Meal Plans

Dining FAQ'S

ARE THERE CHANGES TO THE DINING PLANS FOR FALL 2019?
Yes, beginning fall 2019 the dining plan names will change to better align with the UToledo brand. 7 Day All Access will change to Gold 7 All Access, 5 Day All Access Plan will change to Blue 5 All Access and all block plans will change to Rocket plans. Thanks to student feedback, University Dining will be introducing two brand new plans: Rocket 5 for $35 and the Rocket 10 Weekly.
 
WHO CAN PURCHASE A MEAL PLAN?
Any active UToledo student, faculty or staff member may purchase a meal plan.

AM I REQUIRED TO HAVE A MEAL PLAN?
Students living in the Academic House, Carter Hall, Horton International House, MacKinnon Hall, Ottawa House, Parks Tower, Presidents Hall, Scott Hall, Tucker Hall and Honors Academic Village are required to have a meal plan for each semester. Available plans are determined by class level and residential status. While it is not mandated that commuters or students living in McComas Village have a meal plan, it is greatly encouraged for its convenience and value.

WHAT ARE MY MEAL PLAN OPTIONS?

  • Freshman (0-29.9 credit hours): Gold 7 All Access, Blue 5 All Access 
  • Sophomore (30-59.9 credit hours): Gold 7 All Access, Blue 5 All Access, Rocket 200 
  • Junior and Senior (60+ credit hours): Gold 7 All Access, Blue 5 All Access, Rocket 200, Rocket 150, Rocket 75, Rocket 10 Weekly 
  • Commuter: Gold 7 All Access, Blue 5 All Access, Rocket 200, Rocket 150, Rocket 75, Rocket 35, Rocket 10 Weekly, Rocket 5 for $35 

HOW MUCH DOES A MEAL PLAN COST?
Prices vary by plan and are listed at: utoledo.edu/mealplans/plans.html

University Dining is very sensitive to parent and student financial needs and continues to work to ensure pricing is competitive with other universities in Ohio.

WHY PURCHASE A COMMUTER MEAL PLAN?
Meal plans provide the best value when purchasing meals on campus. All plans, with the exception of the Rocket 5 for $35, include Dining Dollars that can be used at various retail locations. The new Rocket 5 for $35 does not include Dining Dollars but allows commuter students to eat in South Dining or Ottawa East. The Rocket 5 for $35 is flexible and easy to purchase and dollars are added directly to the student’s Rocket Card. Commuter students may purchase for a single week or the total semester.
 
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Meal plans can be purchased through the MyUT Portal (myut.utoledo.edu/). On the left, under “My Accounts” is the link “Change or Add a Meal Plan” simply make your selection and hit submit. 
NOTE: Students required to have a meal plan will be placed in the Gold 7 All Access plan, if they do not select a plan.

CAN I CHANGE MY MEAL PLAN?
Meal plan changes can be made free of charge for fall through August 21, 2019.  After that date, a $50 adjustment fee will be assessed for any changes made.  To make a change, log into the MyUT portal and select “Change or Add Meal Plan” under “My Accounts” on the left side. Changes may not be made after the Sunday of the add/drop period.  Any applicable refunds for meal plan changes will be prorated from the date the meal plan became active. 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MEAL SWIPE AND A MEAL EXCHANGE?  WHERE CAN I USE MY MEAL EXCHANGE?
A Meal Swipe is used whenever you enter one of the dining halls.  1 swipe = 1 meal.
A Meal Exchange is used in place of a meal swipe for select menu items at Croutonz, Agave, Java City, Freshens, Bottle Rocket or the Rocket Market. It may also be used for a to-go meal from either dining hall location or Skyrise Express at Parks Tower.

WILL MY MEAL PLAN AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR THE NEXT SEMESTER?
No, each student will be required to make a meal plan selection each semester.

WILL UNUSED MEAL SWIPES OR DINING DOLLARS ROLL OVER TO THE NEXT SEMESTER?
For the Rocket 200, Rocket 75 and Rocket 35 plan, unused meal swipes and unused Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall semester to the spring semester on the same day spring meal plans are activated. For all access plans, only unused dining dollars will roll over from fall to spring.  All swipes and dining dollars for all plans expire on the last day of spring semester examinations at 11:59 p.m. 

HOW CAN I EAT HEALTHY ON CAMPUS?
At all dining hall locations, nutrition information is posted for each menu item to assist in making the right choice for you.  Color coded cards are also present to help easily identify those selections that are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free or halal.

WHAT IF I HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY OR DIETARY RESTRICTION?
University Dining works hard to accommodate students who have food restrictions.  Contact us at mealplan@utoledo.edu and we’ll be happy to meet and discuss dining options that fit your needs.
 
HOW WILL I KNOW IF THERE'S BEEN A CHANGE IN DINING SERVICES DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER? 
In the case of inclement weather, a message detailing dining changes will be available online and through social media. 

  • Online: utoledo.edu/weather/
  • Online: utoledo.edu/mealplans/inclement-weather.html
  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @utoledodining

 
CAN I TREAT MY FAMILY OR FRIENDs TO A MEAL ON MY PLAN?
Yes! The Gold 7 All Access and Blue 5 All Access meal plans allow you to treat up to five guests per semester. If you have the Rocket 200, Rocket 150, Rocket 75, Rocket 35, Rocket 10 Weekly or the Rocket 5 for $35 plan, you can treat your family and friends to as many meals as you like, as long as you have remaining meal swipes available!

CAN MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS STILL DINE WITH ME AT THE DINING HALL LOCATIONS ONCE I RUN OUT OF MY FIVE GUEST SWIPES?
Yes, we accept other forms of payment at the door! You can use your Dining Dollars, Rocket Dollars, cash, debit or credit card.

WHAT IS THE TOLEDO TUITION GUARANTEE PLAN?
The Tuition Guarantee provides a fixed tuition rate for a four-year period for new, degree-seeking undergraduate students, starting from their initial enrollment, which can be summer, fall or spring. Summer enrollees are assigned to the subsequent fall cohort. Under the plan, in-state tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans, and general and miscellaneous student services fees (which are applicable to all students regardless of course of study) will remain fixed for four years.
Dining rates for each student meeting tuition guarantee eligibility are determined by your cohort under the Toledo Tuition Guarantee. For more information and for help determining your cohort, see Toledo Tuition Guarantee Frequently Asked Questions  or contact Rocket Solution Central at rocketsolutioncentral@utoledo.edu or call 419.530.8700.

IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MEALS PLANS THAT IS NOT ANSWERED ON THE WEBSITE, HOW MAY I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION?
 
Please contact Auxiliary Services at mealplan@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 5/2/19