Department of Housing > Dining Options > 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.
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 go to 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 the inner dining hall, “Create,” 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 AYCE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Meal swipes are for personal use only. Guest meals or Flex dollars can 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 email@example.com.
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:
To-go meals are also easy to use at the University Center dining hall. Please see the cashier for container options.
DePaul University meal plans can only be used at Lincoln Park Campus dining areas and the Loop dining center on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center.
University Center meal plans can only be used at the University Center.