Students who live in traditional residence halls are required to have an on-campus dining plan (Unlimited, Gold, Maroon, Kernel or Cobber) because traditional residence halls don’t have access to a full kitchen to prepare meals. On-campus dining plans are available based on numbers of semesters spent on campus, regardless of class status (see chart above).
Boe-Olsen, Bogstad Manor, Bogstad East and the Townhouses are considered off-campus housing and residents of these facilities are able to select from any dining plan, including the Sweet Corn or Niblet.
For more information about dining plans, visit our FAQ section.
Dining Centers Help Student Success
Social benefits of eating together impact perceived support and GPA
"First-year students living in collegiate residence halls completed a survey about dining center usage and perceived social support, and granted access to first-semester grade point average (GPA) and dining center usage data. Participants reported social benefits of eating with others and eating in the dining center. A significant positive relationship was noted between frequency of eating in the dining center and GPA. Frequency of eating with others was found to be significantly positively correlated to perceived social support. Frequency of eating with others was significantly positively correlated with GPA for males and females."
Article Source: Journal of Foodservice Management