On Campus Undergrads
Included at no extra charge with your Notre Dame housing fee is a choice between two meal plans — either the default Gold Plan or the requested Blue Plan. All meal plans are semester based. (For incoming on-campus freshmen and on-campus transfer students who are attending orientation, a Meal Access Card will be provided through orientation for appropriate dining hall access prior to you receiving your ID card in August.) Meals refresh Saturday morning before breakfast.
- The last meal of Fall 2017 is December 15, 2017.
- The first meal of Spring 2018 is January 14, 2018.
- The last meal of Spring 2018 is May 17, 2018.
- All meal plans expire on May 17, 2018.
The Gold Plan provides up to 14 meals per week in the dining halls and $500 in Flex Points per semester. The Blue Plan provides up to 21 meals per week in the dining halls and no Flex Points. Over 99% of resident undergraduates choose to remain on the default Gold Plan. There is no difference in cost between the Blue Plan and the Gold Plan.
The Green Plan offers up to 14 meals a week and both Flex Points and Domer Dollars. Unlike the Blue and Gold Plans, there is an additional charge to upgrade to this plan.
The on-campus meal plans (Gold, Blue and Green) permit multple entries per meal period, a single meal tap in SDH Grab and Go per visit, and are intended for personal use only. Each resident is permitted up to five (5) guest meals per semester which must be redeemed at the cash register. These meals are complimentary and may not be used for special meals such as football weekends, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Residents may purchase meals at a 15% discount using FLEX or Domer Dollars at any time and/or when the five complimentary meals have been utilized.
The Gold Plan
This flexible plan (on which all students are placed at the beginning of each semester) provides both Flex Points ($500 in Flex Points are placed on your ID card at the beginning of each semester) and a weekly allotment of up to 14 board meals in our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (North or South). Multiple meal period swipes are permitted for personal use. Flex Points are accepted in select on-campus retail food service establishments, excluding Legends and Sorin's. Unused Flex Points expire at the end of each semester.
The Blue Plan
This plan offers you a weekly allotment of up to 21 meals a week in our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (North or South). The Blue Plan offers the budget-conscious student an exceptional value. Multiple meal period swipes are permitted for personal use.
To request the Blue Plan (instead of remaining on the defaulted Gold Plan), you must submit an email from your Notre Dame email account within the first two weeks of each semester to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Change to Blue Plan” in the subject line, with your complete name and ndID ‘90’ number in the text, and be sure NOT to spend any Flex Points.
The Green Plan
The Green Plan is a flexible meal plan that provides both Flex Points and Domer Dollars ($360.00 in Flex Points and $360.00 in Domer Dollars placed on your ID card at the beginning of each semester), and a weekly allotment of up to 14 board meals in our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (North or South). Multiple meal period swipes are permitted for personal use. Unused Flex Points expire at the end of each semester. Domer Dollars are accepted at all on-campus retail food establishments, in campus laundry and vending machines, as well as at select off-campus locations. Domer Dollars do not expire and will remain on your campus ID card until you separate from the University. Please see more about Flex Points and Domer Dollars below.
To request the Green Plan (instead of remaining on the defaulted Gold Plan), you must submit an email from your Notre Dame email account within the first two weeks of each semester to email@example.com with “Change to Green Plan” in the subject line, along with your name and ndID ‘90’ number in the text. The cost to upgrade to the Green Plan is $260.00 per semester, which will be charged to your student account.
Student Guest Meals
This program was developed at the request of Student Government and is offered ONLY to on-campus residents.
5 meals are programmed onto your ID card at the beginning of each semester for guest use. Please visit the monitor's station in either dining hall to use one of your guest meals.
Student Guest Meals are available for those students on Resident Undergraduate Student Meal Plans during the academic year only. These meals are not available for use during football weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of football weekends), during Dining Hall special meals (e.g., Thanksgiving, Easter), or during Senior Week and Commencement weekend.
How are Domer Dollars different from Flex Points?
Flex Points are an extension of the on-campus dining board plan and are accepted only in select on-campus retail food service establishments (excluding Legends and Sorin's). Flex Points are placed on the ID card at the beginning of each semester and any remaining balance expires at the end of each semester. Flex Points purchased during the summer (called Summer Flex Points) are for use only in select on-campus retail food service locations and only during a specified summer date range. Flex Points may not be purchased by credit card.
Domer Dollars are much more versatile than Flex Points, with broader acceptance in more locations, both on and off campus. Additionally, Domer Dollars never expire as Flex Points do each semester. Your Domer Dollar balance will carry over from year to year until the time you separate from the University. As long as your remaining balance is above $25 you will receive a refund of unused Domer Dollars upon separation through an automated process. You may use Domer Dollars to make purchases at many select off-campus merchants in addition to the on-campus businesses, including both food and non-food related entities. (Certain items that are deemed not in accordance with a healthy community and Church teaching may not be purchased with Domer Dollars). Domer Dollars may be purchased by credit card. Domer Dollars make your ID card the one card you need for your campus life!
Both Domer Dollar and Flex Point balances can be checked at get.nd.edu.