OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Dining: A Day in the Life of a Residence Hall Student

Each student has unique needs and eating habits, so it is important to choose a level that is most appropriate to the way you really eat. Residents may choose one of the four (4) dining levels: Ultimate Plan, Premium Plan, Preferred Plan and the newly added Basic Plan. 

Ultimate Plan

Provides $1167 per term in Dining Dollars. This plan is for students who burn a lot of calories during the day and plan to eat on campus about 16-18 meals per week. A typical dining day looks something like this:

7:30am  -  Full Breakfast at Boardwalk Café
noon  -  Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Strawberry Lemonade at Calabaloo's™
6:00pm  -  Sushi and Tempura at Southside Station @ Arnold
9:00pm    Snack Run at Cascadia Market

Premium Plan

Provides $922 per term in Dining Dollars. This plan is for students who eat most of their meals on campus during the week. A typical dining day looks something like this:

8:30am  -  Juice, fruit and cereal for breakfast at Southside Station @ Arnold
noon  -  Sandwich, small salad and milk at Clubhouse Deli
5:30pm  -  Beef brisket, mashed sweet potatoes, corn on the cob at Cooper's Creek BBQ

Preferred Plan

Provides $676 per term in Dining Dollars. This plan is for students who are light eaters and normally eat their weekend meals off-campus. A typical day looks something like this:

9:00am  -  Juice and cereal at Boardwalk Café
noon  -  Soft Taco, beans and rice at Serrano Grill™
5:30pm  -  Chicken Parmesan Dinner at Zephyros Pasta

Basic Plan

Provides $430 per term in Dining Dollars. This plan is for students who seldom eat on campus. Due to work, academic internships or other commitments they may find that they are rarely on campus during meal times. This plan is designed for those students and is sufficient to purchase about 7 meals per week.

Halal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options are available as well.

UHDS Dining Dollars can only be used in the UHDS-managed facilities. Students using their UHDS Dining Dollars receive a 15% discount off the cash price at all UHDS-managed facilities. Residence hall residents moving on campus in the Fall are also automatically enrolled in the Orange Rewards program with a $100 deposit in their Orange Rewards account. This provides a 10% discount at all 30 campus restaurants and stores. Students can always add addtional money to Orange Rewards via their MyCard Account so they can also easily use their ID in the non-UHDS managed facilities.

Please Note:
With any of the dining levels it is important to track your balance throughout the term since there is no pre-set number of meals.