Choose Your Best Meal Plan
You have a lot of choices to make when you are planning your college journey. "What meal plan should I get?" is a question we get asked quite frequently.
Your choice of meal plan is very personal, and it’s different for every student. You need to consider what your class schedule is like -- along with work and social time.
Here are a few things to think about:
So What Now?
Hopefully these tips have given you some good things to think about. Choosing a meal plan can be challenging, but it’s not something you want to stress over too much.
If you don’t know the answer to any of the questions listed above, we recommend you choose the 19 Meals Per Week + 15 Bonus Meals + 150 Dining Dollars plan. Why? It's mainly because we serve 19 meals every week, and that would give you most (if not all) of your meals for the week.
If you live on campus, you should receive an email from Dining Services during the first or second week of August telling you about the meal plan you have, some upcoming dates, and some helpful information to help you be stress-free during the first couple of weeks. That email will be sent to your Bears email, so be sure to check it!
You can change your meal plan through the current semester's Drop Deadline (10th day of classes) -- so you're not completely locked in with your first choice. You have plenty of time to make your decision, but don’t forget about the deadline!
- On Campus Meal Plans
- Off Campus Bear Plans
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Online Dining Contract (to change your meal plan options or add Dining Dollars)
- Hours of Operation (Dining Rooms)
- Hours of Operation (Retail Dining)
- Learn about Bear Bites, our new online Dining Room Menus
Need more information? Email or call us at 970-351-2652.
REMINDER: If you were given permission to live at home during your first year, you are eligible to have a meal plan too. Out of all the meal plans we offer, we recommend purchasing a Bear Plan and adding some Dining Dollars. You're going to be on campus a lot, and it's handy to have meals and Dining Dollars on your UNC card!