Campus Dining

Campus Dining

2021-2022 Dining Plans

Your dining plan is an essential part of your life on campus. Fortunately, some of the best food in the state is served right here at the University! There's no shopping, prepping, cooking, or cleanup. From our all-you-care-to-eat dining center to the many coffee shops across campus, you’ll be served chef-crafted food that’s fresh, nutritious, convenient and craveable. We’re your kitchen, living room, place to unwind, study and enjoy a meal with friends during your time on campus.

Students living in on-campus residence halls are required to purchase a residential dining plan as part of UM Housing's residence hall application process. Once purchased, your dining plan can be accessed through your official University of Montana photo identification card, your Griz Card.

Your dining plan is the first step to accessing all Campus Dining has to offer. For instance, students with a residential dining plan are invited to participate in private nutrition counseling with our registered dietitian, free of charge. As an added bonus, dining plan holders receive five guest passes, available on your Griz Card, which can be used to buy meals at the Food Zoo for friends and family members who visit you on campus.

All-Campus Dining Plan

The All-Campus dining plan provides you the flexibility to eat wherever you would like on campus, providing access to all our main campus locations. For $3,095 per semester, the All-Campus dining plan provides you a weekly dining fund of $78.75 which is automatically reloaded onto your Griz Card every Monday. Whether you prefer the variety of fast-casual food options of the Food Court or brick-style oven pizza and coffee at our newest location, Rise+Rooted, you can utilize your weekly dining fund to purchase items throughout our locations, including Food Zoo entry swipes at the residential dining plan rate.

The All-Campus dining plan includes more than just food; this plan also allows you to use your weekly dining fund to purchase convenience items such as testing supplies, toiletries, and much more in our retail locations on-campus. Because this dining plan is so versatile, the All-Campus plan does not include flex dollars.

Dining plans are activated on August 23rd and will be available for use on your UM Griz Card. This plan is to be used during the academic semester and must be utilized by December 19th.

Food Zoo Dining Plans

The Food Zoo offers two dining plan options based on the frequency you eat throughout the day. Both Food Zoo plans provide exclusive access to the Food Zoo, our all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style dining center. Offering an ever-changing variety of chef-crafted entrees, homemade soups, fresh fruits, and freshly-baked desserts from our Bear Claw Bakery, this location has something for everyone!

If you are looking for a dining plan that offers unlimited entries to the Food Zoo throughout the day, the Food Zoo Exclusive is designed for you! For $3,095 per semester, you can visit the Food Zoo any time the dining room is open, whether you plan on enjoying a light snack or a meal. You do not need to worry about managing entrance swipes or weekly dining funds; every meal in the Food Zoo, regardless of size, is included. As an added bonus, this plan includes $200 in supplemental flex dollars per semester, which may be used to access any of our other locations.

For students who typically dine during traditional dining periods, The Food Zoo 15 may be the plan for you. For $2,570, the Food Zoo 15 offers 15 entrance swipes to the Food Zoo that can used as you wish throughout the week, including weekends. This plan includes $50 in supplemental flex dollars per semester which may be spent at any of our other locations.

Dining plans are activated on August 23rd and will be available for use on your UM Griz Card. This plan is to be used during the academic semester and must be utilized by December 19th.

Destination Dining Plan

The Destination Dining Plan complements the lifestyles of upper-level students who are looking for more than just food with their dining plan. This plan provides access to every Campus Dining location, including the Iron Griz: American Bistro and The Market in the University Center. This tiered plan is offered in $1,000 and $500 increments and offers refills of $150. This includes access to exclusive VIP events such as educational culinary pop-ups, monthly consultations with our registered dietician and swag/coupon drops every month by subscribing to exclusive text-based rewards programs during sign-up.

Interested in charging the Destination Dining Plan to your student CyberBear account? We are currently accepting charges to your student account by visit our office in Lommasson Center 114 or by utilizing our online form

Dining plans are activated on August 23rd and will be available for use on your UM Griz Card. This plan is to be used during the academic semester and must be utilized by December 19th.

Faculty and Staff Dining Plan

As Campus Dining continues to adapt our dining plan offerings to better serve the campus community, we have discontinued the Faculty & Staff Dining Plan as of June 30, 2021. We are encouraging our guests to purchase our convenient Bear Bucks plan, which provides a 20% discount on the cash entry price of the Food Zoo dining center. If you are a current member of the Faculty & Staff dining plan, we encourage you to utilize your remaining swipes between now and December 31, 2021.


For questions regarding our dining plans, you may visit our frequently asked questions page or contact our dining plan specialist, Angie Kress, by phone at 406-243-6325 or email at