More information about dining services, including the meal plans, dining locations, a list of meal zones, MCC, hours of operation, and frequently asked questions, is available.
All students residing in a North Campus residence hall must be on a University meal plan as a condition of occupancy. Students with medical issues who cannot meet this requirement may request a meal waiver by contacting the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services or set a meeting with the executive chef to develop a personalized menu based on his/her dietary needs. Please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services directly for more information. Residents of the South Campus Apartment Complex, the Village at WCU, the East Village and College Arms Apartments, as well as off-campus and commuting students, may purchase any meal plan offered or dine in the Lawrence Center Dining Hall at the student casual meal rate. Additionally, all on-campus dining locations accept cash, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), Flex dollars, and Ram Bucks.
All meal plans are weekly plans that guarantee a set number of meals per week throughout the entire semester based on the plan that is chosen. The meal week runs from Saturday brunch through Friday late night. With these plans, the meal plan holders can choose to use as many or as few of the meals they have every week. Any unused meals roll over into the next week's allotment throughout the semester. However, any unused meals that have accumulated at the end of the semester will be forfeited and will NOT roll over into the following semester. Please see below for a description of meal zones. The following plans are available to all students, and the cost for each plan includes $250.00 in Flex.
The following meal plans are only available to WCU students residing either off-campus or in the South Campus Apartment Complex, in the Village or East Village at WCU, or in College Arms Apartments.
The Ultimate Plan is the only plan that has meal zones applied to it. The student can use the plan for unlimited access in Lawrence Dining Hall.
Meal Cash Credit (MCC) is a part of all the plans so that students can get the full value of their meal plans while experiencing all their dining membership has to offer. MCC is a $5.06 value that is used in place of a standard meal and applied toward the purchase cost of items in our retail locations. For example, if a student is visiting our food court and the total comes to $5.50, he or she can use an MCC (thus subtracting one meal from the allotted amount) and pay the remaining $0.44 from Flex Dollars or other payment options. Students can use up to two MCC's per transaction in our retail dining facilities. Certain products cannot be purchased with MCC (see the location for specifics).
We have two rollover programs for meal plans: