MEAL PLANS

A Campus Dining meal plan is an essential part of transitioning to life on campus. There's no shopping, prepping, cooking, or clean-up. Meal Plans also ensure you don't run out of food before the end of the month. Campus Dining provides two meal plan options and are outlined below. For questions regarding meal plans, you may visit our frequently asked questions page or you may contact our Meal Plan Specialist, Angie Kress by calling 406-243-6325 or by email at angila.kress@mso.umt.edu.

ALL-CAMPUS MEAL PLAN

This comprehensive dining plan appeals to students who typically eat three meals per day, but would like to eat some of those meals in other on-campus locations. For $2,836, you can enjoy up to 21 visits each week to the Food Zoo, our all-you-care-to-eat dining center, for a minimal charge of $3.75 per visit, or you can choose to spend your weekly meal plan funds at nearly all of our other on-campus retail locations. 

You’ll also receive $200 in Flex Dollars, which can be used on food purchases at all Campus Dining retail locations on and off campus. For policy information relating to cancellations and refunds, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

FOOD ZOO EXCLUSIVE MEAL PLAN

This robust dining plan offers the best value and the most food! For $2,836 you’ll enjoy unlimited access to the Food Zoo, our all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style dining center. You’ll also receive $200 in Flex Dollars, which can be used on food purchases at all Campus Dining retail locations on and off campus, including our coffee shops, the Corner Store, the UC Market and Food Court. This plan is ideal for students who prefer frequent meals or snacks throughout the day. Students on the Food Zoo Exclusive Meal Plan are not eligible for the to-go program.

MEAL PLAN COMPARISON

Meal Plans1

Food Zoo 
Entrance Price

Weekly 
Meal Plan Deposit

Maximum 
Weekly Entrances to the Food Zoo

Food Zoo 
Guest Entrances

Flex Dollars2

Cost 
per 
Semester3

Food Zoo Exclusive

None

n/a

No limit

5 per semester

$200 per semester

$2,836

All-Campus

$3.75*

$78.75**

21***

5 per semester

$200 per semester

$2,836

1 A meal plan is a pre-purchase of meals and services for an entire semester.
2 Flex Dollars carry over from week to week, but do not carry over from semester to semester. 
3 Subject to change. 
*$3.75 represents food cost only. The difference between the total of the Weekly Meal Plan Funds and the cost of a meal plan is all non-food expenses including labor, utilities, rent, supplies, etc.
**The Weekly Meal Plan Fund is based on the academic calendar and is prorated for short weeks (holidays, etc.). Weekly Meal Plan Funds reset every Sunday morning and do not carry over from week to week. 
***Maximum number of entrances per week when all Meal Plan Funds are spent in The Food Zoo only. 

FLEX DOLLARS

Campus Dining's residential meal plans (All-Campus and Food Zoo Exclusive) include Flex Dollars that are automatically loaded on your Griz Card with the purchase of a residential meal plan. These dollars add greater flexibility and choices. Flex dollars work just like cash at all of our locations on campus to increase convenience and flexibility for students with a busy schedule.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN

This is the best meal plan for students who are on-campus this summer!  With the Summer Meal Plan, you’ll receive ten swipes into the iconic Food Zoo dining room, our all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style dining room, for $80 – that’s $8 per meal for the best buffet in town! Join us in the Lommasson Center for lunch, any time the Food Zoo is open.

Purchase the Summer Meal Plan today by visiting our online payment portal or by stopping by our office in Lommasson 114.

FACULTY & STAFF MEAL PLAN

Campus Dining is excited to announce a new program designed especially for University of Montana faculty and staff.  With a Faculty & Staff Meal Plan, you’ll receive ten swipes into the iconic Food Zoo dining room, our all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style dining room, for $80 – that’s $8 per meal for the best buffet in town! Join us in the Lommasson Center for lunch, any time the Food Zoo is open. 

Purchase the Faculty & Staff Meal Plan today by visiting our online payment portal or by stopping by our office in Lommasson 114.