Frequently Asked Questions
No, however, it is recommended that all commuter students buy a meal plan. Plans will have Bear Bucks, meals or a combination of both. There are several options to choose from. Learn about your meal plan choices.
Access is a plan designed for resident students who will rely on the Student Center Dining Hall for most of their meals. They are structured with a specific meal count per week. The Block Plans are set up with a total number of meals that do not renew each week, but instead are a block of meals for the duration of the semester. Both meal plan types come with a Munch Money or Bear Bucks balance, so students can enjoy all the dining facilities on campus. Get more information about meal plans.
Students may only request a change in their meal plan selection within the first five days of the new semester. However, you may add additional funds to Cave Cash at any time. Commuters may add meal plans when the previous plan is gone. If you are a commuter student, please visit the Claw Card office (D-1470) or Grizzly Dining (A-1767) to make these changes. If you are a student resident, please visit the housing office in Building 1000 to make these changes.
Meals can be used at the Student Center Dining Hall. Meal Exchange is temporarily suspended during modified operations.
All meals are per semester; any remaining meals on your plan do not roll over to the next semester. However, the remainder of your Munch Money will roll over from fall to spring semester and spring to summer semester. During the summer semester, your Munch Money will expire after final exams when resident students are required to vacate student housing. Munch Money is non refundable.
Bear Bucks are an addition to the meal plan that allow students to purchase food items at the retail venues or dining hall. Bear Bucks are taxable funds. Bear Bucks do not roll from semester to semester. Unused funds of $25 or more will be subject to automatic removal from the Claw Card and placed back on the student's account as a credit at the end of each semester.
We do ask that you bus your serving dishes and utensils from your table when you have finished dining.
Since the Student Center Dining Hall is an all-you-can-eat venue, to-go containers are not allowed. Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.