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KU Dining Provides Flexibility & Convenience

Dining plans at the University of Kansas have been designed to provide you with meal options to best fit your schedule, budget, and lifestyle.

You have the option to choose between Dining Dollar Plans or Access Plans. These have been created to allow Jayhawks to eat when and where you want, throughout the semester. Learn more about Dining Plans by viewing the flyers and video below. 

 
 
 
 

On-Campus Residents

Living in a residence hall?

Explore our plans designed to help you make the most out of your on-campus experience. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in between are taken care of with one of our four plans.

 

If you’re living in Corbin, Templin, Lewis, Hashinger, Ellsworth, Self, Oswald, Stouffer North, Self or Downs Hall, you can choose any of the four dining plans below.

If you’re living in Jayhawker Towers, Marie S. McCarthy Hall, or Stouffer Place, you can choose any of the four dining plans below or from the Off-Campus Dining Plan.

 

Required Meal Plan Rates

Dining Dollar Plans:

Blue Flex (minimum required plan for on-campus residents)

  • Eligible at every dining location on campus
  • Eligible for GrubHub deliveries. Use your plan to get your favorites delivered right to you! Find more information here
  • Reduced pricing at residential halls ($6.00 for breakfast, $9.00 for lunch and dinner)
  • If you are a student who eats some meals on campus, the Blue Flex may be the plan for you
  • $3,600 annually
  • Expirations: Your Dining Dollars rollover from the Fall to Spring semester. Unused Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of each spring semester. 

Crimson Flex

  • Eligible at every dining location on campus
  • Eligible for GrubHub deliveries. Use your plan to get your favorites delivered right to you! Find more information here
  • Reduced pricing at residential halls ($6.00 for breakfast, $9.00 for lunch and dinner)
  • If you are a student who eats most meals on campus, the Crimson Flex may be the plan for you
  • $4,000 annually
  • Expirations: Your Dining Dollars rollover from the Fall to Spring semester. Unused Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of each spring semester. 

Access Plans:

Jayhawk Residential Unlimited

  • Unlimited access to two Residential dining centers (Mrs. E's & South Dining Commons) plus to-go meals from those locations
  • You never have to worry about budgeting your dining plan
  • This plan does not include dining retail locations
  • $3,800 annually

Rock Chalk All-Access

  • Eligible everywhere on campus
  • Unlimited access to all residential dining centers (Mrs. E's & South Dining Commons) plus to-go meals from those locations
  • Unlimited access to two all you care to eat Residential Dining Centers: Mrs. E's and South Dining Commons with the flexibility of visiting all retail locations on campus to use your Dining Dollars
  • Plus, a 425 Plan to be used at any campus dining retail space
  • $425 initial purchase 

Dining Dollars

  • Dining dollars are the component that make up the Crimson Flex, Blue Flex, Rock Chalk All Access, and 425 plans on your KU card. Dining dollars spend dollar for dollar at any of our retail locations, and they are great when you need a Starbucks coffee between classes or some grocery and room essentials from our on-campus stores. They also work at residential dining centers – with dining dollars pay a discounted flat rate for all-you-care-to-eat. Dining dollars can be added to any plan if you run short! Please note that the dining dollars that are part of the Crimson Flex and Blue Flex plans are academic year only and any unused dollars expire at the end of the year and are forfeited. Make sure you plan accordingly to use your dollars and not lose them.

 

Off-Campus & Apartment Residents

Living in an off-campus apartment or commuting to campus?

With some of you doing your own cooking and others needing a bit more, we offer plans both small and large. Some of you may just need 1-2 meals a week and a few cups of coffee, while others need two meals a day. Either way, you can click here to choose between one of our convenient plans for off-campus students.

 

If you're living in Jayhawker Towers, Marie S. McCarthy Hall or Stouffer Place, you can choose any of the dining plans below or from the residence hall dining plans.

Blue Flex

  • Eligible at every dining location on campus
  • Reduced pricing at residential halls ($6.00 for breakfast, $9.00 for lunch and dinner)
  • If you are a student who eats some meals on campus, the Blue Flex may be the plan for you
  • $3,600 annually
  •  Your Dining Dollars rollover from the Fall to Spring semester. Unused Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of each spring semester. 

    Crimson Flex

    • Eligible at every dining location on campus
    • Reduced pricing at residential halls ($6.00 for breakfast, $9.00 for lunch and dinner)
    • If you are a student who eats most meals on campus, the Crimson Flex may be the plan for you
    • $4,000 annually
    •  Your Dining Dollars rollover from the Fall to Spring semester. Unused Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of each spring semester. 

      425 Plan

      • Eligible everywhere on campus
      • Eligible for GrubHub deliveries. Use your plan to get your favorites delivered right to you! Find more information here
      • Reduced pricing at Residential Dining Centers
      • Never expires; Remains active as long as you are a student in good standing at KU
      • Dining dollars rollover from semester to semester

       

      Expirations: Your dining dollars will expire at the end of each spring semester. The 425 plan does not expire as long as you are a student at KU.

      The plans listed above are the ones KU Dining Services believes to be most beneficial for off-campus students, however, off-campus and apartment students are also eligible to purchase the Jayhawk Residential and Rock Chalk All-Access dining plans.

Sign up for a Dining Plan

To sign up for a dining plan

  • Login to myKU portal
  • Sign into Student Housing under "Services"
  • Choose "Dining Plans"
  • Select and purchase your plan

Faculty & Staff

Our chefs aren't creating food just for students. We're here to serve you, too! As a full-time KU employee, you can sign up for the 425 Plan.

You can use the 425 Plan at any of our locations. Our dining centers are all-you-care-to-dine with no taxes and no tipping. They're also a great place for breakfast or lunch meetings. Our retail locations include brands like Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, and more, and they are great for a meal on-the-go.

Just hand your KU card to the cashier and the cost of your purchase will be automatically deducted from your 425 Plan. You can sign up for as low as $25, or you can opt to have your plan payroll deducted.

425 Plan

  • Eligible everywhere on campus
  • Reduced pricing at Residential Dining Centers
  • Never expires; Remains active as long as you are a student or employee at KU
  • Dining dollars rollover from semester to semester

 

Payroll Deduction

Sign up for the 425 KU Dining Plan and conveniently pay through 10 payroll deductions of $42.50 each by filling out this form and submit to payroll@ku.edu, or drop it off in the office Carruth O'Leary Room 145.

Sign Up or Add More Funds

Want the discount but need a smaller plan? For as little as $25, you can sign up for a plan with cash or credit by filling out this form& and adding funds here:  https://plan-recharge.ku.edu/.

Guest on Campus?

With some of you doing your own cooking and others needing a bit more, we offer plans both small and large. Some of you may just need 1-2 meals a week and a few cups of coffee, while others need 2 meals a day. Either way, you can click here to choose between one of our convenient plans for off-campus students.

All of our locations are open to the public. At our retail locations, such as markets, cafes, and convenience stores, you pay for what you purchase. They're great locations for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, or a cup of Starbucks coffee.

Our residential dining centers are all-you-care-to-eat. Think of them as your favorite buffet without the tips or taxes. The pricing below is for people not on a dining plan. Students with a dining plan can use their dining dollars to pay for a guest.

  • Breakfast: $9.00
  • Lunch: $10.50
  • Dinner: $11.25

Sick Meals

Our residential dining centers are all-you-care-to-eat. Think of them as your favorite buffet without the tips or taxes. The pricing below is for people not on a dining plan. Students with a dining plan can use their dining dollars to pay for a guest.

If you are ill or confined to a residence hall, we can provide a carryout meal. Simply contact the dining center closest to you, and we will be happy to get you a meal. When contacting the dining center, please have your KUid number ready (9 digits). We will verify your meal plan balance and provide you a meal as soon as possible.


Students: How to Sign Up for/Change a Dining Plan

  • Login to myKU Portal
  • Sign into Student Housing under "Services"
  • Choose "Dining Plans"
  • Select and purchase your plan
  • To Change Dining Plan, Choose "Change Dining Plan"
We Want Your Feedback

Your experience with KU Dining is important to us. We love when you're happy, so let us know if something is working and you want more of it!

More importantly, if there's something we can do better, your feedback will help us make changes for you and the student community.