Student Meal Plans
Meal Plans are designed to provide students maximum dining flexibility, value, and convenience on campus. We offer both Declining Balance Plans and an unlimited All You Care-to-Eat Plan.
Understanding the meal plans:
Flex Dollars: All plans have a specific amount of Flex Dollars for the student to use. As the student uses Flex Dollars for purchases, the balance declines. Flex Dollars not used during Fall semester will roll to the student’s Spring semester meal plan. Unused Flex Dollars are forfeited at the end of the academic year.
BIG RED The “Unlimited Access” Plan
This plan allows the student to access Curtis and Huffman dining halls an unlimited number of times each semester. In addition, up to 30 times each semester, the student can opt to have their evening meal at Slayter by choosing from a select number of Special Meal Option menu items. Dining hall and Special Meal Option accesses do not affect the Flex Dollars balance for BIG RED plan participants (accesses are non-transferrable, and cannot be used for guests). The plan also includes $100 Flex Dollars which will allow the student some additional flexibility throughout the semester.
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.
Lost or stolen Meal Cards can be replaced. Stop in the Service Center in Curtis (lower level) to report your lost card.
Do you have particular dietary needs? No problem! Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact the Food Service Office at 740-587-6690.
Students are enrolled in the meal plan they chose during the housing selection registration. Students not enrolled at Denison during the prior semester are placed on THE HILL.
Students may make changes to their meal plan choice through the first two weeks of the semester. However, please note that changes made on or after registration day will have financial implications, as students are charged an appropriate daily amount for each plan, and these vary.
Students may change their Meal Plan option by returning a completed Meal Plan Sign-Up Form to the Office of Residential Education and Housing. Residential Education and Housing places Meal Plan Sign-Up Forms in student Slayter boxes in late August for Fall semester and in January for Spring semester (also may be obtained from the Housing Coordinator). Please contact the Housing Coordinator in the Office of Residential Education and Housing with questions about the meal plan sign-up form.