Meal Plans

Inside Starbucks
Inside Starbucks

Our meal plans are intended to give you value and flexibility. There are multiple options to ensure that you can find a plan that suits your needs.

The 19 Meal Plan, 210 Block and 190 Block meal plans are for students living in standard residence halls (Mt. Clef, Pederson, Thompson, Old West, and New West). Freshmen must select the 19 Meal Plan or the 210 Block Plan.

The Combo and Flex plans are light enough for commuters or those living in apartment-style residences with kitchens.

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Plans

For Undergraduate Students

Mandatory Plans for students living in standard residence halls
Plan Meals Flex Dollars Guest Meals Cost
19 Meal Plan 19 per week
(285 per semester)
$50 per semester 3 per semester $2,935 per semester
$5,870 year total
210 Block 210 per semester
(avg. 15 per week)
$50 per semester 3 per semester

$2,910 per semester
$5,820 year total

190 Block 190 per semester
(avg. 12 per week)
$50 per semester 3 per semester $2,725 per semester
$5,450 year total
Voluntary Plans for commuter students or students living in apartment-style residence halls
Plan Meals Flex Dollars Guest Meals Cost
Combo 25 Meal

25 per semester

$200 per semester 0 $450 per semester
Combo 50 Meal 50 per semester $200 per semester 0 $680 per semester
Flex 500 (no meals) $560 0 $500
Flex 250 (no meals) $265 0 $250

Unused meals for Mandatory and Voluntary Plans expire at the end of each semester. All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. Transcripts and diploma will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance owed to Cal Lutheran.

About meal plan periods

Meal Plan periods run Monday-Sunday.

  • Breakfast: 7:00-11:00a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:00-8:00p.m.
  • Late night: 8:00p.m.-12:00a.m. (Location hours may vary)

The 19 Meal Plan allows a max of 4 swipes per day; 1 per period defined above.

The 210 and 190 Block Plans allow a max of 6 swipes per day with a 15 minute gap period between swipes.

For Graduate and Professional Students

Voluntary Plans for Graduate and Professional Students
Plan Meals Flex Dollars Guest Meals Cost
Combo 25 Meal

25 per semester

$200 per semester 0 $450 per semester
Combo 50 Meal 50 per semester $200 per semester 0 $680 per semester
Flex 500 (no meals) $560 0 $500
Flex 250 (no meals) $265 0 $250

Unused meals will rollover from semester to semester and expire at the end of each academic year. All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. Transcripts and diploma will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance owed to Cal Lutheran.

Types of Credits

Flex Dollars

Flex dollars are purchased as part of your meal plan and work like cash at any of the campus dining locations. For example, if you wanted to treat one of your parents to a coffee while they were in town visiting you, you could use your Flex Dollars to do that at Starbucks.

Items purchased with Flex Dollars are not subject to sales tax. Unused Flex Dollars roll over from semester to semester, but expire and are nonrefundable at the end of the academic year. If you run out of Flex Dollars you can add Munch Money to your ID card.

Munch Money

Munch Money is like cash that can be added to your ID card at any time. It can be used to purchase food at any of the dining locations on campus. Whenever you make a purchase, simply present your card to the cashier and the amount will be deducted from your balance. Munch Money will not expire with your meal plan and sales tax is applied to your purchases.

For every dollar of Munch Money purchased you'll receive 10% more for free! For example, if you purchase $100 worth of Munch Money you'll actually receive $110 in your account.

MANAGE YOUR MUNCH MONEY

Guest Meals

The 19 Meal Plan, 210 and 190 Block Plans all come with 3 guest meals per semester that can only be used at Ullman Commons. These guest meals can be used to treat a parent or friend that is in town for the weekend. Guest meals do not roll over from semester to semester.

Important Information

All residential students not living in apartment-style residence halls (Kramer, Mogen, Grace, or Trinity) are required to have a meal plan and freshmen must purchase a 19 Meal or 210 Block plan. Only one block plan may be purchased per semester. All students can purchase a meal plan through the Residence Life Office.

Your ID Card

You'll need to present your ID card each time you visit one of the dining venues to use your meal plan. If you lose your ID card, you will need to replace it immediately because you will not be able to utilize your meal plan without it. If you have lost your ID card, please contact Campus Safety so that they may issue you a new one. The Campus Security non-emergency phone number is 493-3208.

Holidays & Breaks

Dining venues have limited hours during break periods and no meal plans can be used over winter break.

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