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.

2024-2025 Off Campus Rates

There is a 30-minute rule between swipes for students with traditional meal plans (10-Meal, 15-Meal, 15-Meal Plus, Unlimited and Unlimited Plus). Therefore, if you would like to swipe again for an additional meal, you have to wait 30-minutes. This rule was implemented to avoid longer wait times and misuse of meal plans (for example, swiping for non-meal plan holders).

Plan Block Meal Count Dining Dollars By Semester
Off Campus 1 80 $60 $965
Off Campus 2 25 $75 $395
Off Campus 3 50 $510 $1,025
Off Campus 4 5 $310 $422
Off Campus Unlimited Plus No Limit $160 $2,643
Off Campus Unlimited No Limit $60 $2,580
Off Campus 15-Meal Plus 15 Per Week $185 $2,443
Off Campus 15-Meal 15 Per Week $85 $2,374
Off Campus 10-Meal 10 Per Week $135 $2,204

2024-2025 On Campus Rates

Plan Block Meal Count Dining Dollars By Semester
Unlimited Plus No Limit $160 $2,643
Unlimited No Limit $60 $2,580
15-Meal Plus 15 Per Week $185 $2,443
15-Meal 15 Per Week $85 $2,374
10-Meal 10 Per Week $135 $2,204
Junior/Senior 7 Per Week $135 $1,536

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

Every plan offers students Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars.

Meal Swipes

Meal swipes are used at the two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls Pomfret Dining Hall and Fulbright Dining Hall, 1021 Food Hall (with 9 locations inside), and at restaurants across campus during specified time frames.

When using Meal Swipes at restaurants like Chick-Fil-A, Eureka Pizza, Paper Lantern and more, you can Meal Swipe once per meal period during the specified Meal Swipe time. Therefore, you can Meal Swipe at our participating restaurants (during the specified time frame) once at breakfast, once at lunch, and once at dinner.

To see a list of restaurants and the time periods where you can use your Meal Swipe, please visit this link.

With Traditional Plans, your Meal Swipes are for the week and reset every Sunday (Meal Swipes do not rollover from week-to-week). For Block Plans, your Meal Swipes are for the semester.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars work just like cash at all Food on The Hill locations. They give you the flexibility to grab a snack and meal when you can’t use a Meal Swipe at a restaurant. 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.

Living Off Campus?

Chartwells has your back! Let them take grocery shopping and cooking off your plate. There is a 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.

Campus Dietitian
diet@uark.edu | 479-575-4867