Meal Plan Information

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Benefits of a Meal Plan

MEAL PLANS SAVE YOU TIME & MONEY

Eating out, buying groceries, cooking and cleaning up can be costly and time consuming. With a meal plan you simply show up and enjoy a nutritional and well-balanced meal. We do the shopping, cleaning and the dishes so you have more time to focus on learning, engaging in campus life and other personal pursuits. Plus, with all-you-care-to-eat meals at our residential dining commons, you'll not only get more for your dollar, but your per meal cost will be lower than meals purchased at local eateries. 

MEAL PLANS ARE FLEXIBLE & CONVENIENT

Meal plans include a set number of meals per week to be used whenever it's convenient. There are multiple meal plans available, so you can easily find the meal plan that works best for you. For extra flexibility, meal plans also include both Flex Dollars & Gator Dollars, which can be used to purchase Starbucks coffee, meals, or snacks to-go.

Choose Your Meal Plan

MANDATORY MEAL PLANS

Residents at West Grove Commons, Mary Park Hall, Mary Ward Hall, Towers Junior Suites, Towers at Centennial Square and the Village at Centennial Square must select from one of the following meal plans. Residents at the Village at Centennial Square will also have a 5 MP available.

19 Meals/Week

19 MEAL SWIPES PER WEEK

Plus $75 FLEX DOLLARS + $100 Gator Dollars (per academic year)

15 Meals/Week

15 MEAL SWIPES PER WEEK

Plus $100 FLEX DOLLARS + $100 Gator Dollars (per academic year)

12 Meals/Week

12 MEAL SWIPES PER WEEK

 Plus $150 FLEX DOLLARS + $100 Gator Dollars (per academic year)

HOW IT WORKS

Your meal plan is loaded onto your SF State Student ID when you check-in on Move-in Day. Each time you dine in or grab a to-go meal at City Eats or The Bricks, your SF State Student ID will be swiped at the register and one meal will be deducted from your plan. You may use as many meal swipes as you'd like in a day as long as you have them available on your account.  

MEAL SWIPE TIPS

  • A meal swipe is best used for full meals. If you just want to grab a beverage or maybe some fruit, use your Flex Dollars or Gator Dollars. 
  • Be sure to keep track of how many swipes you use so that you don't run out or let any expire at the end of the week. 

VOLUNTARY MEAL PLANS

Residents at Manzanita Square, University Park North, and University Park South may opt into one of the meal plans above at the time of application or they can choose to purchase a 100 Block or 50 Block Voluntary Meal Plan to be used at their convenience. Flex Dollars and Gator Dollars are not provided with Voluntary Meal Plans. 

Voluntary Meal Plans

HOW IT WORKS

  • Blocks load a lump sum of meal swipes onto your SF State Student ID card to be used at any time.
  • One block will be deducted from your balance each time you dine in or grab a meal to go.
  • Blocks do not expire at the end of the week like with mandatory meal plans, so your balance is available from week-to-week until it is depleted. 

Additional Information

Meals are not transferrable and cannot roll over from week-to-week or to a new semester. For mandatory meal plans, unused meals expire at the end of Saturday. Meals load on Sunday for the new week.
Get it to Go! Purchase 2 containers for only $5

MEALS TO GO

No time to dine in? No problem! Get a meal to go with a reusable container. A reusable container is easy to use, reduces waste and saves you time!