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IMPORTANT DATES, POLICIES & TERMS

Any student who purchases a KU Dining Plan enters into a legally binding contract with KU Dining. Along with the important dates below, the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions, the KU Dining website, and the University Policy library are applicable to the contract. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with all provisions of this contract.

Dining Plan Requirement

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.

Rates

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.

Cancellation

  • 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.
  • Off-campus or apartment eligible students can cancel up to the deadlines or within two weeks of purchasing the dining plan less the amount used. After the deadline has passed, 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.
  • The university reserves the right to terminate contracts due to emergency needs. In the event the university terminates contracts due to public health, social, civil, governmental, or natural disasters, the university will offer fair and reasonable credits for impacted residents as appropriate and based on information available at that time.

Dates below are subject to change. 

Dates Event

Late July

Changing Dining plans available in myKU portal (under "Services", "Dining Plan")

August 15, 2020

 

Deadline to increase dining plans for the Fall semester unless you are increasing from Jayhawk Residential Unlimited to Rock Chalk All-Access.

 

August 20, 2020

Fall dining plans and dining dollars become active. (August 16 for early arrivals)


September 4, 2020, 5pm

Fall meal plan decrease / cancel deadline for optional plans – after this date, no reductions can be made to dining plans for the remainder of the semester.

November 24, 2020

Fall Dining service ends with dinner. Unused Meals and Dining Dollars roll over for use during the spring semester.

December 31, 2020

Deadline to increase dining plans for the Spring semester unless you are increasing from Jayhawk Residential Unlimited to Rock Chalk All-Access.

January 30, 2021

Spring dining plans and dining dollars become active.  (January 4 for early arrivals)

May 14, 2021

Dining plans end and funds/meals expire.

If you sign up for a Fall 2021 KU Dining plan, a maximum of $200 of your remaining balance will roll over to your Fall 2021 plan the first business day after the deadline to cancel, September 3, 2021. 425 plans do not expire.

 


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