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2017-2018 Meal Plans

Your dining experience is more than great food. It's a community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Join us and take part in the comfort, convenience, outstanding food, and inviting atmosphere designed especially for you. Whether it's through our expanded gluten free options, our focus on locally sourced ingredients, our new cuisine offerings - including sushi, or our dedication to student affairs with our revamped catering guide, our team is committed to creating the best possible experiences. Email Cathy Mini at c.mini@usciences.edu or stop by Wilson 130 to sign up!

To sign up for a meal plan or upgrade your plan, complete and submit one of the online contracts:

Residential Meal Plans

Ultimate 700 - $3161 per semester

  • 14 Meals per week – enjoy all you care to eat Breakfast/Brunch and Dinner every day. 
  • $700 Declining Balance Dollars per semester to use for at all five on-campus dining locations. 
  • 10 Guest Meal Passes per semester to bring a friend or family member to Wilson Dining Hall for Breakfast/Brunch or Dinner.

11 Meal Plan - $3061 per semester

  • 11 Meals per week – you pick any 11 all you care to eat meals each week. 
  • $625 Declining Balance Dollars per semester to use at all five on-campus dining locations. 
  • 10 Guest Meal Passes per semester - bring a friend or family member to Wilson Dining Hall for Breakfast/Brunch, or Dinner. 

5 Meal Plan - $1350 per semester

  • 3rd year and up students only
  • 5 Meals per week – you pick any 5 all you care to eat meals each week. 
  • $350 Declining Balance Dollars per semester to use at all five on-campus dining locations. 
  • 3 Guest Meal Passes per semester - bring a friend or family member to Wilson Dining Hall for Breakfast/Brunch, or Dinner. 
  • 1 complimentary case of bottle water from dining services when you purchase this plan.

3 Meal Plan - $900 per semester

  • 3rd year an up students only.
  • 3 Meals per week – you pick any 3 all you care to eat meals each week. 
  • $300 Declining Balance Dollars per semester to use at all five on-campus dining locations. 
  • 1 complimentary case of bottle water from dining services when you purchase this plan.

Please Note: Students living in residence halls on campus (with exception of those in Alexandria or Gunther) must choose from either Ultimate 700 or 11 Meal Plan*. All other students are welcome to pick a Resident Meal Plan or DCB Plan.

* 3rd year and up students may choose from the additional 2 resident meal plans.

We know you have hectic schedules… 

If you don't have time to stop by Wilson Dining Hall, we have you covered! Meal Exchanges allow students to use a meal swipe in our retail locations during the specified hours:

TastyDrake's

  • Monday-Thursday

    • Breakfast 7:30 am to 10:30 am

    • Dinner 4:30 pm to 10 pm

  • Friday

    • Breakfast 7:30 am to 10:30 am

    • Dinner 4:30 pm to 9 pm

  • Saturday & Sunday

    • Brunch 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

    • Dinner 4:30 pm to 9 pm

Wilson Express

  • Monday-Thursday

    • Dinner 4:30 pm to 10 pm

  • Friday

    • Dinner 4:30 pm to 8 pm

  • Saturday & Sunday 

    • Dinner 5 pm to 10 pm
STC Coffee Lab
  • Monday-Friday
    • Breakfast 7:30 am to 10:30 am

Declining Balance Plans (DCB)

The Declining Balance Plans provide students with access to dining in a pre-loaded cash format at all five of our on-campus dining locations. Each plan includes a 25% discount on the Guest Meal Rate during the all you care to eat meals for Breakfast/Brunch and Dinner in Wilson Dining Hall plus no sales tax (8%) when used in our retail dining locations. 

  • 250 DCB - $250.00 
  • 450 DCB - $450.00: 5% Bonus! Receive $472.50 in DCB Dollars!   
  • 850 DCB - $850.00: *Best Value* 15% Bonus! Receive $977.50 in DCB Dollars! 5 Free Guest Passes!

DCB Refuel 

All DCB plans can be reloaded in any increment during the course of the semester if you find that you are running low on funds. However, reloaded funds will not garner the % bonus that come with the initial buy-ins for the tiered DCB plans. 

How to Sign Up

     How to Sign Up 

Resident Students Meal Plans:

To sign-up for a meal plan, or upgrade your plan, complete and submit one of the contracts:

Off-Campus & Commuter Student Meal Plans: 

Payment Options 

  • Students can bill their tuition with a $200 minimum purchase 
  • Cash, Check (made out to USciences), ECheck, or credit card (Visa not excepted) 

Using Meal Plans 

  • Just present your card to the dining service cashier at any of our facilities with your purchase. Your updated balance is available at the time of each transaction. 
  • The Director of Dining Services will make special arrangements for students with food allergies. Individuals in need of other arrangements may contact the Assistant Dean of Students. 
  • “Sick trays” are available if you miss a scheduled meal because of an illness. 
  • Meal plans are only in effect when the residence halls are open (Goodman, Wilson and Osol Halls).
Important Info

Lost Cards

It is the responsibility of the cardholder to report lost or stolen cards to the Public Safety (215) 895-1117 at once. Lost cards can be replaced for a $10 fee. 

For further information about meal options, email us at Dining@USciences.edu

*The meal plans include the cost of meals as well as operational expenses associated with providing services i.e. salaries, supplies, utilities, etc.

Do you have particular dietary needs?

Our dining program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact Whitney Butler

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures: Please bus your tray and disposables from your table when you have finished dining Remember that Meal Cards are non-transferable. Meal Cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.

Faculty/Staff Dining Dollars

New Faculty/Staff Dining Dollar Enrichment Plan 
  • Receive 12% in bonus dollars when you sign up with any amount of Dining Dollars. 
  • Receive a 35% discount off of the door price for breakfast and dinner at Wilson Dining Hall. 

Download the Faculty / Staff Dining Dollars Discount Membership Application 

OneCard Information

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