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2024-2025 Dining Plans

Flexibility and convenience with 17 locations that include access to national brand favorites and KU Dining classics. See what dining plan best fits your schedule and location:
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All Access

  • Cost: $4,662 annually
    • $2,331* billed semesterly 
  • 19 Meals a week all access to Mrs. E's and South Dining Commons, KU Dining's exclusive all-you-care-to-eat dining halls 
  • $300 per semester of dining dollars is available at 17 KU Dining locations for when you’re on campus & don’t have time to run back to your residence hall. 
    • $200 of these funds are only eligible to be used at an on-campus retail location  
    • $100 of the funds may be used at off campus restaurants through an active GrubHub account. 
    • Please note that Dining Dollars are academic year only and any unused dollars expire at the end of the spring semester and are forfeited. Make sure you plan accordingly to use your dollars and not lose them. 
    • These funds are reloadable  
  • Heart of campus pass is eligible during lunch (10 am - 3 pm) Monday-Friday without having to use dining dollars.

  • Living on Daisy Hill in Templin, Oswald, Self, Hashinger, Ellsworth, Downs or Naismith? The All Access plan gives unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat Mrs. E’s Dining Center, adjacent to Lewis Hall, and South Dining Commons, adjacent to Cora Downs Hall.

GrubHub: $100 is loaded each semester onto an eligible student GrubHub account. These Dining Dollars are applicable toward off-campus GrubHub purchases and all on-campus purchases.

*$100 operation surcharge is applied per semester out of initial costs. The fee is to help offset the costs associated with back-end systems & and infrastructure, Repairs and maintenance, and major deferred maintenance to support the dining service program. 

Declining Balance

  • Cost: $4,540 annually
    • $2,270* billed semesterly 
  • Plans are loaded with $2,170 Dining Dollars per semester and decline from balance. 
  • Eat at 17 Dining locations on campus. 
  • Includes $100 per semester for on-campus retail or off-campus use through an active GrubHub account. 
  • Roughly $135 a week or approximately 12 meals a week equivalent. 
  • Access to national brand favorites such as Pizza Hut, King's Hawaiian, Chick-fil-A, and WPS Starbucks. 
  • Discount price ($1 discount for Breakfast and $2 discount for Lunch and Dinner) at all-you-care-to-eat dining locations Mrs. E's and South Dining Commons 
  • Are you living in GSP or Corbin? Select either a Blue or Crimson declining balance plans!

How do Dining Dollars work? 

  • Pay with your Dining Dollars at all campus locations
  • Dining dollars can be added to any plan if you run short! 
  • Please note that Crimson plan Dining Dollars are academic year only and any unused dollars expire at the end of the spring semester and are forfeited. Make sure you plan accordingly to use your dollars and not lose them

GrubHub: Funds are loaded each semester *subtracted from your initial dining plan dollars* onto an eligible student GrubHub account. These Dining Dollars are applicable toward off campus GrubHub purchases and all on campus purchases. Crimson Dining Dollars cannot be transferred to GrubHub. 

*$100 operation surcharge is applied per semester out of initial costs. The fee is to help offset the costs associated with back-end systems & and infrastructure, Repairs and maintenance, and major deferred maintenance to support the dining service program. 

 

  • Minimum required plan for on-campus residents
  • Cost: $4,226 annually
    • $2,113* billed semesterly 
  • Plans are loaded with $2,013 Dining Dollars per semester and decline from balance. 
  • Eat at 17 Dining locations on campus. 
  • Roughly $125 a week or approximately 10 meals a week equivalent. 
  • Access to national brand favorites such as Pizza Hut, King's Hawaiian, Chick-fil-A and WPS Starbucks. 
  • Discount price ($1 discount for Breakfast and $2 discount for Lunch and Dinner) at all-you-care-to-eat dining locations Mrs. E's and South Dining Commons 
  • Are you living in GSP or Corbin? Select either a Blue or Crimson declining balance plans!

How do Dining Dollars work? 

  • Pay with your Dining Dollars at all campus locations
  • Dining dollars can be added to any plan if you run short! 
  • Please note that Blue plan Dining Dollars are academic year only and any unused dollars expire at the end of the spring semester and are forfeited. Make sure you plan accordingly to use your dollars and not lose them. 

 

*$100 operation surcharge applied per semester. Fee is to help offset the costs associated with back-end systems & and infrastructure, Repairs and maintenance, major deferred maintenance to support the dining service program. 

 

 


** Included in overall cost 

*$100 administrative fee per semester

 AccessCrimsonBlue$440
Type of PlanAll AccessDeclining BalanceDeclining BalanceDeclining Balance
Approximate Meal Equivalency

19 meals - $139 per week

12 meals - $135 per week

10 meals - $125 per week

$25 per week
Dining Dollars 

$200 

$2,070 

$2,013

$440

Access to all 17 dining locations green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Discount at two all-you-can-eat locationsgreen check mark green check mark  green check mark green check mark
Available to resident hall students green check mark green check mark green check markred x
Off Campus GrubHub Funds**

$100

 $100

red xgreen check mark
All Access at Mrs. E's and South Dining Commons

green check mark

red xred xred x
Heart of Campus Pass Combo Meal Eligible 

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red xred xred x
Total Cost Per Semester$2,331*$2,270*$2,113*$440
What are Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars: A dollar-for-dollar exchange on every purchase, Dining Dollars are used for all purchases from meals at dining centers and food courts, when you need a Starbucks coffee between classes. Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring to an active KU card.

They also work at Mrs E’s and South Dining Commons– our all-you-care-to-eat locations on campus. Dining dollars can be added to any plan if you run short!

Please note that the Access, Crimson, and Blue plans are academic year plans. The dining dollars that are part of the plan will roll over from the Fall to an active Spring semester plan. Any unused dollars expire at the end of the spring semester and are forfeited. Make sure you plan accordingly to use your dollars and not lose them.

Campus Apartments and Off Campus Apartments:

1
Visit the myKU login page.
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Log in with your KU online ID and password and select "Services."
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Log in to housing.
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Select a $440 plan.

Terms and Important Dates

  • Residents who select a residence hall are required to purchase a dining plan. Plan options are offered by KU Dining and residents eat at venues operated by KU Dining. A resident selects a plan and is billed twice during the academic year, at the start of each semester. For declining balance plans, remaining fall semester balances will carry over and be added to spring semester balances. Any unused dining dollar balance remaining at the end of spring semester is forfeited.
  • For all other students dining plans are optional and may be purchased through KU Dining.

A resident agrees to accept dining plan charges and pay the applicable fees in accordance with the scheduled due dates as posted by Student Accounts & Receivables. Fees not paid by the due date may result in one or more of the following actions being taken against the resident by the university: 1) postponement of scheduled check-in time; 2) suspension of access to housing and dining facilities; and/or 3) cancellation of contract. Cancellation charges will apply.

Housing residents will follow the Housing Cancelation policy. If approved for cancellation, KU Dining Plans will be cancelled based on a prorated rate according to the week of the semester the student completes their check out from housing. Balances above the prorated amount will be forfeited.

 

  • August 18: Fall Dining plans & dining dollars become active 
  • September 9: Last day to decrease/cancel Fall Dining Plan 
  • December 20: Fall Dining service ends 
  • January 13: Spring Dining plans & dining dollars become active
  • May 16: Dining plans end, and funds/meals expire (no refunds)

 

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