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Spring 2016 Meal Plans

  • Traditional and Suite-Style Campus Residences: $1,505 per semester
  • On-Campus Apartments (Bettie Johnson and UTA): $960 per semester
  • Commuter (including Cardinal Towne, Bellamy, Province, etc.): $200 per semester

Meal plans are mandatory for all campus residents, regardless of course load, and for all commuter students who are:

  • Full time undergraduate (at least 12 hours)
  • Attending at least 9 of those hours on Belknap Campus (does not apply to online courses or courses taken on the Health Sciences Campus)
  • Living off campus (nearby residences such as Cardinal Towne, The Bellamy, The Province, The Grove, The Retreat and The Clubhouse are classified as off-campus commuter residences)

On-Campus Residence Plans

For students living in traditional or suite-style campus residence halls. Includes:
Community Park
Kurz Hall
Louisville Hall
Miller Hall
Threlkeld Hall
Unitas Tower

Click here for traditional on-campus residence options.

On-Campus Apartment Plans

For students living in campus apartments. Includes:
Bettie Johnson Hall
University Tower Apartments
Click here for on-campus apartment options.

Commuter Plans

For full-time commuter students attending at least 9 of their credit hours on Belknap campus.
Click here for commuter meal plan options.

Don't fit into any of the above categories? 
Create your own plan! Contact the Cardinal Card Office to purchase a block of 10 meals, or deposit funds into a flex point account and start saving money!

Each fall and spring semester, mandatory meal plans are automatically charged to your tuition account and loaded to your student ID, the Cardinal Card.

The meal plan is accepted at all campus dining venues and Flavours Catering.

About Meal Plans

Each fall and spring semester, mandatory meal plans are automatically charged to your tuition account and loaded to your student ID, the Cardinal Card.

The meal plan is accepted at all campus dining venues and Flavours Catering.

Meals may be used at the following:

  • Ville Grill: all-you-care-to-eat, anytime
  • Global Market
  • Zime
  • Sub Hub
  • Cardinal Burger Company after 2 p.m. and all day Fridays
One meal is valid for one entrance to Ville Grill or one combo meal at participating locations.  Meals expire at the end of each semester.

Flex points are accepted dollar for dollar at any campus dining location but earn an automatic 6 percent discount with each purchase!  Flex points roll over from fall to spring semester.  All flex points expire after spring finals.

While there are three pricing tiers according to where you live, there are several plan structures within each tier so that you may customize your plan to fit your lifestyle at no extra cost. Before each semester, complete the Meal Plan Selection Form on the Cardinal Card website. If you miss the deadline, you can add flex points or purchase blocks of 10 meals at any time.

Perks of the Plan

Guest Meal Program: Use one meal swipe from your plan to pay for a friend or family member to dine with you at Ville Grill or any meal exchange location. Please note: You must be present and use one of your meals at the same time as your guest and you are only permitted to use one guest meal per visit. Maximum of two swipes.

Automatic Discounts - You save 6 percent every time you use your flex points. Also, no overdraft fees! If you run out of funds, simply add more with Cardinal Card Online. Any deposit above $100 earns a 10 percent bonus. Example: a $150 deposit gives you $165 to spend.

Balance Tracking - Ask for a receipt after any transaction. It states your remaining meals and flex points. Compare your balance with the meal plan budget to make sure you get the most out of your plan.

Convenience - All meals and flex points go directly onto your Cardinal Card ID. So if you have your card, that’s all you need for a day on campus.

Security - With your Cardinal Card, cash is obsolete on campus. Easily report your card lost or stolen to prevent misuse.

Variety - On U of L Belknap campus, you are never more than five minutes away from a great place to eat. With more than 20 options on campus, your choices are abundant!

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Important Info


If you like a good square meal and plan on being on campus a lot, you'll like dining at Ville Grill. Opt for a plan with more meals.

If you're constantly on the move, grabbing a bite as you go, you'll need the flexibility of more flex points.

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