Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

  • When can I sign up for my Fall 2018 Meal Plan? 
    You can sign up for your Fall 2018 meal plan now until August 14, 2018 on the MyCharleston Portal. Students can also sign up any time at Cougar Card Services until August 27, 2018. View all Meal Plans here. Meal plans can still be purchased after August 27 in Cougar Card Services but can no longer be charged to the eBill and must be paid for at the time of purchase with cash, check, or any major credit card.

  • Will my meal plan auto renew for next semester? 
    Meal plans will roll over from Fall to Spring semester for students living in on campus housing. Meal Plans do not roll over semester to semester for off campus students.

  • Will unused meals or Dining Dollars roll over? 
    Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester until the student graduates, withdraws or takes a formal leave of absence through the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services.

  • If I have already purchased a meal plan, can I change it?
    You can modify your Meal Plan selection until 5pm on the Drop/Add deadline date. For more information please visit the Cougar Card Services Meal Plan page.
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  • Don’t worry - simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a meal plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meals and points are deducted from your meal plan account.

    Our Meal Plans

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    FALL 2017-SPRING 2018 Meal Plan Options: Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your meal plan includes dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings. Youll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day! Weve got you covered. See our Meal Plan options below for more information.

    NOTE: All fees listed in this section are subject to change at any time.

    Faculty and Staff Plans

    NOTE: All fees listed in this section are subject to change at any time.

    Freshmen Resident Meal Plans

    First time resident freshmen, regardless of credit hours, and transfer students who have not completed a full year at another institution must select from one of the following plans: All Access Diamond, All Access, 12 Meals Per Week. Freshmen residents will select this plan in your Housing Contract.

    NOTE: All fees listed in this section are subject to change at any time.

    Voluntary Meal Plans

    Freshmen students living off campus, and upperclassmen students living on or off campus may choose from any meal plan. Meal plans offer options and value. Each plan offers guaranteed meals that you can use during the semester. Some meal plans offer additional Dining Dollars that let you enjoy meals or snack at all dining locations. Dining plans are easy to use – you don’t need to carry cash – just carry your Cougar Card.

    NOTE: All fees listed in this section are subject to change at any time.

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