Meal Plans
  • Seattle University believes living and interacting with others outside of the classroom enhances the education of the whole person. On-campus dining offers a great opportunity to serve this purpose. On-campus dining fosters a more vibrant, tight-knit community. It provides opportunities for students to develop close and supportive relationships, meet new people, and interact with faculty and staff in a non-classroom setting. In addition, on-campus dining promotes healthy and informed dietary habits. Seattle University requires all students who are a part of the on-campus residency requirement to participate in the meal plan program.

    Meal Plan Policy

    All freshmen and sophomores are required to sign-up for at least Meal Plan 4.
    Juniors and seniors living in on-campus apartments and students living off-campus may opt for any level of meal plan and do not have a required minimum.

    About Campus Card

    The SU Campus Card has many uses, from access to Residence Halls to grocery shopping on campus. If you find your card has excess money towards the end of a quarter, explore the spending options from OIT Campus Card. If you find you are running low on funds you may add money to your card through out eAccounts Portal (login credentials are identical one's SeattleU email credentials). There are two money plans on each card: a meal plan ("Meal Plan Deposits")  and a debit card ("One Card"). The meal plan can only be used in on-campus eateries. The debit card may be used for a variety of on-campus locations including laundry, vending machines, and more. Parents or relatives can make guest deposits using the student's last name and SU ID number. For more information see OIT Campus Card.

    Things to Note

    The meal plan you select for fall quarter will be automatically renewed each quarter unless it is changed by the student.
    During the academic year an amount of $100 may be rolled into the next quarter.
    At the end of the quarter any remaining funds, excluding the $100, will be removed from the meal plan. Meal Plan 6 and Meal Plan 7 roll over 100% from quarter to quarter.
    At the end of spring quarter no funds will be rolled over and all remaining funds will be removed from the meal plan. It is University policy that any remaining funds are not refundable.

    Meal Plan Options

    The university offers a wide variety of dining venues, menus, hours of operation, and meal plans. Further, Bon Appétit offers nutritional information and guidance, vegan and vegetarian selections, local and organic options, as well as, special assistance with medically prescribed diets.

    Meal Plan Changes

    Meal plan changes may be made during the first ten business days of every quarter with the online Meal Plan Change Request form through the myHousing Portal. Meal Plan Changes are any change of a meal plan within the policy outlined above (see below for meal plan changes outside of the policy).

    Exemptions to the Meal Plan Policy

    Meal Plan Exemptions are any changes to a meal plan outside of the policy outlined above. The university recognizes four circumstances when participating in a meal plan as outline in the policy above may not be advisable:

    1. A severe financial burden which, without some relief, may result in the student having to withdraw from SU;
    2. Medically diagnosed condition with prescribed dietary restrictions which the meal plan options are unable to reasonably accommodate;
    3. Religion-based dietary restrictions which the meal plan options are unable to reasonably accommodate;
    4. Exceptional circumstances that would hinder the student's ability to complete the meal plan requirement as stated in the policy above.

    Meal plan changes and exemptions available through the myHousing Portal, be sure to include a complete description of your reasoning.

    Additional money can be added to your account at any time by you or others to whom you have given your SU ID. For more information see SU Campus Card.