West Campus Meal Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017


Do I have to purchase a dining plan each semester?

All first year students living on the Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, West and Polytechnic campuses are required by the University to purchase a dining plan each semester. All Barrett Honors College students living in the Barrett Residential Complex are required to purchase a Barrett dining plan each semester. Any Upper-division or Graduate students living in traditional residence halls are required to have a meal plan. If you are an upperclassman living in a university apartment (Adelphi Commons I, Vista del Sol, Falcon, Mustang, Phantom or Las Casas) you are not required to purchase a plan, although it is strongly recommended.


When does my dining plan start?

Important Dates for Dining Plans*

  •   8/13        Fall 2016 Semester M&G and Meals at Dining Halls Active
  •   8/24        Deadline to Change your Dining Plan - 5 p.m.
  • 10/08-11   Fall Break (Dining Halls open for Brunch and Dinner)
  • 11/23        Thanksgiving Break Begins (Last Meal in Dining Halls - Lunch)
  • 11/24-26   Thanksgiving Break (Dining Halls Closed)
  • 11/27        Thanksgiving Break Ends (First Meal in Dining Halls - Dinner)
  • 12/10        Fall 2016 Semester Ends (Last Meal in Dining Halls - Lunch)
  •   1/08        Spring 2017 Semester (First Meal in Dining Halls - Dinner)
  •   1/16        Deadline to Change your Dining Plan
  •   3/03        Spring Break Begins (Last Meal in Dining Halls - Lunch)
  •   3/12        Spring Break Ends (First Meal in Dining Halls - Dinner)
  •   5/06        Spring 2017 Semester Ends (Last Meal in Dining Halls - Lunch)

*Dates Subject to Change


What is an All-You-Care-to-Eat Dining Hall?

The Residential Dining Hall is an All-You-Care-to-Eat facility. This means that students are able to eat as much as they like while they are in the location. Verde Dining Pavilion is the residential dining hall at the West Campus.


Can I take food out of the Residential Dining Hall?

No, in order to provide the safest and best possible service to students throughout the entire day, students are not allowed to take food outside of the dining hall.


Can I carry over any unused meals to the next week or next semester?

No. Plan to use your meals each week or each semester, depending on your plan. We can help you decide on the right plan to fit your schedule and eating habits, ensuring that you get the full value of your plan. Please contact us if you need additional assistance.


What happens if I have M&G or Meals left at the end of the semester?

For Mandatory Resident students, M&G dollars transfer from the Fall to Spring semester and over the summer. Any dollars not used by the conclusion of summer session 2016 (summer session 2017 for Fall 2016 residents) are forfeited. All accounts are reset at the conclusion of summer session 2016.

If you are a Voluntary/Commuter (includes mandatory students that add on M&G after using the allotted amount from the mandatory dining plan) dining plan student, M&G Dollars transfer from semester to semester until you graduate from the university.

All M&G Dollars must be spent prior to graduation, any unused dollars prior to graduation will be forfeited. M&G Dollars may also be forfeited if there is no use on the account for six months or longer.



What is Meal Exchange? Where else can I use my meals swipes besides the Residential Restaurants?

Meal exchange is available at the Tempe Campus at Outta Here in the Memorial Union, Sonora Market (Sonora), Hassayampa P.O.D. Market and PV Market, Taylor Marketplace at the Downtown campus, West P.O.D. Market and Poly Marketplace during regular hours of operation. All meal plans include one meal exchange per day. Meal Exchange options vary by location but will guarantee a full on-the-go meal.


Can I treat a friend to a meal on my plan?

Depending on the dining plan you select, there are options for guest meals. Guest meals allow you to pay for your friend or family member with your meal plan. You can also treat a friend using your M&G Dollars, Pitchfork ID MasterCard® Check Card, cash or credit cards.


What is a guest meal?

The Unlimited, 14 meals per week and 8 meals per week (12 meals per week for Barrett) plans have guest meals. The guest meals are allotted per semester, however are deducted from the overall weekly meal total. On your receipt, you will see the meals allotted for the week plus the semester guest meals. The guest meals are the individual meal plan holder’s meals, but may be used for a guest if desired. If the guest meals are not used, the meal plan holder uses those meals for him/herself as part of their weekly total.  

The 14 meals per week plan has 32 guest meals per semester. The 8 meals per week (or 12 meals per week Barrett) plan has 16 guest meals per semester.  

The Unlimited meal plan is the only plan that has additional guest meals, at 48 guest meals per semester.


How can I check my M&G balance?

The balance is printed on the receipt each time you make a M&G purchase. Check your account with a cashier at any time, visit the Sun Devil Dining office in the Memorial Union (Tempe campus), Room 138 or call 480.727.DINE (3463).


Can I get a refund on my already purchased meal plan?

All purchases are final. You may not cancel / refund your dining plan purchase unless you officially withdraw from Arizona State University, with University documentation.  

If a University Housing student officially withdraws from Arizona State University, refunds will be issued utilizing a prorated amount based on the following criteria: M&G dollars are prorated based on service days. Students are billed for the prorated dollars that are available to them on their M&G card. Meal Charges are prorated based on service days that the plan was available to the student. This is based on a daily charge (total cost of the meal plan divided by number of service days), multiplied by the number of days the plan was available.  

If a student that purchases a meal plan from Aramark/Sun Devil Dining officially withdraws from Arizona State University, refunds will be issued based on the following criteria: The current balance of M&G dollars will be refunded. Meal Charges are prorated based on service days that the plan was available to the student. This is based on a daily charge (total cost of the meal plan divided by number of service days), multiplied by the number of days the plan was available.


How do I change my meal plan?

Dining plan changes for University Housing Resident students are accepted up through the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters. If you need to change your dining plan, please submit your change online here.  

When changes are made a prorated billing will be applied. *M&G dollars are prorated based on service days. Students are billed for the prorated dollars that are available to them on their M&G card. *Meal Charges are prorated based on service days that the plan was available to the student. This is based on a daily charge (total cost of the meal plan divided by number of service days), multiplied by the number of days the plan was available.  

All voluntary meal plans selected with Aramark/Sun Devil Dining (Campus Dining Office or SunDevilDining.com) are final at the time of purchase.


How can I add more M&G or meals to my Card?

You can add M&G or meals to your card at any time by visiting SunDevilDining.com, visiting the Sun Devil Dining office located in Memorial Union, Room 138, or call our Dine Line at 480.727.DINE (3463). You can also fax 480.727.0008 or mail your order form with payment to:
ARAMARK at ASU, 1290 S. Normal Ave., Memorial Union #138, Tempe, AZ 85287-0801