Meal Plan

One of the accounts on your U Card is your meal plan. This account is available to both students and staff. Meal plans may include:

  • Unlimited OR block dining at residential dining halls
  • Guest meals for non-university visitors
  • Dining Dollars for use at university restaurants


The meal plan is required if you will be living in University residence halls. Those living off campus or commuting may also sign up for an optional meal plan! 

Learn more about available plans

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may choose to opt-in to meal plans for a convenient way to eat while on campus.

Learn more about available plans


Where to Use Financial Accounts on the U Card

Outlet Gopher GOLD Meal Plan Dining Dollars Student 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 Northrup
Passport Office

*lost or replacement U Cards only