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Meal Plans are designed to allow students the freedom to eat anywhere on campus without having to worry about carrying cash or credit cards.

There are more than 25 dining options to choose from across campus and the meal plan covers all Housing and Food Services' restaurants. Meal Plans are applied to your OU student ID, the Sooner Card. 

Most Meal Plans that offer meals are based on a weekly cycle and reset each Sunday morning at 12:01 a.m.  While the meals may reset each week, the set amount of Meal Plan Points you purchase are only available per semester. Meal Points roll over from fall to spring semester, but not from spring to the next fall semester.  Unused Meal Points will expire on the Friday of finals week of the spring semester. If you do not return to your housing assignment for the spring semester of your contract, you forfeit your Meal Plan, including both meals and points. Students can change their Meal Plans the third and fourth weeks of each semester.

Meals

Meals are used at campus dining locations based on your housing assignment. Meals reset every Sunday morning at 12:01 a.m., and unused meals do not roll over from week to week.

Adams Center, Walker Center, Couch Center, David L. Boren Hall, Dunham College and Headington College: Meals are used in Couch Restaurants, Dunham College Dining Hall and Headington College Dining Hall.

Headington Hall: Meals are used at Wagner Dining in Headington Hall.

Meal Exchange

Select restaurants across campus will allow students to exchange a meal for an $8.50 exchange value.

Meal Exchanges may be used at the following times in dining locations north of Lindsey Street:

Monday-Friday: After 2 p.m. at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Quiznos, Laughing Tomato, Baja Fresh, Union Market, The Bookmark and Bedrock Cafe. 

Saturday and Sunday: Anytime.

Anytime: Meal exchanges are available anytime during business hours at dining locations located south of Lindsey Street (Raising Cane’s, Couch Express, Einstein Bros Bagels, Amicus Café, Elements, Redbud Café, Flying Cow Café, Café 201 and Freshens).

Crossroads accepts Meal Exchanges any time, 7 days a week.  

Meal Exchanges on Headington Hall Meal Plans are only available on weekends when Wagner Dining is closed.

Qdoba does not accept Meal Exchanges.

Meal Points

Meal Points are a debit-card system loaded onto your Sooner Card that may be used at all campus dining locations. Each Meal Point equals $1. Each time you use the card, the amount of your purchase is deducted from your balance.

Meal Points roll over from fall to spring semester, but not from spring to the next fall semester.  Unused Meal Points will expire on the Friday of finals week of the spring semester. If you do not return to your housing assignment for the spring semester of your contract, you forfeit your meal plan, including both meals and points.

2019-2020 Meal Plan Rates

Regular Meal Plans - $2,308

There are four basic freshman meal plans. Enhanced meal plans (listed below) may be purchased for an additional cost.

  • 12 Meals/Week & 250 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 10 Meals/Week & 400 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 8 Meals/Week & 550 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 6 Meals/Week & 700 Meal Plan Points/Semester

Enhanced Meal Plans - $2,608

Available at an extra cost.

  • 14 Meals/Week & 400 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 10 Meals/Week & 700 Meal Plan Points/Semester

Commuter Meal Plans

Commuter students can choose from any of the above listed meal plans. The below plans are additionally available for commuter students.

  • $1200 Meal Points - $1,200
  • $700 Meal Points - $700
  • Meal Points, available in increments of $25
  • Blocks of Meals available in increments of 32 Meals ($374 each)
  • 5 Meals/Week at Headington Hall - $936
  • 8 Meals/Week at Headington Hall - $1,497

Commuter students interested in purchasing a meal plan, please log into the housing portal below and pick the plan that's right for you.

Meal plan rates listed above are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Rates have not yet been determined for the 2020-2021 academic year. Rates are subject to change per Regents' approval.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Housing and Food Services office at (405) 325-2511 or housinginfo@ou.edu.

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