Meal Plan Requirement

Students with an active housing assignment (with the exception of Kreidler and South Hall residents) must enroll in one of the following four meal plans: A, B, C or D.

  • Kreidler Hall residents have the additional options of Meal Plan E, F and G.
  • FLEX-D is available to students living on-campus who are eligible to live off-campus (have above 60 credits and are 20 years old September 1 and/or February 1)
  • South Hall residents are not required to purchase a meal plan, but are encouraged to participate.
    • South Hall residents may also wish to purchase Dining Dollars and take advantage of on-campus food purchases having no sales tax.
  • Commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan, but are encouraged to participate.
    • You may also wish to purchase Dining Dollars and take advantage of on-campus food purchases having no sales tax.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Fall: August 31, 2018 to December 14, 2018
(deadline to change is 5pm August 30)

Spring: February 4, 2019 to May 24, 2019
(deadline to change is 5pm February 3)

Residential Meal Plans Part 1

for those living in one of the following Residence Halls: Harstad, Hinderlie, Hong, Kreidler, Ordal, Pflueger, Stuen or Tingelstad

Choose Meal Plan A–D

Or FLEX-D if you’re off-campus eligible

Total Cost Per Spring and Fall Semester includes
Dining Dollars and AYCTE meals
Meal Plan Guest Meals Dining Dollars Included Cost Per Semester
Meal Plan A 5 $1167 $2712
Meal Plan B* 3 $1015 $2576
Meal Plan C 1 $910 $2476
Meal Plan D 0 $544 $2137

*Default Meal Plan

Meal Plans A-D

  • Meal Plans A-D include unlimited all-you-care-to-eat meals (Sunday brunch & Sunday–Friday dinners) for each week of all three terms.
  • Students can enter The Commons as many times as they like during AYCTE periods.

Residential Meal Plans Part 2

Meal Plans available to Kreidler residents, South Hall residents and Off-Campus students

Choose any of the above plans or Meal Plan E, F or G

AND off-campus eligible students may choose FLEX-D

Total Cost Per Spring and Fall Semester includes
Dining Dollars and AYCTE meals
Meal Plan AYCTE Meals Dining Dollars Included Cost Per Semester
Meal Plan E 50 $348 $1024
Meal Plan F 20 $256 $528
Meal Plan G 0 $528 $528

Meal Plans E and F

  • Meal Plan E includes 50 one-admittance AYCTE meals and Meal Plan F includes 20 one-admittance AYCTE meals.
  • With these block plans, the AYCTE is not unlimited — one is used for each entrance into The Commons during the AYCTE period.
  • These blocks of AYCTE meals are only good for the semester purchased.

Meal Plan G

  • This plan is all Dining Dollars. You will have $528 added to your account for the semester purchased. There are no AYCTE meal periods with this plan, you may use your Dining Dollars to gain access to those meals.

Meet the New FLEX-D Plan

You must be off-campus eligible* per the PLU Residency Requirement to choose the FLEX-D meal plan to satisfy the Residential meal plan requirement. You may choose this plan no matter what your housing assignment is as long as you are eligible!

FLEX-D — $2137

This plan is all Dining Dollars, you will have $2137 Dining Dollars on your account. There are no AYCTE meal periods with this plan, you may use your Dining Dollars to gain access to those meals.

*Off-campus eligible — you must have at least 60 credits and be 20 years old on September 1 and/or February 1

 

 

J-Term 2019

January 2, 2019 to January 30, 2019
(deadline to change is 5pm January 1)

Residential Meal Plans Part 1

for those living in one of the following Residence Halls: Harstad, Hinderlie, Hong, Kreidler, Ordal, Pflueger, Stuen or Tingelstad

Choose Meal Plan A–D

Or FLEX-D if you’re off-campus eligible

Total Cost Per Semester includes Dining Dollars and AYCTE meals
Meal Plan Guest Meals Dining Dollars Included Cost for J-Term
Meal Plan A 5 $306 $635
Meal Plan B* 3 $267 $598
Meal Plan C 1 $234 $570
Meal Plan D 0 $144 $474 *Default Meal Plan

Residential Meal Plans Part 2

Meal Plans available to Kreidler residents, South Hall residents and Off-Campus students

Choose any of the above plans or Meal Plan E, F or G

AND off-campus eligible students may choose FLEX-D

Meal Plan Dining Dollars Included Cost for J-Term
Meal Plan G $165 $165
FLEX-D* $474 $474

Both of these plans are all Dining Dollars with no AYCTE meal periods with this plan, you may use your Dining Dollars to gain access to those meals.

*You must be off-campus eligible per the PLU Residency Requirement to choose the FLEX-D meal plan to satisfy the Residential meal plan requirement.

Unlimited AYCTE Meals

The most important aspect to your meal plan!

All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCTE) meal periods are Monday–Friday dinners and all day Sunday. Dining Dollars are mainly intended for use during breakfast, lunch and all day Saturday. Please take advantage of the AYCTE meals, this is the bulk of what you pay for with Meal Plans A-D and if you spend Dining Dollars somewhere else during these meals, you’ll run low quickly.

 

 

Residential Meal Plans

Plan A

This plan is intended for the student that will spend the majority of their time on campus. It is great for students who eat three meals a day — those who need to eat larger meals or even someone who enjoys snacks between meals. Includes 5 guest meals per term, Dining Dollars and unlimited AYCTE meals.

Plan B

This plan is designed for the student who eats most of their meals on campus. This is the default plan for students with a housing assignment other than South Hall, you will be enrolled in this plan if you do not choose to opt into one of the other plans. Includes 3 guest meals per term, Dining Dollars and unlimited AYCTE meals.

Plan C

This plan is sufficient for many students who might be termed “middle of the road” eaters. Someone who likes to come in for unlimited all-you-care-to-eat meals, and doesn’t eat every breakfast and lunch on campus. Includes 1 guest meal per term, Dining Dollars and unlimited AYCTE meals.

Plan D

This plan is designed for the light eater who may enjoy smaller quantities or who may only eat about half of their breakfast & lunches on campus. Includes Dining Dollars and unlimited AYCTE meals.

 


Kreidler, South Hall and Off-Campus Meal Plans

These are flexible plans designed for students residing in Kreidler, South Hall or off-campus. Having a meal plan makes it easy to nurture connections on campus and socialize with friends. Being a student is complicated — don’t worry about your student’s next meal, we have a variety of healthy options waiting for them.

Plan E

Includes 50 one-admittance AYCTE meals and $337 Dining Dollars. Students may also use the one-admittance AYCTE meals when hosting a guest. These AYCTE meals will expire at the end of each semester.

Plan F

Includes 20 one-admittance AYCTE meals and $248 Dining Dollars. Students may also use the one-admittance AYCTE meals when hosting a guest. These AYCTE meals will expire at the end of each semester.

Plan G

This plan contains only Dining Dollars, no AYCTE meal periods are included. Dining Dollars may be also be used to purchase a meal during the AYCTE meal periods.

 


Off-Campus Eligible Meal Plan

FLEX-D

You must be off-campus eligible* per the PLU Residency Requirement to choose the FLEX-D meal plan to satisfy the Residential meal plan requirement. You may choose this plan no matter what your housing assignment is as long as you are eligible!
This plan contains only Dining Dollars, no AYCTE meal periods are included. Dining Dollars may be also be used to purchase a meal during the AYCTE meal periods.
*Off-campus eligible — you must have at least 60 credits and be 20 years old on September 1 and/or February 1

 

 

All-You-Care-To-Eat

The seven all-you-care-to-eat periods are:

  1. Sunday Brunch
  2. Sunday-Friday dinners
    1. At dinner, Crave & Cross Cultures close an hour early at 7:30pm — Aglio & Good Things stay open until 8:30pm

Plans A-D include unlimited entrances during AYCTE periods for each week of all three terms.

Plan E includes a block of 50 one admittance AYCTE periods for Spring & Fall terms.

Plan F includes a block of  20 one admittance AYCTE periods for Spring & Fall terms.

Plan G does not include any AYCTE periods.

FLEX-D does not include any AYCTE periods.

  • “Unlimited entrances”  — you can enter The Commons as many times as you’d like during each AYCTE period (Meal Plans A-D).
  • “One admittance” — each entrance to The Commons during an AYCTE period will use one of the block.

During all-you-care-to-eat meal periods, all food selected in the dining unit must be consumed prior to leaving the dining room. Any person removing food from the dining room during these periods will be referred to the Student Conduct System.

Guests

The AYCTE meal portion of your meal plan is for your own use only. To host a guest for an AYCTE period, you may use your included guest meals or pay with Dining Dollars, LuteBucks, cash or credit card.

Meal Plans A, B and C come with a set amount of Guest Meals for each term.

If you have Meal Plan E or F, you may host your guest by using a one-admittance AYCTE meal.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars may only be used to purchase food, all food purchases made with Dining Dollars are sales tax-free.

Your Dining Dollars may be used during all a la carte meals in The Commons, to purchase AYCTE meals for guests in The Commons and at all campus restaurant locations:

  • The Commons
  • Old Main Market
  • Kelley Café
  • Lute Café

During a la carte meals, items are priced individually so you are charged for those items you select.
A la carte meal periods (use Dining Dollars) are:

  • Monday-Saturday breakfast
  • Monday-Saturday lunch
  • Saturday dinner

Don’t worry about losing Dining Dollars during the academic year because they carry over from semester to semester and do not expire until the last day of the Spring semester.

Visit the Dining Dollars page to learn more.