Flexibility makes it easy to get the most value out of your plan. Whether you just need a between-class snack, a full course meal or coffee on the go, it's covered when you have a meal plan. Meal plans will still function in the same way as previous years and can be used at all of the dining locations on campus. At Knudsen, a meal will be deducted from your account automatically. Jensen will accept one meal swipe per meal period for a pre-determined combo meal in addition to accepting Declining Balance dollars. Einstein’s will only accept Declining Balance dollars, cash or credit cards.
When you purchase a meal plan, you get:
1. Credit for a certain amount of all access meals at Knudsen Dining Hall.
2. Flex Points or Declining Balance dollars (DB) you can spend at Jensen or Einstein's. Plus, you can add more DB at any time.
Block 155: A great value if you keep regular hours and eat most of your meals at Knudsen!
Includes 155 meals/semester and $350 Declining Balance dollars/semester
Block 125: A great balance of meals and DB for students on the go!
Includes 125 meals/semester and $250 Declining Balance dollars/semester
Block 100: A perfect plan so that you don't have to cook!
Includes 125 meals/semester and $200 Declining Balance dollars/semester
Available to second year students living in Hull Apartments, third year and up students living in Hull Apartments or L Apartments.
Block 45: The best value if you don't want to pay with cash or leave campus to find food!
Includes 45 meals/semester and $200 Declining Balance dollars/semester
Available to third year and up students living in Hull Apartments or L Apartments.
Commuter 200: A convenient option if you like to grab snacks while on campus!
Includes $225 Declining Balance dollars
Available to any student not living on campus.
Whether you eat every meal on campus or just grab a bite now and then, you'll love the value, variety and convenience of your meal plan.
Meal Plan FAQs:
Do meals and Declining Balance dollars carry over to the next semester?
No, any unused meals and Declining Balance dollars remaining at the end of the semester do not roll over and will not be refunded.
Can upperclassmen purchase a meal plan?
Yes, all meal plans are available for purchase for all students. You can also add Declining Balance dollars to your card to eat on campus.
If I want to add Declining Balance dollars or if I run out, how do I purchase?
You can add Declining Balance dollars in increments of $25.00 at any time online or on our Facebook page. You can also call 515-263-6179 or visit our Dining Services office in Knudsen. Watch for Declining Balance promotions throughout the year.
Who can use my card?
For your protection, the only person authorized to use your card is you. However, you can treat guests using your Declining Balance dollars as long as you are present when purchases are made.
Can I use my meal swipe at any of the other dining locations?
Yes, Jensen will accept one meal swipe per meal period for a pre-determined combo meal in addition to accepting Declining Balance dollars. Einstein’s will only accept Declining Balance dollars, cash or credit cards.