Important Information for Students on Food Service Funds

Written by Connie R. Kanter | Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs
May 21, 2018

Dear Students,

As I announced in February, Chartwells will take over as Seattle University’s new food service provider on July 1, 2018. In preparation for the transition, I want to make you aware of the following important information and deadlines.

Bon Appétit gift cards must be used by June 30th

As a reminder, any funds on Bon Appétit gift cards must be used by June 30. It will not be possible to transfer those funds to a Chartwells account. Unused funds on Bon Appétit gift cards will no longer be accepted at campus dining locations after June 30.

Meal plans and other dining funds

Ideally, your current meal plan will be depleted by the end of the quarter. Following the meal plan policy, all meal plan and roll-over money will be forfeited to the university at the end of Spring Quarter. Students who have purchased summer meal plans will see no disruptions in daily use during the transition to Chartwells.

Also, if you have added any dining dollars to your campus card outside of a meal plan, June 30 is the deadline to use any of those remaining funds. Balances that are not used before June 30 will be donated to Seattle University’s food insecurity program, a key priority for the university to assist students struggling to afford the food they need.

To check your food service balance, you can visit eAccounts. Questions on balances can be addressed to SUDiningServices@seattleu.edu

Coming soon: New meal plans to offer significant savings

With the transition to Chartwells, any meal plan purchased will receive a 10 percent discount on-campus food service purchases while not having to pay sales tax on those purchases. For students not required to purchase meal plans, new meal plan options will also be available at lower cost levels.

We look forward to the many enhancements Chartwells will be making to Seattle University’s dining services. For more background on the transition, please visit the Food Service website.

Sincerely,

Connie R. Kanter
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs