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. 

For the 2021/22 academic year the following meal plans will be offered:

THREE GREAT PLANS:

  • Flex Plan 160 "Meals" plus 900 Retail Points and 3 Guest Meals = $2,552 per semester
    • Provides the best of both worlds with a balance of dining in our traditional dining halls and retail locations. This plan will cover approximately 60 Retail Points and 10 Meals per week.Unlike the Unlimited Access Plan, it is not intended to cover all meals offered during the semester. It is the student's responsibility to budget their "Meals" and Retail Points. 
  • Unlimited Access Plan allows for unlimited entries into our traditional dining halls plus 150 Retail Points and 3 Guest Meals = $2,284 per semester
    • This plan ensures students have meals from our traditional dining halls from the first day of the semester to the last. 
  • Retail Point Plan 1450 Retail Points plus 25 Meals = $2,284 per semester. 
    • Designed for the student who enjoys flexibility and convenience. This plan will cover approximately 97 Retail Points and 2 Meals per week. Unlike the Unlimited Access Plan, it is not intended to cover all meals offered during the semester. It is the student's responsibility to budget "Meals" and Retail Points. 
*Note: Meal Plans are subject to change based on restrictions. 

MEAL PLAN TERMINOLOGY:
  • 1 Meal = One entry into one of our traditional dining halls; dine-in to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat (or students may use one "Meal" to take a meal to-go, once per meal period).
  • 1 Retail Point = is valued at one dollar, and acts as a declining balance account. Can be used at any location on-campus.*
  • 1 Guest Meal = Allows one "Meal" entry for a friend into our traditional dining halls. 
*Retail Points can be used to access our traditional dining halls by paying the door price: Breakfast 7.20, Lunch/Brunch 9.60 and Dinner 11.80.
 
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. 
 
All first-time, first-year students will start on the Unlimited Access Plan. Any student (first-year, transfer, or returning) wishing to change their meal plan can during our Meal Plan Switch Period (see Changing Your Meal Plan below).
 
CHANGING YOUR MEAL PLAN:

Meal Plans can only be switched during the designated Meal Plan Switch periods. For the fall 2021 semester all meal plan switches must happen by September 13, 2021. 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. 
 
NOTE: Unused "Meals" expire at semester's end and are non-refundable. Unused Retail Points carry over from spring semester as long as the plan holder maintains an on-campus meal plan. Any Retail Points not used by May 13, 2022, will expire and are non-refundable. If your meal plan contract is canceled at any time, you no longer have access to meals, unused retail points, or guest meals.
 

MEAL PLAN REQUIREMENT 

All students living on-campus 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. 

QUESTIONS?

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

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

RETAIL POINT 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. Use your retail points at one of the following locations and you'll receive a 10% DISCOUNT at the register:  Campus Perk, Given Bistro, Redstone Market, The Marketplace, University Marche, and the UVM Dairy Bar.

BLOCK PLAN 

The Block Plans offer a set number of "Meals" or entries into our traditional dining halls: Central Campus, Harris Millis, and Redstone Dining. Blocks can be purchased in set number of 30, 50 and 75. Unused Blocks carry over from fall to spring semester. Any unused Blocks not used by May 13, 2022 expire and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

 

PURCHASE A PLAN

Visit our Shop to purchase your plan today!

NEED ASSISTANCE?

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

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 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 a dollar and can be used in any of our on-campus dining venues including our "all you care to eat" locations. 

When using the retail points at one of the following retail locations you will receive a 10% DISCOUNT at the register: Campus Perk, Given Bistro, Green Roof Deli, Redstone Market, The Marketplace, University Marche, and the UVM Dairy Bar.

PURCHASE A PLAN

Visit our Shop to purchase your plan today!

NEED ASSISTANCE? 

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

You may add Retail Points to your account anytime through our "Shop." If you have questions please contact our Meal Plan Office (802) 656-2945.

In you find the plan you selected on your Housing and Meal Contract is not meeting your needs, then you can switch your meal plan online.

MEAL PLAN SWITCH PERIOD

Fall 2021

  • Through September 13, 2021
  • Last Day to switch is September 13, 2021, 4PM EST

Spring 2022 

  • October 31, 2021 - January 31, 2022
  • Last Day to switch is January 31, 2022, 4PM EST
It may take up to 10-business days to process a meal plan switch, which are completed in the order they are received. Once your order is submitted, please begin to use your plan as if it were your new one.
 
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.

QUESTIONS?

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