Student Meal Plans

2015-2016 Academic Year

The new 2015-2016 Meal Plans are designed to provide students maximum dining flexibility, value, and convenience on campus. We offer both Declining Balance Plans (debit dollars) and an unlimited All YouCare-to-Eat Plan.

Declining balance accounts provide debit dollars to be used in all dining facilities like a debit card. Debit dollars are allocated after an Overhead charge* is assessed from the cost of the plan. Debit dollars let you select between retail offerings at Slayter Union and the all you-care-to-eat meals in Huffman and Curtis Dining Halls.

As a residential campus, all students are required to reside on campus all four years and during the first three years, unless living in an apartment, students must participate in one of the four board plans that provide at least 12 meals per week in the dining halls: The “Big Red” plan, “The Hill” plan, the “Olmsted” plan, or the “West College” plan.

Two more limited plans are available in the senior year or if residing in an apartment: the “1831” plan; and “The Reserve” plan.

Debit dollars may be used anywhere on campus and in Slayter Union before 11 a.m. and after 1 p.m., Monday – Friday, and during any weekend hours.

All you care to eat meal prices are breakfast $6.00, lunch $7.00 and dinner $8.00. Slayter Union menu items are retail priced.

ALL YOU CARE TO EAT PLAN – BIG RED

Unlimited access to Curtis and Huffman Dining halls, $100 in debit dollars, with an additional thirty (30) Meal Special options at Slayter Union each semester before 11AM and after 1PM, Monday-Friday. The Big Red plan is non-transferable and is only for the meal plan participant. A worry free plan for students who require a significant number of meal options.

Big Red Per Semester
All-you-care-to-eat PLUS retail meal options Cost $2,750
DU Overhead* $855
Debit Dollar Amount $100
Average meal s per semester UNLIMITED

DECLINING BALANCE MEAL PLANS – THE HILL, OLMSTED, WEST COLLEGE

Declining balance plans can be utilized at all dining locations, residence halls or retail. Debit dollars are welcome at Slayter Union before 11AM and after 1PM, Monday-Friday, in order to provide retail dining for the community.

THE HILL PER SEMESTER
Declining balance Cost $2,600
DU Overhead* $855
Debit Dollar Amount $1,745
Average meals per semester 246
Average available meals per week 16
OLMSTED PER SEMESTER
Declining balance Cost $2,450
DU Overhead* $975
Debit Dollar Amount $1,475
Average meals per semester 208
Average available meals per week 14
WEST COLLEGE PER SEMESTER
Declining balance Cost $2,300
DU Overhead* $990
Debit Dollar Amount $1,310
Average meals per semester 185
Average available meals per week 12

DECLINING BALANCE MEAL PLANS FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN APARTMENTS AND GRADUATING SENIORS – 1831, THE RESERVE

The apartments are kitchen equipped so apartment residents have the option of being on a board plan or preparing their own meals, or some combination of both. These two more limited plans are attractively priced to encourage continued participation on a meal plan.

1831 PER SEMESTER
Declining balance Cost $1,450
DU Overhead* $90
Debit Dollar Amount $1,360
Average meals per semester 192
Average available meals per week 12
THE RESERVE PER SEMESTER
Declining balance Cost $1,300
DU Overhead* $110
Debit Dollar Amount $1,190
Average meals per semester 168
Average available meals per week 11

*The Overhead charge covers each semester’s non-food costs such as dining facility investments, utilities, repairs, maintenance, furniture, cleaning and other facility operating costs. The Debit dollars available to purchase meals are specifically tied to the cost of food and related labor.

Denison University Dining Services Presented By Bon Appétit Management Company For more information, visit www.cafebonappétit.com

Dining Policies & Procedures

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished and don't forget to compost!
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that Meal Cards are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.