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Meal Plans

Student Meal Plans

All first-year and second-year students are required to have a meal plan and must choose either the Unlimited, 125-Block, 100-Block, or 75-Block meal plan. The 50-Block meal plan is available only to 3rd year, 4th year, and commuter students.

The meal plan provides a set number of meals and a meal plan cash account. Meals can be used in Centennial Halls, Nelson, and Nagel dining rooms. Meal plan cash can be used at several food service locations on campus.

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Meal plan options are as follows:

  • Unlimited: Unlimited access to cafeterias + $100 meal plan cash + 10 guest passes
  • 125-Block: 125 meals + $225 meal plan cash
  • 100-Block: 100 meals + $200 meal plan cash
  • 75-Block: 75 meals + $200 meal plan cash
  • 50-Block: 50 meals + $175 meal plan cash

You can also add an additional $100 dollars of meal plan cash per quarter to your meal plan for only $75 dollars! This must be done through the Housing Department before the meal plan change deadline.

To purchase or change your meal plan, please contact the Housing Department at There is a deadline each quarter for changes.

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Faculty/Staff Meal Plan

We also offer a Faculty/Staff Meal Plan to current DU faculty and staff members. This meal plan can be used in Centennial Halls and Nelson dining halls.

The plan provides 10 all-you-can-eat meals for $59. You can purchase additional blocks of 10 meals for an additional $59 at any time.

To purchase the plan, just stop by the ID Office with payment, and your meals will be available for use immediately. Alternatively, you can deposit $59 to your Flex account online, and send us an email with your name and ID number, requesting to purchase a Faculty/Staff Meal Plan with your Flex account. We will notify you when the transaction is complete and your meals are available for use.