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FAQs

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email to Johnson-jodi@aramark.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

What Meal Plans do you offer?

We offer a variety of meal plans to meet your on campus dining needs. Check out our Meal Plan page for a full list of offerings.

What type of Meal Plan is recommended?

We have a variety of meal plans to meet your needs! Depending on your class year, where you live, and how much you are on campus, our recommendations may vary. Be sure to use our filter and sort functions to help choose your plan. If you still need help choosing a plan, give us a call at 651-523-2453 or email us at Johnson-jodi@aramark.com.

How can I purchase a Meal Plan?

You can purchase a meal plan by visiting Meal Plan page or at our office located on the second floor of the Anderson Center. For those required to purchase a plan, contact the Residential Life Office for further information.

Are Meal Plans required?

All students living on campus are required to be on a meal plan. All resident plans are offered in blocks of meals that can be used at any time, including 240, 160 or 75 meals. Upperclassmen living in the apartments can select a residential plan, a 40 Block or the 400 or 200 DB. There are also options for those living off campus. Many take advantage of the convenience and value a meal plan has to offer by purchasing either a traditional meal plan, commuter 40 Block or 400 DB, or adding Declining Balance dollars to their account.

What is Declining Balance dollars?

Declining Balance dollars can be purchased by visiting Meal Plan page or our office located on the second floor of the Anderson Center.

How do I get Declining Balance?

Declining Balance dollars can be purchased by visiting Meal Plan page or our office located on the second floor of the Anderson Center.

What if I want to change my Meal Plan?

Meal Plan change requests must be submitted to the Residential Life Office within the first two weeks of each semester.

How do I get into the dining locations once I have purchased my Meal Plan?

Within 24 hours, your Student ID card will be activated with your meal plan. Present your card to the cashier in the dining hall, and you are all set!

Can I carry meals over to the next semester?

No, all meals and Declining Balance dollars on the residential meal plans expire at the end of the semester (includes 240, 160 and 75 Block plans). For the 40 Block plan, meals expire at the end of the semester but Declining Balance doesn’t expire until the end of the academic year. If you purchase Declining Balance dollars throughout the semester with a credit card, those dollars don’t expire until the end of your term at the University. If you purchase Declining Balance dollars throughout the semester by charging your student account, those dollars expire at the end of the academic year.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

To keep discounts as high as possible, meals are reserved for the meal plan holder only. However, you can always treat a friend using Declining Balance dollars.

What do I do when my Declining Balance gets low?

You can reload your Declining Balance dollars at any time! See “How do I get DB?” answer.

Account

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Why do I have to create an account in order to check out?

For you, and us, to be able to best track orders, and to be able to contact you in case of a question regarding your order we ask that you create a CampusDish account.

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Commerce

Select your Fulfillment Method

Please review your order method and the location you would like the product shipped to. 

How do I get a Promotional Code?

Unfortunately, we are not currently offering Promotional Codes. We may offer Promotional Codes in the future, so please check back periodically.

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

How do I use the Menu?

We have utilities designed to help your health. Use the Meal Calculator Box to quickly relate the nutritional information of two or more items. The Meal Calculator can populate the nutritional value of your meal. Use our quick nutritional icons to identify food with special preparation or contents at a glance.

What are AFO/FPO/DPO addresses?

APO and FPO addresses allow the postal service to efficiently deliver mail to active duty military members serving overseas. When the mail arrives at the APO or FPO, the staff will send the mail onto the proper division of the military to which the addressee belongs. The division then delivers the mail to the individual. 

How do I increase password security?

Your password should be at least 8 characters that include upper and lower case characters, numbers, and symbols. You should always use a unique password for each website you use; that way, if one account gets compromised, the rest are safe. Other ways to ensure the security of your password include:

    • If passwords must be written down on a piece of paper, store the paper in  a secure place and destroy it when it is no longer needed.

    • Never share passwords with anyone.

    • Change passwords immediately if they may have been compromised.

    • Be careful about where passwords are saved on computers. Some dialog boxes present an option to save or remember a password. Selecting this option poses a potential security threat.

How do I use variants?

Have your food your way! Choose from our variant options to customize your meal exactly how you want it. Please note any charges that might be associated with adding additional variants to your meal.

What is a CVV?

The Card Validation Code is a 3 digit number set that uniquely identifies your credit card.


Visa/Mastercard and Discover Users

Flip your card over and look at the signature box. You should see either the entire 16-digit credit card number or just the last four digits followed by a special 3-digit code. This 3-digit code is your Card Security Code.

American Express Credit Card Users
Look for the 4-digit code printed on the front of your card just above and to the right of your main credit card number. This 4-digit code is your Card Identification Number (CID). The CID is the four-digit code printed just above the Account Number.

Why should I select favorite locations?

Selecting a location will help us customize your experience on the CampusDish site.

Why am I required to select a role when creating my account?

A role will help us customize your experience on the CampusDish site.

Why are my products split into separate orders and why does this happen?

Two or more of the items in your cart are restricted by product type or payment method. In order to process the transaction, the items in your cart must be processed separately.