Residence Life

Meals and Flex

Using Meals and Flex Dollars

Students present their dining cards to the cashier after making food selections. Food can be purchased as a meal or with flex dollars in Cafe Court and Ace’s Place (Jazzman's only takes flex or cash). The card is scanned, the account is updated, and the ending balance is displayed on the register. Students may also request a receipt.

Definition of Meals

A meal provides a student the ability to select a designated combination consisting of an entree, drink and sides in Cafe Court or Ace’s Place. Any unused meals left at the end of each semester are forfeited.

Definition of Flex Dollars

Flex dollars may be used to purchase individual items in Jazzman’s Cafe, Ace’s Place and Cafe Court. They may also be used to purchase a meal.

Flex dollars transfer to the spring semester when a student continues with a meal plan on UE’s home campus. Any unused flex dollars left at the end of the second semester will be forfeited. Flex dollars are nonrefundable when a contract is ended or cancelled.

If a student utilizes all of his or her flex dollars, additional flex dollars can be purchased on the Sodexo Web site or through the dining services office in the lower level of the Ridgway University Center.

Checking your Balance / Adding Flex

Students and parents may check balances and add Flex funds by visiting

To add funds, only the student ID number and a credit/debit card are needed. Adding for a student? Simply select "Quick Revalue" to add funds without logging in. The student must have an existing meal plan to add funds online. Contact the Sodexo office at 812-488-2951 with any questions about the Campus Card Center website.

Using Flex for Papa John’s Pizza

Have your order charged to your Flex Dollars on your UE ID. Campus delivery from the local Papa John's is part of the meal program utilizing flex dollars for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11am to 11pm. Papa John’s is located just minutes from campus on Weinbach Avenue. Their number is 477-7700.

You must show your Student ID and another photo ID to charge your Flex. Please remember to tip your delivery person!

Note: Meal Plans are not in operation during Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, or Easter Break.

Students staying on campus during Fall, Thanksgiving, Easter and Spring Break should plan ahead and obtain food from Aces Place with their Flex to prepare during this time.

During Fall Break, Thanksgiving and Easter Break, students can use their Flex dollars to buy Pizza from the local Papa John’s. (Papa John’s is closed on Thanksgiving Day.)