Meal Plans

Per the Housing & Meal Agreement, all students residing in campus housing are required to have a meal plan. You will automatically be enrolled and charged a 15 Meal Plan at the beginning of each new academic year. If this meal plan does not meet your needs, indicate the change on the Meal Plan Designation Form on-line through your Moodle account. You have a choice of a 10, 15, or 19 Meal Plan with or without Flex Points.

  • After September 23, 2015, meal plan changes will not be accepted for Fall 2015 Term.
  • After February 11, 2016, meal plan changes will not be accepted for Spring 2016 Term.

Traditional Meal Plans allow a student to eat any 19, 15, or 10 weekly meals between Monday breakfast and Sunday dinner at the Campus Inn Dining Hall.

Flex Meal Plans allow a student to each any 19, 15, or 10 weekly meals between Monday breakfast and Sunday dinner at the Campus Inn Dining PLUS an additional $200 Flex dollars (per term) to spend at the The Spot. Once Flex Points from the originally purchased Meal Plan have been exhausted, additional Flex dollars can be purchased at a minimum of $50 at any time during the year. Just stop by the Business Office to complete your request.

Commuter/Arbor Ridge Student Plans - Required for Arbor Ridge Residents; optional for those that do not live on campus. The commuter plan allows a student to eat any 5 breakfasts, lunches or dinners between Monday breakfast and Sunday dinner. A 5 Meal Flex plan is also available with additional $100 Flex dollars (per term) to spend at The Spot. The option of the 10, 15 or 19 Meal Plan with or without Flex Points are still available as well. Please make your selection on the on-line Meal Plan Designation Form through your Moodle Account.

For students who have withdrawn, Meal Plan charges will be adjusted according to the Cancellation of Institutional Charges schedule. No refunds are made for missed meals.  Meal plans are not transferable and a $25 fine is imposed for unauthorized use. A $25 fee is charged for the replacement or exchange of a Meal Plan Identification Card. Cards are issued by the Campus Safety Office.

Pricing of meal plans are listed on the Schedule of Charges. Food service provided by Bon Appetit.

FAQs and Good Things to Know

Uneaten C.I. meals don't carry over from week to week or semester to semester, so please choose your Meal Plan carefully!

What are the advantages to choosing a plan with Flex?

Flex plans stretch your dollar. In using your student ID card for food purchases, you have the convenience of a debit card at your fingertips. Flex Plans afford you the option of applying money for food to your tuition account. Did we mention you save money? With Flex dollars you get the added bonus of tax-free dining - that's an additional 9.75% value! Be sure to take advantage of our Add Flex plan if you run out of Flex before your time with us here at Whittier does.

Where can I use my Flex?

The hottest ticket on campus is The Spot grill and coffee bar. The Spot is a gathering place for students, faculty and staff that offers a wide variety of freshly grilled foods, authentic Mexican foods, made-to-order sandwiches, salads, Starbucks Coffee, and a fresh fruit Smoothie Bar. Be sure to purchase a plan with Flex so that you can take full advantage of the convenience afforded by this retail-style restaurant. You can also use your Flex to purchase a meal for a friend at either The Spot or the C.I.

How do I know how many Flex Points I have left?

Ask the cashier at The Spot or email BonAppetit@whittier.edu

If I run out of Flex, can I purchase more?

Absolutely! You can add tax-free Flex Points at any time once you have exhausted the initial $100 or $200 from your Flex Plan. Just stop by the business office in Mendenhall to add more.

If I purchase a Flex Plan during the fall semester and don't use up all of my Flex points, may I utilize them during the second semester?

Yes. Flex points purchased during the fall semester may be used during the spring semester. Flex points, however, will not carry over from one academic year to the next, and all accounts will be zeroed at the conclusion of each academic year. No refunds will be given for unused balances, so it is important to use your Flex points wisely during the year.

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