About Meal Plans
To provide students with flexibility when dining on campus, we offer five different dining plans with varying numbers of meals and flex dollars. Additionally, we offer Redbucks that can be used in all our dining venues.
Meal Plan Options
Meal plans come in two parts: a specific number of meals and flex dollars. Both parts of the meal plan are loaded on to your university ID at the beginning of each semester and are part of your housing contract for students that live on campus. Students that do not live on campus or who live in the Greek Village are able to purchase a meal plan.
To choose the plan that's best for you, think about where on campus you spend your time and where you like to eat. Maybe that's near your residence halls, or near your classes, or maybe where you can get your favorite foods. So, if you typically eat at one of our block-only locations, you may want to choose a plan that offers more block meals than flex dollars, and vice-versa if you typically eat at flex-only locations.
Meal Plans (22-23)
|Name of PLan||Block Meals per Semester||Flex Dollars Per Semester||Cost Per Semester|
|Meal Plan 304||304||80||$1,760|
|Meal Plan 190||190||318||$1,500|
|Meal Plan 130||130||743||$1,550|
|Meal Plan 75||75||1061||$1,670|
|Meal Plan 90||90||-||$1,005|
Block Meal Plans
Block meals are used at one of the three different locations (Towers Landing, Houck's Place, or St. Vincent's Commons) located at various areas around campus. For more information and hours visit dineoncampus.com/semo/hours.
Flex Dollars accompany most meal plans in varying amounts and are used at any retail location (Subway, Starbucks, Panda Express, Rowdy’s, or Redhawks Market). Flex dollars can also be used at any meal plan location (Towers Landing, Houck’s Place, and St. Vincent’s Commons). They are held in a “declining balance account” that works on the same principle as a debit card. Each time you make a purchase, the amount is subtracted from your flex dollar balance. You can use your flex to purchase beverages, snacks or to purchase a meal yourself or for a guest.
Flex dollars for fall semesters carry over to the spring semester. Flex Dollars from the spring semester do not carry over to the summer semester nor the following fall semester. Students wanting to purchase more flex dollars are able to buy Redbucks that work the same way as flex dollars.
Redbucks are the declining dollar amounts that go right onto your student ID. They save you time, money, and the hassle of leaving campus to get something to eat.
Redbucks come in increments ranging from $50 to $800 and come with a 5% bonus.
For every Redbucks order over $100 you receive 5% back as Bonus Bucks to your account.
Bonus Bucks operate the same as Redbucks with two exceptions. You must use through your Redbucks account before you can use Bonus Bucks as payment, and Bonus Bucks are only valid for the semester that you purchase them.
Redbucks can always be added to a meal plan and will carry over from semester to semester and from one year to the next.
How Do I Change My Meal Plan?
You have eight weeks from the first day of classes to change your meal plan. You may change your meal plan by contacting the Office of Residence Life or by filling out the residence life online meal plan change request.
Meals Only Contract
Greek Village residents, commuter students, and faculty/staff are eligible to complete a Meals Only contract.