Welcome back for spring semester!
See below for some helpful tips on budgeting your dining plan for the Spring:
There are 17 weeks in the semester (including spring break), so divide your balance by 17 when you arrive back on campus. That is the amount you’ll need to spend per week to utilize the plan. Example: Pat Smith had $500 of their Gold plan left at the end of the fall semester. Pat changed their dining plan to the Bronze plan, so they have a balance of $2342 ($1842 + $500). For the spring semester, Pat will need to spend at least $137 a week ($2342/17).
Spending Pro Tips:
- Purchase your snacks, bottled beverages on campus at the Studio, Bus Stop, Southside or convenient stores in the Kansas Union (4th floor) or Wescoe hall (adjacent to the Underground).
- Look at your spring schedule and figure out where the closest food is: https://union.ku.edu/ku-dining-locations-and-hours This link also has the hours and menus of the locations. See what foods you’ve been missing. Did you know there is a Serrano’s at the Underground and the Market serving rice bowls, burritos and nachos?
Need help? Managing dietary issues can be tricky with all of these choices. Reach out to the location staff:https://union.ku.edu/dining-staff or meet with our dietician, Jade Gibson.