Meal Plans

Craving waffles at 3 PM?

Introducing new flexible dining options at JBU!

Beginning fall 2018 the Kresge Dining Hall will be open extended hours with access to some food stations available all day. Meal plan pricing will be based on scans and a student may use as many scans as they want during the day to access Kresge. Want a waffle and fresh fruit at 3 p.m.? Just scan in, assemble a snack and have a mid-day study session while refueling. Between meal times students can enjoy cereal, waffles, bagels, toast, English muffins, fresh fruit, salad bar, hummus station, soup, greens, grains and beans station, and the beverage station. 

Terms to Know

Flex-Meal Exchange: For an additional charge, you can exchange one meal from the Kresge Dining Hall per day to the California Cafe
Declining Balance Dollars: These are supplements to your meal plan and can be used in the California Cafe' or Kresge. They work like a bank debit card; each time you make a purchase the total is subtracted from the balance in your account. 
Ground Floor Coffee Declining Balance Card: This card works like a bank debit card for the Ground Floor Coffee Shop

Other Benefits

  • Unlimited access plan available
  • New commuter plans including California Café snacks
  • Ground Floor Coffee declining balance cards
  • Add declining balance dollars and avoid sales tax on individual meals & snacks
  • Flex-meal option to eat once per day in California Cafe
  • Guest access – use a scan to invite a friend to lunch (Not available on all access plan.)

 

Flexible Dining Options & Pricing

Initial meal plan choices will be billed to the Student Account at the first of each semester. Students will have one opportunity to change the meal plan and select meal plan enhancements through the second week of class. Afterwards, additional meal plan enhancements may be purchased online by students, parents or others. Online purchases are paid in full at checkout and are not added to the Student Account. Online purchases require a JBU ID number. Purchases of Meal Plan Enhancements (Flex-Meal Exchange, Declining Balance Dollars, and Ground Floor Coffee Declining Balance Cards) are non-refundable. Declining Balance Dollars and Ground Floor Coffee Declining Balance Cards expire May 5, 2019.

Dormitory Students

Plans

Per Semester Cost

Declining Balance

Location

All Access (unlimited scans)

$2,600

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

19 Scans/Week Plan 

$2,400

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

14 Scans/Week Plan 

$2,300 

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

 

Townhouse/Northslope

Plans

Per Semester Cost

Declining Balance

Location

All Access (unlimited scans)

$2,600

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

19 Scan/Week Plan 

$2,400

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

14 Scan/Week Plan 

$2,300 

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

7 Scan/Week Plan 

$1,050

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

*Senior Plan I (25 scans)

$300

$105

Kresge Dining Hall (scans) & California Cafe (declining)

*Senior Plan II (50 scans)

$550

$175

Kresge Dining Hall (scans) & California Cafe (declining)

*Senior Plan III (75 scans, 75 snacks at California Café)

$650

$150

Kresge Dining Hall (scans) & California Cafe (declining)

*Senior plans only for seniors living in Townhomes or Northslope Apartments

Commuter Students

Plans

Per Semester Cost

Declining Balance

Location

All Access (unlimited scans) 

$2,600

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

19 Scan/Week Plan 

$2,400

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

14 Scan/Week Plan 

$2,300 

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

7 Scan/Week Plan 

$1,050

$0

Kresge Dining Hall

Commuter - Plan I (25 scans)

$300

$105

Kresge Dining Hall (scans) & California Cafe (declining dollars)

Commuter - Plan II (50 scans)

$550

$175

Kresge Dining Hall (scans) & California Cafe (declining dollars)

Commuter - Plan III (75 scans, 75 snacks at California Café)

$650

$150

Kresge Dining Hall (scans) & California Cafe (declining dollars)

 

Meal Plan Enhancements - Available to all Students

Plans

Per Semester Cost

 Purchase

Flex-Meal exchange in California Cafe (one meal per day)

Must have the All Access, 19 scan, 14 scan or 7 scan meal plan in order to purchase

$200

Purchased online

Declining Balance Dollars (purchases are exempt from sales tax)

$25, $50, $75, $100, $200 & $300

Purchased online

Ground Floor Coffee Declining Balance Card (purchases are exempt from sales tax)

$25, $50, $75, $100, $200 & $300

Purchased online

 (Meal plan scans are not intended for resale and may not be sold to others.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Meal Plan?

A 14 scan, 19 scan, or unlimited (all-access) meal/week plan is required if you reside in any of the four traditional residence halls, as well as underclassmen living in the Townhouses and North Slope Apartments. A 7 scan plan is required for juniors residing in the Townhouses or Northslope Apartments. Seniors in the Townhouses or Apartments must purchase a minimum of a $25 declining balance or Ground Floor Coffee card.

Meal Plans allow you to enjoy the convenience of on-campus dining as well as these other great benefits:

  • Guaranteed all-you-care-to-eat meals and the flexibility of grab-n-go items
  • No worries about carrying cash
  • Minutes from great food and comfortable locations

What is the difference between the new "scan" plan vs. the old "meals" plan?

Now that the dining hall has extended hours (starting fall 2018), a student can use a scan to enter the dining hall any time they are open. You might scan for lunch, again for a 3 p.m. waffle snack, and again for dinner. This would use 3 of your scans for the week. There is no limit to how many scans you can use in a day but your meal plan dictates how many scans you have each week. (Unless you select the all access plan which is unlimited scans.) 

Can I treat a friend by using two "meals" in a meal period?

Unless you have the unlimited all-access plan, you are free to use one of your scans to allow a friend to access the dining hall with you. If you have the unlimited plan you may treat your friend by paying for their meal with your Declining Balance Dollars, cash, credit or debit.

If I'm a senior in the townhouses do I have to buy a meal plan?

No. Seniors may purchase a minimum of a $25 declining balance or Ground Floor Coffee card.

What are Declining Balance Dollars?

These are supplements to your meal plan and can be used in the California Cafe or Kresge. They work like a bank debit card: each time you make a purchase the total is subtracted from the balance in your account. Declining balance dollars can be purchased online. Any remaining balance from the fall semester will rollover to the Spring semester.

Can I get a meal to go or takeout food from Kresge?

If you will miss a meal you can preorder a “Bag Meal”, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pick up an order form at the cashier station in Kresge dining hall. Simply let us know what you would like to eat and when you would like to pick up your meal. Because we are an “All You Care to Eat” facility we do not allow take out of any food or leftovers.

Can I change my dining plan?

We want you to have the best plan for you. You can adjust your meal plan during the first two weeks of the fall and/or spring semesters. To make a change to your meal plan, log onto EagleNet to submit your meal plan change form.

If I don't use all my scans in a week, do they carry over to the following week?

Scans are good for a one week period. They don't carry over from one week to the next. It's key to select the best plan for your schedule and your dining styles so you get the max from your dining plan.

What do I do when my Declining Balance runs low?

If you run low, you can add to your account online at any time.

Can I use my Declining Balance at Ground Floor Coffee?

No, but you can purchase online a separate Square card that is good only for Ground Floor Coffee in denominations of $25, $50, $75, $100, $200 & $300. 

Do my meal plans and declining balances expire if I don't use them by the end of the semester?

Yes, all access, 19 scans, 14 scans & 7 scans end each semester.  Senior and commuter meal plans, ground floor and declining balances can roll over to the Spring semester but expire at the end of the Spring semester