RESIDENTIAL MEAL PLANS

A UM 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. UM Dining provides two meal plan options and are outlined below. For questions regarding meal plans, 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 $2,688, 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 $100 in Flex Dollars, which can be used on food purchases at all UM Dining retail locations on and off campus. 

FOOD ZOO UNLIMITED

This robust dining plan offers the best value and the most food! For $2,427, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to the Food Zoo, our all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style dining center. You’ll also receive $100 in Flex Dollars, which can be used on food purchases at all UM Dining retail locations on and off campus, including our coffee shops, the Corner Store, the UC Market and Food Court; even The Iron Griz restaurant at the UM Golf Course.  This plan is ideal for students who prefer frequent meals or snacks throughout the day. Students on the Food Zoo Unlimited Meal Plan are not eligible for the to-go program.

Meal Plans1

Food Zoo
Entrance Price

Weekly
Meal Plan Deposit

Maximum
Weekly Entrances to the Food Zoo

Flex Dollars2

Cost
per
Semester

Food Zoo Unlimited

     None

n/a

 No limit

$100 per semester

$2,427

All-Campus

$3.75*

$78.75**

21***

$100 per semester

$2,688

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

UM Dining's residential meal plans (All-Campus and Food Zoo Unlimited) include Flex Dollars that are automatically loaded on your Griz Card. 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.

Bear Bucks

Available to all students, faculty, staff, and UM affiliates with an active Griz Card. Bear Bucks is a declining balance discount food purchasing account offering campus-wide dining flexibility. More information...

NEW Graduate Student Meal Plan

UM Dining is excited to announce a new program designed especially for University of Montana Graduate Students.  With the Graduate Student 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 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch – any time the Food Zoo is open.

Purchase a Graduate Student Meal Plan today by visiting our online payment portal or by stopping by our office in Lommasson 114.

NEW Faculty & Staff Meal Plan

UM 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 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch – 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.