Summer Meal Plans

All students who reside in University owned, operated or managed residence halls are required to purchase a residential meal plan. Students who do not select a meal plan with their housing application will automatically be charged THE SOCIAL LITE board plan and $200 dining dollar plan, a total of $1,100. The board plans and dining dollar plans offered for summer 2022 are listed below. 

Meal Plan Requirements

Residential meal plans have two components: 1) Basic Board Plan and 2) Dining Dollar Plan.

Total Meal Plan Cost = Basic Board Plan + Dining Dollar Plan

The board and dining dollar plans from which the choices must be made are listed below. 



RAMS BASIC  7 meals per week $825
THE SOCIAL LITE 10 meals per week $900
  • All board plans consist of any combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Only one meal swipe per meal period day allowed, i.e., one swipe for breakfast per day, one swipe for lunch per day, one swipe for dinner per day.
  • Unused meal swipes do not roll over from week-to-week. Unused meal swipes are forfeited at the end of the semester. 



$150 Dining Dollars Pay $150; Receive $170 to spend
$200 Dining Dollars Pay $200; Receive $226 to spend


General Information

Access to the meal plan is through use of the RAM ID card at the cashier station of the dining hall or retail site. NO RAM ID CARD, NO MEAL!

If an ID card is lost, stolen or damaged, you must pay the fee and have a new card printed in order to access your meal plan. The replacement fee for a list, stolen or damaged ID card is $10. Refer to the ID Card Policy at legal-affairs/policies/ University-ID-Card-Policy final.pdf.

Dining Dollars may be used to purchase breakfast, lunch or dinner in the cafes on both east and west campuses or at any retail establishment, i.e., RAMS Hideaway, Golden Espresso, Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, Chilaca or the Food Truck. The meal plan holder is not limited as to what he/she may purchase during the day as long as funds are available.

Students 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 added incentive.

For further details regarding terms and conditions outlining the residential meal plans, please refer to the contract linked below.

Summer Meal Plan Contract

For additional information regarding summer meal plans, please contact the Meal Plan Office at 229.500.2883 or email