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, Clyde's Cash, 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. Clyde's Cash is accepted at any one of our on-campus Dining and Hospitality Services venues, like Café 65, Clyde's Gastropub, The Lodge, Roaring Fork, Alpine Express, or any of our campus coffee shops.
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.
Are you hiring?
DHS is always looking for students who support our vision and mission. You can view positions and apply online at SEANs and learn more on our website.
What does DHS do to handle special diets and allergies?
DHS has significant resources to meets the meal requirements of students. There are dietician services available at Student Health Services. You can learn more on our nutrition page.
Am I allowed to take food out of Roaring Fork or The Lodge
We do have to go boxes available for inclement weather or if you have scheduling conflicts.
Does DHS ever have special events?
Please refer to our Instagram page for special events, specials, and holiday hours.
Are meals available during holidays and breaks?
Thanksgiving - Closed Thursday & Friday
Winter Break - Dining halls closed and limited hours at Big Cat Coffee UC and Clyde's.
Spring Break - Limited hours
Refer to the Dining Instagram for Special hours during breaks.
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 are not given after that period of time.
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.