Dining On Campus

Whether you want an eclectic a la carte lunch, a fun pop-up shop snack, healthy pre-packaged food on the go, a seriously satisfying all-you-can-eat breakfast or dinner, some hot late night eats after studying with friends or to enjoy a Starbucks venti caramel macchiato and pastry between classes, there are plenty of convenient gourmet dining options to choose from across campus.

Meal Plans

Food Plan Costs
Food Plan Costs King Alfred Plan Gold Plan** Purple Plan Black Knight Plan Commuter 90 Block Commuter 50 Block
Meal Swipes Unlimited 12/week 10/week 3/week 90/semester 50/semester
Dining Dollars* $75 $250 $300 $800 $100 $175
Guest Meals (Semester) 3 3 3 3 0 0
Total Cost (Fall & Spring) $7,730 $7,510 $7,280 $6,280 $3,060 $2,930

* Dining Dollars are used like cash at AVI Fresh locations and select vending machines on campus. Dining Dollars only come with the purchase of a food plan and roll over from Fall to Spring semester, but expire regardless of balance on Commencement Day of each academic year. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased.
** We use the “Gold” plan with cost adjusted for 21 meals per week for financial aid budget purposes.

  • Residents are required to have a meal plan for the entire Academic Year, except for Seniors, Ford Street and Special Interest House residents.
  • The Black Knight plan is only available to students who have lived on campus for more than a year.
  • Commuting plans are only available for students who are commuting, seniors or those students in Ford Street Apartments or the Special Interest Houses.
  • The University has the staff and facilities to prepare special, medically prescribed diets. If you should have such a requirement, please contact the Director of Dining Service in Ade Hall to arrange for a meeting to discuss how the University can accommodate your special dietary needs.
  • Dining Dollars may be carried over from one semester to the next only within the academic year (fall to spring) as long as you do NOT cancel your meal plan. Should you be eligible and cancel your meal plan between semesters, any unused portion of Dining Dollars is not refundable and not transferable.

For more information on meal plans, Saxon Swipes and Dining Dollars, visit the AVI Foodsystems/AU Fresh website.

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