Dining Dollars

Along with access to the residential restaurants, each meal plan comes with Dining Dollars that you can use at any on-campus M Food Co. location, including Starbucks, Panda Express, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Erbert & Gerbert’s, Caribou Coffee, and more. These funds are conveniently loaded on your U Card.

Dining Dollars are tax-free and make your U Card work like a declining balance card. When purchasing food, present your U Card to the cashier and let them know you want to use Dining Dollars. They will swipe your card and deduct your purchase from your Dining Dollars account balance. M Food Co. also accepts Gopher GOLD.

Unused Dining Dollars

Unused Dining Dollars carry through semesters in the same academic year until the balance has been used. Then, each May, any funds remaining in individual Dining Dollars accounts will be removed and transferred to the U of M.



Where to Use Financial Accounts on the U Card

OutletGopher GOLDMeal PlanDining DollarsStudent Account
Computer/Print Labs
SUA Convenience Stores
Bowling Alleys/Gamerooms
Library Printing
Information Desks
Copy & Print Centers
M Food Co. Locations
U of M Bike Center
Vending Machines
Weisman Art Shop
University Bookstores
U Card Office✅*
Postal Stations
Residential Dining Halls
Dining at Northrop
Campus Club (Lunch)

*lost or replacement U Cards only