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Meal Plan FAQ

Am I required to have a meal plan?

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.​

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

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​.

Can I check my meal plan balance?

Yes. 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, you can receive your balance from the cashier at the University Center dining center. ​

What should I do if my DePaul University ID card is lost or stolen?

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. ​

What do I do if my card runs out of money?

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 housing@depaul.edu. ​

Am I able to buy meals for my friends or family?

Guest meals or Flex dollars can be used for family or friends. ​

If I leave DePaul at the end of the quarter, can I get a refund on my unused balance?

If you are leaving DePaul at the end of any given quarter/semester, any remaining balance will not be refunded. ​

Can I use my dining plan at the University Center?

DePaul University meal plans can only be used at Lincoln Park 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. ​

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