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Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email to javelinadining@aramark.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

What Meal Plans do you offer?

We offer a variety of meal plans to meet your on campus dining needs. Check out our Meal Plan page for a full list of offerings.

What type of Meal Plan is recommended?

We have a variety of meal plans to meet your needs! Depending on your class year, where you live, and how much you are on campus, our recommendations may vary. Be sure to use our filter and sort functions to help choose your plan. If you still need help choosing a plan, give us a call at 361-593-3096 or email us javelinadining@aramark.com.

How can I purchase a Meal Plan?

You can purchase your meal plan by visiting us on campus in the Memorial Student Union Building. Our office is next to Starbucks..

Are Meal Plans required?

All students that live on campus that are 21 years or younger are required to purchase a meal plan.
A meal plan purchase is not required for students living off campus or those who are 21 years and older. Although some are not required to purchase a meal plan many students take advantage of the convenience and value a meal plan has to offer.

What is Declining Balance?

Declining Balance dollars are accepted as payment at all on campus restaurants. They are loaded right on your Student ID card, so there is no need to carry around cash or another card! There is no minimum balance, over draft fees, or hassles!

How do I get Declining Balance?

Declining Balance can be purchased by visiting our office in the Memorial Student Union Building.

What if I want to change my Meal Plan?

Meal Plan change requests can be done at the Residence Life office located in Lucio Hall no later than the 7th class day. Upgrades to plans are accepted at any time.

How do I get into the dining locations once I have purchased my Meal Plan?

Within 24 hours, your Student ID card will be activated with your meal plan. Present your card to the cashier in the dining hall, and you are all set!

Can I carry meals over to the next semester?

No, all meals expire at the end of the semester.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

To keep discounts as high as possible, meals are reserved for the meal plan holder only. However, you can always treat a friend using Declining Balance dollars.

What do I do when my Declining Balance gets low?

You can reload your Declining Balance at any time! Declining Balance can be purchased by visiting the Javelina Dining office located in the Memorial Student Union Building.


Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.