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Residential Meal Plan

Residential Meal Plan

2019-2020 Academic Year

 
Students living on campus are required to have a residential meal plan, per the Room and Board Contract. On-campus residential meal plans are only available to students living in residence halls and in on-campus apartments. Dining Dollars can be used at all dining locations on campus. (Dining Dollars can only be used at dining locations and cannot be used at the Wildcat Shop.)
 

RESIDENTIAL DISCOUNTS

 
The meal plan functions as a retail declining balance. Overhead is built into the cost of the plan, and the remaining value of the meal plan, called “Dining Dollars,” can be spent throughout the quarter at all Dining Services locations. Students receive a 65% discount applied at the point of sale at dining locations, and a 25% discount on all purchases at campus cafés and C-store locations. Discounts do not apply to the Liberty Plan.
 

IMPORTANT MEAL PLAN INFORMATION

 
For students on a meal plan, the new quarterly meal plan balance will automatically be added to your card at the beginning of each quarter. This dollar amount will be in addition to all remaining dining plan funds left over from the previous quarter.
At the end of each Spring quarter, all remaining Dining Dollars are non-reimbursable, will be forfeited, and will not roll over to Summer or Fall quarters.
 

MEAL PLAN CHANGES

 
Meal plans can only be changed at the beginning of each quarter during the add/drop period. Modifications to meal plans can be made online through myCWU or in person at the Connection Card office. (Changes cannot be made over the phone.)
 
ADD/DROP PERIODS
 
Fall Quarter: Sept. 25 – Oct 2
Winter Quarter: Jan. 7 – Jan. 14
Spring Quarter: Mar. 31 – Apr. 7
 

APARTMENT PLAN
 

Students living in a CWU-owned apartment may also elect to participate in a meal plan. Meal plan options for the Apartment Plan are Plan A, B, C, or D. These plans are optional. The same rates and discounts apply.
Students on the Apartment Plan must select their plan each quarter and will not be automatically enrolled in the plan.
Any leftover Dining Dollars will roll over to the following quarter (Fall to Winter, Winter to Spring), even if the student does not enroll in a meal plan the following quarter. All roll-over Dining Dollars must be used the following quarter. At the end of each Spring quarter, all remaining Dining Dollars are null and void and will not roll over to Summer or Fall quarters.
 

MEAL PLAN OPTIONS

2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

 
MEAL PLAN A
QUARTERDINING DOLLARSOVERHEAD COSTQUARTERLY COST
FALL$875$2,125$3,000
WINTER$875$1,600$2,475
SPRING$875$1,150$2,025
ANNUAL TOTAL: $7,500
 
 
MEAL PLAN B
QUARTERDINING DOLLARSOVERHEAD COSTQUARTERLY COST
FALL$752$1,828$2,580
WINTER$752$1,376$2,128
SPRING$752$989$1,741
ANNUAL TOTAL: $6,449
 
 
MEAL PLAN C
QUARTERDINING DOLLARSOVERHEAD COSTQUARTERLY COST
FALL$641$1,556$2,197
WINTER$641$1,172$1,813
SPRING$641$842$1,483
ANNUAL TOTAL: $5,493
 
 
MEAL PLAN D
QUARTERDINING DOLLARSOVERHEAD COSTQUARTERLY COST
FALL$553$1,342$1,895
WINTER$553$1,011$1,564
SPRING$553$726$1,279
ANNUAL TOTAL: $4,738
 
 
LIBERTY PLAN (only for students living in Kennedy)
QUARTERDINING DOLLARSQUARTERLY COST
FALL$275$275
WINTER$275$275
SPRING$275$275
ANNUAL TOTAL: $825
 

WILDCAT BUCKS

 
Students on plans C or D who run out of Dining Dollars before the end of a quarter can add Wildcat Bucks to their Connection Card. Use Wildcat Bucks at any Dining Services location on campus by swiping your Connection Card, and receive 10% off of your purchase. Download the GET Mobile app to add Wildcat Bucks directly to your card. Simply log in with your CWU credentials, and add a credit card to your account.
 
If meal plan funds run out before the end of a quarter, only students on plans A or B may add Dining Dollars to their account without incurring additional overhead costs. Students on plans C or D cannot add additional Dining Dollars to their plan, but can add Wildcat Bucks.
 
WILDCAT BUCKS CAN ALSO BE ADDED:
 
·      Online on the GET website
·      In person at the Cashier’s Office (with cash, check, debit, or credit card)
·      In person at the Connection Card office (with exact cash, check, debit, or credit card)
·      Over the phone through the Connection Card office at 509-963-2711 (credit/debit card only)
 
 
Visit the Connection Card office website for more information about Wildcat Bucks.
*The residential meal plan discount does not apply to Wildcat Bucks.
**Wildcat Bucks can be used at the Wildcat Shop, but purchases made at the Wildcat Shop are not eligible for a 10% discount.

 

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