Student who will be residents on campus are required to be on a meal plan. Students who are not on-campus residents may choose to be on a Commuter Meal Plan, if they wish!
Students who will become on-campus residents AND who are incoming first-year residents may choose one of the following meal plan tiers: Platinum, Gold, or Silver. Students who will become on-campus residents AND are considered upper-level residents may choose one of the following meal plan tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze.
Students who live off campus may choose from any of our meal plan options, include our commuter plans.
Meal plan selections are made through the application process or with Resident Life. You may also contact Resident Life if you are having issues with selecting your meal plan at (210) 829-6034.
Each meal plan has a pre-determined amount of meal swipes for your student. Meal swipes start on Saturday each week and end on the following Friday. Your student is allowed one meal swipe per meal period in Campus Dining. Your student is able to use Dining Dollars if they have exhausted their allotted swipes for the week. Meal swipes expire on the last day of each semester and do not rollover. Meal Swipes are non-transferable.
No. Meal swipes are only used in Campus Dining located in the Student Engagement Center. Your student can use Dining Dollars to pay for food item purchases at all other dining locations.
DCB stands for Declining Balance. On campus, we know DCB as Dining Dollars or Points. Each plan has an allotted dollar amount that your student is able to spend at any dining facility on campus. Dining dollars are loaded onto your student’s UIW ID at the beginning of the semester and acts as a debit card.
Dining dollars are accepted at Campus Dining, Hortencia’s, Starbucks, Luciano’s, Virtual Dining, On-The-Spot Vending and any Sodexo sponsored events. To make a purchase, your student will swipe their student ID at the register to pay for their items. The payment will be deducted from their allotted dollar amount.