Meal Plan Deadlines

All residence hall students, except upper-class students who live in a room with a university kitchen, are required to have a meal plan as part of the room and board contract.  If you want to change to a different meal plan, go to .  The deadline for changes is midnight Friday, September 12, 2014. After that date, no changes may be made until second semester.

You may purchase a new meal plan by going to

For the 2014-2015 academic year all meal plans are based on the block plan system, which allows the student to use their swipes anytime during the semester (swipes do not expire until the end of the semester).

Meal Plan Name Market Place Swipes Cost per Semester
Gold Plan Unlimited $1,678.50
Black Plan 145 $1,525
Hawkeye Plan** 75 - shared w/Retail Swipes $682.50
Herky Booster pack 25 - shared w/Retail Swipes $235

**The Hawkeye plan is available only to students living in rooms with a university supplied kitchen. It may also be purchased by students living off-campus, as well as staff and faculty.

Returning students with university-supplied kitchens may purchase the Herky Booster pack as their primary meal plan, along with staff and f