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.

2018-2019 rates

  • Flex Plan ($2051.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $630 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. This is the DEFAULT plan for all resident students.
  • 19 Plus Plan ($2114.50  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 ($2057.00 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).

 

University Apartment Residents

There is a new meal plan offering to university apartment residents only.  The University Apartment Block Plan is modeled after the 65 & 90 meal plans.  It comes with a "block" of 105 meals and $200 in Food Dollars.  The 105 meals have a "transfer credit" in the amount of $8.12 when used at retail locations such as Chick-fil-A, Wendys, Papa Johns, etc., but when used at the all-you-care-to-eat Dalton Dining Hall (or New River Grille House lunch), only one swipe/meal is taken.  The $200 in Food Dollars are dollar-for-dollar and may be used instead of a meal when eating at the retail locations and they may also be used in vending machines.

The University Apartment Block Plan costs $1080 and is the minimum meal plan requirement for University Apartment Residents, though, they may choose to buy up to one of the on-campus meal plans (Flex, 15, or 19 meal plans).  A meal plan change link will be available on the MyRU Portal starting July 24, 2018.

 

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.

2018-2019 RATES

  • Flex Plan ($2051.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $630 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 ($2114.50 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 ($2057.00 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 ($1037.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $363 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 ($715.50 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 $8.12 if used in retail locations.
  • Block 65 ($517.00 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 $8.12 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 2018-2019 - A brief description

With the Flex and Flex Junior 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% off the listed retail price when using their Flex Dollars. In the all-you-care-to-eat dining location (Dalton), the charge is discounted up to 70%, depending on the meal period. Students begin the semester with:

  •  $630 Flex Dollars (RU Flex Plan) and $30 in Flex Vending Dollars
  •  $363 Flex Dollars (Flex Junior)

The 2018-2019 door 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) $7.02 $2.12
Lunch/Brunch $10.54 $3.40
Dalton Dinner $12.51 $4.16
New River Grille House (Muse Dinner) $20.80 $10.41