Meal Plan Options for Students
2022-2023 Academic Year
Students living on campus are required to have a residential meal plan, per their 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, which provides flexibility and a high value to students. Overhead expenses are held from the payments at time of funding, and students can spend the remaining value of their meal plan, called “Dining Dollars,” as they choose throughout the quarter at 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 café and market locations.
- 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.)
- 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.
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. 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.
To sign up for an apartment meal plan:
- Visit the Connection Card Office website
- Complete and submit the webform with required information and meal plan selection
- After your submission has been processed, the meal plan will be added to your account and ready for use
Meal Plan Options
2022-2023 Academic Year
As a student, you have several meal plan options to choose from.
- Meal Plan A
Meal Plan A
Quarter Dining Dollars Overhead Cost Quarterly Cost Fall $947 $2,299 $3,246 Winter $947 $1,731 $2,678 Spring $947 $1,244 $2,191 Annual Total: $8,116
- Meal Plan B
Meal Plan B
Quarter Dining Dollars Overhead Cost Quarterly Cost Fall $814 $1,977 $2,791 Winter $814 $1,489 $2,303 Spring $814
$1,884 Annual Total: $6,978
- Meal Plan C
Meal Plan C
Quarter Dining Dollars Overhead Cost Quarterly Cost Fall
$1,684 $2,378 Winter
$912 $1,605 Annual Total: $5,945
- Meal Plan D
Meal Plan D
Quarter Dining Dollars Overhead Cost Quarterly Cost Fall $598 $1,453
Winter $598 $1,094
$1,384 Annual Total: $5,127
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
- Through the GET Mobile app: download the free app from the Google Play Store for Android or the Apple App Store for iPhones
- 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.