Student Meal Plan Options

Dining Services at Radford University offers a variety of meal plans, providing you with the freedom to select the plan that best meets your eating preferences.  

Unused balances for meal plans do not carry over to the following semester. If the account balance reaches zero before the end of the semester, the meal plan will no longer work until additional Food Dollars (add to Campus Cash) or Flex Dollars (add to Flex Plus) are purchased.

On-campus meal plans (residents)

All students living in residence halls must choose one of the following meal plans.

2017-2018 rates

  • RU Flex Plan ($1991.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $612 in flex dollars and $30 in flex vending.  Offers 50-70% savings on all dining purchases.  Best value when used in the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.  Vending purchases are not discounted.
  • 19 Plus Plan ($2052.50  per semester) - Access to every meal period in the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall (& New River Grille House lunch), plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.
  • 15 Plus Plan ($1997.00 per semester) - Access to any meal period, up to 15 meals per week, in the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall (& New River Grille House lunch), plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.

    *Please note:  Special rates apply for dinner at New River Grille House (Muse).

 

Off-campus meal plans (commuters)

Off campus (commuter) students are not required to purchase a meal plan, but may choose to purchase a meal plan.  In addition to being able to purchase any of the meal plans available for on campus students, the following options are also available to commuter students.

2017-2018 RATES

  • RU Flex Plan ($1991.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $612 in flex dollars and $30 in flex vending.  Offers 50-70% savings on all dining purchases.  Best value when used in the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.  Vending purchases are not discounted.
  • 19 Plus Plan ($2052.50 per semester) - Access to every meal period in the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall (& New River Grille House lunch), plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.
  • 15 Plus Plan ($1997.00 per semester) - Access to any meal period up to 15 meals per week, in the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall (& New River Grille House lunch), plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.
  • Flex Junior ($1006.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $352 in flex dollars.  Offers 50-70% savings on all dining purchases.  Best value when used in the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.
  • Block 90 ($694.50 per semester) - 90 meals to be used at any time during the semester.  Maximum value received at the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall (ONE meal, ONE swipe).  Meal exchange rate of $7.88 if used in retail locations.
  • Block 65 ($501.50 per semster) - 65 meals to be used at any time during the semester.  Maximum value received at the all-you-care-to-eat dining hall (ONE meal, ONE swipe).  Meal exchange rate of $7.88 if used in the retail locations.

    *Please note: Special rates apply for dinner at New River Grille House (Muse).

 

Flex and Flex Junior meal plans 2017-2018 - A brief description

With the RU Flex plans, the purchases made by students using their Flex Dollars are at prices 50 - 70% below Dining Services retail prices, depending on the location of the usage.

In all retail locations (locations other than Muse or Dalton) students pay 50 percent of the listed retail price when using their Flex Dollars. Students begin the semester with:

  •  $612 Flex Dollars (RU Flex Plan) and $30 in Flex Vending Dollars
  •  $352 Flex Dollars (Flex Junior)

The 2017-2018 rates for Dalton and Muse are as shown in the following table. 
(Prices shown do not include sales or meals tax)

Meal Cash Door Rate Flex Rate
Breakfast (Dalton only) $6.81 $2.06
Lunch/Brunch $10.23 $3.38
Dalton Dinner $12.14 $4.04
New River Grille House (Muse Dinner) $20.19 $10.01