Dining Information and Rates

Enjoy one food hall and two dining halls run by skilled chefs and dedicated staff committed to providing the finest quality food and top-notch service. Every meal plan includes food options in over 20 retail locations and include Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Slim Chickens and much more.

Rates presented below are for the current academic year. Rates for the coming academic year are posted in June.

Off Campus Rates

Plan Block Meal Count Dining Dollars By Semester
Off Campus 1 80 $60 $829
Off Campus 2 25 $75 $339
Off Campus 3 50 $500 $881
Off Campus 4 5 $300 $363
Off Campus Unlimited Plus No Limit $160 $2,270
Off Campus Unlimited No Limit $60 $2,216
Off Campus 15-Meal Plus 15 Per Week $175 $2,099
Off Campus 15-Meal 15 Per Week $85 $2,040
Off Campus 10-Meal 10 Per Week $135 $1,894

On Campus Rates

Plan Block Meal Count Dining Dollars By Semester
Unlimited Plus No Limit $160 $2,270
Unlimited No Limit $60 $2,216
15-Meal Plus 15 Per Week $175 $2,099
15-Meal 15 Per Week $85 $2,040
10-Meal 10 Per Week $135 $1,894
Junior/Senior 7 Per Week $125 $1,320

Purchase Your Plan

Meal Plan Information

How do I change my meal plan?

To change your meal plan, please visit the Housing Contract portal and select "Meal Plan Change Request" from the portal's banner. Select your new plan from the drop downs.

Your change will take place within 2-3 working days.

After the 11th day of classes, you may only increase the size of your meal plan.

I just bought a plan. When does it go into effect?

It takes between one and three business days for your new plan to be added to your student ID. However, you can show the Contract Status page in the Housing Contacting Portal to the cashier at the dining hall to eat immediately. You will not have access to Dining Dollars or meal trades until the meal plan is on your student ID.

When do meal swipes reset each week?

Meal swipes reset again on Sunday morning each week.

Where do I find dining hall and restaurant hours, menus and dietary information?

Please visit the Dine on Campus website for more dining information.

Tell me more

Each meal plan has three components: meal swipes, meal trades and Dining Dollars.

  • Meal swipes are for Fulbright and Pomfret all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. They’re open 7 days a week until 8 p.m. and offer everything from allergy friendly, vegan and vegetarian items to burgers, ethnic dishes, pasta bowls and more.
  • Meal trades give you the flexibility to “trade” a meal swipe for a combo meal at a participating retail location. During various times of the day (with some locations open until 10 p.m.), you can enjoy your favorites without having to use your Dining Dollars. Visit the Dine on Campus website for meal trade hours.
  • Dining Dollars are tax-free and work just like cash in all Chartwells locations. They give you the flexibility to grab a snack and meal when you can’t use a meal trade. Use them all? Don’t worry – you can reload them in increments of $50, $75 or $100. Email housing@uark.edu with your name, student ID and the amount of Dining Dollars you want to add.

Oh, and no need to carry around another card in your wallet – your meal plan is loaded on your student ID. Just be prepared to present it each time you want to make a purchase at any of the dining halls or retail locations.

Living off campus?

Chartwells has your back! Let them take grocery shopping and cooking off your plate. There is meal plan designed to fit every student’s lifestyle. Don’t like to cook? Always looking for a good deal? Like to try new things? There’s a plan for you.

Specific dietary needs?

If you have a food allergy or are in need of dietary assistance, please contact Chartwells. The culinary and dietetics staff is trained to develop a delicious solution to meet your needs.

Ashley Meek, Registered Dietitian
diet@uark.edu | 479-575-4867