Frequently Asked Questions
All first-year (freshman) living in both Serrano Village and Arrowhead Village are required to purchase a Meal Plan. This is mandated by the Student Housing License Agreement. If you do not want or cannot afford a Meal Plan you should not accept assignment at Serrano Village or Arrowhead Village. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
Yes! Even though non-Serrano and Arrowhead Village residents are not required to purchase a Meal Plan, we encourage all students living on campus take advantage of the benefits of a meal plan. If you choose not to have a meal plan, but like the convenience of using your Coyote ID card, you can purchase Dinning Dollars to be used on campus Dining for your convenience. Buy them online by clicking Shop Now or come see us in the Campus Dining Services Office, Commons Room 219.
While Financial Aid funds may be used towards a meal plan, the Financial Aid office will not make direct payments for your Meal Plans. It is up to you, the student, to pay for your Meal Plan via cash, credit card or check in one annual payment or for each quarter based on which payment option you have chosen on your Meal Plan Application. For your convenience, payments can be made in the Commons, Room 219.
The meal plan program is designed to provide a certain number of meals per week. We must operate under the assumption you will use those meals and prepare daily meals accordingly. Therefore, any unused balance that remains at the end of the quarter is forfeited.
Each time you use your meal plan, your receipt will indicate the remaining balance. We suggest you monitor your balance to help budget your Meal Plan.
You may add Meal Plan funds or Flex Cash to your Coyote One Card at any time at the Campus Dining Office in the Commons Room 219. Flex Cash Dollars may be used at all Campus Dining locations, the Coyote Bookstore, and the Coyote Express Convenience stores and the printing and copy machines.