How it Works & FAQ

How it Works

A barcode on the back of your student ID card is scanned and identifies your account when you make a purchase.

Meals

Meals are offered in six of the nine plans. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Fresh Food Co. Meals can be used to purchase Meal Combos (predetermined meal combinations) at various locations. One Meal will be subtracted from your account when you purchase a Meal at the Fresh Food Company or a Meal Combo. You can use up to 4 meals per day.

Dining Dollars

All Plans offer Dining Dollars to use in Campus Dining restaurants and C-Stores. Purchase beverages, snacks, or meals with Dining Dollars. It works like a debit card; each time a purchase is made the money is subtracted from your account. You can add Dining Dollars throughout the semester.


Which Plan to Choose

Visit our Choosing a Plan guide for more detailed Plan breakdowns based on where you live.

Choose from 19+, 14+ or 10+

  • Traditional Style Living Centers* (Copeland, Kistler, Robinson, Holton-Hooker)
  • Suite Style Living Centers* (DeVos, Kirkpatrick, Maple, Oak, Pew, Pickard, Pine, Seidman, Stafford, Swanson)

*Students in these living areas are required to select a Meal Plan and will automatically receive a 14+ plan as part of their Housing contract.

Choose any Plan except Express

  • Apartment Style Living Centers* (Frey, Hills, Hoobler, Johnson, Ott, North C, Weed)

Students in these living areas may choose any plan except the Express Plan.

Choose any Plan

  • On-Campus Apartments (Calder Art Residence, Grand Valley Apartments, Laker Village, Murray, Niemeyer East & West, Ravine Apartments, Seechia, South C/D/E, VanSteeland, Winter Hall)
  • Off-Campus and Commuter Students

Frequently Asked Questions

When are Fall Meal Plans active?

Monday, August 21st, 2016. Classes start on Monday the 29th.

Can I change my Meal Plan?

Sure! We want you to have the Plan that works best for you. You can change your Dining Plan during the first week of the Fall and/or Winter semester. Simply visit the Campus Dining Office in 100 Commons or fill out the Meal Plan change form on our website.

What if I have unused Dining Dollars at the end of the semester?

Unused Dining Dollars transfer from Fall to Winter semester. Be sure to use them by the end of Winter semester. Any unused dollars are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to the new academic year.

What if I have unused Meals?

Value+ and Casual+ Meals are per semester and will roll to Winter semester. The 19+, 14+, 10+, 7+, and 5+ plans are per week and do not roll over to the next week.

What if my Dining Dollars run low?

Each time you make a purchase, you may ask the cashier to tell you how many Meals and/or Dining Dollars you have remaining. The Dining Dollar balance can also be checked on the Campus Dish app. If your balance is low, you can add to your account using cash, check, money order, or credit card. Visit the Campus Dining Office in 100 Commons or add more Dining Dollars online.

Will my Meal Plan be renewed for the Winter Semester?

YES, if you live in:

  • Traditional: Copeland, Kistler, Robinson, Holton-Hooker
  • Suite Style: DeVos, Kirkpatrick, Maple, Oak, Pew, Pickard, Pine, Seidman, Stafford, Swanson
  • Apartment Style: Frey, Hills, Hoobler, Johnson, Ott, North C, Weed

NO,  if you live in: 

  • On-Campus Apartment: Calder Art Residence, Grand Valley Apartments, Laker Village, Murray, Niemeyer East & West, Ravine Apartments, Seechia, South C/D/E, VanSteeland, Winter Hall
  • Off-Campus and Commuter Students

Where can I use my Dining Plan?

Dining plans can be used at any of our Campus Dining locations on both the Allendale and Pew campuses.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 616-331-3016, or email us at gvsufood@gvsu.edu.


GVSU Campus Dining Terms & Conditions

All funds and plans purchased for use in GVSU Campus Dining are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-transferable.

The Dining Dollar funds and Meal Plans cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate.

Except as otherwise expressly stated in these terms, all Dining Dollar funds and meal plans are non-refundable and will expire at the earlier of the last day of enrollment or employment, as applicable, or the last day of the current semester.

Meal Plans and Dining Dollar funds are non-refundable. Unused Meal Plans and Dining Dollar balances expire on the last date of enrollment or employment and last day of the Winter Semester.