What even is a PLUS Swipe? Good question! PLUS Swipes are now included in every Meal Plan, and they’re there to give you flexibility to eat at all your faves around campus.

What is a PLUS Swipe?

A PLUS Swipe is a special type of swipe that comes included in your Meal Plan. You can use your allotted PLUS Swipes to enter the dining halls OR to get special combos at our retail locations (think Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Med Deli . . .) around campus.

How many PLUS Swipes do I have?

All of our On Campus Meal Plans now come with 35 PLUS Swipes (per semester) included in their total. If you are eligible and you purchase an off campus Block Plan, you’ll get 25 PLUS Swipes (per semester) included in your Meal Plan.

Where can I use my PLUS Swipes?

Lots of places! We’re constantly expanding what locations accept PLUS Swipes and what PLUS combo meals we offer based on popularity and student feedback. If you want a comprehensive list of what’s new, what locations accept PLUS Swipes and what combos are being served up, click here!

When can I use my PLUS Swipes?

If you’ve got PLUS Swipes to burn and you want to eat a PLUS Meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can use one PLUS Swipe every Meal Period as long as a location that accepts PLUS Swipes is open. Here are the Meal Periods as they pertain to PLUS Swipes:

  • Breakfast: 7AM – 11AM
  • Lunch: 11AM – 2PM
  • Late Lunch: 2PM – 5PM
  • Dinner: 5PM – 9PM
  • Late Night: 9PM – 3AM

That is to say, if you use a PLUS Swipe to grab breakfast at Alpine at 8AM, you won’t be able to use another PLUS Swipe until 11AM. So plan your second breakfasts accordingly.

Are my PLUS Swipes extra Swipes?

No – your PLUS Swipes are included in the total number of Swipes on your Meal Plan. For example, if you sign up for a Block 200, you’ve got 200 Swipes in total, and 35 of them can be used as PLUS Swipes. If you’ve got 200 Swipes (35 PLUS) and you purchase a PLUS combo at Wendy’s, your total will go down to 199 Swipes (34 PLUS).

What happens if I run out of PLUS Swipes?

When you run out, you run out. Once you use all your 35 (or 25) PLUS Swipes for the semester, they’re gone and you can’t purchase more. Them’s the breaks.

It’s the end of the semester and I’ve got extra PLUS Swipes – do they roll over to the next semester?

Nope! PLUS Swipes are like Meal Swipes – they expire at the end of the semester (check our Meal Plan Policies for the exact date of expiration for the current semester). This is a use-em-or-lose-em situation, so get swiping.

My OneCard says I have no Meal Swipes left but that I have 20 PLUS Swipes left – is that right? Please say it’s right.

It’s not right, sorry. Remember how PLUS Swipes are a part of your total number of Swipes? If you’ve used all your Meal Swipes, you don’t have PLUS Swipes left to use. We know the OneCard says you do . . . but . . . you don’t. We’re working on programming the OneCard to tally PLUS Swipes correctly, but until then, REMEMBER: If you are out of Meal Swipes you are also out of PLUS Swipes.


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