Commuter Meal Plan Terms & Conditions


The Commuter Meal Plan offers three levels for students residing off campus to purchase: $250, $500, and $1000. Commuter Meal Plan members will receive a 10 percent discount at all-you-care-to-eat facilities and a 10 percent discount on prepared items* at select Campus Dining locations.

*No discount is given on branded or packaged items, or at nationally branded restaurants and cafés.

Purchasing the Commuter Meal Plan

The Commuter Meal Plan is available to purchase online through the eLiving website, and the amount for the level purchased will be charged to the student’s bursar account. The Commuter Meal Plan can be purchased at the eLiving website and charged directly to your Bursar account. Only students who have at least one class scheduled are eligible to purchase the Commuter Meal Plan. Fall plans can be purchased until September 30; spring plans can be purchased until February 28.

Once purchased, the Commuter Meal Plan cannot be adjusted to a higher/lower level or canceled.

Commuter Meal Plan Account Balances

Remaining funds at the end of the fall semester will carry over to spring semester for use. Any remaining funds at the end of spring semester are forfeited. If the account balance runs low, funds will automatically be pulled from the student’s LionCash+ (provided there are funds available in LionCash+) at the same discounted rate.

Transfer of the Commuter Meal Plan to Another Student

The Commuter Meal Plan cannot be transferred or assigned to another student. The id+ card is used as the meal access card, and may only be used by the student to whom the card is issued.

Removing Food or Unauthorized Entry into the Dining Commons

When dining in all-you-care-to-eat locations, the only takeout options are one piece of hand fruit (apple, orange, or banana) and one ice cream cone; in retail dining centers, all items must be paid for before consuming or leaving the serving area. Removing additional food or beverages, dishes, or silverware from the dining room; entering the dining commons without paying for the meal; or consuming or removing food without payment from a retail dining center will be considered theft.

Theft in the dining center is a serious issue that will result in disciplinary action by the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Conduct, and/or University Police. Further repercussions could include cancellation of the Housing and Food Service Contract. Campus Dining reserves the right to examine customers' backpacks or bags when they exit Campus Dining facilities. Acts of horseplay, food fights, and inline skates are prohibited. Any student who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.