Dining Plans

2020-21 Academic Year Dining Plan Information
*Proposed plans and prices pending approval from the UW System Board of Regents

Residential Dining Plans


Meal Plan Options

+ ​Dawg Dollars/Semester


Bonus Meals for Guest

Total/Semester
19 meals per week
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5 meals
​$1,775*
14 meals per week
​$50
5 meals
​$1,550*
10 meals per week$100​5 meals
​$1,470*

50 Dawg Dollars can be added to any plan at any time at the PointCard Office

Meals must be used at Upper for an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience. 

One meal gives you access to 7 food stations including Lite Bites (Soup, Salad, and Sandwich Bar), Comfort Cuisine (Home cooking recipes), Around the World (Rotation on dishes from regions like China, Spain, Greece and more), Seared & Served (Grilled burgers, appetizers and more), Pizza & Penne (Italian favorites like calzones, lasagna, and pasta), Plain & Simple (Allergen-friendly zone), Sweets & Treats (Fresh baked good from our Indulge Bakery) as well as unlimited beverages. 

19 meal opportunities per week in Upper. One meal per meal period (breakfast, lunch/brunch, dinner). 

Dawg Dollars are attached to most plans and provide the freedom to purchase any items produced by UWSP Dining at any of our 5 dining locations across campus. Dawg Dollars are worth one dollar each and purchases are tax exempt. All Dawg Dollars must be used by the end of each semester and do not carry over.

PointCash is accepted at all dining locations, along with several other areas on campus and a number of local business off-campus. Visit the PointCardOffice for a complete list.

Requirements

As outlined in the Residential Living/Dining Services contract at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, all students residing on campus in a traditional residence hall are required to participate in the dining program. Suites residents who have graduated from high school on or before June 2018 are NOT required to purchase a meal plan; however, if Suites@201 eligibility is extended to those individuals who have graduated from high school on or before June 2019, those residents are required to contract for one of the on-campus dining plans. 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 above sophomore classification in the Suites @201 are exempt from this requirement unless otherwise notified.


Off-Campus Dining Plans:


Meal Plan Options

Total
5 meals
​$36.25
25 meals​$178.75
50 meals​$350.00

50 Dawg Dollars can be added to any plan at any time at the PointCard Office.


Off-Campus Meal Plans: Any student can add a dining plan at the PointCard Office and filling out a contract. Meal plan contracts are located online or in the PointCard office, Dreyfus University Center Room 340.


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 Current 2019-20 Meal Plan 

Meal plan changes for Spring 2020 can be made now through January 10, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. via the UWSP Housing Portal for all UWSP students currently living in a residence hall. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I required to purchase a dining plan?

Can I use my dining plan without my PointCard?

When does my dining plan begin and end?

How do I change a dining plan?

What happens if I lose my PointCard?

How do I check how many Dawg Dollars I have left on my PointCard?

 What happens if I decide to leave UW-Stevens Point?

How is your meal plan money spent? 

Meal Plan Money.png   41% Staffing Wages - Dining is the largest student employer at UWSP

   26% Food Cost - Dining Supplies over 30% of local food purchases

   26% Overhead - This included rent, maintenance, software and much more

   4% - DeBt Service - Dining supports other Student Affairs departments at UWSP


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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 each 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).

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 Thursday 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 the 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.


 

2 Where can you use your Dawg Dollars? 

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

  Meal Plan Money.pngHow Your Meal Plan Money is Spent:  


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41% Staffing Wages
Dining is the largest student employer at UWSP
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26% Food Cost
Dining supplies over 30% of local food purchases
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26% Overhead
This includes rent, maintenance, software, and much more
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4% Debt Service
Dining supports other Student Affairs departments at UWSP
*This number does not reflect the debt service on the $16.8 million DeBot Dining Center renovation that will begin in FY 2020