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KU Dining: Student Plans and Comparisons

KU Dining Services offer four dining plans for students who live in residence halls or simply desire a convenient way to dine on campus. If you have any questions about KU Dining Plans, please contact Karen Cross by email at kcross@ku.edu or by phone at 785-864-7274.

For 2017-2018, KU Dining Services is excited to announce NEW dining plan options offering added value, flexibility and convenience for both on-campus students, plus a new plan for commuters! You can find KU Dining's 2017-2018 meal plans here.

Current Plans
Jayhawk Unlimited Rock Chalk Unlimited Crimson Flex Blue Basic
Meal Access Unlimited Unlimited 200 per semester 10 per week
KU Cuisine Cash (per semester) $250.00 $150.00 $100.00 $50.00
Bring-A-Friend 5 3 2 1
Large Za Pizza (per semester) 3 2 0 0
2016-2017 Rate (per semester) $2,143.00 $2,043.00 $1,924.00 $1,595.00
Unlimited Dining Access

Jayhawk Unlimited and Rock Chalk Unlimited plans provide all access to our three residential dining centers (Mrs. E's, North College Café, Oliver Dining Center). These plans offer the best per meal value with a wide variety of menu concepts in an "all you care to eat" setting.


Crimson Flex and Blue Basic comes with a set amount of meals. Crimson Flex gets you 200 meals per semester. Unused meals will not roll over to the next semester. Blue Basic gets you 10 meals per week. This resets back to 10 every Sunday evening. Unused meals will not roll over to the next week.

Jaywalk Meals

Running late to class? Your dining plan provides a convenient "to-go" meal service at all residential dining locations. Let your greeter know when they swipe your card to get plastic silverware and a compostable container. Jaywalk Meals can only be used once per day and the lid must be able to close. Fill your compostable box with whatever you like from E's, North College, and Oliver dining centers, or check out your to-go options at The Studio Café. Jaywalk Meals cannot be used if staying to eat inside the dining center, and cannot be used at multiple locations on the same day.

Bring a Friend

Bring a friend meals allow you to host family or friends at a residential dining center. Tip: be sure to let your cashier know when you plan to use a guest pass.

KU Cuisine Cash

Each dining plan comes with KU Cuisine Cash. This is money on your KU Card used specifically for food and drinks on campus. You can use KU Cuisine Cash between classes at any of our retail locations or residential dining centers. You can view all KU dining locations here.

Half of the KU Cuisine Cash is available at the beginning of the Fall semester and the balance that remains at the end of the Fall semester will roll over to the Spring semester. The other half of the KU Cuisine Cash will be added to an active KU Dining Plan account at the beginning of Spring semester. KU Cuisine Cash expires at the end of the year, so be sure to use it!

Need to change your plan?

Decided that unlimited plan sounds too good to pass up? Change your dining plan by logging into the myKU portal, sign into Student Housing under "Services", choose "Dining Plan" under "What do you want to do?" The Fall semester deadline for changing your dining plan is September 2, 2016, and the Spring semester deadline is January 27, 2017.

Additional Dining Plans

Living off campus? Take advantage of what our residential dining centers have to offer and get KU Cuisine Cash for use at our other locations across campus. All of our dining plans are available for purchase, but the Campanille Apartment Plan may be more suitable for your needs. Log into the myKU portal, sign into Student Housing under SERVICES and select Dining Plans under "What Do You Want To Do?"

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