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How do I change my dining plan?

Frequently Asked Question

How do I change my dining plan?


What is a dining plan?

A dining plan is a plan given to both resident and commuter students so they are able to eat and interact on campus. The dining plan may have a ClipperCash account which students can use for activities and services on and off campus without having to carry cash. The dining plan also has a dining dollar account for food on campus. Our goal is to integrate both commuting and resident students so both groups are able to experience a full college life. Students can enjoy a meal while working on a project or just grab a snack between classes.


What if I do not want the plan?

All resident students are required to have a dining plan, it is a mandatory part of your housing contract. If you have a dietary restriction and are unable to eat on campus, please contact ClipperCard and we will work together with Food Services to find the best solution to fit your needs.


The Commuter Block Plan is mandatory for all first year full-time commuter students. If you are an upperclassman, the plan is voluntary and you have the option to opt out of the plan every semester. To do so, you will need to log on to your Navigator account; under the campus finance section, choose waive commuter plan, then check the box to opt out of the plan. You need to opt out of the commuter dining plan prior to the designated deadline at the start of each semester. 

The deadline for the Fall 2019 semester is on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 3 pm.  After the deadline has passed you are required to keep the plan.


What if I want to upgrade my dining plan?

If you wish to upgrade your dining plan first be sure you understand your current dining plan, the dining plan you are requesting to upgrade to, and the cost associated with each plan. If you upgrade your dining plan there will be a change to your student bill so please make any appropriate adjustments to any payments you have planned.

To request an upgrade:

1. Log into your Navigator account.

2. Once at the Student Homepage, click on "Financial Account".

3. On the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, click on "Meal Plan Upgrade".

NOTE: Once your request has been processed you will see it reflected both on your bill and ClipperCard account within 2 business days. After a change has been made to your dining plan, it is ultimately the students responsibility to understand the cost of the new plan. 

The deadline for the Fall 2019 semester is on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 3 pm. After the deadline has passed you are required to keep the plan.


Viking Dining Options

Anytime Dining Plans for Resident Students (Viking, Marsh, Peabody, and Bowditch)

Anytime Dining 7 Day Silver Plan (default plan)

Anytime Dining 7 Day Gold Plan 

Anytime Dining 7 Day Platinum Plan 

Three Guest Passes

Six Guest Passes

$150 Dining Dollars

$50 ClipperCash

Eight Guest Meal Passes

$300 Dining Dollars

$50 ClipperCash

$1,933 per semester  $2,123 per semester $2,263 per semester


Block Plans for Commuter and Apartment Students (Atlantic and Bates)

Block Plan 1 (default plan) Block Plan 2 Block Plan 3

42 Meal Swipes

$100 Dining Dollars

$25 ClipperCash

60 Meal Swipes

$300 Dining Dollars

$50 ClipperCash

140 Meal swipes

$200 Dining Dollars

$50 ClipperCash

$406 per semester $740 per semester $1,160 per semester