Meal Plan Policies

Having a plan makes dining convenient and easy!

Signing Up for a Plan - Residential students sign up for meal plans in the Housing and Meal Plans section in the Students area of Self-Service.

Residential Plans - In order to get the most out of your UE experience, all students residing in UE residence halls must participate in a Residential Meal Plan. These include the Anytime Purple 7, Anytime Orange 5, or Aces 12.

Plans for Village Residents, Fraternity Residents, and Commuters – Students residing in Village housing, fraternity houses, or commuter students who wish to purchase a meal plan may select any of the Residential Meal Plans or the additional Aces 7 plan. Sophomores residing in Village housing are required to have one of the three full Residential Meal Plans.

Commuter students initially sign up for meal plans in the Housing and Meal Plans section on Self-Service, but can also purchase Ace Bucks online through the dining website at anytime.

Required Meal Plan for Fraternity Residents - Students living in Fraternity Housing who entered the University in Fall 2022 and thereafter will be assigned and billed for the Aces 7 meal plan but are welcome to choose a larger plan. Meal plan adjustments must take place during posted meal plan change periods.

Fraternity Cancellations - Students with a meal plan who move to Villages or fraternity housing after the meal change deadline must wait until the beginning of the following semester to change or drop their meal plan.

Ace Buck Carry-Over/Semester Limits on Meals - Ace Bucks conveniently carry over to the spring semester with the continuation of a UE home campus meal plan. Meals however must be used within the existing semester.

You can add additional Ace Bucks at anytime for added flexibility.

Pricing - For more information about meal plan pricing as well as other financial information, please see the Student Financial Services Tuition and Direct Costs page.

Breaks - Plans are not in operation during Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, or Easter Break.

Students staying on campus during breaks should plan ahead and obtain food from Aces Place with their Ace Bucks to prepare during this time.