Resident Meal Plans
All residents except those in campus apartments or living learning housing units are required to carry a meal plan. Dining Services Meal Plans offers a combination of weekly meals and K Cash dollars. Choose a plan that is right for you. Students can request to change or cancel their meal plans through Thursday of the 1st week of each term. Only students residing in the Living Learning Units or commuter students are allowed to cancel their meal plans.
Premium Meal Plans
20 meals/week+$115 kcash/quarter = $2,042 per term
15 meals/week+$125 kcash/quarter = $1,930 per term
10 meals/week+ $135 kcash/quarter $1,632 per term
Traditional Meal Plans
20 meals/week+ $15 kcash/quarter = $1,942 per term
15 meals/week+ $25 kcash/quarter = $1,830 per term
10 Meals/Week+$35 kcash/quarter = $1,532 per term
Changing Your Resident Meal Plan
Once selected, you can change your meal plan assignment online by using the request form found on the students accounts page on the Kalamazoo College website. Students have until Thursday of the first week of each quarter to make any changes for the term. Please note that the above link is only active during the meal plan change periods. To avoid confusion in assignments or billing, changes cannot be made by other persons at other times or by other offices. If a change is made, a credit or new billing will be reflected on the student account. For questions about billing please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commuter Meal Plans
Commuter meal plans are available for students living off campus only. To request a Commuter Plan, fill out the form located on the student accounts page on the Kalamazoo College website. Commuter plans are good for the year, and do not automatically reset when all the meals have been used. Another 25, 50, or 75 commuter meals, will need to be purchased using the commuter meal request form. Any unused meals will be forfeited at the end of the academic year.
Commuter Meal Plans
25 Meals for the school year =$224
50 Meals for the school year= $431
75 Meals for the school year = $615
Selection of a Dining Services Meal Plan entitles you to a Meal Card (your Student ID Card), which allows you purchasing power equivalent to the plan you have selected. Please note:
- Meal Cards are non-transferable.
- Meal Cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
- For security reasons, we cannot allow a student to enter the dining hall without their student ID or with another ID.
Lost Your Card?
Go to the Security Office to get a new one for a $10 fee.
Digitally load your meal card on the eatable app and never worry about being without it! With the Eatable App, you can see how many meals you have left for the week and view the weekly dining hall menu.
K Cash is a supplement to the weekly meal allowance, and can be used in the Welles Dining Hall, Richardson Room, and the Book Club. It works like a bank debit card; each time you make a purchase the total dollar amount is subtracted from the balance in your account.
The K Cash value with the meal plan you choose is entered onto your card into the computer system. Each time you make a K Cash purchase at the Dining Hall, Richardson Room or Book Club, our computer will deduct the amount of that purchase from your account. K Cash rolls over semester to semester but does expire at the end of the school year.
K Cash Plus
Students are allowed to add money on their student ID in addition to the K Cash that is offered with their meal plan. K Cash Plus does roll over until senior year. To add K Cash Plus using cash, check, money order or credit card, go to the Dining Services Office in the lower level of the Hick’s Center. Call the office at 269.337.7370 to purchase with a credit/debit card.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I treat a friend by using two “meals” in a meal periods?
You are the only person allowed to use your Meal Card and you can only use one meal per meal period. Guest Meals are sold at the host’s desk in front of Welles Dining Hall. You may, however, treat a friend in the Welles Dining Hall, Richardson Room or Book Club, using K Cash.
Do I need a meal plan?
All residents, except those in campus apartments or Living Learning Housing Units, are required to carry a meal plan. Meal Plans allow you to enjoy the convenience of on-campus dining, as well as these other great benefits:
- Guaranteed all-you-can-eat meals & flexibility of grab’n’go items
- No worries about carrying cash
- Minutes from great food and comfortable locations
What is a weekly meal allowance?
Your meal plan allows you a set number of meals per week – 20, 15, or 10 meals per term. Your weekly meal allowance gives you the opportunity to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Welles Dining Hall. In addition, the Flex Meal Exchange allows students access to combo meal options located in the Richardson Room from 10 a.m.-12 a.m. and in the Book Club from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Each time you eat in one of the three venues, one meal is subtracted from your weekly meal allowance.
What is K Cash?
K Cash is a supplement to the weekly meal allowance, and can be used in the Welles Dining Hall, Richardson Room, and the Book Club. It works like a bank debit card; each time you make a purchase the total dollar amount is subtracted from the balance in your account. The amount of K Cash depends on what meal plan you choose and its for the term. Any unused K Cash will be rolled over from term term, and at the end of the spring quarter any unused K Cash is forfeited.
Can I change my meal plan?
Once selected, meal plan assignments can only be changed online at using the change my meal plan request form, through Thursday of the first week of the quarter. Please note that the above link is only active during the meal plan change periods. To avoid confusion in assignments or billing, changes cannot be made by other persons at other times or by other offices. If a change is made, a credit or new billing will be reflected on the student account. For questions about billing please email email@example.com.
If I don’t use all my meals in a week, do they carry over to the following week?
Resident meal plans meals are good for a one week period. They don’t carry over from one week to the next. It’s key to select the best plans for your schedule and your dining styles so you get the max from your dining plan.
What do I do when my K Cash runs low?
Reload with K Cash Plus! If you run low, you can add K Cash Plus to your account using cash, check, money order or credit card. Simply go to the Dining Services Office in the lower level of the Hick’s Center to add K Cash Plus to your account.
What is the Eatable App? And do I have to have it?
The Eatable app is a feature that comes along with any Kalamazoo College Meal plan. It is a free download available for android or apple. The Eatable app allows students to check how many meals they used for the week, view the weekly Welles Dining Hall Menu, and load their student I.D. card right on to their phone. You do not have to download the Eatable app, but it is a great tool for students and we recommend you do.
Have Additional Questions?
Please direct any meal plan questions to: Erica Morrison at Erica.Morrison@kzoo.edu or 269.337.5728