Meal Plans

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Quincy University has worked with students to create meal plan options that provide both flexibility and help with budgeting meal availability over the semester.  There are a couple of facets of the meal plans you should be familiar with:

Guaranteed Meals- Each meal plan has a designated amount of guaranteed meals per week.  This means that no matter what the week of the semester, whether it's the first week or the last, you will have a certain number of guaranteed meals for that week.  Your guaranteed meals get used first each week because they do not roll over from one week to the next.

Block Meals- Block meals are meals that you can use whenever you want to throughout the course of the semester.  Each meal plan has a certain number of block meals to use as you wish!  Block meals don't expire until the end of the semester.  So, if you don't eat as much one week but eat more the next, you can make up the difference in meals using block meals. 

Flex Dollars- The meal plans mentioned below come with flex dollars.  They can be used like cash in the Hawk's Hangout and Cafe.

Other things to be aware of when selecting a meal plan:

  • All students living in Helein, Garner, Padua, Friars, and Willer must be on a meal plan
  • First Year Students can only select either the Tower or Hawk Plan
  • The Gold Plan is only available to seniors, commuter students, or students living in the SLC or Houses
  • Students living in the SLC or Houses automatically receive $350 in flex dollars as part of the cost of their housing
  • Commuter students can select any meal plan

Meal Plan Breakdown

Tower Plan- Provides 227 total meals per semester (Average 15 meals per week)
Guaranteed Meals- 7 per week for 16 weeks
Block Meals- 115 to use over the course of the whole semester
Flex Dollars- $165
Cost- $2720 per semester

Hawk Plan- Provides 175 total meals per semester (Average 12 meals per week)
Guaranteed Meals- 5 per week for 16 weeks
Block Meals- 95 to use over the course of the whole semester
Flex Dollars- $165
Cost- $2190 per semester

QU Plan- Provides 130 total meals per semester (Average 8 meals per week)
Guaranteed Meals- 5 per week for 16 weeks
Block Meals- 50 to use over the course of the whole semester
Flex Dollars- $165
Cost- $1720 per semester

Gold Plan- Provides 80 total meals per semester (Average 5 meals per week)
All meals on the Gold Plan are considered block meals and can be used at any time throughout the semester
Flex Dollars- $75
Cost- $960 per semester

Any questions on meal plans or Dining Services can be directed to Chris Blakeman, Director of Dining Services, at 217-228-5310.