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Meal Plans

Boiler Flex–Unlimited 500
Best Value
  • 20+ meals per week
  • Unlimited access to all campus dining courts, for meals and snacks
  • 8 Purdue Dining Quickly (PDQ) swipes per week
  • 16 guest meals per academic year (8 per semester)
  • $500 Dining Dollars per academic year
  • Dining Dollars can be used at all 32 retail dining locations on campus
  • Cost: $5,398 per academic year
Boiler Flex–Unlimited 250
  • 20+ meals per week
  • Unlimited access to all campus dining courts, for meals and snacks
  • 8 Purdue Dining Quickly (PDQ) swipes per week
  • 16 guest meals per academic year (8 per semester)
  • $250 Dining Dollars per academic year
  • Dining Dollars can be used at all 32 retail dining locations on campus
  • Cost: $5,172 per academic year
13–Meal Track
  • 13 meals per week
  • $450 Dining Dollars per academic year
  • Dining Dollars can be used at all 32 retail dining locations on campus
  • Cost: $4,554 per academic year
  • Note: For less than $20 more per week, you could upgrade to an Unlimited Meal Plan!
8–Meal Track
  • 8 meals per week
  • No Dining Dollars available
  • Cost: $2,998 per academic year

Weekly Meal Plans

These meal plans include a specific number of meal swipes per week. Unused swipes from these plans expire on Sunday evenings each week and reset for the following week. Swipes from these plans can only be used by the student, not for swiping in guests. Please note that meal plan prices are per academic year.

Boiler Flex Unlimited Plan 500

This plan lets you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. You can swipe into the dining courts as many times as you want, stopping in for multiple meals, snacks or coffee and never have to worry about counting or running out of meals. Boiler Flex Unlimited 500 affords students the most value, as it has the lowest cost per meal.

If you don't think you'll have time to eat in the dining courts three times daily, Boiler Flex Unlimited 500 includes eight swipes at any of our PDQ options per week and $500 Dining Dollars for the year to spend at the 32 retail dining locations around campus. The Boiler Flex Unlimited Plan 500 provides 16 guest meals per academic year. Dining Dollars can also be used to bring guests to the dining court.

Boiler Flex Unlimited Plan 250

This plan offers the same unlimited meal benefits as the 500 plan with $250 Dining Dollars per academic year instead of $500. All your meals are accounted for, every day of the week. You can swipe into the dining courts as often as you want, stopping in for multiple meals, snacks or coffee without worrying about running out of meals.

If you're too busy to stop by the dining courts three times a day, Boiler Flex Unlimited 250 offers eight swipes at any of our PDQ options per week and $250 Dining Dollars for the year to spend at the 32 retail dining locations around campus. The Boiler Flex Unlimited 250 Plan includes 16 guest meals per academic year. Dining Dollars can also be used to bring guests to the dining court.

"PDQ" - What is PDQ?

Purdue Dining Quickly (PDQ) applies to meal plan holders on our 2 Unlimited Plans. Unlimited Meal Plan holders are permitted 8 PDQ swipes per week. 

PDQ swipes provide dining alternatives for students in need of a quick meal, allowing them the option to use 8 of their meal swipes at different locations on campus outside of the dining courts. To see all of the dining alternatives available, please visit our Explore page to learn more.  

13-Track Plan

This plan includes 13 meal swipes per week in the dining courts or any of our meal swipe locations. This plan is ideal for the student who eats twice a day in the dining courts and offers $450 Dining Dollars per year to spend in dining and retail locations across campus.

8-Track Plan

The 8-Track Plan includes 8 meal swipes per week in the dining courts or any of our meal swipe locations. This plan is designed for the student on a budget who chooses not to eat as many meals each week. This plan does not offer any Dining Dollars.

Purdue Dining & Culinary offers a variety of meal plans to fit each student's unique schedule and budget. The unlimited meal plan allows students to swipe in guests up to 8 times per semester.

All of these plans come with meals and/or Dining Dollars loaded directly to a student's Purdue ID card, convenience and flexibility that can't be beat. Use your card for a meal in the dining courts, coffee at Starbucks®, or a quick lunch or snack from Purdue Memorial Union or any of the 32 retail satellite locations across campus or treat a guest to lunch.

Check the business hours of various Dining & Culinary operations on our website under Hours of Operation, but you can get something to eat somewhere on campus from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. in a variety of retail and residential dining locations.

Note: Off-campus students are not eligible to purchase a meal plan. Please consider a BoilerExpress account to purchase meals on campus.


Dining Dollars

Dining dollars are part of most plans and loaded directly to a student's Purdue ID card. These Dining Dollars may be spent for a variety of things across campus in any Purdue Dining & Culinary operation. Dining Dollars are not restricted in how many you can use in retail locations or within Purdue Memorial Union. Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring semesters and do not expire until the end of the academic year in May. You may not sell, trade, or gift your Dining Dollars to others. This act will result in the card being confiscated and lead to a judicial process.

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The Fine Print

When choosing a meal plan please be aware that you are signing up for the full academic year. You can increase your meal plan at any time during the semester, but you cannot drop the meal plan while you are living in University Residences. Residents of Hawkins Hall, Hilltop Apartments, Purdue Village Undergraduate and UR Boiler Apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan. Students assigned to these residences who wish to change to a room-only option must do so prior to the start of the Fall contract. Current residents of non-apartment halls who transfer to Hilltop Apartments, Hawkins Hall, Purdue Village Undergraduate or UR Boiler Apartments can select a room-only option when they are initially assigned. Residents of Hawkins Hall, Hilltop Apartments, Purdue Village Undergraduate or UR Boiler Apartments may eat at any residential dining services location by purchasing a meal plan  here or by using a  BoilerExpress account .

Please note that meal plan prices are per academic year.