A meal plan is required and included in the Room/Board Package pricing for all housing areas of Summit Village and the Village at Alpine Valley. First year residential students are required to have an Anytime, Unlimited meal plan. This is to ensure that our students are eating, living, and learning in healthful ways. The two residential dining halls are social and educational hubs on campus, and help to build community, encourage healthy living, and enrich the university experience.
Your meal plan and flex dollars will be loaded on your Mountain Lion ID card. Students living in Upper Class-designated housing areas are not required to have a meal plan, but are welcome to purchase any type of plan or Clyde's Cash. This can be done throughout the semester.
Can I give a friend my ID card for meals?
AT NO TIME, may a meal plan holder give his/her Lion One Card to another person to gain access. Meal plans are not transferable between students. If a meal plan holder gives their card to another person to gain access into a dining facility, the contract holder's card will be flagged/held and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The cash price of the meal will be placed on the holder's plan/account.
Can I use my dining plan without my Mountain Lion ID card?
No, for your security, we will not manually type in an ID number without an ID present. If your card is not readable you will need to go to the One Card Office and replace it.
When does my meal plan start and expire?
Typically, plans start at the dinner meal service on the first day of freshmen move-in in August. Meals end after brunch on the Saturday following final exam week.
Can I change the type of meal plan that I have?
For mandatory meal plan holders, there is only one type of plan - an Anytime Plan. For Alpine Village, plans can be changed through the first two weeks of each semester. However, an optional meal plan or Clyde's Cash can be added at any time.
Are there weekly limits on how many times I can use my plan?
For Anytime plan holders, there is no limit to the amount of swipes that you can use personally for a semester. You are able to dine at either Roaring Fork or The Lodge as often as you'd like. For commuter/optional plans, you have a set number of meals per semester and then they expire.
AT NO TIME, may a meal plan holder use his/her Lion One Card to allow another person to gain access. If a meal plan holder gives their card to another person to gain access into a dining facility, the contract holder's card will be flagged/held and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The cash price of the meal will be placed on the holder's plan/account.
How can a friend join me for a meal?
Your Anytime plan includes 10 guest meals per semester. These can be used at either Roaring Fork or The Lodge. Once you run out of guest meals, you can pay with Flex-dollars, Munch Money, credit cards, or cash.
AT NO TIME, may a meal plan holder give his/her Lion One Card to another person to gain access. If a meal plan holder gives their card to another person to gain access into a dining facility, the contract holder's card will be flagged/held and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The cash price of the meal will be placed on the holder's plan/account.
What are Flex Dollars?
An Anytime plan comes with $50 in flex that can be used at any DHS location for food and non-alcoholic beverages. Flex dollars expire at the end of each semester, so make sure that you use them.
What is Clyde's Cash?
The Clyde's Cash program is a great way to pay for food on campus. Using cash, check or charge, you place money onto your UCCS Lion One Card. You can then visit any one of our on-campus Dining and Hospitality Services venues, like Café 65, Clyde's, The Lodge, Roaring Fork, Alpine Express, or one of our coffee venues, and purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages with ease. There are also bonus funds for purchasing certain amounts. Learn more about the Clyde's Cash program and policies @ uccs.edu/uccsid/clydes-cash
Do you have online menus?
Yes, you can access Net Nutrition from our homepage that displays menus and nutrition information for Residential Dining Locations. We are in the process of adding retail location menus to Net Nutrition.
Am I allowed to take food out of Roaring Fork or The Lodge
Given the all-you-care-to-eat nature of the dining halls, food needs to be consumed in the dining room. This policy helps keep operating costs down for all students. You may take a piece of fruit, cookie, or ice cream cone when you leave. If you have a schedule conflict, you can preorder a bag meal online or utilize flex dollars at a retail location. Taking items out of the dining hall, other than those listed, will be treated as theft by the University and handled through the disciplinary process.
Does DHS ever have special events?
We schedule events every month during the academic year. You can learn more about what is going on by checking our Facebook page, reading the Commode Chronicles, and looking at our calendar on our homepage.
Are meals available during holidays and breaks?
DHS operations are typically closed on the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week. During winter break, Sanatorium Grounds @ UC and Clyde's have limited hours. During Spring Break, Residential Dining will have limited hours of operation, as will certain retail locations. Please refer to The DHS website, Facebook, The Commode Chronicles, and email for information on upcoming break schedules.
Can I get a refund on my commuter meal plan?
You will receive a partial refund through the first two weeks of the semester, but no refunds after that period.
Do I get a refund if I withdraw from the University?
For students with mandatory meal plans, the cost is rolled into one room and board fee. As such, a prorated refund is possible if you withdrawal from the University. For optional plans, a prorated refund will be issued.
How Does COVID-19 Restrictions affect my All Access Plan
Diners are encouraged to take their meals To-Go.
Indoor dining is limited at all locations
Reservations are required via Transact Mobile Ordering for The Lodge Dining Hall;
Roaring Fork Dining Hall has limited hours but does not require a reservation
All you care to eat meals are available at The Lodge and Roaring Fork Dining Halls.
For added convenience, The All Access Plan now can be used at Café 65 or late night at Alpine Express once per a day.
Diners will be asked to leave during cleaning and sanitation periods. Schedules are posted in the Dining Halls.
Due to changing regulations this plan is subject to change at any time.