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Meal Plans


A term signifying quality, quantity and freedom—choice is a hallmark of Food Services meal plans at the University of Georgia.  The meal plan offered to each student is a totally voluntary program; you choose to be our customer.  All the words describing our program cannot compare to the experience of actually seeing and enjoying the quality of the UGA dining commons.  We want you to be fully informed in making your decision to participate in the meal plan program.
Please come by and dine with us, meet our staff and judge for yourself.  We know you’ll find professionalism and a dedication to quality and service that parallels the mission of The University of Georgia.


The money you pay to Food Services is used to improve and enhance the facilities and to provide you with high quality meals for an excellent value.  Food Services is a customer-driven organization.  Sales from the meal plan and cash services are the sole source of funding for the operation of its facilities.  No money is provided by state or federal sources, nor from tuition or activity fees.  It is not contracted to an outside “for profit” food management business.

Meal plan participants enjoy unlimited access to Bolton Dining Commons, Oglethorpe Dining Commons, Snelling Dining Commons, The Village Summit and the Niche where they may come and go as often as they  like during meal plan serving hours for the academic year.

The 7-DAY CONTRACT is valid Monday through Sunday lunch and through dinner beginning in the Fall of 2015, for unlimited food and access during serving hours.  The academic year 2015-2016 purchase price is $3,956.00, to be paid in two semester installments of $1,978.00 each. Offering 90 more meals per semester than the 5-day contract for only $101 more, the 7-day contract is your best value!

The 5-DAY CONTRACT is valid Monday through Friday, for unlimited food and access during our extensive serving hours.  The academic year 2015-16 purchase price is $3,754.00, to be paid in two semester installments of $1,877.00 each.
Guests and visitors of the University as well as faculty, staff and students are welcome to dine at any of the Food Services facilities.  All our dining commons accept payments by cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Bulldog Bucks.

Patron Perks

In addition to providing award-winning food and service to meal plan patrons, all of the dining commons provide wireless internet service. The meal plan also offers 24 hour weekday service at Snelling Dining Commons.  Connect with us on the go by visiting www.foodservice.uga.edu via your mobile device and see the current serving status of each dining commons, purchase a meal plan, and connect with us on social media. Looking for healthy options? Use our mobile and online interactive Build Your Plate menu feature to view the nutritional information for the items in our dining commons.

Meal plan patrons are also provided free parking during dinner hours.  Patrons parking in the South Campus Deck after five o’clock can get validation for one hour of free parking.  Additionally, parking is available in the Hull Street Lot (W03) after five o’clock. Guests with a valid UGA ID or Permit can park for free after four o’clock in the East Campus Deck and after six o’clock in the Tate Center Deck.

Meals for dining off-site are available to meal plan patrons who have class or work schedule conflicts with meal times.  Arrangements for off-site meals are set up through the dietitian’s office in Bolton Dining Commons. 

Food Services can also provide you with a job that will allow you the convenience of earning a paycheck and learning from the experience of holding a job right on campus.  And, you will receive a reimbursement of your meal plan payment each semester for each meal you work.


To become a meal plan participant, a UGA student will need to return a signed meal plan agreement either electronically via our website (www.foodservice.uga.edu) or by turning it into the Food Services Administration Office located in the lower level of Snelling Dining Commons.  UGA Food Services then transmits this information to the UGA Bursar’s Office and the meal plan charge is posted to the student’s account.  The Bursar’s Office sends notification right away of the meal plan charge posting along with the payment due date (about a week before the academic term begins) to the student via an e-mail message.

The meal plan agreement is a full academic year contract.  However, the charge for each semester will be due on student accounts in August and December respectively.  The charge for Spring Semester is posted to the student account in November.

Students may join the meal plan at any time.  The payment due date will depend on the date the contract is received.  Prorating of the cost begins after the fourth week of meal service.
The Bursar’s Office accepts cash, check, money orders, and MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards for payment on student accounts.  Food Services cannot accept payment for student accounts.

For more information on UGA Meal Plans or to request a Meal Plan contract, call (706) 542-7130.

The UGA Card is used by students for access into meal plan facilities.  With state-of-the-art biometric identification technology, the system verifies a participant's eligibility by the unique size and shape of his or her hand.  Cards are obtained at the UGACARD ID Center located in the Tate Student Center.