Meal Plans

Dining Services offers a variety of meal plan options for students living in a residence hall. Maintain your meal plan online

Residence Hall Meal Plans

Meal plans are purchased per semester in conjunction with Room & Board rates. Three different meal plans are offered: Any 10, 14, or 21 meals per week. The week begins on Saturday morning and ends Friday night, and meals do not roll over. Each meal plan includes:

  • 20 bonus/guest meals to be used for friends, family, or the student if meals run low (parents and guardians can eat with their student for free twice every two weeks)
  • To-go meals
  • Two week grace period at the beginning of each semester to decrease meal plans
  • $150 RamCash each semester

An additional meal plan, the U Plan, is available for upperclass students only who choose to live on campus after their first year. This flexible plan includes 5 meals per week and includes all standard Residence Hall Meal Plan inclusions listed above.

Any 21 meal plans can be upgraded to Any Meal, Any Time (up to 12 meals per day) for an additional $330 per semester.

CSU Apartments & Off-Campus Meal Plans

Living off campus or in a CSU apartment? The CSU Apartment & Off-Campus Meal Plan is for you!  These flexible meal plans are available in three different blocks and meals roll over each year until you leave CSU. These meal plans include dining at all Residential Dining Services’ operated locations on campus and include meals to go. Bringing a guest? Just swipe your card twice! Sign up at or call (970) 491-4754.

Spring Promotion

Purchase a meal plan by May 17, 2019 to get this year’s rates on next year’s tuition bill! Log in to and select ‘Meal Plan Promotion’.

  • Those who purchase after May 17 will be billed immediately.
  • The CSU Apartment & Off-Campus Meal Plan is eligible to all CSU students who do not live in the residence halls. Current residence hall students who are planning to move off campus next school year are eligible to purchase now, for use next year.
  • Rates move to 2019-2020 prices on July 1, 2019. Rates are determined by the Board of Governors and are typically announced in May.

2018 – 2019 Prices for CSU Apartments & Off-Campus Meal Plans

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Meals can also be purchased at the door.

Faculty/Staff meal plans never expire as long as you are employed at CSU.  These meal plans include dining at all Residential Dining Services operated locations on campus, as well as to-go meals. Bringing a guest? Just swipe your card twice!

  • Discounted rate for faculty/staff
  • Cash, credit card, or Ram Cash at the door is accepted at all locations. Employee ID must be presented at time of payment.
  • RamCash can be added separately to your Faculty/Staff ID

Purchase Meals and RamCash

Guests, as well as parents/guardians, are always welcome to dine with us. CSU meal plan holders can use meal plan swipes to bring guests in to eat**. If your CSU member does not have a meal plan, or if you are not affiliated with a CSU meal plan holder, you must purchase a meal at the door. Prices at the door are:


* Children between the ages of 5-10 qualify for child price. Children 0-4 eat free.

** Residence hall meal plans include regular weekly meal plan swipes, and 20 bonus meals. Regular weekly meal plan swipes are non-transferrable in part or full, so a bonus meal must be used for any guests.

Cash, credit card, or Ram Cash at the door is accepted at all locations.

Visiting Parents and Guardians

Available during the academic year (not available during summer session)
Parents and legal guardians are welcome to eat with their residence hall student twice every two weeks at any of our dining centers or express locations for free! To be admitted, parents or guardians need to be accompanied by their student and introduced to the meal checker.

*Off-campus plans: Swipe meal card multiple times for guests.

One Swipe – Two Lunches: Treat your Faculty/Advisor

Get to know your faculty/academic advisor over lunch! Visit any residential dining center* on Wednesdays through the end of the semester, and their lunch is on us!

  • Available to all undergrad student meal plan holders
  • Tell the meal checker that you’re hosting your faculty/academic advisor

*Promotion does not include Durrell Express, Ram’s Horn Express, or Braiden RamWich.