OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Dining Plans

See the plan amounts. Below, see some example meals from the 2012-13 plan amounts.

ULTIMATE Plan

The ULTIMATE Plan typically provides sufficient funds for the student who prefers to eat the majority of their meals in UHDS facilities. Residence hall students who choose the ULTIMATE Plan usually dine at UHDS facilities five or six days a week.

The ULTIMATE Plan provides:

  • $1113 per term or $3339 per year equals $101 in average weekly spending.
  • 18 meals at UHDS restaurants each week, if each meal averages $5.50.

The ULTIMATE Student:

  • Purchases milk, brewed coffee, juice, or soda with most on-campus meals each week.
  • Gets a dessert, snack, specialty drink, espresso, or smoothie, once a day on campus most days of the week.
  • Eats some meals at other campus dining locations or off campus locations each week, usually on the weekends.

PREMIUM Plan

The PREMIUM Plan typically provides ample funds for the student who prefers to eat the majority of their meals in UHDS facilities. Residence hall students who choose the PREMIUM Plan usually dine at UHDS facilities four or five days a week.

The PREMIUM Plan provides:

  • $895 per term or $2685 per year equals $81 in average weekly spending.
  • 15 meals at UHDS restaurants each week, if each meal averages $5.50.

The PREMIUM Student:

  • Purchases milk, brewed coffee, juice, or soda with most on-campus meals each week.
  • Occasionally gets a dessert, snack, specialty drink, espresso, or smoothie in UHDS facilities.
  • Eats about 5-10 meals at other campus dining locations or off campus locations each week.
  • Stocks his/her room with snacks and drinks bought off campus at the grocery store.

PREFERRED Plan

Residence Hall students who choose the PREFERRED Plan are usually light eaters, prefer to eat off campus for many of their meals, or have restricted diets that require them to eat many meals off campus or in their room. The PREFERRED Plan typically provides ample funds for the student who prefers to eat about half of their meals in UHDS facilities. Residence hall students who choose the PREFERRED Plan usually dine at UHDS facilities three to five days a week.

The PREFERRED Plan provides:

  • $656 per term or $1968 per year equals $60 average weekly spending.
  • 11 meals at UHDS restaurants each week, if each meal averages $5.50.

The PREFERRED Student:

  • Purchases milk, brewed coffee, juice, or soda with most on-campus meals each week.
  • Occasionally gets a dessert, snack, specialty drink, espresso, or smoothie in UHDS facilities.
  • Eats about half of their meals at other campus dining locations or off campus locations each week.
  • Stocks his/her room with snacks and drinks bought off campus at the grocery store.

BASIC Plan

Residence Hall students who choose the BASIC Plan prefer to eat off campus or at other campus restaurants for many of their meals. The BASIC student may have restricted diets that require them to eat many meals off campus or in their room. Residence hall students who choose the BASIC Plan usually dine at UHDS facilities two to four times a week.

The BASIC Plan provides:

  • $417 per term or $1251 per year equals $38 average weekly spending.
  • 7 meals at UHDS restaurants each week, if each meal averages $5.50.

The BASIC Student:

  • Eats most meals off campus but prefers the convenience of having a Meal Plan which allows them to eat in any of the residential dining areas.
  • Frequently adds money to their Orange Rewards account because most of their meals are consumed in other campus dining locations.
  • The BASIC student may also eat many meals off campus using cash or their debit/credit card.

To eat at other campus dining locations, the BASIC student is encouraged to add money to their Orange Rewards account via mycard.oregonstate.edu. The average amount spent during the last few years has been about $250 per year.