Student Meal PlanS
Located in the Parkhurst Student Commons area of the Stauffacher Center, Great Western Dining Service offers variety, flexibility, and healthy choices that taste good. Whether you want a full breakfast or just Continental, a quick lunch on the run or full meal, vegetarian selections or deliciously grilled food, there are choices for everyone. We make it easy for you to get exactly what you want, when you want it!
Meal plans are a smart and convenient way to get the most value for the money. The plans offer unlimited portions, variety, and cost less than full, healthy meals almost anywhere else. With a meal plan, students never have to worry about where to eat or going hungry, and meals are tax-free!
Residence hall students are required to purchase a 19-Meal Plan that can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Friday, with brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday every week during open hours of operation. Students may make any food choices they desire with unlimited servings from the residence hall serving line. A daily grill special will also be available as a meal exchange.
Commuters, faculty and staff may purchase a 10-Meal Punch Card that can be used for any meal with unlimited servings from the residence hall serving line at a discount from the posted Casual Meal rate. The card costs $50 and can be purchased from the Cashier's window in the Hopkins Center. There is no expiration date for punch cards. Premium meals or "grab and go" items cannot be purchased with the 10-Meal Punch Card.
Roadrunner Bucks on BLUECARDs can also be used to purchase meals.
Hours of operation during the fall and spring semesters
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday; Saturday and Sunday during meal hours only. Specific meal serving periods are as follows:
Monday through Friday Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Brunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Continental: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
How do I sign up for a Meal Plan?
It’s easy. The 19-Meal Plan is part of the residence hall contract. To purchase the Punch Card or Roadrunner Bucks, go to the Cashier’s Window in Hopkins or call (660) 596-7235 for information.
How do I use my Meal Plan?
Just show your BLUECARD or Punch Card at the door. No need to carry cash or worry about losing your billfold.
What if my BLUECARD is lost or stolen?
Notify the Business and Café Offices right away to deactivate your card. The BLUECARD Office will issue a new card for a small fee.
What if my 10-Meal Punch Card is lost or stolen?
This card is not replaceable, so be sure to keep it in a secure place.
What if I’m on a special diet?
Great Western will provide a meal consistent with your doctor’s instructions.
For more information on dining services, please contact the Dining Office at (660) 596-7235.