Cafeteria Expenses 2014-15

Dorm Students

If you live in a residence hall, you are required to choose a cafeteria meal plan each quarter. You can choose from six plans:

Quarterly Cafeteria Plan Options
Meal Plan Cafeteria Meals Flex Dollars Cost per Quarter
Platinum 19 meals per week No $995
Platinum Flex 15 meals per week $150 per term $995
Gold 15 meals per week No $910
Gold Flex 12 meals per week $100 per term $910
Silver 8 meals per week No $775
Silver Flex 6 meals per week $75 per term $775

Your meal plan is billed as a fixed expense.  By default, your Estimated Personalize Financial Plan shows the Gold Flex meal plan -- a mid-level option -- to give you an idea of what your food costs will be. (This figure will change, of course, should you opt for a different meal plan.)

A "meal" is a cafeteria visit, not a dollar amount.  When you enter the cafeteria, a cashier scans your WWU ID card, and one meal is subtracted from your plan.

Meals do not carry over from week to week. If you run out of meals, you may continue to purchase food, paying with cash, credit card or flex dollars (explained below) or your WWU ID card.

If the meal plan you've chosen isn't working, you may switch during the first two weeks of the quarter.

Other Diners

If you are a WWU student living off-campus you may eat in the cafeteria and the Student Association Center (SAC) as often as you like. You may pay for your purchases with cash, credit card or your WWU ID card.

Guest Diners

Your family members and other guests are also welcome to eat in the cafeteria and the SAC, paying with cash or credit cards at the time of purchase.

Each student on a meal plan receives two Wolves Passes per quarter. The Wolves Pass may be used for guests to join the meal plan owner for a meal in the Dining Hall.

Students cannot use meals from their own meal plan to pay for guests.

Your Walla Walla University Student ID card serves as your meal card.

Meal plans include flex dollars that work as a "declining balance," similar to how a debit card works. If you use all of your flex dollars or do not have a meal plan with flex dollars, you can also use your meal card to purchase items on credit. These items are charged as "inclining balance," similar to how a credit card works and the charges are added to your student account at WWU. Flex dollars carry over from week to week within the quarter, but not from one quarter to another. 

On myWWU, you can see your remaining meals and flex dollars, as well as your purchase history.

For more information, visit WWU Dining Services.

Page maintained by Stephanie Onthank
Last update on August 4, 2014