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Freshman Lincoln Park Residents

​​​​Lincoln Park residents may use their DePaul ID card to make food purchases at various locations on both campuses—mostly at the Lincoln Park Student Center and the 11th Floor of DePaul Center (Loop).

We are dedicated to working with students needing meal plan accommodations outside of medically documented situations, such as dietary needs or religious practices. We take a one-on-one approach to guide and assist students to make appropriate dining adjustments. Prior to any release, we make all efforts to satisfy each students’ requirements. Students wishing to request a meal plan accommodation may do so by contacting housing@depaul.edu.

How Meal Plans Work

Meal Allotments

Meal plans for Lincoln Park residents provide a set number of meal allotments to be used each period, which vary depending on the plan type and are for personal use only. Meal allotments begin on Sunday and continue through Saturday.

Flex Dollars

Meal plans also provide students with Flex dollars. Flex dollars can be used for purchases outside of the main dining areas (such as campus cafes) and can be used when classes are not in session (such as Spring Break). Flex dollars are made available on the first day of each quarter and unused dollars roll forward to the next quarter. Any Flex dollars remaining at the end of Spring Quarter will be forfeited.

Convenience

Meal plans are loaded on your DePaul ID card. Simply present your DePaul ID to the cashier to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining at Blue Demon Dining Hall, a daily carry-out meal or a daily exchange at one of our exciting platforms. Meal plans can be added, changed or cancelled by using the Resident Meal Plan Request, but cannot be changed or cancelled after the dates listed​ in the Terms & Conditions.

Meal Plan Options

Meal Plans for Freshmen in Traditional Halls (Dorms)

Meal plans are required for Lincoln Park residents and​​ provide a set number of meal allotments to be used each period, which vary depending on the plan type and are for personal use only. Meal allotments begin on Sunday and continue through Saturday.

Plan Name Meal Allotments Flex Dollars Quarterly Rate
DePaul Weekly 12 12 meals weekly, resets on Sundays 450 $1,526
DePaul Weekly 14 14 meals weekly, resets on Sundays 300 $1,526

Unlimited Meal Plans and Additional Flex Dollars

DePaul also offers unlimited meal plan options as well as a Flex dollar plan available to any student seeking additional Flex dollars. 

Students can add Flex dollars of any amount at any time through Campus Connect​ (select Self Service > University Services > Meal Plan Online).​

Plan Name Meal Allotments Flex Dollars Quarterly Rate
Unlimited 5-day Unlimited meals per quarter, available Monday-Friday 350 $1,647
Unlimited Plus Unlimited meals per quarter 275 $2,000
Flex 300 N/A (Does not provide guest swipes) 300 $300

Where to Dine

These meal plans can be used at DePaul dining locations in the Lincoln Park Campus and at the Loop Campus (DePaul Center, 11th Floor). Additional dining location information can be found on our Location & Hours page.

Ready to Choose Your Meal Plan?

Visit myhousing.depaul.edu. If you currently have a meal plan, but would like more information on how to add money, change, or cancel your meal plan visit the Use & Ma​nage Your Meal Plan page.