Faculty and Staff Meal Plans
DINING DOLLARS WILL NOT BE ACTIVATED AND AVAILABLE FOR USE UNTIL MONDAY, January 23, 2023, PROVIDED ALL FEES DUE THE UNIVERSITY HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL. IF THERE IS A BALANCE DUE ON YOUR ACCOUNT, THE DINING DOLLARS WILL ACTIVATE AUTOMATICALLY ONCE THE BALANCE HAS BEEN PAID. ACCESS TO MEAL PLANS AND DINING DOLLARS IS VIA THE RAM ID CARD. FACULTY AND STAFF MUST PRESENT THEIR ID CARD TO THE CASHIER IN ORDER TO GAIN ACCESS OR USE THE MEAL PLAN SWIPES OR DINING DOLLARS. NO ID CARD; NO SERVICE.
Meal plans are designed with faculty and staff in mind. Faculty and staff have customized meal plan and dining dollar options from which they may choose. Faculty and staff may also select a residential meal plan option if they so desire. To view the residential meal plan options, please refer to the Residential Meal Plans tab on the right-hand menu.
Due to the high rate of inflation and subsequent supply chain issues, the University reserves the right to adjust the types of meal plans offered and the pricing structure of each meal plan prior to the beginning of each new semester. The University will provide students with notice of any changes as early as possible.
Meal Plan Details
Faculty and staff are not required to purchase a meal plan. One may select any combination of the Basic Board Plan and Dining Dollar Plan options. For example, one can choose the Basic Board Plan only, Dining Dollar Plan Only or the Basic Board Plan and a Dining Dollar Plan. Meal plans and dining dollars will not be activated until all meal plan fees are paid in full.
Meal plans are valid for both fall and spring semesters. They will activate the first day of class in the fall and expire the last day of class in the spring (August to May). Meal plans may be purchased throughout the semester; however, they expire at the end of spring semester no matter when they were purchased. For example, if a meal plan is purchased in September then the meal plan will expire the following May, upon the last day of classes. Any unused meal swipes at the time of expiration will be forfeited. A new meal plan must be requested at the beginning of each fall semester, if desired.
Meal plans may be changed; however, the meal plan office allows faculty and staff two business days from the initial day of activation to make changes. Starting the third business day from the initial activation of the meal plan, the meal plan is locked in for the semester/term and cannot be changed.
Dining dollars will be activated once the dining dollar charges are paid in full or the Bursar provides authorization to activate upon receiving an authorized payroll deduction form. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Faculty and staff may purchase additional dining dollar plans throughout the semester. Any unused dining dollars remaining at the end of each semester are refunded within 30 days from the last day of the semester with the following exceptions. Unused dining dollars will be refunded if the balance is less than the incentive added to the plan but greater than $10. Example: Purchased $150 but received $170. Unused balance is $5. There is no refund because the balance is less than $10. Balance was $165 then refund would be $150. The amount paid not including the incentive added. Dining Dollars DO NOT roll over to the next semester; they expire at the end of the semester in which they were purchased.
Meal Plan Cancellation
Faculty and staff may cancel a chosen meal plan within two business days from the initial day of activation without penalty. Starting the third business day from the initial activation of the meal plan, the meal plan is non-refundable and no refunds will be processed. If dining dollars were utilized, charges will be based on the actual expenditures through the cancellation date.
BASIC BOARD PLAN AND DINING DOLLAR OPTIONS
|ALL ACCESS 50||50 meal swipes||$410|
|$150 Dining Dollars||Receive $170 dining dollars to spend||$150|
|$200 Dining Dollars||Receive $226 dining dollars to spend||$200|
|$250 Dining Dollars||Receive $283 dining dollars to spend||$250|