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The mission of Northwestern Dining is to educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Northwestern experience by offering one of the most unique and pioneering campus meal programs in the nation.

2016-2017 Meal Plans

Resident Meal Plan Options Summer 2016

Note that there is a 3 week minimum for the weekly rate.

  • $170/week
  • 6 weeks is $1,020
  • 7 weeks is $1,190

Resident Meal Plan Options 2016 - 2017 

In order to meet your dining needs, the following meal plans are available for the 2016-2017 academic year.  To purchase a Resident Meal Plan, please use the Meal Plan Change/Request Form.  For more information, please click here and be sure to visit the Meal Plan Terms and Conditions page. Unused block meals, meal swipes, and meal plan points at the end of each quarter shall be forfeited.

Meal Plan Start Date: The 6 Meal Plan, 14 Meal Plan, Block 351 meals, Unlimited Meal Plan, and WildCat Meal Packs will be effective on the following dates and are accepted at any time:

  • Fall 2016: Monday, September 12th, 2016 through Friday December 9th, 2016 
  • Winter 2017: Sunday January 1st, 2017 through Friday March 17th, 2017 
  • Spring 2017: Sunday March 26th, 2017 through Friday June 9th, 2017 

14 Meal Plan

The WildCat Weekly 14 Meal Plan provides 14 meals per week for use within any of the five resident dining halls, and 105 WildCat Points ($105) each quarter for purchases in C-stores, restaurants, and cafes on campus. Each week, 3 of the 14 meals may be used as an Equivalency Meal. You will also receive two complimentary Guest Meals each quarter. These guest meals are available on your Wildcard.Please note: WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter and do not carry over to the next quarter. All points must be used by the last day of each quarter.

  • 14 Meal Plan Annual Rate: $6,300
  • 14 Meal Plan Quarterly Rate: $2,100

 Unlimited Meal Plan  

The Unlimited Meal Plan offers unlimited access to the five residential dining halls during every meal period and 150 WildCat Points ($150.00) each quarter for purchases in C-stores, restaurants, and cafes on campus. Each week, 2 of the meals may be used as an Equivalency Meal. You will also receive two complimentary Guest Meals each quarter. These guest meals are available on your Wildcard. Please note: WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter and do not carry over to the next quarter. All points must be used by the last day of each quarter.

  • Unlimited Plan Annual Rate: $6,600
  • Unlimited Plan Quarterly Rate: $2,200

Block 351 Plan Not available to First Year Students

The Block 351 Meal Plan offers a 117 meals per quarter (351 per year) that can be used at any of the five resident dining halls or to purchase as Equivalency Meals, plus 300 WildCat Points ($300.00) per quarter for purchases in C-stores, restaurants, and cafes on campus. The Block 351 Meal Plan meals may also be used for guests or additional meals. Since all of the meals and points are distributed at the beginning of the quarter, students on the Block Plan should budget their meals carefully. Please note: Both WildCat Points and meals expire at the end of each quarter and do not carry over to the next quarter. All points and meals must be used by the last day of each quarter.

  • WildCat Block Plan Annual Rate: $6,300
  • WildCat Block Plan Quarterly Rate: $2,100
Off-campus students, faculty, and staff are able to purchase any of the above Resident Meal Plan Options as well as those listed below.  To purchase a Resident Meal Plan or the Weekly 6, complete the Meal Plan Change Form.

Off-Campus Student, Faculty, and Staff Meal Plan Options

Block WildCat Meal Pack 

The WildCat Meal Pack provides 10 meals for use within the five resident dining halls plus 25 WildCat Points ($25.00) for purchases at C-stores, restaurants, and cafes on campusThese meals carry over from quarter to quarter and expire on June 30th, 2017. Multiple packs can be purchased throughout the academic year.Please note: Points will expire at the end of each quarter. This meal plan is only available to faculty, staff, and students living off campus or in fraternities or sororities. Click here to purchase WildCat Meal Packs.

  • 1 - 4 Packs: $130.00 for each pack. 
  • 5 or more Packs: $125 for each pack

6 Meal Plan  

The 6 Meal plan is only available to faculty, staff, and students living off campus or students living on campus participating in a fraternity or sorority meal plan. Proof of participation must be supplied from the Treasurer to allow this plan. The Weekly 6 Meal Plan offers 6 meals per week for use within the five resident dining halls and 300 WildCat Points ($300.00) per quarter which can be used to buy food at our C-stores, restaurants, and cafes on campus. Please note: WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter and do not carry over to the next quarter. All points must be used by the last day of each quarter.

  • Annual 6 Meal Plan Rate: $3,210
  • Quarterly 6 Meal Plan Rate: $1,070

Equivalency Meals

Many meal plans provide the user a pre-set number of meals each week that can be used as either an Equivalency Meal.

Equivalency Meals

Equivalency Meals can be used at any of our restaurants, cafes, or C-Stores for a pre-set exchange rate based on time of day. (see chart below)

Below is a chart outlining when Equivalency Meals are available and their corresponding rates.

Meal

Meal Time

Equivalency Exchange Rate

Breakfast

7:30 am - 10:45 am

$

Lunch

10:46 am - 4:45 pm

$

Dinner

4:46 pm - 7:30 pm

$

Late Night

7:31 pm - 2:00 am

$

 


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Important Info

All students, faculty, and staff are able to purchase meal plans.

Questions?

If you have any questions about meal plan assignments, please contact the Food Service Office at 847-491-2020.

Lost or Stolen Meal Cards

Lost or stolen meal cards can be replaced. Should this happen to you, please contact the Wildcard Office at 847-467-NUID (6843).

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know. Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact our campus dietitian at diet-food@northwestern.edu.

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining.
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes, or utensils from the dining area.
  • You may take one piece of fruit or one dessert with you as you leave the dining hall, plus a beverage in a reusable mug (20 oz or less).
  • Remember that Wildcards are non-transferable. Wildcards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
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