Important Dates

When no year is noted in the dates listed below, the months fall within the academic year. Meal plans and add-on flex dollars may be purchased anytime throughout the year starting in August 2018, with the exception of meal plans for students who have already signed housing contracts. There are no cancellation deadlines.

For students, meal plans—meal swipes and flex dollars—expire at the end of the academic year. This applies to the Blue Residential and Gold Residential plans, as well as the Bear plan and Cub plan.

  • Meal plans start date for fall semester 2018: August 15, 2018 at brunch.
  • Meal plans start date for spring semester 2019: January 15, 2019 at dinner.
  • Last day to use all student meal plans (meals swipes and flex dollars): May 19, 2019 at 10 a.m., the end of the academic year.

For undergraduates who live on campus with signed a housing contract, you may upgrade from a Blue Meal Plan to a Gold Meal Plan anytime during the year.

For undergraduates and graduates who live off campus, the Cub Meal Plan and Bear Meal Plan are available for purchase anytime during the academic year starting August 1, 2018. Purchase additional Cub or Bear plans anytime during the academic year.