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Residential Meal Plans

Comparison of 22-23 Meal Plans

22-23 Meal Plans

Best Value
21 Track + 500 Plan
21 Track + 250 Plan
13 Track Plan
8 Track Plan
5 Track Plan
Meals per Week 21 21 13 8 5
Retail Meal Deals per Period 1 1 1 1 0
Dining Dollars per Year $500 $250 $450 $100 $0
Available to all Residential students

URBA ONLY

(excludes Hilltop, PVIL)

Academic Year Rate $5398 $5172 $4554 $2998 $1898

The 5-Track URBA Meal Plan is ONLY AVAILABLE TO URBA RESIDENTS. URBA residents who select the 5-Track Meal Plan may only use this plan in the 5 dining court locations.

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21 Track + 500 Plan

21-Track + 500 Plan

This plan lets you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. As a result, the 21-Track + 500 Plan affords students the most value, as it has the lowest cost per meal.

The 21-Track + 500 Plan includes 21 meals per week and $250 Dining Dollars for the semester to spend at the 23 retail dining locations across campus. You can also use Dining Dollars to bring guests to the dining court.

21 Track + 250 Plan

21-Track + 250 Plan

The 21-Track + 250 includes 21 meals per week and $125 Dining Dollars for the semester to spend at the 23 retail dining locations across campus. You can also use Dining Dollars to bring guests to the dining court.

13 Track Plan

13-Track + 450 Plan

The 13-Track + 450 Plan includes 13 meals per week and $225 Dining Dollars for the semester to spend at the 23 retail dining locations across campus. You can also use Dining Dollars to bring guests to the dining court.

8 Track Plan

8-Track + 100 Plan

The 8-Track + 100 includes 8 meals per week and $50 Dining Dollars for the semester to spend at the 23 retail dining locations across campus. You can also use Dining Dollars to bring guests to the dining court.

5 Track Plan

5-Track URBA Meal Plan

The 5-Track Plan includes 5 swipes per week in the dining courts. 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.

The 5-Track URBA Meal Plan is ONLY AVAILABLE TO URBA RESIDENTS AND EXCLUDES HILLTOP AND PURDUE VILLAGE APARTMENTS. URBA residents who select the 5-Track Meal Plan may only use this plan in the 5 dining court locations.

Purdue Dining & Culinary (PD&C) offers a variety of meal plans to fit each student's unique schedule and budget. 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. Check the business hours of various Dining & Culinary operations on our website under  Hours of Operation.

The Fine Print for Fall Semester 2022

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 and Hilltop Apartments may eat at any residence dining services location by purchasing a meal plan here. 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 and Hawkins Hall can select a room-only option when they are initially assigned. Residents of Hawkins Hall and Hilltop Apartments may eat at any residential dining services location by purchasing a meal plan here.

Please note that meal plan prices are per academic year.