Dining & Meal Plans

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Selecting a Meal Plan

Selecting a Meal Plan

Students living in Residential Life Housing are required to have a meal plan. Students make their meal plan selection after they have selected/been assigned to a room.

Meal Plans for Off Campus Students

Meal Plans for Off Campus Students

Residential Life offers meal plans for students who live off campus too! Meal plans for off campus students are in effect for ONE SEMESTER, giving students ultimate flexibility.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars

Using Dining Dollars, you can make purchases in all University Dining Services locations by presenting your MavCARD to the cashier.

Meal Plan Options

Choose from four meal plans that suit your lifestyle and preferences. Find out which meal plan is right for you and the benefits of each.

Changing Meal Plans

You can change your meal plan during certain times of the year. Check when and how to update your meal plan here.

Dining Dollars

Using Dining Dollars, you can make purchases in all University Dining Services locations by presenting your MavCARD to the cashier.

To-Go Dining Containers

To-go containers are a convenient and quick option to take your meal with you from the University Dining Center. For a $5 refundable deposit, you can get a to-go container. The money is refunded when you return the container.

Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Minnesota State University, Mankato is one of only two Minnesota universities listed in Allergic Living magazine's nationwide summary of universities that offer programs and menu options for students living with food allergies.

Meal Plan & Dining Forms

Your source for all dining, meal plan and dining dollars forms. Find the form to make the request or change you need here.

Meal Plans for Off Campus Students

Residential Life offers meal plans for students who live off campus too! Meal plans for off campus students are in effect for ONE SEMESTER, giving students ultimate flexibility.

Selecting a Meal Plan

Students living in Residential Life Housing are required to have a meal plan. Students make their meal plan selection after they have selected/been assigned to a room.

Meet the Dietitian

Our registered dietitian provides students with practical solutions and simple ideas for helping students live their best life!

Summer Meal Plan

Dining offers summer meal plan which includes $200 Dining Dollars that can be used at any retail dining location.

Guest Meal Passes

Most meal plans come with three complimentary guest meal passes that can be used by friends & family each semester.

Retail Dining Locations

Residents can spend Dining Dollars at Chet's Place and 1872 Grill. Both are located within the residence communities and have student-friendly hours.