Terms and Important Dates
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.
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.
- 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.
Changing dining plans available in myKU portal (under "Services", "Dining Plan") beginning mid-May 2022.
August 13, 2022
Deadline to increase dining plans for the Fall semester unless you are increasing from Jayhawk Residential Unlimited to Rock Chalk All-Access.
Mid July 2022
August 18, 2022
Fall dining plans and dining dollars become active. (August 14 for early arrivals)
September 2, 2022, 5pm
Fall dining plan decrease / cancel deadline for optional plans – after this date, no reductions can be made to dining plans for the remainder of the semester.
September 12, 2022
You can add funds to the Crimson Flex and Blue Flex plans beginning September 12, 2022 - May 13, 2023. (The $440 Plan can be added at any time).
October 8 – 11, 2022
Fall Break, what locations are open? TBD
November 23 – 27, 2022
Thanksgiving Break,what locations are open? TBD
December 9, 2022
Stop Day,what locations are open? TBD
December 16, 2022
Fall Dining service ends with dinner. Unused Meals and Dining Dollars roll over for use during the spring semester.
December 31, 2022
Deadline to increase dining plans for the Spring semester unless you are increasing from Jayhawk Residential Unlimited to Rock Chalk All-Access.
January 14, 2023
Spring dining plans and dining dollars become active. (January 3 for early arrivals)
January 16, 2023
Martin Luther King Day
January 17, 2023
First day of classes
January 27, 2023, 5pm
Spring 2023 deadline to decrease / cancel deadline for optional dining plans.
March 13 – 19, 2023
Spring Breakwhat locations are open? TBD
May 12, 2023
Dining plans end and funds/meals expire.