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. 

Take our virtual tour and see what dining is like at UVM. 

MEAL PLANS:

The Unlimited Access Plan offers a guaranteed amount of entries per week to our "traditional resident” dining halls and 150 retail points plus 3 guest meals. This plan will ensure students have meals from the first day of the semester to the last day. A Retail Point is valued at a dollar and is a declining balance account. Retail Points can be used at any of our retail food outlets located around campus and provide convenience and flexibility in your meal plan. A guest meal can be used to treat a friend or family member in one of the “traditional resident” dining halls. 

  • All First Year Students will start on the Unlimited Access Plan with 150 retail points. Enjoy our virtual tour and see what dining is like at UVM. 

The Flex Plan includes 160 "meal" entries per semester into our "traditional resident” dining halls, plus 900 Retail Points and three guest meals. Retail Points is a declining balance account that can be used at all on-campus dining outlets including our "traditional resident” dining halls. 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 includes 1450 points per semester and 25 meals. This plan is a declining balance account and can be used at all on-campus dining outlets including our "traditional resident" dining halls. It is the responsibility of the plan holder to budget their Retail Points. The 25 "meal" entries can be used throughout the semester at our "traditional resident" dining halls. 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 Meals expire at semester’s end and are non-refundable. 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, unused retail points, or guest meals.

THREE GREAT PLANS: 

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

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 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 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

BLOCK MEAL PLAN

Our Block Meal Plan allows for a set number of entries into our "all you care to eat" locations.

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!) 

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

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 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:Brennan's, Campus PerkCyber Cafe, Given Bistro, Green Roof Deli, Redstone MarketThe Marketplace, University Marche, UVM Dairy Bar, Waterman Cafe and Waterman Manor.

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.