Dining > FAQ
Residents living in Lincoln Park campus housing and suite units at the University Center, in the Loop, are required to maintain a meal plan.
Meal plans are optional for non-residents and commuters.
Residents will be assigned a meal plan along with their housing assignment.
Non-residents can request a meal plan by submitting the Non-Resident Meal Plan Form.
Lincoln Park meal plans allow diners to participate in an all-you-care-to-eat (AYCE) meal swipe environment with fewer declining balance dollars. In the swipe-based plan, when you get a meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch), a meal swipe is deducted from your ID. Once you swipe in for a particular meal, you may eat all you like from any platform within Blue Demon Dining Hall rather than paying for each item you pick up. You may also stay as long as you like as the model includes continuous dining. Meal offerings inside the dining hall change throughout the day to transition from breakfast to lunch and lunch to dinner. Guests without a meal plan or those who do not have meal swipes can access the dining hall by paying the door price with declining balance (Flex dollars), Demon Express, cash or credit.
There are several details to note about the dining model:
The dining program at DePaul allows us to provide students with more options and flexibility. DePaul and Chartwells will be constantly assessing this program and evaluating what is working and what perhaps can be improved. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to fill out our online feedback form or contact us at email@example.com.
Yes. Go to Campus Connect. Once logged in, select Student Resources > Optional Transaction > Meal Plan Online.
If you are a resident of the University Center, you can receive your balance from the cashier at the University Center dining center.
Lost IDs must be reported immediately to ID Card Services. After normal business hours, lost or stolen cards should be reported to Public Safety at (773) 325-7777. You can get a new ID card at ID Services.
DePaul University is not responsible for misused funds for the time during which your card was not reported as lost or stolen.
Lost IDs must be reported immediately to ID Card Services.
Meal swipes are for personal use only, but guest meals or Flex dollars may be used for family or friends.
If you are leaving DePaul at the end of any given quarter/semester, any remaining balance will not be refunded.
You can add funds by using a credit card or by billing them to your student account. Go to Campus Connect. Once logged in, select Student Resources > Optional Transaction > DePaul University Meal Plans.
If you are a resident of the University Center and want to add funds to your University Center meal plan, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. We understand that you have a busy schedule, but don’t miss a meal.
Here is how our to-go program works in Lincoln Park featuring OZZI reusable containers:
To return your used OZZI container, simply insert it into the OZZI machine located at the entrance of Blue Demon Dining Hall. You will then receive an OZZI token for your next to-go meal.
For a demonstration of how the OZZI reusable container system works, watch this video.
To-go meals are also easy to use at the University Center dining hall. Please see the cashier for container options.
Those who select a Lincoln Park meal plan may use it at dining areas on the Lincoln Park Campus and DePaul Center, 11th Floor, located on the Loop Campus.
University Center meal plans can only be used at the University Center with the exception of the Basic Plus or Standard Plus meal plan.