Commuter/Off-Campus Plans

Non-Residence Hall Students/Faculty-Staff Meal Plans

Dining Services offer meal plan options designed to accommodate not only residence hall students, but also for students living off campus, living in campus apartments, or commuting.

Express Meal Account

Express meal plans can be purchased in blocks of 25, 50, and 75 meals. The more you purchase, the less you pay per meal. This account is most popular for those who chose to dine in our residential restaurants (The Rock Café and The Quad Café).

Express Meal Prices

**Note: These prices will be effective at the beginning of the academic school year

Big Dog Account

The Big Dog Account is a debit account. The account works like this: you deposit money into this account and depending on the amount of the deposit, we add an extra percentage for your use:

  • You deposit $50.00 to $99.99 - We add 3%.
  • You deposit $100.00 to $199.99 - We add 4%.
  • You deposit $200.00 or more - We add 5%.

These funds can be used for the purchase of meals at any of the on campus dining facilities and our retail stores. (Starbucks, The Quad Cafe Retail, and The Market).

Combination Plan

The Combination Plan includes a combined selection of 25, 50, or 75 meals from the Express Meal Plan and a minimum cash deposit of $50 in a Big Dog Account. This option provides the greatest flexibility in your choice of dining venues.

To purchase Big Dog Bucks or Express meals, click here and fill out the form.


Express Meal Plan and Big Dog Account balances (including combination plans) carry over from semester to semester and year to year. They may be purchased or activated at any time for your convenience.