Meal Plan FAQ

What is a Residential Dining Hall?

What is a Residential Dining Hall?

All of our Residential Dining Halls provide a variety of stations for guests to choose from including but not limited to a Deli, Home Station with comfort foods, International Entrees, Pizza, Grill, Vegan and Vegetarian meals as well as unique options such as a Taco Bar, Sushi, Gelato and more. Students, faculty and staff can use their meal swipes (or M&G dollars, cash, credit or debit) to access the dining halls.

Can I take food out of the Residential Dining Hall?

Can I take food out of the Residential Dining Hall?

Due to COVID-19 and enhanced safety practices, the all-you-care-to-eat dining halls will allow guests to take food out of the dining area and offer takeout meals only. Currently, sitting in the dining area is strongly prohibited.

Do I have to purchase a dining plan each semester?

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 II, Cholla, Vista del Sol, University Towers, Falcon, Mustang, Phantom or Las Casas) you are not required to purchase a plan, although it is strongly recommended.

How do I pay for my meal plan?

How do I pay for my meal plan?

Students living on campus will pay for their meal plan through University Housing at the My Housing Portal

Students not living on campus, faculty and staff can purchase a meal plan through this site and pay with a debit or credit card. Purchases can also be made in person at the Tempe campus dining office at the Memorial Union, Office 138 or over the phone at 480-727-3463.

When does my dining plan start and important dates?

When does my dining plan start and important dates?

Important Dates for Dining Plans*

Aug. 15, 2020Fall 2020 Semester M&G and Meals at Dining Halls Active (Brunch)
Aug. 26, 2020Deadline to Change your Dining Plan - 5 p.m.
Oct. 10 - 13, 2020 Fall Break (Dining Halls open for Brunch and Dinner)
Nov. 26, 2020Thanksgiving Break Begins (Last Meal in Dining Halls – Lunch)
Nov. 27 - 29, 2020Thanksgiving Break (Dining Halls Closed)
Nov. 30, 2020Thanksgiving Break Ends (First Meal in Dining Halls – Dinner)
Dec. 12, 2020Fall 2020 Semester Ends (Last Meal in Dining Halls – Dinner)
Jan. 10, 2021Spring 2021 Semester (First Meal in Dining Halls – Dinner)
Jan. 17, 2021Deadline to Change your Dining Plan - 5 p.m.
Mar. 7, 2021Spring Break Begins (Last Meal in Dining Halls – Lunch)
Mar. 14, 2021Spring Break Ends (First Meal in Dining Halls – Dinner)
May 8, 2021Spring 2021 Semester Ends (Last Meal in Dining Halls – Lunch)
Aug. 10, 2021Maroon and Gold dollars (M&G) Expire with Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Mandatory Meal Plans

*Dates Subject to Change

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

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?

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

Students who have a residential dining plan purchased through My ASU Housing, your M&G dollars will transfer from the fall to spring semester and over the summer. Any dollars not used by the conclusion of summer session 2020 (summer session 2020 for Fall 2019 residents) will be forfeited. All accounts are reset at the conclusion of summer session 2020.

If you are on a Commuter Dining Plan (includes mandatory students that add on M&G after using the allotted amount from the mandatory dining plan), 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?

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 the Memorial Union POD Market, Sonora Market (Sonora), Hassayampa P.O.D. Market, Tooker P.O.D. and GLV P.O.D. Market, Taylor Marketplace at the Downtown campus, West P.O.D. Market and Poly Marketplace during regular hours of operation. All meal plans include two 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?

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?

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?

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, call the Sun Devil Dining Office 480.727.DINE (3463), e-mail us at sundevildining@asu.edu or check your ASU app.

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

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?

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?

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 or call the Sun Devil Dining office 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