All students residing on campus must have a meal planunless you live in Lockwood.  If you do live in Lockwood, you have an option of having a full residential meal plan or a commuter plan if needed.

Absolutely! You may purchase a block of meals with a voluntary plan or add Flex Dollars to your card to use in the dining hall, as well as, The Beaver Lodge, Mantor Café, and on our dining app, “Everyday”


Students living on campus select their meal plan as part of the housing selection process each academic year. Students living off campus can purchase a plan on our website:

Yes! Changing to a bigger or smaller meal plan for residential students can be done during the first 2 weeks of school. Please see Student life to make the change to your plan.

Dining Dollars is a set amount of dollars that come with your residential meal plan and can be used for food purchases in retail locations and on the Everyday dining app. Flex Dollars may be purchased any time of the year through the our website and can be used in The Beaver Lodge and Mantor Café.

Your flex dollars and dining dollars will debit as you use them. Any remaining balance from a residential meal plan will roll over from fall to spring but will expire at the end of spring semester. Flex money purchased with voluntary block plans will roll over from semester to semester. Flex Dollars debits as you use it, but balances remain on your account as long as you're an enrolled student.

You can purchase more Flex Dollars online at You will need your student ID number to complete the transaction.
You can purchase more Flex Dollars online at You will need your student ID number to complete the transaction

One recommendation is our Reusable To Go Container program. Sign upat the South Dining Hall offices

Any student on a meal plan can order a bag lunch to be picked up in South Dining Hall. Just place your order by selecting a Sandwich or Salad or Sandwich with a Side Salad and one item from the rest of the categories. Just make sure you bring your ID with you when you pick up your lunch for the checker/cashier to scan.
Please note that all orders need 24 hours advance notice.

Block Plans are structured as a block of meals to be used at your convenience throughout the semester. If you run out of meals on a block plan, you can always add another block of meals.

We have options for you! South Dining Hall closes at 7:00pm Monday through Friday and at 6:00pm Friday and Saturday. If you're looking for food options after dinner hours, The Beaver Lodge is open until Midnight every day. If you are on campus for lunch, you can use our Reusable to Go Container program and choose your dinner from any of our lunch menus - or you can order a bag lunch to eat later.

Yes! the "everyday" app is available and has features and functionalities designed to make mobile dining easy, safe and convenient. View menu's and nutritional information, filter by dietary need or preferences, use your meal plan/credit/debit card to purchase and then pick up your order and enjoy.

Download the app for free:

Once downloaded, create and account, link your meal plan and you're ready to start mobile ordering. 


We're here for our guests and always love to hear what you think!  We have several ways you can give us suggestions and/or feedback. You can visit any of our locations and submit a comment card or even go to our feedback site 

Yes! We have many plant-based menu options, and we add more recipes every semester. There is a dedicated area I the dining hall with a gluten-free fridge stocked for our guests, as well as a dedicated microwave and toaster.

Communication is the key to addressing food allergies and dietary needs. Prior to or immediately upon arrival to campus, please inform our General Manager, Adam Vigue ( so he can advise you on how to navigate the dining hall safely. We also have a Dietitian ( available, who provides individual consultations and can create a dining plan that works for you. 

Yes, you can! We offer sweet treats, snack packs, gift packages and care packages, as well as other items for many occasions on our website.

Yes, the UMF Catering department is available for your catering needs—large or small—from meetings, receptions, and elegant dinners to budget-friendly club catering. For details, please visit the catering website.