Benefits of a Block Meal Plan Program
  • Block Meal Plans put you in control of your dining experience
  • Block Meal Plans provide excellent dining flexibility
  • Blocks Meal Plans do not expire at the end of the week like previous meal plans offered at Ursinus.
  • Stack two meal exchange swipes in Zack’s Food Court or Natural for even more buying power
  • Mix & Match a meal exchange swipes with Dining Dollars, Bear Bucks, Cash or Credit to maximize your buying power
  • Dining Dollars are accepted at all dining locations including Café 2020 where We Proudly Serve Starbucks
 
Block Meal Plan Options
320 Block Meal Plan
Includes $80.00 in Dining Dollars*
This meal plan allows for 320 meal swipes per semester.
 
Students may access the Wismer Center Dining Hall up to three times per day. For more choice, students may choose to use up to 2 swipes per transaction in the retail dining locations; Zack’s Food Court or Natural**; each swipe has a meal exchange value of $7.25 * The 320 Block Meal Plan also includes $80.00 in Dining Dollars to be used at any dining venue on campus.
 
150 Block Meal Plan
Includes $350.00 in Dining Dollars *
This meal plan allows 150 meal swipes per semester.
 
Students may dine often in the Wismer Center Dining Hall. For more choice, students may also choose to use up to 2 swipes per transaction in the retail dining locations; Zack’s Food Court or Natural**; each swipe has a meal exchange value of $7.25* The 150 Block Plan includes $350.00 in Dining Dollars to be used at any dining venue on campus.
 
60 Block Meal Plan
Includes $1,299.00 in Dining Dollars*
This meal plan allows 60 meal swipes per semester.
 
Students may access the Wismer Center Dining Hall or may also choose to use up to 2 swipes per transaction in the retail dining locations; Zack’s Food Court or Natural**; each swipe has a meal exchange value of $7.25* The 60 Block Plan includes $1,299.00 in Dining Dollars to be used at any dining venue on campus.
 
 
*  Multiple exchanges may be used during a meal period, defined as Breakfast 7:30 am until 10:30 am, Lunch 10:30 am until 4 pm and Dinner 4 pm until 9 pm; no proration or refunds will be issued for partial meal exchange swipes used for a single transaction.
** Meal Exchange swipes are not accepted in the C-Store or 2020 Café. You can use Dining Dollars, Bear Bucks, Cash or Credit Cards in these locations.

All resident students are required to be on a meal plan. Meal plans may be purchased in Corson Hall at Student Financial Services or by calling (610) 409-3600 with cash, check or credit card. Visit Dining Plans for more information. 

Commuters may purchase Bear Bucks, which is applied to the Ursinus Student ID card and works similar to a debit card.

Dining Dollars are additional funds included with your Block Meal Plan. Dining Dollars are accepted at all dining locations across campus and do expire at the end of each semester.

Bear Bucks are a declining balance purse that can be added to a student ID card and grant the shopper a 10% discount on each purchase at on-campus dining venues. Bear Bucks are accepted at all dining locations, the campus bookstore and network printing. Bear Bucks are available for purchase at https://tinyurl.com/UCBear

Campus Dining Services is able to assist with most special dietary needs.  We encourage you to reach out if you have a food allergy/special diet concern. Please call the Dining Office at (610) 409-3602 or send us an email,diningservices@ursinus.edu. Our Registered Dietitian, Susan Hurd is also available for assistance,susan.hurd@sodexo.com. 

However, if you require a meal plan modification due to a medical need, such as food allergies, Celiac disease, etc. please contact Dolly Singley, Director of Disabilities Services, disabilityservices@ursinus.edu, in the Institute for Student Success, located on the lower level of Wismer Center.

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We offer vegetarian and vegan options in the Wismer Center Dining Hall, Zack's Food Court, Smart MarketNatural and Cafe 2020 throughout the day.

To ensure menu variety, a food management system is used to plan our daily offerings in the Wismer Dining Hall. We also offer specials to coincide with the seasons and holidays. Zack's Food Court offers an a la carte menu for each concept with a variety of menu offerings and seasonal specials.

If you are sick and unable to go to a dining facility, you can authorize a friend to use your ID and pick up a meal for you. Print the Sick Tray Authorization Formcomplete, sign and give to your friend along with your Ursinus ID. The transaction is for one Meal, a new form is needed for each meal request. 

Traditional Sick Tray
Include items from the Wismer Dining Hall daily menu.  Our culinary team will will make every effort to accommodate your request.  Today's menu can be located on our website or on the Bite app.

Flu Meals
Students with the flu are encouraged to stay hydrated and eat smaller meals.  We currently offer two Flu Meals.

Flu Meal 1
includes food for two lite meals - first 24-48 hours of flu like symptoms
  • 2 Soup, cups
  • 1 Instant Oatmeal Packet
  • 4 Saltine Cracker Packets
  • 1 Whole Fruit (apple, orange or banana)
  • 2 Jell-O cups
  • 3 Apple Juice
  • Ginger Ale
  • Gator Aid
  • 3 Hot Teabags
  • Disposable Utensils, Napkins, Bowls & Hot Cups
Flu Meal 2
includes food for two lite meals - for the 3rd - 4th day, after fever subsides
  • 2 Soup, cups
  • 1 Instant Oatmeal Packet
  • 4 Saltine Cracker Packets
  • 1 Mixed Fruit Cup
  • 2 Whole Fruit (apple, orange, or banana)
  • 1 Jell-O cups
  • 1 Chocolate Pudding Cup
  • 3 Apple Juice
  • Ginger Ale
  • Gator Aid
  • 3 Hot Teabags
  • 1 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
  • 1 Bagel with Jelly Packets
  • Disposable Utensils, Napkins, Bowls & Hot Cups

Students picking up a Traditional Sick Tray or Flu Meal may come directly to the Wismer Dining Hall or call the Dining office at (610) 409-3602 to schedule a pickup.  When picking up a Traditional Sick Tray or Flu Meal, please bring the Ursinus ID of the sick student, along with the Ursinus ID of the student picking up the meal, for verification purposes.  Students requesting the Traditional Sick Tray or Flu Meals will be charged one meal swipe or the appropriate Dining Dollars/Bear Bucks rate per meal. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the Dining Services Office at (610) 409-3602.

Dining Services has several employment opportunities for students; whether it’s cooking, baking, restocking, washing dishes, cashiering or working in the office, we are happy to hire Ursinus College students. Find out what jobs are available on the college website. Online applications are also available when you click the position you are interested in.

If you have suggestions, comments or concerns we'd love to hear from you!  We can be reached in the Dining Services office located on the Lower Level of Wismer Center or via our feedback form.

We can also be reached the following: 

Instagram@UrsinusDining
Facebookfacebook.com/ursinusdining
Emailfoodservices@ursinus.edu
Text MessageText UrsinusDining to 82257 followed by your feedback
Bite by Sodexo AppFree App available on iTunes and Google Play

You may get in touch with anyone from our management team. We invite you to visit the Dining Services Office in Wismer Center, Lower Level next to the staircase so we can handle the issue immediately.