Meal Plans

choose the plan that fits

More Than Just Food

Meal Plan options allow you to take advantage of the wide variety of healthy food choices at every meal, with unique menus, recipes and ingredients that meet the tastes and needs of our diverse campus community. Carolina Dining Services (CDS) works with a Student Dining Board, comprised of ten students and five administrators who review the menus to make sure they are both appetizing and balanced to meet your needs. Dining locations are located conveniently around campus so you always have a place to meet with your friends and enjoy the variety we have to offer. Let us worry about the cooking and cleaning since you have more important things to do! A Meal Plan helps you budget your money for meals and gives you savings each day, along with the peace of mind that you're eating well. 

Meal Swipes for Dining Halls

You choose how many all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night meals you want to eat in our dining halls per week or per semester, and include them in your plan. There are many affordable Meal Plan options. Just pick the one that works best for you and you won't have to worry about carrying cash or keeping your mini fridge stocked all semester.

Dining Flex for Everything Else

You choose how many additional dollars, if any, you want to have for the semester. Dining Flex supplements your meal swipes and can be used at all CDS locations and for online delivery through Tar Heel Takeout. Dining Flex can be added in $50 increments online. Any value left in a student's Dining Flex Account at the semester's end will carry over to the next semester, provided the semesters are concurrent. Depending on your financial aid package, you can apply money that you were awarded to your Meal Plan, including your Dining Flex Account. Learn more about Meal Plan Policies.

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