If you live in a residence hall, you must chose a meal plan. The cost of your meal plan is included in your Room and Board Contract along with your housing charges.

The University will provide you with a student ID card. When you make a food purchase at any campus dining location, the cashier simply scans your student ID card. The meal used, or the purchase amount is deducted from your account balance.

The cashier can scan your student ID card to find out how many meals you have left for the week. 

You may ask the cashier to scan your student ID card to find out your Laker Bucks Balance at any Dining Services location.

If the meal plan you initially chose is not the one you want, you may change your meal plan once during each semester.

YES! With the new meal plans you may use your meal plan any way that you choose, however, the owner of the meal plan must be present in order for guest swipes to be used.  Please keep in mind that there is no limit to the number of meals that you may use in a day,but the weekly number of meals does not reset until Sunday each week.