Room & Board

Students who live in residence halls will pay a term-based rate for their room and are required to purchase a meal plan. 

(Note: "board plan" and "dining plan" and "meal plan" all mean the same thing.)

Dining Plans

The Cafeteria and the Comets Landing Snack Bar, both in the Campus Center, operate in a way that we hope maximizes students' options. Having enough to eat is also important. We have plans designed for students who want solid meals, usually twice a day and sometimes three times a day. We have plans for people who graze their way through the day. We have options that fall somewhere in the middle of those plans. These plans are by-the-semester.

Unused points will expired at the end of December and the end of May, respectively. Unused points will be carried over from fall to spring, but will expire at the end of May. 

Dining Options/Board Plans

                Semester Price
      Standard Meal Plan          
      8 meals per week (130 meals over the whole semester)       $1556
                 
      Increased Meal Plan          
      10 meals per week (160 meals over the whole semester)       $1862
      12 meals per week (185 meals over the whole semester)       $2165
      16 meals per week (250 meals over the whole semester)       $2680

The Language we're using: 

What is a meal? 

Breakfast Meal: a Comet Slam (meat, eggs, potatoes, bread) and a bottled beverage. Some substitution and alternatives available. The breakfast meal is available 7:30 am to approximately 10:30 am in the snack bar.  

Lunch Meal: A daily menu will be available in the cafeteria. A typical lunch option in the cafeteria will include brunch/breakfast foods; a sandwich meal (think hot, like meatball sandwiches or fish, etc.), and access to the Salad and Soup Bars and fountain drinks included with your swipe. Lot of options and you can return for more.  

(See note below about Snack Bar at Lunch) 

Dinner Meal: Generally a choice of homestyle foods – casseroles, hotdish, roast and starches. Salads and Soups, fountain drinks, and additional helpings are offered.  

Weekend Meals: Lunch will be a choice of brunch or a lunch-type foods. Dinner will be a homestyle food menu and, depending on the weekend, service will occur in the dining room or the snack bar. 

Questions about “Points”

Points no longer automatically come with the meal plans. You may elect to add points to your meal plan in the housing portal. A "point" purchased in the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester but will expire in May.
 

Points are available and can be purchased through the Housing Portal in increments of $100. Points are, though, no longer a default part of our meal plans. Points ordered through the housing portal are generally available the next business day. See Student Life to have points added more rapidly.

Questions about “the snack bar”

This will represent the most noticeable change for returning students – the snack bar will be available for cash purchases, a credit or debit card, or Comet Cash during the lunch period. We are ending the reliance on “points” as a part of the meal plan. Yes, you can purchase and use points in the snack bar. While the snack bar is an option, most students will get lunch using their meal plan in the dining center most of the time. The type of food that has been available in the snack bar will continue to be available in the snack bar for transactions not provided through the board plan.
  

Points are available and can be purchased through the Housing Portal in increments of $100. Points are, though, no longer a default part of our meal plans. Points ordered through the housing portal are generally available the next business day. See Student Life to have points added more rapidly.

Comet Cash on your ID Card

Different than a meal plan, Comet Cash is 'regular' money that is transferred onto your ID card. Students wanting to charge Comet Cash onto their student account can do so in the housing portal until the sixth day of class or can add funds to their card with a credit or debit card purchase. While Comet Cash is more flexible - it can be used at the bookstore as well as dining facilities, sales tax is collected when you use it. Comet Cash does not expire off your card at the end of the semester, the way that Dining Plan dollars will.

Housing: Options and Costs

   (by Semester):    Fall   Spring    Academic Year Total
  DOUBLE ROOM BIRKELO   $1,320 $1,200   $2,520.00
 

DOUBLE-AS-A-SINGLE: BIRKELO

   add $620  add $620   $3,760.00
             
  DOUBLE ROOM BERG: 2nd Floor   $1,369 $1,269   $2,618.00
  DOUBLE-AS-A-SINGLE: BERG 2nd Floor    add $621   add $621   $3,860.00
 

  

         
  DOUBLE ROOM BERG: 1st Floor   $1,679 $1,559   $3,238.00
         (w/ either AIR or SUITE          
  DOUBLE-AS-A-SINGLE: BERG 1st Floor    add $621  add $621   $4,480.00
             
             
  4 PERSON SUITE AGASSIZ   $1,941 $1,821   $3,762.00
 

4 PERSON APARTMENT

  $2,318 $2,198   $4,516.00
  DOUBLE-AS-A-SINGLE: AGASSIZ    add $829  add $829   $5,420 or $6,174
             

Refunds

Refund Schedule for Housing and Dining