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Residential Meal Plan

 

Dining Services Statement Regarding COVID-19:

 

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, all Dining Services locations are closed for Summer 2020. Dining Services will reopen prior to the start of Fall 2020. We are working hard to prepare for the fall reopening, which will include modified seating spaces, adjustment of service styles, and new offerings to welcome you back. Our top priority will continue to be your wellbeing, which will include enhanced protocols in place for both our staff and guests.

 

Winter 2020 Left-Over Meal Plan Roll-Over Exception

Due to the unusual and changing nature of the situation surrounding COVID-19, CWU Dining Services will make a one-time exception for remaining Winter 2020 quarter meal plan balances, which by contract expire upon move out. This exception applies to students who:

  • Lived on campus in residence halls during Winter quarter 2020,
  • Did not return to live on campus for Spring 2020,
  • Had a meal plan during Winter 2020, and
  • Had a remaining balance on their meal plan.

The purpose of this exception is to help students continue to adhere to local, county, and state orders, so that students do not feel the need to return to campus during Spring 2020.

For these students, any remaining Dining Dollars from Winter 2020 will be available until the end of Fall 2020 and will expire at the end of the Fall 2020 quarter, Saturday, December 12, 2020. These dollars can be used at all dining locations across campus and will still receive a discount, of 10% for all dining purchases. Students will be contacted by Dining Services directly to process transferring of funds if this situation applies to them.

If a student opts to live on campus during Fall 2020, this exception does not exclude them from the requirement to select a meal plan for Fall 2020 quarter. If you have a meal plan in addition to roll-over funds, these roll-over funds will automatically be used first at the register, followed by Fall meal plan dollars, then Wildcat Bucks (if applicable).

Students who qualify for this exception have been directly contacted by Dining Services via email.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dining Services at dining@cwu.edu or 509-963-1591.

 

Additional Information:

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Housing and Residence Life: housing@cwu.edu 509-963-1831

Updates on COVID19

 

Residential Meal Plan

2020-2021 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.)
 
 

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

2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

 
MEAL PLAN A
QUARTER DINING DOLLARS OVERHEAD COST QUARTERLY COST
FALL $901 $2,189 $3,090
WINTER $901 $1,648 $2,549
SPRING $901 $1,185 $2,086
ANNUAL TOTAL: $7,725
 
 
MEAL PLAN B
QUARTER DINING DOLLARS OVERHEAD COST QUARTERLY COST
FALL $775 $1,882 $2,657
WINTER $775 $1,417 $2,192
SPRING $775 $1,018 $1,793
ANNUAL TOTAL: $6,642
 
 
MEAL PLAN C
QUARTER DINING DOLLARS OVERHEAD COST QUARTERLY COST
FALL $660 $1,603 $2,263
WINTER $660 $1,207 $1,867
SPRING $660 $868 $1,528
ANNUAL TOTAL: $5,658
 
 
MEAL PLAN D
QUARTER DINING DOLLARS OVERHEAD COST QUARTERLY COST
FALL $569 $1,383 $1,952
WINTER $569 $1,041 $1,610
SPRING $569 $749 $1,318
ANNUAL TOTAL: $4,880

 

LIBERTY PLAN (only for students living in Kennedy)
QUARTER DINING DOLLARS QUARTERLY 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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