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Dining Plans

IMPORTANT NOTE: First Year Residents must choose from options 1-4 to meet the FYR Requirements. Upperclassman Residents may choose from option 1-5 or 7-8 to meet the UR Requirements. Off-Campus Students, SECH, and FRSO Residents may choose from options 1-8 to fulfill their requirements.

Check out the Charger Card Page for more details!

2014 - 2015 Plan Options


Option # 1 - $1400

19 Meals per Week plus 75 Charger Bucks
This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

"Option #1" provides 19 meals per week - 19 meals allow you to eat each and every meal served in the Charger Cafe!

If, on occasion, you wish to dine elsewhere, this plan includes $75 in Charger Bucks that can be used for purchases at Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin Donuts, WOW or the Gardenview Cafe. It provides excellent meals at discounted prices! 


Option # 2 - $1400

14 Meals per Week plus 175 Charger Bucks
This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

"Option #2" provides 14 meals per week - As out most popular meal plan, 14 meals even out to 2 meals a day, perfect for hungry residents on the go!

Of course, #2 provides more Charger Bucks - giving students more flexibility and spending power when it comes to our resident and retail dining options: Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin Donuts, WOW and the Gardenview Cafe! This is the default option for the meal plan requirement.


Option # 3 - $1400

8 Meals per Week plus 325 Charger Bucks.
This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

"Option #3" provides 8 meals per week - Planning to eat at more retail locations? Need a take-out option for lunch? This is the plan for you.

#3 still gives students a little over a meal per day in the Charger Cafe, as well as supplementing the plan with $325 in Charger Bucks to spend at Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin Donuts, WOW and the Gardenview Cafe!


Option # 4 - $1400

80 Meals plus 575 Charger Bucks
This option meets the First-Year Residents' Requirement.

"Option #4" provides 80 pre-paid meals per semester in the Charger Cafe. No meal limitation is set for the number of meals purchased at any given period.

With the most Charger Bucks of any plan, this option provides the customer with maximum flexibilitiy and spending power at Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, Dunkin Donuts, WOW and the Gardenview Cafe!


Option # 5 - $450

450 Dining Dollars
This option meets the Upperclassmen Resident's Requirement.

"Option #5" provides $450 in Dining Dollars to be used at Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, the Charger Cafe,Dunkin Donuts, WOW and the Gardenview Cafe. Unlike Charger Bucks, Dining Dollar Funds roll over from the fall to spring semester and expire at the end of each spring semester. This is the default option for the meal plan requirement.


Option # 6 - $260

260 Dining Dollars
This option meets the off-campus students', SECH, and FRSO Residents' Requirement.

"Option #6" provides 260 Dining Dolalrs that can be used at any on-campus food venue including Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, the Charger Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, WOW and the Gardenview Cafe. This is the default option for the meal plan requirement.


Option # 7 - $515

4 Meals per week plus $100 Charger Bucks
This option meets the Upperclassmen Resident's Requirement, the off-campus students', SECH, and FRSO Residents' Requirement.

"Option #9" provides 4 meals per week in the Charger Cafe plus $100 worth of Charger Bucks. This is a great option as a stand alone meal plan or as a supplement meal plan.


 Option # 8 - $515

60 Meals per Semester plus $100 Charger Bucks
This option meets the Upperclassmen Resident's Requirement, the off-campus students', SECH, and FRSO Residents' Requirement.

"Option #10" provides 60 meals in the Charger Cafe plus $100 worth of Charger Bucks. Get the most bang for your buck with this plan!

The Basics

More about your meal plan...

Meals: Meals may only be used in the Charger Cafe and Sandella's. One meal unit may be used per dining period (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) if your plan has a weekly reset. If your plan has a semester reset, a maximum of two (2) swipes may be used per meal period at Sandella's. All meal swipes expire at the end of each semester.

Charger Bucks: Charger Bucks can be used at any dining facility associated with UAHuntsville Dining Services: Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, the Charger Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, WOW and the Gardenview Cafe. Charger Bucks expire at the end of each semester with their corresponding meal plan.

Dining Dollars: Dining Dollars can be used at any dining facility associated with UAHuntsville Dining Services: Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, Sandella's, Charger Brew, the Charger Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, WOW and the Gardenview Cafe. Dining Dollars carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. You may add Dining Dollars to any meal plan in 50 dollar increments - for more information contract Charger Card Operations!

Questions about meal plans? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Important Info

Charger Card

Students may obtain their Charger Card by coming to the University Center, room 147 from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday. Please bring a current copy of your schedule and a picture ID (driver's license) with you. You can get a copy of your schedule from Charger Central, located in room 118 in the University Center.

As your official identification card, the Charger Card will give you access to campus facilities and services as well as making purchases at participating locations. You will use your card for access to:

  • Spragins Hall Recreation Facilities
  • Athletic Events
  • Salmon Library (in order to check out books)
  • Wellness Center
  • Residence Halls
  • Computer Labs/Info Services
  • Campus Entertainment Events
  • Copy Machines
  • Food Service Vendors

Charger Card Accounts

Opening an account is free - there are no service fees. Currently there are four (4) types of Charger Card accounts: Dining Dollars, Charger Bucks, Meal Plans, and Flex Account.

Making Deposits

Money may be added to any of your Charger Card accounts with cash, check, or credit card. Deposits are accepted in the University Center's Cashier's Office (UC 213) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Credit card numbers may be taken by phone at (256) 824-6226. Checks may be mailed; please add the student's "A" number to the check and mail it to:

UAHuntsville
University Center,
Room 213
Huntsville, AL 35899

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