There are a variety of meal plans available to meet your campus dining needs. In addition, Munch Money and Bear Bucks can be used at any GGC dining facilities.

No matter what plan you have, your Claw Card serves as your meal card, giving you access to all the campus dining facilities without having to carry cash.

Your Choices, Defined.

Meal Plans for Resident Students and Commuter Students

Meal Plans offer discounted package plans each semester. Selecting a meal plan is required for resident students, and choices are also available for commuter students.

  • Selection/changes are available up to the first five days of each semester.
  • Upgrades are available through add/drop.
  • Additional funds may be added to your Cave Cash at any time.
  • Find dates on the Academic Calendar.

*Residential Access 7 is the default meal plan for all GGC resident students.

Resident Meal Plans Commuter Meal Plans

Access Plans (Meals per Week)

Access Plans (meals per week) are visits to the all-you-can-eat Dining Hall. These meals repeat/reset every week and unused meals during this week are forfeited.

Block Plans

Block Plans allow students to purchase a set number of meals to use any time over the course of the semester at the Dining Hall. All meals are per semester and do not roll over to the next semester. Remaining purchased meals at the end of each semester are removed from your account on or around the last day of the semester.

Munch Money

Students benefit from additional spending options when they select meal plans that include Munch Money. Purchase food at any retail brand or bring guests to the Student Center Dining Hall using Munch Money. Because Munch Money is rolled into a meal plan, it’s not subject to sales tax. All meals on the plans are per semester and 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. At the end of summer semester, any unused Munch Money will expire after final exams when resident students are required to vacate student housing.

Bear Bucks

Bear Bucks are an addition to the meal plan that allows students to purchase food items at retail venues or the Dining Hall. Bear Bucks are taxable funds. These funds do not roll over from semester to semester. Unused funds $25 and over 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.

Meal Exchange (ME)

Students participating in meal plans can exchange one meal-swipe a day from the Dining Hall and use it at another campus dining venue. Locations vary. Please look for the ME sign by the register.

Cave Cash

Cave Cash funds can be used campus-wide at food venues and vending machines where Claw Cards are accepted. Adding Cave Cash to your card is voluntary and deposits can be made in any denomination. These funds do not expire. They roll over from semester to semester and from year to year until you are no longer a student. Once you are no longer a student, the money is applied back to your Banner account and is returned if there is no outstanding balance owed to the College for tuition, fees or fines.

Also view "Add Money and Check Claw Card Balances," below.

Add Money and Check Claw Card Balances

Check Balances

To see the funds you have on your Claw Card, please log on to Blackboard eAccounts (login required).

Add Money

Adding Cave Cash or Munch Money to your Claw Card can be done in the following ways.

Resident Meal Plans: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

All resident students are required to participate in a resident meal plan. The Meals per Week options are offered in combination with a Munch Money balance, as shown.

Purchase Available Meal Plans
PlansTotal Price per SemesterAverage Price per MealPlan Details
Residential Access 7 (open to all)*$1,738$5.247-Day unlimited Dining Hall visits per week Monday – Friday plus $100 in Munch Money per semester.(Default)
Residential Access 5 (open to all)*$1,738$5.755-Day unlimited Dining Hall visits per week plus $300 in Munch Money per semester.

*Residential Access 7 is the default meal plan for all residential GGC students.

View available Summer meal plans.

Commuter Meal Plans: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Flexible meal plan options are available to commuter students, as shown below.

Changes are available up to the first five days of school. Upgrades are available through add/drop.

Purchase Available Meal Plans
PlansTotal Price per SemesterAverage Price per MealPlan Details
Commuter Access 7 Plus 100 Bear Bucks$1,738$5.24Receive 7-Day unlimited Dining Hall visits per week Monday – Sunday plus $100 in Bear Bucks per semester.
Commuter Access 5 Plus 300 Bear Bucks$1,738$5,75Receive 5-Day unlimited Dining Hall visits per week Monday – Friday plus $300 in Bear Bucks per semester.
Voluntary Meal Plan 70 Block Plus 75 Bear Bucks$494$5.99Receive 70 Block meals in the Dining Hall and $75 in Bear Bucks per semester.
Voluntary Meal Plan 34 Block Plus 100 Bear Bucks$315$6.32Receive 34 Block meals in the Dining Hall and $100 in Bear Bucks per semester.
Voluntary Meal Plan $375 Bear Bucks$375$6.50Open to all commuter students. Receive $375 in Bear Bucks per semester.
Voluntary Meal Plan $250 Bear Bucks$250$6.50Open to all commuter students. Receive $250 in Bear Bucks per semester.
Voluntary Meal Plan $180 Bear Bucks Only$180$6.50Open to all commuter students. Receive $180 in Bear Bucks per semester.
Voluntary Meal Plan $100 Bear Bucks Only$100$6.50Open to all commuter students. Receive $100 in Bear Bucks per semester.
View available Summer meal plans.

 

Pay-As-You-Go

Guest prices for the Dining Hall are available. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Door Rate by Guest Type

  • Non-Affiliated
    • Breakfast – $6.75
    • Lunch – $7.50
    • Dinner – $6.75
    • Brunch – $ 7.50
  • Students – $ 6.50
  • Faculty/Staff – $ 6.75

Meal Plan rates are approved by the Board of Regents. Munch Money plans are tax exempt and cannot be traded, sold or transferred to a third party. Remaining Bear Bucks balances over $25 are returned to students' Banner accounts at the end of the semester. Meal Plan holders may pay for guests using Munch Money, Bear Bucks, Cave Cash, debit/credit or cash at the Dining Hall door price.