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2018-2019 KU Dining Plans

Dining plans are required with a residence hall contract and optional for scholarship hall and apartment living residents. The 2018-2019 plans and rates are listed below.

All Access Dining Plan, $4,410

The best value plan is flexible for busy students who will eat most meals and snacks at the residential dining center for sit down or take out (one Jaywalk meal per day) but need the convenience of a Retail Pass meal on campus.

  • Unlimited meals at the residential dining centers
  • 1 Retail Pass per day
  • $250 Dining Dollars ($125 per semester)
  • 20 guest meals (10 per semester)
  • 20 Parent/Legal Guardian Meals (2 per month)

14 Meals Dining Plan, $4,266

Enjoy 14 meals that can be used at the residential dining centers for sit down or take out (one Jaywalk Meal per day). You can use the meals anytime throughout the week.

  • 14 meals per week at the residential dining centers
  • $300 Dining Dollars ($150 per semester)
  • 12 guest meals (6 per semester)
  • 20 Parent/Legal Guardian Meals (2 per month)

10 Meals Dining Plan, $3,684

Going home most weekends? No problem. Popular with students who may skip a meal or two, but still need the residential dining centers for sit down or take out (one Jaywalk Meal per day). You can use the meals anytime throughout the week.

  • 10 Meals per week at the residential dining centers
  • $400 Dining Dollars ($200 per semester)
  • 8 guest meals (4 per semester)
  • 20 Parent/Legal Guardian Meals (2 per month)

50 Meal Block Dining Plan, $425

Optional plan for apartment residents who may eat at the residential dining centers occasionally but want the accessibility and ease of the Retail Pass. Residence hall students may purchase the 50 Meal Block in addition to their 14 Meals or 10 Meals dining plan.

  • Plan is active from August 16, 2018  May 17, 2019
  • 50 Meals for the academic year, that can be used as:
    • Residential Dining Center Meals
    • Retail Pass
    • 1 Jaywalk Meal per day

Terminology

  • Retail Pass – a meal equivalency in the retail locations: Underground, Market, Courtside Café, Mortar & Pestle, The Studio Grill, Southside, and certain JayBreaks. All menus contain icons that denote which items you can purchase to fufill your retail pass. View the icon guide here. Available for the All Access and 50 Block plan only; 1 Retail Pass is allowed per day for All Access, 50 Block Plan is unrestricted. Can omit but not substitute. Ask associate for more info.
  • Residential Dining Centers include Mrs. E’s, South Dining Commons, and North College Café
  • All Access – Unlimited meals in the residential dining center, 1 Jaywalk Meal per day, and 1 Retail Pass per day.
  • The Week – Is Monday through Sunday for the 14 Meal and 10 Meal dining plans. They reset weekly Monday morning.
  • Dining Dollars – All plans have a declining balance to be used for food and beverages at any retail location on campus. Half the Dining Dollars are available at the start of the fall semester and any unused amount will roll over to the spring semester for those with active dining plans. Dining Dollars expire at the end of the academic year, so be sure to use it!
  • Guest Passes – Used for friends, half of guest passes are available each semester and must be used before the end of the semester, only at the residential dining locations.
  • Parent/Legal Guardian Meals – Parents/legal guardians can accompany their student in the residential dining centers for 2 meals per month. Parents/legal guardians will sign in at the cashier station.
  • Jaywalk Meal –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 South Dining Commons. Jaywalk Meals cannot be used if staying to eat inside the dining center, and cannot be used at multiple locations on the same day.

Details

  • The first residential dining center meal of the fall 2018 semester is breakfast on Thursday, August 16.
    • Fall 2018 Early Arrivals begin brunch on Sunday, August 12.
  • The last residential dining center meal of the fall 2018 semester is dinner on Friday, December 14.
  • The first residential dining center meal of the spring 2019 semester is brunch on Saturday, January 12.
    • Spring Early Arrivals begin at the first meal Mrs. E's is open (TBA)
  • The last residential dining center meal of the fall 2018 semester is dinner on Friday, May 17.
  • KU Dining Plans with Dining Dollars will be on your KU Card.
    • You must have your KU Card for all transactions.

The deadline to change a dining plan is 5 p.m. Friday on the second week after classes begin each semester; for the 2018-2019 academic year, those deadlines are August 31, 2018 and February 1, 2019.

Residence hall students may purchase the 50 Meal Block dining plan in addition to their 14 Meals or 10 Meals dining plan.

If you live in the residence halls, signing up is part of the room selection process. If you live off-campus, you may sign up by logging into the myKU portal, sign into Student Housing under “Services” then click on “Dining Plans” under “What do you want to do?

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.


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