Welcome Tar Heels - Let's Eat!
Each of our Residential Meal Plans offers something different, so no matter who you are or how you eat, you can find a Meal Plan that works best for your schedule and lifestyle. Our Residential Meal Plans are annual, fall-to-spring contracts, which means you’ll pay half in the fall semester and then you'll automatically be billed for the spring semester portion of your plan. The plan you picked in the fall didn’t quite fit? Don’t worry, you can switch plans between semesters, free of charge.
Select from one of our Unlimited or Block Meal Plans to use at either of our two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. Once you have a Meal Plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card at the entrance and the meal is deducted from your Meal Plan account.
PLUS Meal Plans
If you are looking for maximum flexibility and variety in your campus dining experience, you can choose a PLUS Meal Plan that allows you to use up to 35 of your allotted meals in any of our on-campus retail food courts. Click here to find more information about where and when you can use your PLUS swipes.
For additional dining flexibility, Dining Flex can be used at any Carolina Dining Services (CDS) location (coffee shops, retail food courts, convenience stores, even online ordering from Chapel Hill restaurants!) You must have a Meal Plan to purchase Dining Flex, which can be added to any Meal Plan in $50 increments by clicking here.
Depending on the financial aid package, you may be able to apply financial aid toward payment of your Meal Plan and Dining Flex account.
Ready to choose the best plan for you?
Check out your options below, then click here to sign up!
Note: Pricing listed is for 2016-2017 academic year.
Unlimited Meal Swipes | 35 PLUS Swipes | 5 Guest Meals
You want the best? You got the best! Our Unlimited PLUS Plan puts everything CDS has to offer at your disposal – unlimited access to Top of Lenoir & Rams Head at Chase Hall AND 35 PLUS meals to utilize at a variety of on-campus retail locations throughout the semester. You also get 5 guest meals to Top of Lenoir & Rams Head at Chase Hall to share with a friend – feel free to treat a fellow Heel (or whomever) to a bite to eat!
Price per semester. Includes Tax. The Unlimited PLUS Plan is non-transferable and may only be used by the Meal Plan Participant.
Unlimited Meal Swipes | Just For You
To infinity, and beyond! With the Unlimited Plan, you can eat as often as you like in our two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls – Top of Lenoir & Rams Head at Chase Hall. From early morning to late night, the Unlimited Plan allows you to come and go into the dining halls as you please – just like your kitchen back home! However, with great power comes great responsibility – this Meal Plan is just for you, and cannot be used to swipe in guests.
Price per semester, tax included. The Unlimited Plan is non-transferable and may only be used by the Meal Plan Participant.
BLOCK PLANS | PLUS
Choose Your Swipes | Treat Your Friends | Upgrade for 35 PLUS Swipes
Want to customize? No problem. With our Block Plans, you can choose a set number of meals for the semester, depending on how often you’d like to eat in the dining halls. And with Block Plans, sharing is caring – you can use as many of your swipes as you want to treat a friend. Want more flexibility? All of our Block Plans can now be upgraded to PLUS Plans! You’ll have the same great meal plan, only now up to 35 of your meals can be used outside the dining halls at a variety of on-campus retail locations! What’s not to love?
Block 200 - $1,920 | PLUS - $1,970
Block 160 - $1,696 | PLUS - $1,736
Block 120 - $1,350 | PLUS - $1,386
Block 100 + $200 Dining Flex - $1,340 | PLUS - $1,370
Price per semester, tax included. Unused meals at the end of the semester do not carry over to the next semester. Dining Flex can be added to any Meal Plan when signing up and during the semester. Unused Dining Flex will carry over to the next semester if you remain enrolled at UNC
Off Campus Meal Plans are available to students living in Granville Towers, Odum Village, Baity Hill and Ram Village. These plans are designed to meet the needs of off campus students while offering the advantages of dining on campus. Students pledging a fraternity or sorority may opt to change their Meal Plan to an Off Campus Meal Plan within the allocated grace period. For more information on Off Campus Meal Plans and policies, please click here.