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You’ve got enough to worry about: classes, studying, work and extracurricular activities. You shouldn’t have to stress about eating too. Having a meal plan lets you grab a meal with friends, when you want it and where you want it. We have a variety of meal plans to fit your schedule.

Meal plans fit the way you live. You get easy access to great food when you use a meal plan. A magnetic strip on the back of your U Card works with our computer system to identify you as a meal plan holder.

Meal plan holders have two dining options: meals at the Residential Restaurants or FlexDine. Both save time and money. Your meal plan can be used in any of our six residential restaurants (located in Bailey, Centennial, Comstock, Middlebrook, Pioneer, Sanford Halls and the new 17th Avenue Hall). FlexDine is accepted in our campus food courts, coffee shops and convenience stores. 

FlexDine can be purchased in increments of $25 and rolls forward from one academic semester to the next so long as the customer is enrolled at the University of Minnesota. FlexDine dollars expire after one year of inactivity on the account.

Click on the link below to view our meal plan options.

To purchase a meal plan or FlexDine dollars, visit or call 612-624-0558.


Once you have a meal plan, your U Card works like a debit card. Simply swipe your card and the meal, or FlexDine, is deducted from your account automatically.


All meal plan or FlexDine participants may check their current balances and history online 24/7!


Simply go to  (you will need to log in with your U of MN internet ID and password).

To check your UDS Gift Card balance, please call 612-624-0558