​2017 - 2018 Academic Year Dining Plan Information

Requirements

All students residing on campus in a traditional hall are required to participate in the dining program for the entire academic year as outlined in the Residential Living/Dining Services contract at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. A dining contract is effective for one academic semester.

If you would like to request an exemption, please submit a Dining Plan Exemption Request Form​ to Dining and Summer Conferences.

For more information on residency requirements, please see the Residential Living page.

Residents of Hyer Hall and the Suites @201 are exempt from this requirement unless otherwise notified.

​Dining Plans

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Block Plans: provides a set number of meals to be used throughout the entire semester.  There is NO limit on how many meal swipes you can use per day, so manage your account accordingly
Meals are swipes are used at Upper DeBot's all-you-care-to-eat Residential Dining Hall. One swipe gets you access to the mainline, Italian side, Grille side, Deli Bar, Salad Bar, Fruit and Yogurt Bar, Desserts, Beverages and more.
Swipe Trades provide for a cash value of $5.00 at any DSC retail location. If your purchase exceeds $5.00, the balance can be paid with cash, credit card, Dawg Dollars, PointCash, or an additional swipe trade.

*Please note there is no cash refund for the difference if the item costs less than $5.00 while using a swipe trade.

Dawg Dollar Plan: are worth one dollar each and purchase are tax exempt. A maximum of $200 Dawg Dollars may roll over from the fall to spring semester as long as a new dining plan contract is signed and remains active for the entire semester. All Dawg Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester and DO NOT carry over.

Off-Campus Meal Plans: students and staff can add a dining plan by coming into the PointCard Office and filling out a contract. Meal plans are only valid for the semester in which it is purchased. 

You may add on 5 meals to any plan for $35.50​​​​​​​​

To check how many meals you should have throughout the semester and stay on track, use this Ideal Balance for Meals​​ sheet as a reference.

​How to Change Meal Plan

Students in traditional Residence Halls may change their meal plans before the semester begins. 

For Fall Semester - changes can be until 3:00 PM the Tuesday prior to the beginning of the fall semester. You may stop in the PointCard Office and complete a Meal Plan Change Form or send us an email from your UWSP account indicating the change you wish to make.

For Spring Semester - changes can be until 3:00 PM the Friday prior to the beginning of the spring semester. The easiest way to accomplish this is to log on at https://mypoint.uwsp.edu/hms/hms001/default.aspx and make the change yourself. Otherwise you follow the procedure above.

Changes are not permitted during the first week of the semester, but changes can be made during the second and third weeks of each semester. This is accomplished by visiting the PointCard Office (340 DUC) to have us process your request. Please be aware that your tuition bill may be increased or decreased depending upon the meal plan change and number of meals/Dawg$ used prior to the change. If you do not select a plan you will automatically be assigned the 200 Block Plan. If you have questions regarding this process please contact the PointCard Office at 715-346-2012 or email us at pco@uwsp.edu.

General Information

In addition to the cost of food, plan fees cover operational expenses including: debt service, rent, utilities, wages & benefits, supplies, equipment, cleaning, maintenance, insurance and UW System overhead. For the 2017-18 academic year, operating expenses are $909 of the total plan cost. Dining is entirely self-supporting and does NOT receive any funding from the State and functions as a regular business enterprise.

Each day is broken into four meal periods depending on location. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. There is NO limit on how many meal swipes you can use per day, so manage your account accordingly.

Unused meals do not roll over to the following semester, so it is important to determine which plan fits your academic schedule, extracurricular activities, and weekend travel plans.

You can check your meal balance at any DSC register, in the PointCard Office​ (715-346-2012) or online by logging into your account on the PointCard Office website.

$100 Dawg Dollars are attached each Block plan and provide the freedom to purchase any item at DSC retail dining locations. Dawg Dollars are worth one dollar each and purchases are tax exempt. Dawg Dollars may roll over from the fall to the spring semester as long as a new dining plan contract is signed and remains active for the entire semester. All Dawg Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester and do not carry over.

PointCash is accepted at all dining locations, along with several other areas on campus and a number of restaurants off campus. Visit the PointCard Office​​ for a complete list.​

For more information about dining plans, please contact the PointCard Office at (715-346-2012) or the Dining and Summer Conferences Office at (715-346-3434).

Requirements​​

Dining Plans


Block Plans: provides a set number of meals to be used throughout the entire semester.  There is NO limit on how many meal swipes you can use per day, so manage your account accordingly. The plan options are:

​Bl​​ock Plans ​Meals Per Week ​​Plan Cost Dawg Dollars ​​Cost Per Meal
150​ ​10 ​$1,244 ​$100 ​$7.63
​200 ​13 ​$1,436 ​$100 ​$6.68
​250 ​17 ​$1,644 ​$100 ​$6.18 
*subject to approval by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
Meals are swipes are used at Upper DeBot's all-you-care-to-eat Residential Dining Hall. One swipe gets you access to the mainline, Italian side, Grille side, Deli Bar, Salad Bar, Fruit and Yogurt Bar, Desserts, Beverages and more.
Swipe Trades provide for a cash value of $5.00 at any DSC retail location. If your purchase exceeds $5.00, the balance can be paid with cash, credit card, Dawg Dollars, PointCash, or an additional swipe trade.

*Please note there is no cash refund for the difference if the item costs less than $5.00 while using a swipe trade.

You may add on 5 meals to any plan for $35.50. To check how many meals you should have throughout the semester and stay on track, use this Ideal Balance for Meals​​ sheet as a reference.


Dawg Dollars Plan: 
​Plan Cost ​Dawg Dollars
$1,600​ $1,600​
 
Dawg Dollars are worth one dollar each and purchase are tax exempt. A maximum of $200 Dawg Dollars may roll over from the fall to spring semester as long as a new dining plan contract is signed and remains active for the entire semester. All Dawg Dollars must be used by the end of the spring semester and DO NOT carry over. 


How to Change Meal Plan

Off-Campus Student & Staff Meals Plans

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