Meal Plans for Residents

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When you live on campus, you don't have to worry about getting groceries. Your meal plan lets you eat at plenty of locations across campus. You can select the Huskie Block Plan or the Huskie Classic Plan.

New plans for fall 2019!

The Huskie Block Plan and the Huskie Classic Plan are new meal plans options for residents living on campus starting fall 2019. If you're looking for the meal plan that's available to current spring 2019 residents, see the Huskie Unlimited Access Plan.

Let's help you pick a meal plan.

Answer a few questions about your eating habits and other preferences and we can recommend the best plan for you.

Where will you be living when you use this meal plan?

Why select this plan?

Eat near classes or when you're just around campus.

Take meals to-go out of Stevenson, Gilbert, Neptune and New Hall.

Use Flex Dollars at Stevenson and other retail locations across campus.

Use weekly Flex Dollars to treat guests.

A plan that offers access to more locations across campus and includes a new to-go option.

The Huskie Block Plan is an optional upgrade to the Huskie Classic plan that you automatically get when you live on campus. You'll get 12 meals per week with 20, 30 or 40 Flex Dollars that let you eat at more locations and take meals to-go out of All You Care to Eat dining centers. You'll be able to use this plan's meals and Flex Dollars at Stevenson, Gilbert, Neptune and New Hall.

Plan Options

Upgrade Option Additional Cost Added to Your Room Rate
12 meals with 20 Flex Dollars per week +$272.50 per semester
12 meals with 30 Flex Dollars per week +$400.00 per semester
12 meals with 40 Flex Dollars per week +$512.50 per semester

Accepted at Locations

Location Dine-In To-Go Meals
New Hall
Gilbert
Neptune

All retail locations across campus, including: Stevenson Towers · Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels · East Side Café, proudly serving Starbucks · Sandella's · Huskie Den (opening 2019)

Why select this plan?

It's included in your room rate.

You don't care about taking meals to-go.

You'll usually only eat at New Hall, Gilbert or Neptune.

You can use any number of meals per week.

You don't need a plan that includes weekly meals that you can use at Stevenson.

The plan that's automatically included in your room rate when you live in Gilbert, Grant, Neptune, New Hall or Stevenson.

The Huskie Classic Plan grants you unlimited dine-in access to All You Care to Eat dining centers in Gilbert, Neptune and New Hall. You can optionally add 110, 220, 330 or 450 Flex Dollars to this plan that expire at the end of the semester. You can use Flex Dollars to eat at more retail locations accepting Flex Dollars across campus.

Plan Options

Option Additional Cost Added to Your Room Rate
Huskie Classic with no extra Flex Dollars (Included in room rate)
Huskie Classic with 110 extra Flex Dollars +$105 per semester
Huskie Classic with 220 extra Flex Dollars +$210 per semester
Huskie Classic with 330 extra Flex Dollars +$315 per semester
Huskie Classic with 450 extra Flex Dollars +$420 per semester

Accepted at Locations

Residential Locations Dine-In To-Go Meals
New Hall
Gilbert
Neptune

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

When you select a room, you'll be given the option of selecting one of these plans.

How and when do I pay for a meal plan?

Your meal plan will be billed to your NIU Bursar's account along with your room rate. See due dates.

How can I change my meal plan if I already signed up?

You can change your plan by sending an email from your student Z-ID email account to housing@niu.edu or dining@niu.edu.

Deadlines for requesting changes:

  • If you added your meal plan before the semester started, you have ten business days from the start of the semester to upgrade, downgrade or cancel your meal plan. After those ten business days, you can still upgrade or refill, but you can't cancel or downgrade your plan.
  • If you added your meal plan on or after the first day of the semester, you have ten business days from the date you added your plan to upgrade, downgrade or cancel it. After those ten business days, you can still upgrade or refill, but you can't cancel or downgrade your plan.

How many Flex Dollars do I need?

It depends on where you would like to eat on campus and how often you eat. Answer a few questions and we can help make a recommendation.

What plan should I get if I live in Stevenson?

We think the Huskie Block Plan is perfect for Stevenson residents. You can use the plan's weekly meals and Flex Dollars to eat at the food court in Stevenson.

When do unused meals or Flex Dollars expire?

In the Huskie Block Plan, unused meals expire at the end of the week, and unused Flex Dollars roll over up to two weeks in value.

In the Huskie Classic Plan, any unused Flex Dollars expire at the end of the semester.


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dining@niu.edu
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