2020-2021 Dining Plans

For meal plan questions, please email dining@valpo.edu.

An assortment of meal plans are designed to fit 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 or coffee and snack stops, the University offers the right plan for you.

As a matter of policy, meal plans are non-transferable and the card holder must be present. To use a plan or declining balance, meals can be used by the card holder only, and Dining Dollars may be used for any guest meals.

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

Required Plans

$2,410 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?
This plan is required for any first or second year student residing in University-owned housing. Additionally, any student may purchase this plan.

$2,180 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?
This plan is required for any third or fourth year student residing in University-owned housing. Additionally, any student not on a required plan may purchase this plan.

*Beginning Fall 2021 all students with junior standing will be required to purchase this plan.

$2,070 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?
This plan is required for any third or fourth year student residing in University-owned housing. Additionally, any student not on a required plan may purchase this plan.

*Beginning Fall 2021 only senior students will be eligible to purchase this plan.

$440 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?
This Block Plan is required to be purchased by students living in Special Interest Housing such as sorority housing, German house, etc. Additionally, any commuter student can purchase this plan.


Additional Plans

$2,610 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 or upgrade by any member of the University community.

(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, Gellersen, or Grinders for the price of only $500.


Who best fits into this plan?
This plan can be purchased by any student not required to purchase another plan. This plan is a great option for students living off campus.

(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, Gellersen, or Grinders for the price of only $300.


Who best fits into this plan?
This plan can be purchased by any student not required to purchase another plan. This plan is a great option for students living off campus.