Meal Plan

Yes. We have limited seating in each dining hall per occupancy limits determined by the Vermont Department of Health guidelines ensuring physical distancing. We ask once you have finished eating, you promptly exit the dining hall and not linger to allow your friend to dine-in. 

We encourage all students to explore their options and make the most of their meal plan. We have four dining halls, one on each campus. Take advantage of mobile ordering for a meal to-go from the dining halls. Trying dining at off-peak times. Utilize your Retail Points and dine at one of our retail locations located throughout campus. These locations offer a variety of meal options, including grab and go. Take advantage of the Meal Exchange, available Monday - Thursday at the University Marche and The Marketplace for dinner.
Yes, to maintain our occupancy limits, all meals to-go from the dining halls must be placed via our mobile food ordering app Bite Universities for pick up at a designated location at the dining halls. Mobile orders from the dining halls allow for one entree and two sides per order. Mobile ordering is available seven days per week for all meal periods.

You can use up to three "Meal" swipes per meal period seven days a week for either dine-in, mobile ordering or combination from our traditional dining halls, seven days a week. The 2-hour delay between meal swipes entries has been eliminated.

No. Reusable containers are not allowed in the traditional dining halls or retail dining spaces. Per the Vermont Department of Health, all beverages located within our dining spaces must be poured into a clean cup or mug every time, including refills. There are water fountain refilling stations located throughout campus for your use.
Mobile food orders from the traditional dining halls allow for one entree and two sides per order. If you ordered more than one entree or two sides, your order may not have been processed. If you would like more than one entree or two sides you must submit a separate order. The dining halls allow for three "Meal" swipes per meal period seven days a week.
Yes, any on-campus student may switch their meal plan by September 14, 2020 (fall semester) and February 12, 2021 (spring semester). 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.
Yes, an on or off-campus student may add Retail Points to your account at any time on-line. If you have questions please email us Orders purchased Monday - Friday before 4PM will be added the same day. For any orders after 4PM will be added the next business day.
Retail Points that come with your meal plan expire at the end of the academic year; our system will automatically deduct those points first. Once those meal plan points are depleted from your account, our system will draw from any additional points that were added on.

Many off-campus students eat one or more of their meals on-campus each day. When eating at our Retail locations, our Off-Campus/Commuter Meal Plan will save you time and money. Meal plans are required to dine-in or to get a meal to-go from the traditional dining halls. Cash and credit/debit are accepted in our retail locations, our traditional dining halls are reserved for meal plans only. Looking to purchase an Off-Campus/Commuter Meal Plan? Meal plans can be purchased on-line. If you have questions please email us

The cashiers at any of our dining locations can swipe your UVM ID and tell your remaining balance. Account information can be obtained through the Bite Universities app or on-line by registering with the CatCard's Office Webcenter.
We had to change the way we monitor meal swipes after we implemented three meal swipes per meal period per day. The count that you see on your Apple Wallet, Webcard account, or register is not indicative of the true number of meal swipes available to you. We are working to rectify this. In the meantime, contact us, and we can provide your current swipe balance.
Any unused Retail Points that came with your on-campus student meal plan as part of the housing and meal contract will carry over from fall semester to spring semester. However they do not carry over at the end of the academic year and are non-transferable and non-refundable. Any additional Retail Points added to your on-campus student meal plan are yours until the balance is used.


We are committed to having safe options for student with food allergies, intolerance, and other medical needs. We have a variety of food allergy stations available on-campus and a Registered Dietitian that meets with students to ensure their needs are being met. For more information, visit our Nutrition section.

If you are sick and unable to go to a dining facility, you can authorize a friend to use your ID and pick up a meal for you. Print the Meal Access Authorization Form, complete, sign and give to your friend along with your UVM ID. The transaction is for one Meal or up to $15.00 in Retail Points depending on the location used. One form is needed for each meal request. 


EcoWare is our reusable take-out container program that will look a little different this fall. Learn more.

UVM Dining is committed to serving local food wherever and whenever possible. View our local foods and sustainability commitments for the most current information.