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 are new to using the SU Campus Card, we recommend you take a look at how Campus Card works. If you find your card has excess money towards the end of a quarter, explore spending options from Campus Card. If you find you are running low on funds you may add money to your card through our eAccounts Portal (login credentials are identical one's SeattleU email credentials).
There are four different money plans on each card:
- Dining Dollars - the set meal plan that you have paid for through Housing and Residence Life.
- Meal Plan Deposit - for users to add additional funds they might need to purchase food and drinks at Bon Appetit Locations on campus.
- Rollover MP - for Dining Dollar rollover funds from previous quarters.
- One Card - miscellaneous account associated with Campus Card.
For more information see ITS Campus Card help:
- How to login and add money to eAccounts
- Understanding money accounts on your card
- Help with guest deposits
- Help deactivating lost or stolen cards
The meal plan you select for fall quarter will be automatically renewed each quarter unless it is changed by the student. Visit the myHousing Portal to modify your meal plan.
Meal Plan Fund Rollover Policy
- Meal Plans 1-5: During the academic year an amount of $250 may be rolled into the next quarter, assuming the required minimum meal plan is purchased for the following quarter. At the end of the quarter any remaining funds, excluding the $250, will be removed from the meal plan.
- Meal Plan 6 and Meal Plan 7 roll over 100% from quarter to quarter. Neither will roll over at the end of the academic year.
- A student may not cancel Winter and/or Spring quarter meal plans due to excessive accumulation on the meal plan. If the Winter and/or Spring meal plan is cancelled, the $250 rolled over from each quarter will be forfeited.
- For all meal plans, 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 exemptions may be possible:
- A severe financial burden which, without some relief, may result in the student having to withdraw from SU;
- Medically diagnosed condition with prescribed dietary restrictions which the meal plan options are unable to reasonably accommodate;
- Religion-based dietary restrictions which the meal plan options are unable to reasonably accommodate;
- 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.