Meal Plans

Regardless of where you live, SAU offers a variety of dining options to accommodate your needs.

The plans available are based on a combination of the amount of access for meals a student has to the Blue and Gold Cafe (ie. unlimited access or “x” amount of meals), and a declining balance.

Declining balance (DB) dollars work on the same principle as bank debit cards. Each time you make a food purchase with your DB card, the total cost of your food purchase is subtracted from the dollar balance in your account. DB dollars carry over from the fall to the spring semester.

Meal Plan Options

Residence Halls Options

Students living in residence halls must choose one of the following:

Plan Fall/Spring
(per term)
(per term)
Platinum Total Access
(Unlimited pus $125 DB)
$1,315 N/A
(10 meals per week plus $140 DB)
$1,261 N/A
Silver Total Access
(Unlimited plus $75 DB – fall/spring only)
$1,261 $363
University Village and University Court Options

University Village and University Court residents must choose one of the following:

Plan Fall/Spring
(per term)
(per term)
Option I
(All DB)
$400 N/A
Option II
(All DB; additional $25 added to account for total of $525 DB)
$500 N/A
Option III
(5 meals per week plus $160 DB)
$742 N/A
Or any of the Residence Halls Options listed above
Commuter Options

Commuters have the following options:

Plan Cost
Commuter 50 MP w/$100 DB $426
Commuter 30 MP w/$50 DB $255
Commuter 20 MP w/$25 DB $165
Straight Declining $125 Minimum
Faculty and Staff Options

The following are options available for faculty and staff:

Plan Cost
10 meals $44.00
20 meals $81.00
Meal Plan FAQs

Can I treat a friend by using two “meals” in a meal period?

You are the only person allowed to use your “meals” and you can only use one meal per meal period.  If you would like to treat a friend, you may pay for their meal using your Declining Balance Dollars.

Can I change my dining plan?

Absolutely!  We want you to have the best plan for you.  You can adjust your dining membership during the first two weeks of the fall and/or spring semesters.  Simply go to the Business Office in the Overstreet building and fill out a dining plan change form.

If I don’t use all my meals in one week, do they carry over to the following week?

Meals are good for a one week period.  They don’t carry over from one week to next.  It’s key to select the best plan for your schedule and your dining styles so you get the max from your dining membership.

What do I do when my Declining Balance runs low?

Reload!  If you run low, you can add to your account using cash, check, money order or credit card.  Simply go to the ARAMARK Dining Office (located in the Reynolds Center) to make your payment.

For More Information

Phone: 870-235-4048
Fax:  870-235-4906

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