Proposed Meal Plan Rates for Academic Year 2023-2024
|*Academic Year 2023-2024 and Summer 2024 rates are posted pending approval and are subject to change*|
|*Summer residence hall and Legacy Park Apartment residents are required to purchase one of the following summer meal plans.*|
|Meal Plan||Cost Per Semester (Summer) 2024*||Description|
|15 meal plan||$930||15 dining swipes per week|
|10 meal plan||$930||10 dining swipes per week + $75 DB|
|5 meal plan||$930||5 dining swipes per week + $125 DB|
|Cajun Classic Light Summer*||$350||5 dining swipes per week|
|*Note: Resident meal plans purchased through the University for Summer are assessed a $12 meal processing fee*|
|*Cajun Classic Light Summer can only be purchased by Heritage residents or commuter students*|
|Meal Plan||Cost Per Semester (Fall and Spring) 2023-2024*||Description|
|Cajun Freedom Unlimited||$2285||Unlimited Dining swipes per week + $150 DB semesterly|
|Cajun Select||$1975||14 dining swipes per week + $300 DB semesterly|
|Cajun Classic||$1030||5 dining swipes per week + $350 DB semesterly|
|Cajun Classic Light||$620||5 dining swipes per week|
|*Note: Resident meal plans purchased through the University for Fall and Spring are assessed a $24 meal processing fee*|
Traditional Housing Residents
All students living in the traditional residence halls are required to purchase a Cajun Freedom Plan or a Cajun Select Plan.
Legacy Park Residents
Students living in Legacy Park Apartments that have completed thirty (30) semester hours or less are required to purchase a Cajun Freedom or Cajun Select Plan. Students that have completed thirty-one (31) or more semester hours are required to purchase a Cajun Freedom, Cajun Select or Cajun Classic Plan.
The Heritage Apartments
Meal plans are optional for residents in The Heritage Apartments.
Graduate students living on campus in traditional residence halls and Legacy Park Apartments are required to purchase any one of the meal plans listed above with a minimum purchase of the Cajun Classic Plan.
Note: Resident meal plans purchased through the University for Fall and Spring are assessed a $24 meal processing fee.
Commuter Meal Plans
Commuter students can choose any of the above-listed plans in addition to the Cajun Community and are not charged a service fee:
|Cajun Commuter||Semester Rate|
|*20 meals a semester + $50 DB||$200.00|
|*35 meals a semester + $75.00 DB||$340.00|
|*55 meals a semester +$100.00 DB||$500.00|
*meals portion is available to students 7 days a week
Faculty and Staff Meal Plans
|Cajun Community||Semester Rate|
|*15 meals + $80.00 DB||$200.00|
|*25 meals + $75.00 DB||$250.00|
|*50 meals + $50.00||$350.00|
Declining Balance Only Plans
|Declining Balance Plan||Semester Rate|
|$150.00 Declining Balance||$150.00|
|$300.00 Declining Balance||$300.00|
|$500.00 Declining Balance||$500.00|
Payroll Deduction for Faculty and Staff
The university now offers two ways for Faculty/Staff to purchase commuter meal plans through the housing portal. Cajun Commuter, Cajun Community, and Declining Balance meal plans are available for purchase using payroll deductions or traditional forms of payment.
Declining Balance (DB) can be used in all retail dining locations including The Brew, Lagniappe Café, McAlister’s, Café Fleur de Lis, Jazzman’s, and the Ragin’ Cajun Food Court. DB can also be used in the Cypress Lake Dining Hall as an alternative to a meal swipe or cash payment. Declining Balance is accepted at Football, Baseball, and Softball concessions.
Note: Unused Declining Balance on ALL meal plans roll over each semester. Unused meal swipes for Cajun Commuter & Cajun Community will roll over each semester. All meal plans are available to all students & faculty/staff with noted minimum meal plan purchases for resident students. If you are graduating or resigning from the University, you have 90 days to request a refund of your remaining declining balance dollars.
Purchase or Sign Up for a Meal Plan
To sign-up and/or purchase a meal plan as a current on campus resident, please log into your ULink account, click on the “Access StarRez Housing Portal” link under the “Housing Portal” section, click on the “Applications” in the menu at the top of the page and follow the prompts. To sign up and purchase a commuter or faculty and staff meal plan, please log into your ULink account, click on the “Access StarRez Housing Portal” link under the “Housing Portal” section, click on the “Commuter Meal Plans” in the menu at the top of the page and follow the prompts.