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Meal Plan Deals for Spring 2019!

Check out our special meal plan deals below running from 12/3-12/15! You can add or upgrade a meal plan below or by contacting the Phoenix Card Office.

Important: If you add or upgrade a meal plan, you MUST stop by the Clohan Hall Dining Offices from from 1/3-1/18 or 2/2-2/19 to claim your prizes!

Upgrade for 25 Extra Meal Exchanges!

Upgrade an All Access Plan to a +7 or +14 between 12/3 and 12/15 and receive 25 extra Meal Exchanges in the Spring! That’s more than one extra Meal Exchange per week to use at retail locations like Village Juice and Pei Wei! You MUST stop by the Clohan Hall Dining Offices from from 1/3-1/18 or 2/2-2/19 to claim your prizes. Extra Meal Exchanges will then be added to your Phoenix Card after 2/19!

Add an All Access Basic Plan for Food Truck Tickets!

Signing up for a All Access Basic Plan (when you are not required to have one)? Do so between 12/3 and 12/15 and receive 15 Free Food Truck Tickets!! You can pick up tickets at Clohan Hall Dining Offices from 1/3-1/18 or 2/2-2/19.

Add a Block Plan for 25 Extra Swipes!

Add a Block Plan between 12/3 and 12/15 and receive 25 extra Block Meals in the Spring! That’s more than one extra Block Meal per week to use at retail and residential locations like Village Juice, Pei Wei and McEwen Dining Hall! You MUST stop by the Clohan Hall Dining Offices from from 1/3-1/18 or 2/2-2/19 to claim your prizes. Extra Block Meals will then be added to your Phoenix Card after 2/19!

Add Food Dollars and Get Dollars Back!

Add at least $50 in Food Dollars between 12/3 and 12/15 and get 10% added to your card! Contact the Phoenix Card Office to add!

2018-2019 Meal Plans

Eating made easy! Ultimate value, convenience, and flexibility!

  • Come & go as much as you like! All Access Meal Plans give you access to all residential dining halls. This includes multiple visits throughout the day for meals, snacks or even just to sit with friends – not just for big eaters! It’s like having mom’s kitchen right outside your residence hall (or classroom). Grab what you want, when you want it or just go to socialize.
  • With our to-go container program, you will be able to take out your meal from any of the residential dining halls to accommodate your busy schedule! Fill up a to-go container for only 1 meal swipe!
  • Combo Meal Exchanges available in all campus retail locations.
  • No meal periods or time zones.

All Access Meal Plans

The ALL ACCESS portion of the All Access Meal Plans can be used for unlimited visits to our “all-you-care-to-eat” facilities: Upstairs Clohan Hall, Downstairs McEwen Hall, and Lakeside Dining Hall. Multiple visits may be made throughout the day for meals, snacks or just to sit with friends.

The MEAL EXCHANGE portion of the All Access + 14 and All Access + 7 meal plans may be used at any Elon Dining retail location to purchase a predetermined retail combo meal, called a Meal Exchange. A typical Meal Exchange includes an entrée, one side, and a fountain drink or filtered water. The All Access + 14 meal plan includes 14 Meal Exchanges per week and the All Access +7 meal plan includes 7 Meal Exchanges per week. Students on the All Access + 14 and All Access + 7 meal plans will receive their allotment of Meal Exchanges on Wednesday morning. Unused Meal Exchanges do not rollover and will expire Tuesday night. Meal Exchanges are not included with the All Access Basic plan.

The GUEST MEAL portion of the All Access Meal Plans can be used to treat a guest to a meal at any Elon Dining facility. Or use a guest meal on yourself if you run out of your weekly Meal Exchanges!

The MEAL DOLLARS associated with each plan can be used at any Elon Dining facility working on the same principle as a debit card. Each time you make a purchase, the total is subtracted from the balance in your account. They are convenient to use in between meals and at our residential restaurants or retail locations.

Block Meal Plans

The BLOCK MEAL portion of the 300 Block and 200 Block plans can be used at any “all-you-care-to-eat” dining hall or any campus retail location. A typical Meal Exchange combo meal includes an entrée, one side, and a fountain drink or filtered water.

Block Meal Plans are annual contracts. Students pay for half of the block plan in the fall and the remaining half in the spring. Students will receive one-half of their Block Meal in the fall and the remaining half in the spring. Block Meals carry over from Fall semester to Winter term and Winter term to Spring semester with the renewal or upgrade of a Block plan.

Meal Plan Requirements

  • First-year Students: – Required to have the All Access + 14, All Access + 7 or All Access Basic meal plan in all residence halls.
  • Sophomores: – Required to have at least the All-Access Basic Meal Plan in all residence halls and Greek houses. Students living in University apartments, Newman Center and Trollinger House must select at least the 300 Block Meal Plan.
  • Juniors: – Required to have at least the All-Access Basic Meal Plan in all residence halls. Students in Danieley K, the Colonnades, Greek houses, Global Village, and Academic Village must select at least the 300 Block Meal Plan. Students in apartments are encouraged to select a Meal Plan.
  • Seniors: – Required to have at least the All-Access Basic Meal Plan in all residence halls. Students in Danieley K, the Colonnades, Greek houses, Global Village, and Academic Village must select at least the 300 Block Meal Plan. Students in apartments are encouraged to select a Meal Plan.

Students living off campus and non-mandatory juniors and seniors in university apartments are encouraged to select a meal plan. The 200 Block Meal Plan is only available to students living off campus and non-mandatory junior and senior university apartment residents.

Door Rates

You can still eat at our dining halls if you don’t have a meal plan!

  • For Students and Guests: $11 for breakfast, and $12.25 for lunch or dinner (including tax).
  • For Faculty: $7.25 for any meal (including tax).

Important Dates

August 24th Fall Meal Plans Begin

September 11th Last Day to Make Fall Meal Plan Changes

December 15th Fall Meal Plans End

January 2nd Winter Meal Plans Begin

January 24th Winter Term Meal Plan Ends

February 2nd Spring Meal Plan Begins

February 19th Last Day to Make Spring Meal Plan Changes

May 22nd Spring Meal Plan Ends