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Add or Change a Meal Plan


How do I change my meal plan?

 

Fall Semester: The Wednesday prior to the first day of classes for Fall Semester, students may increase or decrease their meal plan. After this date students may only increase their meal plan. No decreases will be permitted after the academic year begins. All changes to your meal plan must be made via www.ohio.edu/housing by selecting ‘MyHousing’ and completing the following steps:

  1. Authenticate with your OHIO ID and password.
  2. Click on the ‘Dining’ tab located under the navigational toolbar.
  3. Select the appropriate semester in which you would like to change your meal plan.
  4. Select ‘Change Your Dining Plan’ from the drop down menu and click ‘Continue’.
  5. Select desired meal plan and click ‘Submit My Dining Plan Change’

 

New Students for Spring Semester: Prior to the first day of Spring Semester classes, meal plans may be increased or decreased. After this date, students may only increase their meal plan. New students for Spring Semester must request a decrease of their meal plan by sending an email to housing@ohio.edu. Increases to meal plans must be made via www.ohio.edu/housing by selecting ‘MyHousing’ and following the steps listed above.

 

How do I add a meal plan?


Resident Students:

Residential students must select their meal plan by completing the Housing and Dining Contract for the semester in which they enroll. To complete the contract:

  1. Visit www.ohio.edu/housing
  2. Click on “Apply-Online”
  3. Enter your OHIO ID and password
  4. Select the “New Student or Returning Student Contract” for the appropriate semester. Please Note: you will only need to complete one contract per academic year as meal plans will carry over from semester to semester.
  5. Select your desired meal plan.
  6. Your meal plan total will be added to your University bill.


Students Living Off-Campus:

  1. Visit www.ohio.edu/housing
  2. Click on “Apply Online”
  3. Enter your OHIO ID and password
  4. Select "Log in to Apply Online” to see the Off-Campus Meal Plan contract
  5. Select the "Off-Campus Meal Plan" contract for the appropriate semester in which you would like to enroll
  6. Select your desired meal plan
  7. Once you have selected a meal plan via the "Off-Campus" contract, any additional meal plan requests during the semester can be made in writing to: housing@ohio.edu or by visiting the Residential Housing Office located at 060 Chubb Hall.
  8. Your meal plan total will be added to your University bill.


Faculty and Staff:

  1. Click on “Meal Plans” at www.ohio.edu/food
  2. Click Faculty and Staff Options to review available options
  3. To purchase your meal plan please visit: https://commerce.cashnet.com/ohiomeals
  4. Click on browse catalog to review the options and enter the required information
  5. Proceed to check out and enter your method of payment. Your meal plan will be loaded within 1-2 business days.

 

All purchased Off-Campus Meal Plans will be renewed automatically at the beginning of each semester within the academic year if no notice to discontinue is received prior to the first meal served. The Residential Housing office is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 740.593.4090 if you wish to discontinue a meal plan.

Note: All charges associated with a Meal Plan request will be added to student's account at the time of the Meal Plan request with payment due according to the billing cycle. All Meal Plan requests made prior to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday will be activated and available for use on the same day. Any meal plan request after 3 p.m. or on the weekends will be activated and available for use the next business day. 

Please DO NOT contact Culinary Services to change your meal plan!

Culinary Services will not be held responsible for unreturned emails pertaining to changing a Meal Plan.

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