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Mandatory Meal Plan Information

Coming in Fall 2022

Resident meal plans are convenient! They allow students to spend more time on academic and other personal pursuits, no cooking, cleaning, shopping or driving; they are the most convenient way for students to save time and eat a healthy, well-balanced meal; and lastly, new dining café will be located on the bottom floor of the QUAD... it doesn't get much more convenient than that. North Commons residents, will be required to choose a meal plan. UVA and QUAD residents will not be required to do so. 

What You Need to Know

  • Convenience
    • Students can spend more time on academic and other personal pursuits, no Cooking, cleaning, shopping or driving.
    • Most convenient way for students to save time and eat a well-balanced meal.
    • A meal plan can decrease roommate conflicts and improve the experience of living in a shared space.
  • Flexibility
    • Meal Plans are built to match CSUSM students’ lifestyles. Based on eating habits, there are different plan options.
    • Meal plans are made up of meal swipes, and dining dollars. Dining dollars can be used any USU eatery or Starbucks.
  • Value/Affordability
    • Dining cafe will offer the best value all-you-care-to-eat options. Cost per meal (on meal plans) range from $6.97 to $9.99.
    • Student’s time and money is very valuable. Reduce costs for gas, groceries, and eating out. It also saves time, and limits the concerns about what is in the fridge or finding the time to grocery shop.
  • Meal Plan Exemption Process
    Visit the Meal Plan Exemption/Change Process to learn more. 

Mandatory Meal Plan Costs

North Commons Student Meal Plan Options
Meal Plans Plan Benefits Cost Per Semester

Cougar Blue Plan

19 MPW +$75 Dining Dollars

$2,368

Tukwut Plan

15 MPW + $400 Dining Dollars

$2,368

Paw Plan

12 MPW + $625 Dining Dollars

$2,368

* Payments are made in August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April.


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