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. (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.)
- The last meal of Fall 2016 is December 17, 2016.
- The first meal of Spring 2017 is January 15, 2017.
- The last meal of Spring 2017 is May 12, 2017.
- All Flex Points expire on May 21, 2017.
The Gold Plan provides up to 14 meals per week in the dining halls (and $660.00* 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.
New this year is the Green Plan, which 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 Gold Plan
This flexible plan (on which all students are placed at the beginning of each semester) provides both Flex Points ($660.00* 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). Flex Points are accepted in select on-campus retail food service establishments, excluding Legends and Sorin's. Unused Flex Points from Fall Semester carry over into Spring Semester (at which time an additional $660.00 are added to your ID card), and all Flex Points expire at the end of the academic Spring Semester, May 21, 2017.
The Blue Plan
This plan offers you up to one meal per meal period in our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (North or South) during each meal period when these locations are open. The Blue Plan offers the budget-conscious student an exceptional value.
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.
Due to the North Dining Hall Renovation, students on the Blue Plan will receive $250 in Flex Points for the 2017 spring semester.
The Green Plan
The Green Plan is a flexible meal plan that provides both Flex Points and Domer Dollars ($565.00* in Flex Points and $315.00 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). Unused Flex Points from the fall semester carry over into the spring semester, and all Flex Points expire at the end of the academic spring semester, May 21, 2017. 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 $250.00 per semester, which will be charged to your student account.
*Flex Point amounts are higher than normal for the 2017 spring semester. This increase is offered in conjunction with the renovation of North Dining Hall, allowing our guests the flexibility to eat at retail locations more frequently during this time.
Meal Plan Comparison
RSVP – Resident Student Visitor Pass
This special program was developed at the request of the student body through the student government, and is offered ONLY to on-campus residents.
Access to one meal period in one of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (North or South) for the price of a fast food value meal. Low cost of $7.50 per meal (payable by Domer Dollars or Flex Points – not Student Account charge), purchased easily from the dining hall register and for immediate use only (during the meal period when purchased). 5 meals are programmed onto your ID card at the beginning of each semester, making them available for purchase at the dining hall register.
The RSVP is available for those students on Resident Undergraduate Student Meal Plans during the academic year only. The RSVP 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. A valid student ID must be provided at the dining hall register.
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). During the academic year, any remaining balance of Flex Points purchased during the fall semester carries over to the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester, all Flex Point remaining balances expire and are not refunded. 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 year. Your Domer Dollar balance will carry over from year to year until the time you separate from the University. So long as your remaining balance meets the minimum requirement listed above 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!