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NEW next year (2020/21), upperclassmen students have even more meal plan options, plus the ability to use block plans in more locations.

Changes to Upperclassmen Meal Plan Options

NDSU Apartments, Niskanen Hall, Mathew Living Learning Centers:
No meal plan requirements. Students may add an unlimited access plan or block plan.

All other residence halls:
Upperclassmen can select one of THREE options: five-day, seven-day, or a 170 block plan (per semester). All meals plans automatically renew for the spring semester for residence hall students required to have a meal plan.  

NEW FOR UPPERCLASSMEN: A 170 Block may be purchased at the same meal rate as the 100 Block. The 170 block plan provides approximately ten meals per week, and meal swipes roll over from fall to spring semester.

Block Plans*

Block plans are available for purchase in increments of 25 and can be used at all three dining centers. NEW this year, block plans can also be used at the Barry Hall Coffee Shop and in the NDSU Food Court from 4 – 7 p.m. The more you buy, the more you save.

25 Block.............. $9.00/meal ($225)
50 Block.............. $8.50/meal ($425)
75 Block.............. $7.75/meal ($581.25)
100+ Block............ $7.00/meal ($700+)

Unlimited Access Plans

Unlimited access plans allow you to pop into any of our three dining centers as many times as you want. Bison Beanery – the full-service coffee shop within the RDC – is included in this plan.

Five-day Meal Plan - $2,163/semester*
Unlimited access Monday – Friday
3 guest passes

Seven-day Meal Plan - $2,389/semester*
Unlimited access Monday – Sunday
7 guest passes

Need help deciding between the five- and seven-day plans? The five-day plan is only recommended for students who plan to leave campus every weekend. The seven-day plan is only $13 more per weekend. Plus, it comes with an additional four guest passes.


Questions about meal plans? Email 

*All rates listed are for 2019-2020. Updated rates will be posted in February. 

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7557 / Fax: (701) 231-7599
Campus address: Bison Court West 
Physical/delivery address: 1415 14th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3430 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020 11:10:37 AM
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