Purdue Dining & Catering Meal Plans 2014-15

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Weekly Meal Plans

These meal plans include a specific number of meal swipes per week. Unused swipes from these plans expire on Sunday evenings each week and reset for the following week. Swipes from these plans can only be used by the student, not for swiping in guests.

Boiler Flex Unlimited Plan 500

This plan lets you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. You can swipe into the dining courts as many times as you want, stopping in for multiple meals, snacks or coffee and never have to worry about counting or running out of meals. Boiler Flex Unlimited 500 affords students the most value, as it has the lowest cost per meal.

If you don’t think you’ll have time to eat in the dining courts three times daily, Boiler Flex Unlimited 500 includes an average of five swipes at On-the-GO! per week and $500 Dining Dollars for the year to spend at the 29 retail dining locations around campus. Dining Dollars can also be used to bring guests to the dining court. The Boiler Flex Unlimited plans allow students to add additional Dining Dollars anytime during the semester.

Boiler Flex Unlimted Plan 250

This plan lets you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. You can swipe into the dining courts as many times as you want, stopping in for multiple meals, snacks or coffee and never have to worry about counting or running out of meals. Boiler Flex Unlimited 250 affords students the most value, as it has the lowest cost per meal.

If you don’t think you’ll have time to eat in the dining courts three times daily, Boiler Flex Unlimited 250 includes an average of five swipes at On-the-GO! per week and $250 Dining Dollars for the year to spend at the 29 retail dining locations around campus. Dining Dollars can also be used to bring guests to the dining court. The Boiler Flex Unlimited plans allow students to add additional Dining Dollars anytime during the semester.

13-Track Plan

This plan includes 13 meal swipes per week in the dining courts or On-the-GO! locations. This plan is ideal for the student who eats twice a day in the dining courts and offers $450 Dining Dollars per year to spend in dining and retail locations across campus.

8-Track Plan

The 8-Track Plan includes 8 meal swipes per week in the dining courts or On-the-GO! locations. This plan is designed for the student on a budget who chooses not to eat as many meals each week. This plan does not offer any Dining Dollars.

Block Meal Plans

A block meal plan includes a specific number of meal swipes and Dining Dollars per semester. Note: These plans are only available to students who are college sophomore status and above.

Boiler Block Plan

This meal plan includes 123 meal swipes and $225 Dining Dollars per semester. Any unused swipes or Dining Dollars at semester break roll over to the spring semester, expiring at the end of the meal contract period in May. The Boiler Block Plan is the only plan that allows students to use their swipes to accompany guests into the dining courts.

Boiler Gold Plan*

Hawkins Hall residents have an exclusive meal plan option in the Boiler Gold Plan, which is $750 Dining Dollars per semester (no meal swipes) that can be used in dining courts or retail locations across campus.

Purdue Dining & Catering offers a variety of meal plans to fit students’ varying schedules and budgets. Our weekly meal plans have an increased number of meals compared to previous plans at the same price points, and we are introducing an additional unlimited plan in 2015-16 as well, the Boiler Flex Unlimited Plan 500. We also have a block plan for upperclassmen that allows them to swipe in guests.

All of these plans come with meals and/or Dining Dollars loaded directly to a student’s Purdue ID card, convenience and flexibility that can’t be beat. Use your card for a meal in the dining courts, coffee at Starbucks®, or a quick lunch or snack from Purdue Memorial Union or any of the 28 retail satellite locations across campus.

Check the business hours of various Dining & Catering operations on our website under Hours of Operation, but you can get something to eat somewhere on campus from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. in a variety of retail and residential dining locations.

Note: Off-campus students are not eligible to purchase a meal plan. Please consider a BoilerExpress account to purchase meals on campus.


Dining Dollars

Dining dollars are part of most plans and loaded directly to a student’s Purdue ID card. These Dining Dollars may be spent for a variety of things across campus in any Purdue Dining & Catering operation. Dining Dollars are not restricted in how many you can use in retail locations or within Purdue Memorial Union. Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring semesters and do not expire until the end of the academic year in May.

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The Fine Print

When choosing a meal plan please be aware that you are signing up for the full academic year. You can increase your meal plan at any time during the semester, but you cannot drop the meal plan while you are living in University Residences. For the 2015-16 Academic Year, residents of Hawkins Hall and Hilltop Apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan. Students assigned to these residences who wish to change to a room-only option must do so prior to the start of the Fall 2015 contract. Current residents of non-apartment halls who transfer to Hilltop Apartments or Hawkins Hall can select a room-only option when they are initially assigned. Residents of Hawkins Hall or Hilltop Apartments may eat at any residential dining services location by purchasing a meal plan here or by using a BoilerExpress account. Meal plans are not available for residents of Purdue Village. Residents of Purdue Village may use BoilerExpress for dining in any Purdue Dining & Catering facility.