Budgeting Your Points

These charts are for Resident and Non-Resident Meal Plans, to help make it easy to budget your points throughout each semester easier.

Are you wondering how many points you should be using per week? How many points you should have at the beginning of a specific week?

Find the date and your meal plan type. The declining balance charts suggest where you should be each week. Remember, you can always add points at any time.

You are allowed to roll over 100 points from fall to spring, and these charts do not reflect any rollover points.


Resident Meal Plans

Note: The Ultimate Meal plan does not require you to keep track of points for entry into the dining commons. However, be sure to use your bonus points by the last day to use points.

Resident Declining Balance Chart — Fall 2017

Date Standard Premium
Aug. 20 1,250 1,500
Aug. 28 1,172 1,406
Sept. 4 1,094 1,312
Sept. 11 1,016 1,218
Sept. 18 938 1,124
Sept. 24 860 1,030
Oct. 2 782 936
Oct. 19 704 842
Oct. 16 626 748
Oct. 23 548 654
Oct. 30 470 560
Nov. 6 392 466
Nov. 13 314 372
Nov. 20 236 278
Dec. 4 158 184
Dec. 11 80 90

Resident Declining Balance Chart — Spring 2018

Date Standard Premium
Jan. 11 1,250 1,500
Jan. 19 1,176 1,411
Jan. 26 1,102 1,322
Feb. 2 1,028 1,233
Feb. 9 954 1,144
Feb. 16 880 1.055
Feb. 23 806 966
March 1 732 877
March 8 658 788
March 15 584 699
March 29 510 610
April 5 436 521
April 12 362 432
April 19 288 343
April 26 214 254
May 3 140 165
May 10 66 76

Non-Resident Meal Plans

Non-Resident Declining Balance Chart — Fall 2017

Date Blue Gold Platinum
Aug. 20 600 875 1,150
Aug. 28 562 820 1,078
Sept. 4 525 766 1,007
Sept. 11 487 711 935
Sept. 18 450 654 864
Sept. 24 412 602 792
Oct. 2 375 548 721
Oct. 19 337 493 649
Oct. 16 300 439 578
Oct. 23 262 384 506
Oct. 30 225 330 435
Nov. 6 187 275 363
Nov. 13 150 221 292
Nov. 20 112 166 220
Dec. 4 75 112 149
Dec. 11 37 57 77

Non-Resident Declining Balance Chart — Spring 2018

Date Blue Gold Platinum
Jan. 11 600 875 1,150
Jan. 19 614 824 1,083
Jan. 26 578 773 1,015
Feb. 2 542 721 948
Feb. 9 506 670 880
Feb. 16 470 619 813
Feb. 23 464 567 745
March 1 398 516 678
March 8 362 465 610
March 15 326 413 543
March 29 290 362 475
April 5 254 311 408
April 12 218 259 340
April 26 146 157 205
May 3 110 105 138
May 10 74 53 70