Meal Plan Options

If you live in a residence hall, you must have a full meal plan.  College policy permits students who are living on campus in the residence halls to choose from any of the three full meal plan options.  Students living in an honor house, living off campus, are student teaching, or doing clinicals through the Nursing Department are allowed to select the partial meal plan option. Visit Housing/Meal Plan Options Over Breaks for more information on when the plans are valid for use.

Only students who live off campus in non-St. Olaf housing are allowed to select the “No Meal Plan” option

You are able to select your meal plan online through the SIS (Student Information System). Once you are signed in click on the Financials link on the left hand side. From the financials page you will see a drop down menu on the right side, choose a meal plan from the drop down. This will bring you to the page where you can select or change your meal plan.

In order to receive an accommodation the appropriate documentation needs to be submitted to the Student Life Access Committee where it will be evaluated. The committee will decide if the accommodation will be granted. Appropriate documentation would be a letter from your healthcare provider that outlines a diagnosis, symptoms you experience, what accommodation is being requested and why it is a necessity. You should also fill out an Accommodation Request Form. The documentation should be submitted by August 1.

Changes to meal plans can only be made until 4 pm on the 3rd business day of the term.

Select your Meal Plan Option Online

2021-22 Meal Plan

When using meals on your meal plan your Ole card must be presented to the checker at each meal for entrance to the dining room.  If you have lost your Ole card you must make arrangements with dining services to eat until you get your new card.

Full Meal Plan Options – $6,280 for the year, $3,140 each semester
DESCRIPTION

PLAN

~ 21 Meal Plan – 21 meals per week – no flex dollars. Each week begins at Friday breakfast and ends after Thursday dinner.  Any meals not used during the week are forfeited and do not carry over.

  • For students that prefer to eat three meals a day in the cafeteria.

STS1

~ 17 Meal Plan – 17 meals per week & $330 flex dollars per year. Each week begins at Friday breakfast and ends after Thursday dinner.  Any meals not used during the week are forfeited and do not carry over.

  • For students who will eat the majority of their meals in the cafeteria, but may miss a couple meals here and there.  This plan allows the students to get the bulk of their meals through the cafeteria, but also enables students to occasionally eat meals or have snacks in other locations using their flex dollars.

STS2

Flex dollars can be used at the Cage, Stav Hall, and the Kings Room. Students should carefully budget their flex dollars, so they don’t spend all of their flex dollars early in the semester and then not have the flex dollars to supplement the cafeteria meals when needed. Students must use their Ole Card to access their meal plan and utilize Stav and Bag lunch as well as use flex dollars in The Cage.

Flex Dollar Breakdown:

Semester I – $145
Interim – $40
Semester II – $145
~ 14 Meal Plan – 14 meals per week & $470 flex dollars per year. Each week begins at Friday breakfast and ends after Thursday dinner.  Any meals not used during the week are forfeited and do not carry over.

  • For students who only eat two meals a day in the cafeteria.  This plan is best for students whose schedules may conflict with the cafeteria hours or who prefer to have more flex spending dollars at locations other than the cafeteria.

STS3

Flex dollars can be used at the Cage, Stav Hall, and the Kings Room. Students should carefully budget their flex dollars, so they don’t spend all of their flex dollars early in the semester and then not have the flex dollars to supplement the cafeteria meals when needed.

Flex Dollar Breakdown:

Semester I – $205
Interim – $60
Semester II – $205
Partial Meal Plan Option – $3,140 for the year, $1,570 each semester
College policy permits students living off campus, in an Honor House, student teaching, or doing clinicals through the Nursing Department to select the partial board option.
~ 210 Meal Plan – 90 meals per semester & 30 meals during Interim. $390 flex dollars per year. Meals are not restricted to a week usage.

STS4

Flex dollars can be used at the Cage, Stav Hall, and the Kings Room. Students should carefully budget their flex dollars, so they don’t spend all of their flex dollars early in the semester and then not have the flex dollars to supplement the cafeteria meals when needed. Flex Dollar Breakdown:
Semester I – $175
Interim – $40
Semester II – $175
Interim – Interim meal plans are provided at no additional charge for students who are paying for a board plan Semester I or Semester II, if they are registered for Interim or Semester II. Interim meal plans are NOT provided for students who graduate or leave after Semester I, who are not registered for Interim or Semester II. The Interim meal plan will default to the plan elected for Semester I, unless the student was not here for Semester I, in which case it defaults to the meal plan elected for Semester II.

Meals over Breaks – The cafeteria (Stav Hall) is typically open for lunch and dinner over breaks, which is included in the cost of the meal plan. The cafeteria occasionally closes on a holiday or break (e.g., a couple of days for Thanksgiving or Christmas break), during which time the College will provide alternative meal options for students on meal plans, such as additional dollars to use at the Cage, pack-out meals, or a pantry.

 

No Meal Plan Option – Only students who live off campus in non-St. Olaf housing are allowed to select the “No Meal Plan” option. In order to receive an accommodation the appropriate documentation needs to be submitted to Disability and Access Services Office where it will be evaluated.  A committee then will decide if the accommodation will be granted.  Appropriate documentation would be a letter from your healthcare provider that outlines a diagnosis, symptoms you experience, what accommodation is being requested and why it is a necessity.  Documentation Guidelines You should also fill out an Accommodation Request form.  The documentation should be submitted by August 1.  If you switch from a board option to a no board option within the change deadline, and you use your plan,  you will be billed a pro-rated amount based on the amount that you use.

 

Summer 2021

In Summer sessions, there are meal plans that can be purchased and used throughout the full summer term.   Once meal plans are used, the plan cannot be dropped, switched or refunded.

$500 Summer Meal Dollars (6/1-9/1) $400
$750 Summer Meal Dollars (6/1-9/1) $600
$1,000 Summer Meal Dollars (6/1-9/1) $800