Regular Dining Plans
All residents in North, Daugherty and Hunt Halls are required to have a meal plan.
- Ultimate (125 meals/$100 flex dollars per term)
- Best Value (100 meals/$125 flex dollars per term)
- Mini (85 meals, $225 flex dollars per term)
Commuter/Voluntary Meal Plans
These meal plans are smaller than residential meal plans and are designed for use by students that commute, faculty, staff and others. Mountaineer Meal Plan meals and Mountaineer Bucks can be used anytime during the academic year. Commuter plans do not expire at the end of each term – they are available for use until the last day of Spring term. Unused meals/Mountie Bucks rollover to the new term. If at anytime during the academic year you run out of meals, you may simply purchase another meal plan. Commuter plans are an excellent option for:
- Full time students who commute to campus
- Part time students who commute to campus
- Residents who live in Alikut Hall
- Faculty and staff
- Frequent visitors to the EOU campus
Where and when can I eat?
Students can use their meals in Mountie Café, EOU’s all-you-care-to-eat dining facility, for lunch and dinner and in Mac’s Grill for specified breakfast items. They can also use their flex dollars to get lunch, grab a morning coffee or get something to eat on the go in Mac’s Grill.
Mountie Café Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM (Lunch), 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM (Dinner)
Mac’s Grill Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
What’s the difference between meals and flex dollars?
Meals are mostly used upstairs in Mountie Café, though they can be used for specified breakfast and lunch items in Mac’s Grill. Each time a student uses a meal, it is deducted from their balance, similar to a gift card.
Flex dollars are available for use in Mac’s Grill to purchase breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Starbucks coffee, snacks, drinks, and other items from the convenience store. Flex dollars may also be used to order pizza through Bear Mountain Pizza (delivery, takeout and dine-in) and for additional or guest meals in Mountie Café. Whenever flex dollars are used, they are deducted from a student’s balance, similar to a gift or debit card.
Do my meals/flex dollars roll over to the next term if I don’t use them?
No, they do not. The dining plans are set up with different options for meals and flex dollars to accommodate student preferences on how and where to eat. If a resident finds that they are using meals more than flex dollars or vice versa, they can change their meal plan to accommodate their preference within the first two weeks of any term.
What if I’m a vegetarian/vegan/have an allergy/have a medical condition with a specific diet?
Vegetarian options are available at meals. Residents with more specific needs can work with EOU Dining Services on an individual basis to meet their dietary needs. Contact Aramark directly to talk about your dietary needs at 541-962-3566.
How do I get meals and/or use my flex dollars?
Residents will use their student ID to get meals from Mountie Café or make purchases from Mac’s Grill or Bear Mountain Pizza. Your balances are kept track of through the magnetic strip on the back of your ID, same as a gift card or debit card.
What if I lost my ID and I need to eat?
If you have lost your student ID, have not yet replaced it, and you need to eat, please speak with someone in the Residence Life Office, Hoke 216.
Where can I find out what’s for lunch/dinner?
Click on the following link:
Can I take guests to lunch/dinner?
Yes! Each resident is allowed a certain number of guest meals. Take your friends or family!
What if I run out of meals and/or flex dollars?
If a resident uses up their meals and/or flex dollars before the end of the term, they are able to purchase more through the Residence Life Office and EOU Dining Services.