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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Resident Meal Plans

Do I need to purchase a meal plan?

If you are a resident of San Francisco State University living in Mary Ward, Mary Park, or Towers, yes. It's a great value and it is SF State’s policy that all designated campus residents purchase a meal plan each semester.

 

If you live in University Park North or University Park South you are not required to purchase a meal plan. You can still purchase a voluntary meal plan with us that gives you great package choices that don’t expire as long as you are enrolled as a student.

What meal plan is best for me?

The 7 Day Continuous plan is recommended for the student who dines frequently and plans to be on campus most weekends. The 5 Day Continuous Plan is for the hearty eater who may not be on campus during the weekend. For light eaters, Plan 336 Block or 240 Block  will feed their hunger pains. But don't worry about choosing the wrong plan as we allow meal plan changes on traditional plans.Requests to increase meal plan choices to any other higher meal plan may be made at any time during the academic year. Requests to decrease meal plan choices to any other lower meal plan may only be made until Monday, August 28, 2016, in Fall Semester and January 30, 2017 in Spring Semester.

Still confused? Our Meal Plan Professor can help you choose the best plan for you! Ask the Meal Plan Professor.

What are Gator Dollars?

Gator Dollars are cash values voluntary purchased from the One Card office. They work like a prepaid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card. Gator Dollars may be used at any participating on-campus dining location including Café in the Park, Bricks, and City Eats.

Do Block Meals carry over from semester to semester?

Block meals may be used during the semester in which are purchased. Unused blocks, also known as swipes or meals, carry over from semester to semester; however, they do expire at the end of the academic year (for mandatory meal plans).

Can I change my meal plan if it does not fit my needs?

Requests to increase meal plan choices to any other higher meal plan may be made at any time during the academic year. Requests to decrease meal plan choices to any other lower meal plan may only be made until Monday, August 28, 2016, in Fall Semester and January 30, 2017 in Spring Semester. Licensee billing statement will be adjusted to reflect any changes in meal plan. Requests to increase or decrease meal plan choices are limited to once per semester. In order to request a change of meal plan, the Licensee must sign a "Change of Meal Plan Request Form" at the Housing Business Office before the indicated deadlines.

If I'm not a Resident Hall Student, where do I buy my meal plan?

You can choose from four great voluntary meal plan options that keep rolling over as long as you are enrolled as a student!

Where Can I Use My Meal Plan?

There are three locations you can use your meal plans at. Meal plans (blocks or swipes) can be used at City Eats, our all-you-care-to eat dining hall with seven different food stations. Meal swipes can be used at Cafe in the Park for great to-go options and a cup of Starbucks coffee or at Bricks, our late-night Italian pizzeria.

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