Residential Life and Housing

Meal Plan Options

Clark Dining Services continues to offer a variety of meal plan options in an effort to best meet the varying needs of Clark students. Depending on your eating habits you can choose a meal plan with more meal swipes or one with more dining dollars for eating at the Bistro or Jazzman's. The choice is yours. Dining Dollars add flexibility to your dining options; and are yours to spend like cash at all Dining Services locations. As an additional value, Dining Dollars are tax exempt. Dining Dollars carry over from fall to spring for students who remain on a meal plan during second semester but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are there after forfeited. The following options are available:

Students in Traditional and Suite Lifestyle Housing may choose between the All Access, 15, 12, or 10 Meal Plans. Apartment Lifestyle Housing includes the 5 Meal Plan by default, but students may upgrade to a larger plan if they prefer. Juniors and Seniors may opt out of a meal plan only in they live in Apartment Lifestyle Housing.

  • All Access + $50 Dining Dollars:
    The All Access plan offers unlimited meals in the Higgins Cafe and is the default option for students required to have a meal plan. Students on the All Access Plan may swipe into the Dining Hall as many times per week as they want*. *Note that When classes are in session, the Bistro offers a Take 3 "meal swap". Meal swaps are deducted from a student's weekly allotted meals. One meal swap is allowed per meal period for all meal plans. Students on the All Access Plan are allowed to swap in exchange for their unlimited Higgins Cafe access but may not dine in both locations during the same meal period. Unlimited access is granted again during the next meal period. In addition, they will have $50 Rollover Dining Dollars and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.
    Plan cost: $1,700 per semester. Included with Traditional and Suite Lifestyle Plans. $890 per semester with Apartment Lifestyle Package.

    NEW!! All Access PLUS Plan (+ $50 Dining Dollars):
    Like the All Access plan, the All Access PLUS plan offers unlimited meals in the Higgins Cafe. The difference in the PLUS Plan is that students on the All Access PLUS Plan may swipe into the Dining Hall as many times per week as they want, AND get one meal swap in the Bistro per meal period for all meal plans. Students on the All Access PLUS Plan are the only students allowed to dine in both locations during the same meal period. In addition, they will have $50 Rollover Dining Dollars and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.
    Plan cost: $2,010 per semester. $300 per semester with Traditional and Suite Lifestyle Packages. $1200 per semester with Apartment Lifestyle Packages.

  • 15 Meals Per Week + $160 Dining Dollars:
    Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 15 times per week. In addition, they will have $160 Rollover Dining Dollars and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.
    Plan cost: $1,700 per semester. Included with Traditional and Suite Lifestyle Plans. $890 per semester with Apartment Lifestyle Package.

  • 12 Meals Per Week + $210 Dining Dollars:
    Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 12 times per week. In addition, they will have $210 Rollover Dining Dollars and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.
    Plan cost: $1,700 per semester. Included with Traditional and Suite Lifestyle Plans. $890 per semester with Apartment Lifestyle Package.

  • 10 Meals Per Week + $290 Dining Dollars:
    Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 10 times per week. In addition, they will have $290 Rollover Dining Dollars and 5 Guest Swipes per semester.
    Plan cost: $1,700 per semester. Included with Traditional and Suite Lifestyle Plans. $890 per semester with Apartment Lifestyle Package.

  • 100 Meal Block + $550 Dining Dollars:
    Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 100 times per semester. In addition, they will have $550 Rollover Dining Dollars for use at the Bistro, Jazzman's, or additional Meal Swipes.
    Plan cost: $1,315 per semester. Students in Apartment Lifestyle Housing may upgrade to this plan for $505 per semester.

  • 5 Meals Per Week + $200 Dining Dollars:
    Students on this plan may swipe into the Dining Hall up to 5 times per week. In addition, they will have $200 Rollover Dining Dollars per semester. This is a great plan for commuter students or staff.
    Plan cost: $815 per semester. Included with Apartment Lifestyle Plans.