First-Year Student Dining Plans

The first-year dining plans offer incoming students the flexibility, convenience and value they crave. Students can choose from a wide variety of dining options throughout their day; from grab-and-go to all-you-care-to-eat. Campus Dining features more than 27 dining venues including three markets, three food trucks and over 1,000 menu options. With their dining plan, new Mustangs have the freedom to make their own food choices.


Food plays a huge and very personal role in students’ lives, and each relationship with it is different. Some students can’t seem to consume enough calories, while others are happy to graze and snack their way through the day. For this reason, Campus Dining is offering three dining plans that utilize a declining balance system with Dining Dollars, giving students the liberty to eat what they want, when they want.

First-Year Flex Max

Designed for students who live to eat and eat to live, the First-Year Flex Max plan offers enough Dining Dollars for 18 meals per week and a little extra for snacks along the way. This is the ideal plan for large appetites.

First-Year Flex Prime

Not everyone needs, or has the time for three squares a day, and for those there is First-Year Flex Prime. Calculated to offer enough Dining Dollars for 16.5 meals per week plus some extra for Starbucks® when time permits. This is the perfect plan for average appetites.

First-Year Flex Basic

For those who are happy to nosh throughout the day, there is the First-Year Flex Basic plan. The Basic was created to offer enough Dining Dollars for 11 meals a week with plenty left over for snacks and coffee. This is a great plan for light appetites.


Wrapped in each dining plan is a list of factors and costs that go into running a program that supports first-year students and their varied locations, schedules, likes and dislikes, and nutrition requirements. Below is the cost break down of each plan including the Dining Dollars available per quarter.

First-Year Flex MaxFirst-Year Flex PrimeFirst-Year Flex Basic
Plan Cost$5,886$5,490$5,193
Base Expense-$825-$825-$825
Annual Dining Dollars$4,851$4,455$4,158
Quarterly Allotted
Dining Dollars
Maximum Rollover*$300$200$100
*Students who purchase & maintain a plan for 2020-21 will be able to rollover remaining funds per these maximums.


All freshman living in campus housing are required to have a dining plan for the entire academic year. This gives students the convenience of having meals easily accessible so they can focus on their academics and student life.


Dining Dollars can be used at any Campus Dining venues.


All plans include a base expense. This cost provides up to a 35 percent discount at 805 Kitchen and Vista Grande.


Unused declining balance funds roll over to the next quarter. However, funds remaining at the end of spring quarter are forfeited, unless a plan is purchased and maintained for the 2020-21 academic year.


Students with dietary restrictions should review their dining plan food options at to determine if their dietary needs can be met prior to submitting their initial payment registration for the Housing and Dining License.

Additional terms and conditions may be found in the Housing and Dining License Agreement Terms and Conditions 2019-2020