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Fall 2015 Meal Plans

The meal plan prices for Fall 2015 are awaiting university board approval.

  • On-Campus Residences (without a personal kitchen): $1,505 per semester
  • On-Campus Apartments (Bettie Johnson and UTA): $960 per semester
  • Commuter (including Cardinal Towne, Bellamy, Province, etc.): $200 per semester

Meal plans are mandatory for all campus residents, regardless of course load, and for all commuter students who meet the following requirements:

  • Full time (at least 12 hours)
  • Attending at least 9 of those hours on Belknap Campus (does not apply to online courses)
  • Live off campus (Cardinal Towne, The Bellamy and The Province are classified as off-campus residences)
Download a copy of the 2014-2015 Dining Guide brochure.  Fall 2015 details will be published upon approval. The following information can be used for reference on how the meal plan system works.  

On-Campus Residence Plans

For students living in campus residence halls without personal kitchens. Includes:
Center Hall
Community Park
Kurz Hall
Louisville Hall
Miller Hall
Threlkeld Hall
Unitas Tower
Wellness House
West Hall
Click here for 2014-2015 on-campus residence options.

On-Campus Apartment Plans

For students living in campus residences with personal kitchens. Includes:
Bettie Johnson Hall
University Tower Apartments
Click here for 2014-2015 on-campus apartment options.

Commuter Plans

For full-time commuter students attending at least 9 of their credit hours on Belknap campus.
Click here for 2014-2015 commuter meal plan options.

Don't fit into any of the above categories? 
Create your own plan! Contact the Cardinal Card Office to purchase a block of 10 meals, or deposit funds into a flex point account and start saving money!

Each fall and spring semester, mandatory meal plans are automatically charged to your tuition account and loaded to your student ID, the Cardinal Card.

The meal plan is accepted at all campus dining venues and Flavours Catering.

About Meal Plans

Each fall and spring semester, mandatory meal plans are automatically charged to your tuition account and loaded to your student ID, the Cardinal Card.

The meal plan is accepted at all campus dining venues and Flavours Catering.

Meals may be used at the following:

  • Ville Grill: all-you-care-to-eat, anytime
  • Global Market: combos, breakfast and lunch
  • Cardinal Burger Company: combos, dinner
One meal is valid for one entrance to Ville Grill or one combo at Global Market and Cardinal Burger Company.  Meals expire at the end of each semester.

Flex points are accepted dollar for dollar at any campus dining location but earn an automatic 6 percent discount with each purchase!  Flex points roll over from fall to spring semester.  All flex points expire after spring finals.

While there are three pricing tiers according to where you live, there are several plan structures within each tier so that you may customize your plan to fit your lifestyle at no extra cost. Before each semester, complete the Meal Plan Selection Form on the Cardinal Card website. If you miss the deadline, you can add flex points or purchase blocks of 10 meals at any time.

Perks of the Plan

Guest Meal Program: Use one meal swipe from your plan to pay for a friend or family member to dine with you at Ville Grill. Please note: You must be present and use one of your meals at the same time as your guest and you are only permitted to use one guest meal per visit. Maximum of two swipes.

Automatic Discounts - You save 6 percent every time you use your flex points. Also, no overdraft fees! If you run out of funds, simply add more with Cardinal Card Online. Any deposit above $100 earns a 10 percent bonus. Example: a $150 deposit gives you $165 to spend.

Balance Tracking - Ask for a receipt after any transaction. It states your remaining meals and flex points. Compare your balance with the meal plan budget to make sure you get the most out of your plan.

Convenience - All meals and flex points go directly onto your Cardinal Card ID. So if you have your card, that’s all you need for a day on campus.

Security - With your Cardinal Card, cash is obsolete on campus. Easily report your card lost or stolen to prevent misuse.

Variety - On U of L Belknap campus, you are never more than five minutes away from a great place to eat. With close to 20 options on campus, including eight national brands, your choices are abundant!

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Important Info


If you like a good square meal and plan on being on campus a lot, you'll like dining at Ville Grill. Opt for a plan with more meals.

If you're constantly on the move, grabbing a bite as you go, you'll need the flexibility of more flex points.

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