Residence Hall and Commuter Dining Programs

Residence Hall Dining Plan for 2014-2015
Cost for the Residence Hall Dining Plan A, B, C or D is $4,888 per year/ $2444 per semester.

Plan A: 19 meals/week
Plan B: 14 meals/week + $125 flex per semester
Plan C: 10 meals/week + $200 flex per semester
Plan D: $1200 all flex plan per semester

Residence Halls where a dining plan is required: George Draper Dayton, Wallace, 30 Mac, 53Mac, 57Mac, Bigelow, Doty, Turck, Dupre and Kirk Halls.

A full dining plan is optional in the Veggie Co-op, Interfaith House (Kirk 8), Language Houses, Eco House, Summit House and Food Justice House. Students living in these spaces will not be assigned a meal plan but may request a commuter or full residence hall dining plan through their MyHousing page/ApplyOnLine. Select the Optional Residence Hall Dining Plan Agreement.

A minimum of a commuter plan is required in the Cultural House (37 Mac) and is strongly suggested for students living in the Summit House since the kitchen is not set up to accommodate full access for the number of residents there. 

Meal Plan Changes. The default dining plan is A. Returning students may change their Fall Semester meal plan from Plan A to B, C, or D anytime after roomdraw in the spring through the first two weeks of the fall semester. New first-year students may not change to Plan B, C, or D until spring semester.

Fall 2014 semester: Meal plans begin Thursday, August 28, 2014 Returning students may change their fall semester meal plans through Friday, September 12, 2014. Fall semester meal plans end after dinner on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Spring 2015 semester:  Meal plans begin at dinner on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. All students may change their spring meal plans beginning Monday, January 5th through Friday, February 5, 2015.  Meal plan changes are temporarily closed from January 21 -22 while plans are activated for spring semester.  Spring meal plans end after dinner on Monday, May 11, 2015

CAFE MAC Dining Hours:

Monday - Friday Breakfast: 7:30am-9:30am Lunch: 11:00am-1:30pm Dinner: 5:00pm-7:30pm Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-1:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Meal Swipe Options at Other Locations:

Grille (lunch/dinner)* Monday – Friday  11:00am – 1:30pm and 5:00pm – 7:30pm (No pre-orders) Choice of: Hamburger, Vegetable Burger, Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich or Caesar Salad

Atrium (lunch) Monday – Friday  11:00am – 1:30pm Six inch sub sandwich with a choice of two toppings

Scotty’s (lunch) Monday – Friday  11:00am – 1:30pm Special of the Day or Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad

Nessie's (lunch) Monday - Friday 11:00am - 1:30 pm Calzone, Hot Hoagie, Personal Pizza

Bag Lunch Program (lunch/dinner) Monday - Friday *No pre-orders - 8:00am – 11:00am pick up at the Grille; Lunch 11:00 am – 1:30 and Dinner 1:45 - 7:30 pm pick up at Nessie’s. Choice of: Turkey Sandwich, Ham Sandwich, Veggie Sandwich or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Fall Break Dining Hours 2014: Wednesday, Oct. 22 - regular hours Cafe Mac, Grill closes at 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct. 23-25, Cafe Mac: Lunch (Saturday Brunch) 11:00 am- 1:00 pm ; dinner 5 - 6:30 pm. Sunday, Oct. 26 Cafe Mac: Brunch 11:00 am -1:00 pm; Dinner 5 - 7;30 pm;. Grille 1:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Thanksgiving Break Hours 2014: Wednesday, Nov 26 - regular hrs at Cafe Mac, Atrium Mkt, Scotty's Coffee Cart. Grille and Nessie's close at 7:30 pm. Thursday, Nov. 27 - Cafe Mac: Lunch only 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Friday, Saturday, Nov. 28-29: Cafe Mac: Lunch 11:30 am -1:00 pm; Dinner 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday, Nov. 301: Cafe Mac: Lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; Dinner 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Grille: 1:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Commuter Plan 2014-2015

For students living off-campus or living on campus in spaces where a meal plan is optional. Cost is $725.00 per semester for 75 meals that may be used anytime during the semester plus 75 flex points.

Students must request a commuter meal plan each semester. The commuter meal plan will not automatically roll over from fall to spring semester.

To request a Commuter meal plan: login to 1600 Grand - Student Life then select MyHousing. At the initial screen select the ApplyOnLine option. At ApplyOnLine select the Commuter DiningPlan Plan Agreement . Once you have agreed to the commuter plan contract, go to MyHousing and select the commuter meal plan. A charge of $725.00 will added to your student account and payment is due immedately. Dining plans for off campus or off board students cannnot be cancelled after the first day of the semester.

Requests for Commuter Meal plan are temporarily closed from January 21 to January 22, 2014.  You may select a Commuter Meal plan Monday, January 5th through Tuesday, January 20 and January 23 through February 20, 2015  

Dining plans requested through MyHousng by the Thursday before the start of classes will start on the first board day of the semester.

Plans requested through MyHousing  Monday through midnight Thursday after the start of the semester will begin by noon of the following day. Plans requested after the start of the semester on a Friday, Saturday, or  a Sunday before midnight, will begin by noon on Monday.

You must request the Commuter 75 through MyHousing/ApplyOnLine. We will no longer accept requests at the Campus Life service window

Dining in Cafe Mac with cash, flex dollars, and auxillary points:

Breakfast: Cash $6.50, Aux $5..25, Flex $4.88;

Lunch/Brunch/ Dinner: Cash $8.75, Aux $8.50, Flex $7.90

Questions about individual meal plans may be directed to the Card Services Manager at 651-696-6104, or at the Campus Life office, upstairs in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center.  More information about the Macalester ID Card  and Card Services