Cafeteria Expenses 2024-25

If you live in a residence hall, you are required to choose a cafeteria meal plan each quarter. The Gold Flex Plan is the default meal plan, but students may change their meal plan within the first 10 days of a quarter. You can choose from six plans:

Quarterly dining hall meal plan options

Meal Plan

Cafeteria Meals

Flex Dollars

Cost Per Quarter


19 meals per week



Platinum Flex

15 meals per week

$160 per term



15 meals per week



Gold Flex

12 meals per week

$110 per term



10 meals per week



Silver Flex

8 meals per week

$85 per term


NOTE: Meals do not carry over from week to week.

Monday–Friday: three meals per day
Saturday–Sunday: two meals per day
View the dining hall's hours of operation.

Flex dollars

Flex dollars work like a pre-paid debit card and are extra dollars that can be used throughout the quarter in the cafeteria or Student Association Center (SAC). A Student can also save them up just in case they run out of meals in their selected Plan. The SAC takes either cash or flex dollars. 

Flex dollars 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. 

Meal card

Your Walla Walla University Student ID card serves as your meal card. Student can only use one of their meals at each meal time. Additional meals at the same meal time are counted as guest meals.

Village students may select a meal plan or pay for purchases with their ID card, cash, or credit card.

You can see your remaining meals and flex dollars, as well as your purchase history through your myWWU dashboard.