Meal Plan & ‘CUSE Cash Frequently Asked Questions

Which meal plans am I eligible for? 

Eligibility depends on your class year and housing selection. Please visit our eligibility page for a complete rundown of which plans you are eligible for. 

Am I able to change my meal plan? 

Yes. You can change your meal plan. You may lower your meal plan up until 5 p.m. on the second Friday of the semester. After that time, you may only increase your meal plan. Adjustments to your meal plan can be made through your Housing Self-Service page on MySlice

How will I know how many meals I have remaining each semester? 

To track the number of meals remaining on your plan, you can use either the GET app or GET website to check the number of meals you have left.

Where on campus can I use my block plan swipes? 

Block plan swipes are accepted at any of the five campus dining centers (Ernie Davis, Sadler, Shaw, Graham, and Brockway). 

Am I able to use my block plan swipes at Schine or Goldstein Dining?  

No, you will need to use either Meal Plan Dining Dollars or ‘CUSE Cash at Schine and Goldstein Dining.

Why can’t I use my meal swipes at other dining locations?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important that crowds did not build at dining centers, so additional locations accepted meal swipes on a temporary basis. When we returned to normal campus operations in Fall 2021, it was no longer necessary to de-densify dining centers, and capacity limits returned to pre-pandemic levels. 

If you live on South Campus or off-campus and anticipate eating most of your on-campus meals at retail locations or student centers, the HMPID office has created two plans composed solely of Meal Plan Dining Dollars, which you can view here. If you purchase your meals at campus convenience stores, you will be able to use ‘CUSE Cash (see below) to make those purchases. 

Do meal swipes from my block plan carry to the next semester?  

No, meal swipes from your block plan are for one semester only and will not roll to a future semester. 

Can I use multiple swipes from my block meal plan during the same meal period? 

Yes, you may use multiple swipes during the same meal period. 

Can I add more Meal Plan Dining Dollars? 

No, Meal Plan Dining Dollars cannot be replenished once they have been spent. If you would like to add more funds to your account, you should add ‘CUSE Cash, which can be spent at all locations where Meal Plan Dining Dollars are accepted (see below).  

Where on campus are Meal Plan Dining Dollars accepted? 

Meal Plan Dining Dollars are accepted at Schine and Goldstein Student Centers, all campus cafés, campus convenience stores, and all five dining centers. For more detailed information, please visit the participating locations page.

Do Meal Plan Dining Dollars roll to the next semester? 

No, Meal Plan Dining Dollars are for one semester only and will not roll to a future semester. 


Who is eligible for an unlimited plan?

For the 2022-23 school year, all first-year students residing in a North Campus residence hall can choose between one of two unlimited plans.

At the start of the 2023-24 school year, all first- and second-year students living in a North Campus residence hall will be required to choose from one of two unlimited plans.

Why did you make this change? 

To simplify the meal plan process and add flexibility for students. Students and their families often expressed confusion over the number of meal plan options, “rationing” meals toward the end of the semester, and the perceived value of each meal. With the assistance of a nationally-recognized college meal plan consultant, HMPID conducted stakeholder meetings and student focus groups over the course of several months, which guided planning for the new system. We worked hard to create new plans that fit our students’ needs. 

Can I use my unlimited meal plan to bring a guest to a dining center?

Yes, both the orange and blue unlimited meal plans come with 10 guest meals per semester.


Where on campus is ‘CUSE Cash Accepted? 

‘CUSE Cash is widely accepted on campus. You can use ‘CUSE Cash at all Food Services locations, the Campus Store, convenience stores, Dome concessions stands and shops, vending machines, and more. For more detailed information, please visit our participating locations page.

How do I add funds to my ‘CUSE Cash account? 

Students may add funds to ‘CUSE Cash through the GET app, GET website, or their Housing Self-Service portal on MySlice.