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Dining Services

UNC meal plans provide you with convenience and flexibility, whether you want a quick coffee, a snack in between classes or a full meal during the day.

There are multiple meal plan options for first-year students, returning students and those who are eligible to live off campus. 

We recently updated our dining software system, so you can now MANAGE YOUR MEAL PLAN ONLINE. Once you have registered for classes, you can log in to purchase your meal plan and/or Dining Dollars. Dining contract changes can be made through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 1 (for Fall 2023) and Monday, January 22 (for Spring 2024).

Summer 2023 meal plans and Dining Dollars will be active the morning of Tuesday, 5/30/23.

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There are a variety of dining locations across campus for you to sit down and eat with your friends or grab a bite on the go when you're in a rush.

Holmes Dining Hall offers several entrées and side dishes, along with a great salad bar, making it easy to choose healthy items every day. Tobey-Kendel Dining is the spot to go if you're looking for a panini sandwich with soup or salad. Bear Simply To Go (in Campus Commons) is open throughout the day, so even if the dining room is closed, you can still use your meal plan there.

There are many convenient retail dining options. Stop by the University Center and grab a bagel and shmear at Einstein Bros® Bagels, a sub sandwich at Subway®, some snacks at Munchy Mart™, or fresh-made sushi at Hissho Sushi. Our newest locations in the UC include Bowlful, Empire State Pizza, Crisol Latin Kitchen, and Burger & Co. Bears Coffee Shop is located in Michener Library if you're needing some caffeine while you're studying. Starbucks® is back on campus and located in Holmes Hall, so stop by and grab your favorite beverage and snack.

Currently, students can use up to 5 of their weekly meal swipes as a Meal Exchange at Einstein Bros® Bagels, Subway®, Bowlful, Crisol Latin Kitchen, Empire State Pizza, and Burger & Co.

Special Note: We are still experiencing supply shortages, making some items temporarily unavailable. If you don't see what you need in the dining room, please speak with a manager.

Disclaimer: UNC Dining Services cannot guarantee the accuracy of nutritional information. Ingredient and nutrition content is pulled from the USDA food database/manufacturers and are subject to change without our knowledge. We serve and use the following products (among others) in meal preparation: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and products containing gluten and soy.

Specific dietary information is available upon request. Students with dietary or allergy-related questions or concerns should contact the dining room manager or our Registered Dietitian.

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