Meal Plans

Dining Services @ The U

Phone: 305-284-3584
Email: diningservices@miami.edu


Spring 2020 - Meal Plan Update

In accordance with public health guidance to reduce density on campus, and the partial closing of on-campus housing beginning March 25, Dining Services will be pro-rating Meal Plan costs for the remainder of the semester for students leaving campus. Additional guidance regarding refunds will be communicated in the upcoming days.

For students staying on-campus, please click here for Campus Dining locations and hours. Please note we have closed our seating areas and all food and beverage will be takeout only.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. By working together—and supporting one another—we can remain resilient during this unprecedented and challenging time. Visit coronavirus.miami.edu for the latest University-wide information.


2019 - 2020 Meal Plans

Meal Plans Residential Commuter  


2019 - 2020 Meal Periods

Meal Periods for 2019-2020

  • Late Night rolls into the following day
  • Brunch and Late Night offered at residential dining halls only 

Residential Dining Halls

  • Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall
  • Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall

Click here for Campus Dining location.


General Meal Plan Information

All undergraduate students living in any of the residential colleges during the Fall and/or Spring semesters are required to purchase a residential Meal Plan. A Meal Plan must be purchased each semester of occupancy. Students who do not select a meal plan upon enrollment in Housing will automatically be signed up for the Unlimited Meal Plan.

  • First Year/Freshmen residents must choose between the Unlimited, 19/Week, or 14/Week meal plans.

  • Meal plan availability during the application process is based on student current class status.

How The Meal Plan Works

Residential Traditional Plans indicate the number of meals a week a student can use in either of the two residential dining halls on campus. A meal week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday night.

Residential and Commuter Block Plans indicate the number of meals a semester a student can use in either of the two residential dining halls on campus. Unused Block meals roll over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester but are forfeited at the end of the Spring semester.

A student’s Cane Card is required for access to the residential dining halls as well as purchases made at retail locations.


How To Sign Up For A Residential Meal Plan

Sign on to CaneLink and under the "UM Housing" section – Go to meal plan step and select your preferred meal plan.

Once residential colleges have opened, if you would like to sign up or make a change to your plan, email diningservices@miami.edu. Please provide your full name, student number, and meal plan choice. 


Commuter/University Village Apartment Options

Commuter and University Village Apartment Students may choose from any of our meal plan options. If you would like to sign up or make a change to your plan, email diningservices@miami.edu. Please provide your full name, student number, and meal plan choice.


Lakeside Village Meal Plan Requirement

Lakeside Village Suite residents are required to minimally purchase a $250 Dining Dollar plan.  Lakeside Village Apartment residents may choose from any of our meal plan options.  If a Lakeside Village Suite resident selects a Commuter Block Plan option in the Fall, they will automatically be enrolled in the same plan in the Spring. 

First Year/Freshmen students residing in Lakeside Village, regardless of room type, must choose between the Unlimited, 19/Week, or 14/Week meal plans. Students may select a Meal Plan at the time of the housing selection process; however, a change in housing assignment may result in a change to their Meal Plan requirement. 

Dining Dollar plans are available in $250, $500, $750 and $1,000 increments.

Dining Dollar only plans are nonrefundable. Balances roll over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester but are forfeited at the end of the Spring semester.

If you would like to sign up or make a change to your plan, email diningservices@miami.edu. Please provide your full name, student number, and meal plan choice.


Meal Plan Payment

Residential Meal Plan charges for the academic year post each Fall and Spring semester.

Commuter Block Plans are billed to the students account upon request for enrollment.

Meal plan charges to your student account can be viewed in CaneLink.


Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars are a compliment to your meal swipes; use them when you cannot make it back to the residential dining hall, or when you just want a change!

Dining Dollar balances roll over from Fall to Spring semester but are forfeited at the end of the Spring semester. Once the Spring semester begins, you will have two Dining Dollar balances on your Cane Card, one for the Fall and one for the Spring semester.

Dining Dollars may also be used at the residential dining halls if you have depleted your meals for the week.

Dining Dollars are accepted at any of the food service locations on the Campus Dining Map.


Guest Passes And Takeout

Residential Traditional Meal Plans come with ten (10) guest passes a semester. 

Residential Block Meal Plans come with two (2) guest passes a semester.

Takeout options are available at the entrance of the residential dining halls; students may only use one meal swipe per meal period. (Example: Upon entry to the dining hall a student may select to dine in or select a takeout meal).


Kosher Meal Swipe Options

Kosher meal swipes are available at both the Corner Deli (located inside The Market at the Hurricane Food Court) and Pura Vida (located near Hillel).

Students may select from the daily meal swipe menu, available in either location.

Meal swipes at these locations are limited to once per meal period.

Guest swipes are not accepted at these locations.


Accommodations

Meal Plan accommodations must be requested through Office of Disabilities Services (ODS) prior to June 1st for the fall semester and prior to December 1st for the Spring semester.

Requests for accommodations received after the deadline will be processed for the next regular term semester.

The student is responsible for submitting the Accommodation Request Form along with comprehensive documentation. Request forms without accompanying documentation will not be reviewed. 


Meal Plan Contract