekly Meals plus $175 Points per semester.
The student may change or make adjustments to his or her dining plan selection prior to initialization (date determined and publicized each semester) and is provided one final opportunity to change his or her dining plan between initialization and the drop/add deadline. The final deadline to change a dining plan selection is the drop/add deadline for classes each semester or session. NOTE: The fall dining plan selection will automatically be reassigned for spring unless the student makes a formal request to change using the Change form online.
Canceling Dining Plans
Requests to cancel a Dining Services Agreement for the current semester or session are granted only in limited situations and must be made in writing in accordance with the Cancellation Policy at www.udel.edu/dining.
If the request to cancel the Dining Services Agreement is granted by the University, the student's University account will be credited based on a proration of unused dining plan Meals for the remaining days in the term of the Agreement minus two weeks (14 days), plus the value of any unused Points. Any credit balance in the student's University account may be transferred to a FLEX account. For sessions or programs other than the fall or spring semesters, applicable refunds will be calculated in proportion to the semester refund schedule.
Accessing Dining Facilities
A student's University ID card or cash must be presented for a Dining Services transaction. The University ID card is not transferable and may only be used by the person to whom it is issued.
Lost University ID Cards
The University accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen University ID cards. It is the student's responsibility to report a lost card as soon as possible by dialing UD1-CARD (831-2273) to prevent unauthorized use. Replacement cards are issued by the ID office in the Student Services Building.
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