Resident Meal Plans

Most students living in residence halls are required to have a 5-Day or 7-Day Resident meal plan (view details). Both plans allow you to take advantage of our popular all-you-care-to-eat Dining Halls as often as you wish, Monday to Friday or seven days a week, and include FLEX for use in our Retail Food Shops.

Which plan is right for me?

If you’ll be on campus at least one weekend per month, a 7-Day plan will pay for itself. Otherwise, a 5-Day plan is the way to go. The primary difference between the three 7-Day plans is the amount of FLEX, and the same is true of the three 5-Day plans. Simply figure out how much FLEX you want to use for the semester and pick the appropriate plan. If you run out of FLEX, you can always purchase a Declining Balance plan (insert link) though you will get a better value by selecting a plan with the right amount of FLEX. 

What is FLEX?

FLEX is “money” that can be used at any of our locations, including our 22+ retail shops. Simply tell the cashier you’re paying with FLEX and swipe your student ID card. It expires at the end of each semester, so be sure to pick a plan with an appropriate amount.

2018-19 Resident Meal Plans

Food Insurance: unlimited access to any of our five Dining Halls 7 or 5 days a week & FLEX Dollars for enjoying our Retail Food Shops. Savings based on the pre-tax door price of $7.95/meal.

Plan

Meals/Semester

FLEX

Base

Tax

Total

Savings

7-Day Basic

Unlimited 7 Days a Week

$240

$1,690

$139.43

$1,829.43

61%

7-Day Value

Unlimited 7 Days a Week

$400

$1,800

$148.50

$1,948.50

62%

7-Day Super

Unlimited 7 Days a Week

$600

$1,935

$159.64

$2,094.64

64%

5-Day Basic

Unlimited Mon - Fri

$90

$1,530

$126.23

$1,656.23

47%

5-Day Value

Unlimited Mon - Fri

$225

$1,635

$134.89

$1,769.89

48%

5-Day Super

Unlimited Mon - Fri

$525

$1,875

$154.69

$2,029.69

50%


Discovery Park Meal Plan Conversion Options

Students who have classes at Discovery Park can purchase a Discovery Park meal plan or convert a Resident Meal Plan to a Discovery Park Meal Plan. This must occur prior to 5pm on the 2nd Friday after the resident halls open for the semester in the Dining Services office (Welcome Center #242). Proof of enrollment in classes at Discovery Park class must be presented at time of purchase or conversion. 

Most conversion Discovery Park meal plans change the traditional all-you-care-to-eat meal plan to a block plan with Disco Dollars and FLEX. Disco Dollars work like FLEX, but are reserved for use at the retail restaurants in Discovery Park. The FLEX can be used at any retail dining location. The DP X-Combo meal plan continues the unlimited Dining Hall meals and converts the FLEX dollars into a X-Combo meal-per-day option.


5-Day Basic Conversion (DH - Bruceteria, Champs, Kerr Dining Hall, Mean Greens Café, and Kitchen West)

These plans cover one semester

Plan

DH Meals

X-Combo

Disco $

FLEX

Base

Tax

Total

DP 160+225

160

-0- 

$225.00 

$90

$1,530

$126.23

$1,656.23

DP 120+350

120

-0- 

$350.00

$90

$1,530

$126.23

$1,656.23

DP 80+450

80

-0- 

$450.00

$90

$1,530

$126.23

$1,656.23

DP 8+375

8/week

-0- 

$375.00

$90

$1,530

$126.23

$1,656.23

DP X-Combo

Unlimited 

1 per Day

-0- 

-0- 

$1,530

$126.23

$1,656.23


7-Day Basic Conversion (DH - Bruceteria, Champs, Kerr Dining Hall, Mean Greens Café, and Kitchen West)

These plans cover one semester

Plan

DH Meals

X-Combo

Disco $

FLEX

Base

Tax

Total

DP 160+300

160

-0- 

$300.00

$240

$1,690

$139.43

$1,829.43

DP 120+425

120

-0-

$425.00

$240

$1,690

$139.43

$1,829.43

DP 80+525

80

-0- 

$525.00

$240

$1,690

$139.43

$1,829.43

DP 8+450

8/week

-0- 

$450.00

$240

$1,690

$139.43

$1,829.43

DP X-Combo

 Unlimited

1 per Day 

-0-

$150 

$1,690

$139.43

$1,829.43


DP X-Combo - Students on this plan exchange FLEX dollars for 1 daily combo meal at Discovery Park. The daily combo meal is the student's choice of 1 Grill Sandwich or 1 Deli Sandwich or 1 Entrée, and includes the student's choice of 1 side item and a fountain beverage.   


Declining Balance 

Residents are able to purchase Declining Balance if desired. Declining Balance is a great alternative for students who have used all their FLEX. Learn more.


You'll select a plan online when you sign up for housing, with the exception of Discovery Park Meal Plan Conversions, which must be purchased in our office (Welcome Center #241). Charges will be consolidated with your housing payments for your convenience.


Have a question regarding meal plans? Give us a call at 940-565-2462, email us at dining@unt.edu, or visit our office on the second floor of the Welcome Center.