Student Housing and Residential Life

Meal plan changes

Please read the following rules and regulations regarding meal plan changes, and then contact our office at 831-582-3378 or send us an email if you need to make a change to your meal plan. You can find all dining plan terms and conditions in the current Housing and Dining Plan License.

Who Request Timing Effective Date
All Students Can request a change of plan within the first 2 weeks of the semester (but no later than the add/drop date.) Within 7 days of formal request to Student Housing.
All Students  Can increase a plan (or if you have no plan, can add a plan) at any time prior to last 2 weeks of the semester once during the semester Within 7 days of formal request to Student Housing.
All Students Can request any other change of plan. Beginning of next semester.
Students who change from meal plan "required" to "optional" assignment. Only if room change and residential dining plan decrease or terminate request is submitted to SHRL during the required dates of the current Housing and Dining Plan License Agreement After approval by Licensor and Licensee and upon completion of room transfer process. (Daily charge for dining plan until room transfer completed and, as requested, Fall residential dining plan decreased and $50 change fee, OR Fall residential dining plan terminated and $150 termination fee)
Students with Optional Plans After first two weeks, student can request decrease, or cancel plan Beginning of next semester.
  • All Freshmen and students living in Residence Halls must have either an Otter 7 Days, Otter 5 Days or Otter 225 Residential Meal Plan.
  • All students living in North Quad Suites must have one of the residential meal plans
  • Any student without a meal plan who transfers into Residence Halls or North Quad Suites will be required to have a meal plan effective with the room transfer date
  • There are no refunds or plan changes for any reason during the last two weeks of any semester.
  • Charges and refunds are prorated based on a daily charge for meals and dining dollars, and the exact amount of dining dollars used prior to plan change. All charges (including any administrative fees) and refunds are applied to the student's account.
  • Students may have only one dining plan at a time, either a residential or a commuter meal plan.
  • Student Housing will work to process any change requests as soon as possible within 7 business days after receipt of request. Unless otherwise noted above, changes may be effective no later than seven days of notice.
  • Emails will be sent to the student as soon as changes have been made in the system and the new plan is available; changes and charges will take a few more days to show up in your account.

*Please note - If you have a dietary restriction concern, please contact Dining Services to request accommodations.