Plan Options

Dining is more than great food. It is a community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Our team is committed to creating the best possible dining experience for everyone. 

Each of our meal plans offers a variety of meal options, satisfying varied dietary requirements, personal tastes and individual schedules. With multiple dining locations throughout our campus we truly offer something for everyone. Whichever plan you choose, know you’re getting excellent meals at a terrific value.

All first-time, first-year students living on-campus their first semester will be on the Unlimited Access Meal Plan. The Unlimited Access Plan offers unlimited "meal" entries into our four "all you care to eat" dining halls. That means you can dine-in Central CampusHarris MillisNorthside, and Redstone Unlimited Dining Halls as many times as you would like throughout the day, week, semester all for one great price. This plan will cover 100% of student meals. 

The Unlimited Access Plan includes 150 Retail Points. A Retail Point is valued at a dollar and is a declining balance account. Retail Points can be used at any of our 13 retail outlets located around campus for purchases such as snacks, beverages, convenience items, or quick meals creating additional flexibility in your meal plan. Plus, three guest meals to treat a friend or family member. 

  • Unlimited Access Plan plus 150 Retail Points and 3 Guest Meals = $2,284 per semester 
 
Note: Second-semester FTFY students can stay on the Unlimited Access Meal Plan or switch to the Flex Plan or the Retail Point Plan (see next section). Unless you indicate a change to us, the meal plan you are on at the end of the fall semester will automatically renew for the spring semester and billed accordingly.  A meal plan switch form will be available on this website starting October 31, 2020 for the spring semester meal plan changes. 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A MEAL PLAN?

You will select your meal plan when you complete your Housing and Meal Plan Contract. For more info visit Incoming First-Year Students.  

UNUSED RETAIL POINTS

Unused retail points carry over from fall to spring semester as long as the plan holder maintains an on-campus meal plan. Any retail points not used by May 14, 2021, will expire and are non-refundable. If your meal plan contract is canceled at any time, you no longer have access to meals or unused retail points. 

MEAL PLAN REQUIREMENT 

All residential students are required to have a meal plan for the term of their nine-month contract. Our residential facilities are not equipped to provide individual meal preparation, and our dining locations provide a variety of menu options. Students with specific meal-related concerns are able to receive individual menu planning directly with a Registered Dietitian from UVM Dining. 

QUESTIONS?

Feel free to E-mail or call our Meal Plan Office at (802) 656-2945. 

RESOURCES

Printable Campus Dining map (PDF).

Returning Students, Transfer Students, and First-Time First Year (FTFY) second-semester students living on-campus must choose from:

YOU WILL SELECT ONE OF THESE GREAT PLANS:

The Unlimited Access Plan offers unlimited "meal" entries into our four "all you care to eat" dining halls. That means you can dine-in Central CampusHarris MillisNorthside, and Redstone Unlimited Dining Halls as many times as you would like throughout the day, week, semester all for one great price. This plan will cover 100% of student meals. The Unlimited Access Plan includes 150 Retail Points. A Retail Point is valued at a dollar and is a declining balance account. Retail Points can be used at any of our 13 retail outlets located around campus for purchases such as snacks, beverages, convenience items, or quick meals creating additional flexibility in your meal plan. Plus, three guest meals to treat a friend or family member. 

The Flex Plan includes 160 "meal" entries into our four "all you care to eat" dining halls (Central CampusHarris MillisNorthside, and Redstone Unlimited) plus, 900 Retail Points per semester and three guest meals. Retail Points is a declining balance account that can be used at all on-campus dining outlets including our "all you care to eat" dining locations. It is the responsibility of the plan holder to budget their "meal" entries and Retail Points. The Flex Plan covers approximately 10 "meal" entries per week and 60 Retail Points per week to be spent in our retail outlets. This meal plan will cover approximately 90% of the student meals.  

The Retail Point Plan is a declining balance account and can be used at all on-campus dining outlets including our "all you care to eat" dining locations. It is the responsibility of the plan holder to budget their Retail Points. The Retail Point Plan includes 25 "meal" entries which can be used throughout the semester at any of our "all you care to eat" dining locations. Unlike the Unlimited Access Plan, it is not intended to cover all meals offered during the semester. This meal plan will cover approximately 75% of the student meals. 

NOTE: Unused Retail Points carry over from fall to spring semester as long as the plan holder maintains an on-campus meal plan. Any Retail Points not used by May 14, 2021, will expire and are non-refundable. If your meal plan contract is canceled at any time, you no longer have access to meals or unused retail points.   

THREE GREAT PLANS: 

  • Unlimited Access Plan plus 150 Retail Points and 3 Guest Meals = $2,284 billed per semester
  • Flex Plan includes 160 Meal Entries plus 900 Retail Points and 3 Guest Meals = $2,552 billed per semester
  • Retail Point Plan includes 1425 Retail Points plus 25 Meal Entries = $2,284 billed per semester 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR MY MEAL PLAN? 

You will sign up for your meal plan when completing the Housing and Meal Plan Contract.

CHANGING MEAL PLANS

Meal plans can only be switched during the designated meal plan switch periods (see meal plan switch period dates in the section below). Unless you indicate a change to us, the meal plan you are on at the end of the fall semester will automatically renew for the spring semester and billed accordingly.

MEAL PLAN REQUIREMENT 

All residential students are required to have a meal plan for the term of their nine-month contract. Our residential facilities are not equipped to provide individual meal preparation, and our dining locations provide a variety of menu options. Students with specific meal-related concerns are able to receive individual menu planning directly with a Registered Dietitian from UVM Dining. 

QUESTIONS?

Feel free to E-mail or call our Meal Plan Office at (802) 656-2945. 

RESOURCES

Printable Campus Dining map (PDF).

As an off-campus/commuter student you can purchase retail points and meals and save money on your next on-campus meal! Enjoy the unbelievable value of eating on-campus. With 17 dining locations at UVM; convenience and variety won't be a problem. Select a plan that fits your personal taste, schedule, and budget and start savings today! Retail Points, Block Meals or Design Your Own:

RETAIL POINT PLAN 

Our most popular plan! The Retail Point Plan is a declining balance account and each point is valued at a dollar. Points can be used at any of our on-campus dining outlets including our "all you care to eat" dining locations. Use your retail points at one of the following locations and you'll receive a 10% DISCOUNT at the register:  Brennan'sCampus PerkCyber CafeGiven BistroGreen Roof DeliRedstone MarketThe MarketplaceUniversity MarcheUVM Dairy BarWaterman Cafe and Waterman Manor

PURCHASE POINTS and add your account any time. Retail Points purchased before 4P Monday - Friday will be added the same day, purchases outside these hours will be added the next business day. Unused Retail Points carry over semester to semester and year to year until used. Retail Point Plans are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

BLOCK MEAL PLAN

Our Block Meal Plan allows for a set number of entries into our four "all you care to eat" locations: Central CampusHarris MillisNorthside and Redstone Unlimited Dining Halls.

75 Meals - $619 (average 5 meals per week... that's $8.25 a meal!)  
50 Meals - $426 (average 3 meals per week... $8.52 a meal!)  
30 Meals - $278 (average 2 meals per week... $9.27 a meal!) 

PURCHASE MEALS. Meals purchased before 4P Monday - Friday will be added the same day, purchases outside these hours will be added the next business day. Unused meals carry over to the spring semester. Any unused meals at the end of the spring semester are non-transferable and non-refundable. A 30-Meal minimum is required to enroll in the Block Plan.  

DESIGN YOUR OWN

Enjoy the best of both worlds and combine meals and retail points! Examples of what you can do:  

#MEALS                          +POINTS   = COST
75100$719
75300$919
751000$1619
50100$526
50300$726
501000$1426
30100$378
30300$578
301000$1278

PURCHASE POINTS AND MEALS. Meals and Retail Points purchased before 4P Monday - Friday will be added the same day, purchases outside these hours will be added the next business day.

NEED ASSISTANCE?

We're happy to help! Contact our Meal Plan Office at (802) 656-2945. 

RESOURCES

Printable Off-Campus/Commuter Meal Plan brochure (PDF) and Campus Dining map (PDF).

Welcome to UVM! We know how complicated switching schools can be so we've built this page to make the transition to UVM and our campus dining experience as smooth as possible. 

First thing's first...are you going to be living on-campus or off-campus? It's ok if you don't know now, many transfer students are still deciding. If you 're unsure, take a look at our resources for both on-campus and off-campus students. Here's the most important thing to keep in mind: All students living on-campus must choose from one of our three on-campus meal plans. You will select and sign up for your meal plan as part of the Housing and Meal Plan Contract.

Living off campus? Check out our off-campus/commuter student meal plans. 

If you're in search of more guidance, take a look at our FAQ's. We've added some of the questions that transfer students like you have asked in the past. If you have additional question please E-mail or call our Meal Plan Office at (802) 656-2945. 

No need to go off-campus for a great meal! Take advantage of our Retail Point Plan and start enjoying the the convenience and variety of dining on-campus. Get a great meal while saving time, money and your parking space! 

The Retail Point Plan is a declining balance account. Each retail point is valued at at dollar and can be used in any of our on-campus dining venues including our four "all you care to eat" locations: Central CentralHarris MillisNorthside and Redstone Unlimited Dining Halls. 

When using the retail points at one of the following retail locations you will receive a 10% DISCOUNT at the register:Brennan's, Campus PerkCyber Cafe, Given Bistro, Green Roof Deli, Redstone MarketThe Marketplace, University Marche, UVM Dairy Bar, Waterman Cafe and Waterman Manor.

PURCHASE POINTS or add to your account at any time. Retail Points purchased before 4P Monday - Friday will be added the same day, purchases outside these hours will be added the next business day. We'll load your plan on to your UVM ID so you can enjoy all the convenience and variety of eating on-campus. Unused retail points carry over semester to semester and year to year until used. Retail Point Plans are non-transferable and non-refundable.

NEED ASSISTANCE?

We're happy to help! Contact our Meal Plan Office at (802) 656-2945. 

RESOURCES

Printable Faculty and Staff Meal Plan brochure (PDF) and Campus Dining map (PDF).

In you find the plan you selected on your Housing and Meal Contract is not meeting your needs, then you can change your plan:

MEAL PLAN SWITCH PERIOD

Fall 2020

  • Through September 14, 2020
  • Last Day to switch is September 14, 2020, 4PM EST

Spring 2021  

  • October 31, 2020 - February 1, 2021
  • Last Day to switch is February 1, 2021, 4PM EST
Unless you indicate a change to us, the Resident Meal Plan you are on at the end of the fall semester will automatically renew for the spring semester and billed accordingly. For those looking to switch the meal plan which form is located in quick links. 

QUESTIONS?

Feel free to E-mail or call our Meal Plan Office at (802) 656-2945.