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Meal plans are required for first-year freshman, but can be an important and helpful way to ensure consistent and healthy meals for all students.

Meal Plans and Contract

  • The Value Plan (required for first-year freshmen) - Includes 3 meals per day: Monday-Friday, 2 meals per day: Saturday and Sunday plus $50 in flex points
  • Annual Plan Falcon 14 - Includes 14 meals per week plus $50 in flex points
  • Semester Plan Block 100 – 100 meals per semester
  • Semester Plan Block 25 – 25 meals per semester (student may purchase more than one plan per semester)

Meal Plan changes and/or cancellations must occur by the 5th class date to Chartwells. After the 5th class date, the meal plan cannot be reduced or canceled, but the student may upgrade their plan or purchase a new plan.

All first-year freshmen living in Student Housing are required to purchase the Value Plan. First-year freshmen are defined as first-time college students who have completed less than 30 hours and are under 25 years of age. Coursework earned through Advance Placement, CLEP, Dual Credit, Early College High School, or other similar programs does not count toward the 30 hours.

If a first-year freshmen checks out of Student Housing during the Dining Contract period, the student will still be responsible for the Meal Plan.

Meal Plans are pro-rated according to the UTPB academic calendar. Meal Plans are not available for use during the Winter and Spring Breaks. These breaks are factored into the price.

The Block Plan meals expire on the last day of each academic semester.

How to Purchase a Meal Plan

  1. Print out the contract.
  2. Submit the contract to Chartwells in the SAC Building or you can send the plan via email to and it will be placed on your bill.
  3. Pay for the meal plan contract through

Freshmen living in Student Housing will automatically have the fee placed on their account.

Note: If you withdrawal from school or housing, you are responsible for getting the meal plan and/or housing charges credited on their account.

Questions about the meal plans should be directed to
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