Meal Plan FAQs

What type of menu options are available to me at the dining hall?



The Fresh Market
A self-service platform that features traditional and nontraditional salad bar offerings, homemade dressings and an array of toppings. A key component to the Fresh Market is our core and rotating selection of fresh offerings. Students will also find locally grown produce and organic items when possible.

The Kitchen
This popular destination includes home-style classics as well as vegetarian and ethnic meals. An array of side dishes compliment each entree creation. You will leave this location saying "just like Mom used to make!"

Baker’s Crust
Featuring made-to-order sandwiches and salads that resembles an upscale bakery or bistro. Baked goods and specialty sandwiches, prepared on-site, will bring an Old World touch of a classic bakery to the contemporary style.

Hearth Stone Ovens

From the oven, we will offer a wide array of appealing baked foods. Hearth Stone Ovens is much more than just a pizza, pasta and cal-zone station – it is a Deluxe Kitchen.

The Fresh Grille
This is our updated interpretation of everyone’s favorite dining destination. Our freshly-prepared hamburgers, chicken, fish, tofu and vegetables are accompanied by a tantalizing array of condiments including salsas, mustard, composite mayo, fresh vegetables and cheeses.

The Exhibition
A centerpiece for our culinary showmanship. Each day features a different performance for lunch and dinner, which can include pasta saute, stir fry, made-to-order wraps and much more.

The Austin Grill Express

Thompson Hospitality's signature Tex-Mex concept features fresh ingredients that are prepared to order. If you are looking for the freshest ingredients crafted into tacos, burritos and quesadillas, stop by this destination.

My Pantry
This is a help-yourself dining experience designed to provide flexible mealtime or snack options. From cereals and healthy breakfast options to home made desserts, and healthy snacks stop here to get a quick bite to eat




Can I change my meal plan once the semester has begun?


Yes. You may change your meal plan before the official first day of class each semester.




If I don’t use all of my meals in a given week, do they carry over to the following week?


Meals do not carry over from one week to the next week. Thus, it is extremely important that you select your meal plan based on your eating habits and schedule.




Can I change my meal plan once the semester has begun?


Yes. You may change your meal plan before the official first day of class each semester.




If I don’t use all of my meals in a given week, do they carry over to the following week?


Meals do not carry over from one week to the next week. Thus, it is extremely important that you select your meal plan based on your eating habits and schedule.




May I treat a guest by using two “meals” in a meal period?


No. Unfortunately, your meal plan is non-transferable. You may not use more than one of your meals during a given meal period.




What are your meal rates if you do not have a meal plan?


  • Breakfast $5.49 plus tax

  • Lunch $6.94 plus tax

  • Dinner $8.16 plus tax

  • Brunch $8.16 plus tax




What are the benefits of purchasing a Commuter Meal Plan?


Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat meal or grab a quick bite without ever searching for a quarter. Add some variety...enjoy the same great food as resident students.
The convenience of the pre-purchased meal plan allows you to focus on your studies and not worry about preparing a meal. Considerable savings over purchasing meals daily with cash.




Where can I sign-up for a Commuter Meal Plan?


If you choose to pay for a meal plan with MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, Cash, or Money Order, plans can be purchased through the Cashier's Office. If you choose to pay with Financial Aid, meal plans can be purchased through Student Financial Services or online through Spartan Shield.




May I treat a guest by using two "meals" in a meal period?


No. Unfortunately, your meal plan is non-transferable. You may not use more than one of your meals during a given meal period.




For Parents


When you purchase one of our Meal Plans for your son or daughter, you are participating in a program that is designed to provide students with a wide range of options.

Our Dining Hall opens at 7:00am and stay open until 8:30pm. whereas our retail locations, stay open as late as midnight. Our Food Truck operates Monday–Friday, 12:00pm–12:00am and Saturday–Sunday, 6:00pm–12:00am.

Of course it’s not just about the food, our programs are constantly changing to address the issues of nutrition and health as well as create an atmosphere that makes Dining Services a relaxing break in the day from the pressures of student life. Diners enjoy theme meals and special events to make dining a social event with friends.

You can call us at (757) 823–9476 or e-mail unit21@thompsonhospitality.com, if you have any concerns, comments or need advice on which plan best suits your needs.






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