University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Dining Services


Students living in the nine traditional residence halls (Bailey, Centennial, Comstock, Frontier, Middlebrook, Pioneer, Sanford, Territorial and 17th Avenue) must select a residential meal plan. There are no exceptions. Please consider this before signing your application-contract. Students can change their meal plan within the first two weeks of fall semester. Cooking is permitted only in residence hall kitchenette areas and in University apartment kitchens.

Each time you use your meal plan or FlexDine you can ask the cashier for your balance. You may also contact the meal plan office at 612-624-0558 or check your balances online at

FlexDine balances remaining on your U Card at the end of each semester will remain available for your use until they are used or until one year of inactivity occurs on the account. After one year of inactivity, any funds remaining will revert back to the University of Minnesota.

Yes! Our University of Minnesota Dining Services To-Go Program allows you to purchase a To-Go Container. Then just fill it up at any of the seven residential restaurants and you can eat on the go! For more information about this program, click here.

Yes! Individual, all-you-care-to-eat, meals may be purchased in each of the seven Residential Restaurants using FlexDine, Gopher GOLD value, cash, or check. Individual meal rates are $8.95 for breakfast, $9.95 for lunch/brunch, and $11.25 for dinner/late night meals. Please note, if paying by Gopher GOLD value, cash or check, sales tax will be added to your total at the time of purchase.

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