Dining plan options and costs

We have a variety of dining plan options available to suit your lifestyle. The table below shows the plans available and the costs for each. Below that, you will find a detailed description of our most popular plans. Please note that each meal plan has a total of 5 Guest Meals per semester.

Please note: Residence hall students are required to participate in the University dining plan options, except residents of the Exchange Street Apartments with kitchens.


Resident Freshmen Dining Plans

Traditional Dining PlansCost/semesterCost/academic year
12-meals per week plan + $50 in My Dining Dollars/Semester $1,714 $3,428
15-meals per week plan + $75 in My Dining Dollars/Semester $1,779 $3,558
19-meals per week plan + $100 in My Dining Dollars/Semester $1,974 $3,948

My Rob's Dining Plan

 

 

Unlimited access to Rob's Café during regular hours + $25 in My Dining Dollars/Semester

$1,836

$3,672

Freshmen living on campus are required to purchase a traditional or Rob's dining plan. My Dining Dollars currently can be used at on and off-campus locations. Details about this plan are lower on this page.


Upperclass Plans

For sophomores, juniors and seniors - living on or off campus -  these plans offer increased flexibility.

Blue PlanCost/semesterCost/academic year
7 traditional meals per week + $300 in My Dining Dollars/Semester $1,424 $2,848
Gold Plan  
10 traditional meals per week + $750 in My Dining Dollars/Semester $2,205 $4,410

Details about this plan are lower on this page.


Off-Campus and Commuter Dining Plans **

Light Blue Dining PlanCost/semesterCost/academic year
4 meals per week at any on-campus dining operation. +$250 in My Dining Dollars/semester $680 $1,360
Light Gold Dining Plan  
5 meals per week at any on-campus dining operation + $150 My Dining Dollars/semester $680 $1,360
Five Plan  
5 traditional meals per week $512 $1,024

** Available only to students living just off-campus; students commuting to campus; residents of the Exchange Street Apartments with kitchens and the Townhouses; and faculty and staff. 

Details about this plan are lower on this page.


About the plans

Here is a description of each plan:

Resident Dining Plan

►  Traditional Dining Plan —With the selection of this option, you will receive (dependent on plan) 19, 15, or 12 meals per week at Rob's Café. Rob’s Café offers all you-care-to-eat service Monday through Friday (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Saturday and Sunday (brunch and dinner). You may also use these plans at our Trackside Grille, Union Market, Climbing Rock Café,  Zee’s Natural, and Zee’s Convenience Stores located in Exchange Street Residence Hall, Quaker Square, and Robertson Dining Hall – a choice of meal equivalent options will be posted at each location equal to one meal swipe. 

Rob's Plan —This plan offers unlimited access to Rob's Café. My Rob's Plan meal plan holders could also use one swipe per meal period at any other location accepting swipes.  You will also receive 5 guest passes per semester and $25 in Dining Dollars for the semester.  This plan offers the flexibility and exceptional value for students that have hectic schedules, need a snack between classes, or want to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating several small meals per day.

Freshmen living on campus are required to purchase a traditional or Rob’s dining plan.


Upperclass Plans

Blue Plan —The Blue Plan provides My Dining Dollars and traditional meals for flexible, affordable dining.  Receive $300 in My Dining Dollars per semester ($150 at the start of the semester and $150 at 8th week) plus 7 meals per week at Robs Café.  You may also use these meals at Trackside Grille, Union Market, Climbing Rock Café, Zee’s Natural, and Zee’s Convenience Stores – a choice of meal equivalent options will be posted at each location equal to one meal swipe.  You must purchase a spring dining plan for the dining dollars from the Blue plan to roll over. All unused dining dollars will expire at the end of each academic year.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, living on campus, are required to purchase either a Resident Dining Plan or Upperclass plan.

Gold Plan —You will receive $750 in My Dining Dollars per semester ($375 at start of semester and $375 at 8th week) plus 10 meals per week at Robs Café, Trackside Grille, Union Market, Climbing Rock Café, Zee’s Natural, and Zee’s Convenience Stores at Exchange Street Residence Hall, Robertson Dining Hall and Quaker Square. At all locations other than Rob's, meal equivalent options will be posted at each location equal to one meal swipe.  In order to have remaining Dining Dollars roll-over to the spring semester, you must purchase a spring dining plan. All unused dining dollars will expire at the end of each academic year. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are required to purchase either a Resident Dining Plan or Upperclass plan.


Off-Campus or Commuter Plans

These plans are available to purchase by anyone living off-campus, commuting to UA, graduate students, faculty and staff.  Remember that they can be billed to your student account or, when applicable, paid for by payroll deduction.

Light Blue Plan —  Receive $250 in My Dining Dollars per semester plus 4 meals per week at Robs Café.  You may also use these meals at Trackside Grille, Union Market, Climbing Rock Café, Zee’s Natural, and Zee’s Convenience Stores at Robertson Dining Hall, Quaker Square and Exchange Street Residence Hall where meal equivalent options will be posted at each location equal to one meal swipe.  

Light Gold Plan —This dining plan offers $150 in My Dining Dollars plus 5 meals per week at Rob’s Café. You may also redeem these meals at Trackside Grille, Union Market, Climbing Rock Café, Zee’s Natural, and Zee’s Convenience Stores at Robertson Dining Hall, Exchange Street Residence Hall, and Quaker Square where meal equivalent options will be posted at each location equal to one meal swipe.

Five Plan —The Any Five Plan provides 5 meals per week at Rob’s Café, Trackside Grille, Union Market, Climbing Rock Café, Zee’s Natural, and Zee’s Convenience Stores in Robertson Dining Ahll, Quaker Square and Exchange Street Residence Hall. At all locations other than Rob's Cafe meal equivalent options will be posted at each location equal to one meal swipe.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are "My Dining Dollars"?
Dining Dollars are able to be used at any dining location on campus. They are attached to most every meal plan.  For the 2015-2016 academic year, they can also be accepted off campus For those locations, please click HERE

What if I want to change my dining plan? If you find that the dining plan you selected is not working with your schedule or eating habits you may go on line and into My Akron any time during the first 4 weeks of the semester, click the Dining Services change / cancel icon to complete the form. Any changes thereafter can ONLY be upgrades. Dining plan changes are updated on a weekly basis. Each student is limited to two changes per semester.

Can I bring a guest to the dining hall? All Dining Plans have 5 Guest Meals. Guest Meals can be redeemed at any location accepting swipes but know there are only 5 per semester. Your Zip Card will keep track of these passes.

What are meal periods?  Current Meal periods are:

  • Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:45am
  • Lunch: 11:00am - 3:45pm
  • Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00am
  • Late Night: 10:00pm - 1:00am

Meal periods help assure that a meal plan lasts throughout the week. With the exception of the My Rob's Plan, meal plan participants can use one swipe per meal period. For futher quesitons, please download the Swipe 101.

Have questions, comments, concerns, or accolades? 

  1. Visit uakron.edu/dining and submit a comment. 
  2. Call UA's Dining Services at 330-972-7185 during normal business hours.
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