For meal plan questions, please contact the Office at dining@valpo.edu.

An assortment of flexible plans allows you to choose one that best fits your lifestyle. Whether you’re a campus resident who eats the majority of your meals at any of our dining locations or a commuter who catches a few lunches per week at one of our campus cafés, University offers the right option for you.

Meal plans are non-transferable and the card holder must be present. Meal plan meals can be used by the card holder only; meal plan members can use Dining Dollars for any guest meals.

Unused Block Meals and Dining Dollars will expire at the end of the semester.

Required Plans

The Open Access + $250
$2,340 per semester
Includes access to Founders any time during scheduled operating hours. Students may eat as often as they would like in a day. In addition to open access, this plan offers $250 in Dining Dollars to be used at Campus Café, Athletic Concessions or Grinders. Unused dining dollar balances will expire at the end of each semester.

Who best fits into this plan?
Available for purchase by any member of the University Community, however, this plan is required for any first or second year student residing in University-owned housing.

225 Block Meal Plan + $250
$2,114 per semester
Includes access to Founders 225 times during a semester, up to 4 times in any single day. In addition to the meal block, this plan offers $250 in Dining Dollars to be used at Campus Café , Athletic Concessions or Grinders. The unused block meals and dining dollars will expire at the end of each semester.

Who best fits into this plan?
Available for purchase by any member of the University Community, however, this Block Plan is required to be purchased by any third or fourth year student residing in University-owned housing.

160 Block Meal Plan + $500
$2,010 per semester
Includes access to Founders 160 times during a semester, up to 4 times in any single day. In addition to the meal plan block, this plan offers $500 in Dining Dollars to be used at Campus Café, Athletic Concessions or Grinders. The unused block meals and dining dollars will expire at the end of each semester.

Who best fits into this plan?
Available for purchase by any member of the University Community however, this Block Plan is required to be purchased by any third or fourth year student residing in University-owned housing.

50 Block Meal Plan + $50
$425 per semester
Includes access to Founders 50 times during a semester, up to 4 times in any single day. In addition to the meal block, this plan offers $50 in Dining Dollars to be used at Campus Café or Grinders. The unused block meals and dining dollars will expire at the end of each semester.

Who best fits into this plan?
Available for purchase by any member of the University Community, however, this Block Plan is required to be purchased by students living in Special Interest Housing such as sorority housing, etc.

Optional Plans

The Open Access + $500
$2,535 per semester
Includes access to Founders any time during scheduled operating hours. Students may eat as often as they would like in a day. In addition to open access, this plan offers $500 in Dining Dollars to be used at Campus Café, Athletic Concessions or Grinders.

Who best fits into this plan?
available for purchase by any member of the University Community

$550 in Declining Balance
(10% bonus) $500 per semester
This meal plan offers $550 in dining dollars to be used for access to Founders Table at the daily door rate, Campus Café, Athletic Concessions or Grinders for the price of only $500.

Who best fits into this plan?
Designed for students living off campus (commuting students).

$330 in Declining Balance
(10% bonus)$300 per semester
This meal plan offers $330 in dining dollars to be used for access to Founders Table at the daily door rate, Campus Café, Athletic Concessions or Grinders for the price of only $300.

Who best fits into this plan?
Designed for students living off campus (commuting students).

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