NOTE: First Year/Freshmen must choose the Unlimited Meal Plan, 19 Meal Plan, or 14 Meal Plan. Students, who fail to choose a meal plan upon enrollment in Housing, will automatically be signed up for the 14 meal plan.
How Does The Meal Plan Work
The Meal Plan description number indicates how many 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; unused meals at week’s ends are forfeited. The Block Meal Plans description number indicates how many meals a semester a student can use in either of the two residential dining halls on campus. Unused Block meals rollover 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.
Dining Dollars are an exciting feature of some Meal Plans and Block Meal Plans; they provide flexibility and variety to your daily dining. Dining Dollars assigned to Block and Meal Plans are semester values. Dining Dollars balances rollover 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 spring semester. Dining Dollars are limited to $20 per day and are in addition to the standard meals. Dining Dollars may be used when you can’t get back to the resident dining hall, or when you just want a change. Dining Dollars are accepted at any of the food service locations on the Campus Map. Dining Dollars may also be used at the resident dining halls if you have depleted your meals for the week.
How To Sign Up For A Residential Meal Plan
Sign on to CaneLink and under Housing, select ‘Housing Application Process’ - Step 10 - provides an option for choosing a meal plan. Students can revisit Step 10 to make a change up until one week after classes begin. If you wish to increase your meal plan after the first week of school go to CaneLink under Dining Services and select ‘Meal Plan Change Request’ to email our department. Please provide your name, student number, and meal plan choice. A student’s Block Meal Plan that runs out of meals can also purchase an additional 10 Block Meals at a time. Students will be able to downgrade their meal plan for the spring semester for a $40 administrative fee; the last day to do so is before the end of the first week of classes for the spring semester.
How To Sign Up For A Commuter/University Village Apartment Block Meal Plan
Commuter and University Village Apartment Students - have the option of choosing between 50, 75, or 100 Block Meal Plans. Go to CaneLink, under ‘Dining Services’, select ‘Add Block Meals’ to send an email to our department. Provide your name, student number, and block/meal plan choice. Block meals remaining at the end of the fall semester roll over to the spring semester, but are forfeited at the end of the spring semester. 50, 75, and 100 Block Meal Plans are nonrefundable. Commuter/University Village students can also purchase Residential Block/Meal Plans. Student’s whose Block Plan runs out of meals can also purchase an additional 10 Block Refresh at a time.
If you would like to purchase multiple Block Meal Plans you may also do that by contacting our office.
Guest Passes And Takeout
Residential Meal Plans come with two 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. (Ex: a student on an Unlimited Meal Plan having lunch in the dining hall may not also do a takeout option for lunch as well)
Information and Questions
If you need more information or if you have any questions about the Block/Meal Plans, please contact:
Phone: (305) 284-3584
Fax: (305) 284-1546
Our office is located behind the Outtakes convenience store in the Food Court.
Auxiliary Services - University of Miami
1350 Miller Drive
P.O. Box 248106
Whitten University Center, Rm. 1620
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6909
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