Meal Plans

How does it work?

  • Residents will use their UIW student ID card to swipe to pay for their meals.
  • The meal plan becomes active move-in week.
  • If you are a resident, you are required to have a meal plan.

How does the meal plan break down?

  • Meal plans split into two sections
    • Meal swipes (Cafeteria)
    • Dining dollars
  • Meal swipes are used in the cafeteria in the Student Engagement Center.
    • Meal swipes are per week and do not roll over.
  • Dining Dollars are used at Red’s Pub (Luciano’s), Hortencia’s, Virtual Dining Concepts, and the Starbucks in the Student Engagement Center.
    • Dining Dollars are per semester, and they roll over from the fall to the spring.

Where to I select my meal plan?

  • Students will choose their meal plans during the housing application.
    • Once selected, you will not be able to change your plan in the portal

Where are locations of campus to get food with my meal plan?

There are 5 locations where students can utilize their meal plan.

  • Campus Dining (the cafeteria) in the SEC
  • Starbucks in the SEC
  • Red’s Pub (Luciano’s) in the SEC Basement
  • Hortencia’s (Chick-Fil-A) in the Administration Building
  • Virtual Dining Concepts in the ICC
  • On-The-Spot Vending Machine in the ICC

How can I change my meal plan?

  • Please note that we only accept meal plan changes during the active request periods.
    • Active Meal Plan Change Request Period
      • June 1 – August 10 (Fall Semester)
      • November – December (Spring Semester)
  • To submit a meal plan change, please fill out our online Meal Plan Change form.


Sodexo is the food service company we contract with to provide food services and catering on campus.

For more information, please visit Sodexo’s UIW website.