Meal Plans

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Per the Housing & Meal Agreement, all students residing in campus housing are required to purchase a meal plan.

Students can choose between a 10, 15, or 19-Meal Plan with or without Flex points.

  • After September 6, 2021, meal plan changes will not be accepted for Fall 2021 term.
  • After February 14, 2022, meal plan changes will not be accepted for Spring 2022 term.

Traditional Meal Plans

Allow a student to eat 19, 15, or 10 weekly meals between Monday breakfast and Sunday dinner at the Campus Inn dining hall.

Flex Meal Plans

Allows students to have a 19, 15, or 10 weekly meals between Monday breakfast and Sunday dinner at the Campus Inn Dining PLUS an additional $200 Flex dollars (per term) to spend at the The Spot. Once Flex points from the originally purchased Meal Plan have been exhausted, additional Flex points can be purchased through the Business Office at a minimum of $50 at any time during the year. 

Commuter Student Plans

Available for those who do not live on campus. The commuter plan allows a student to eat any 5 meals between Monday breakfast and Sunday dinner. A 5-Meal Flex plan is also available with additional $100 Flex dollars (per term) to spend at The Spot. The option of the 10, 15 or 19-Meal Plan with or without Flex points is also available.

Withdrawals

Students who have officially withdrawn from the College will have their Meal Plan charges adjusted according to the Cancellation of Institutional Charges schedule. There are no refunds for missed meals. Meal plans are non transferable and a $25 fine will be imposed for any unauthorized use. A $25 fee will be charged for the replacement or exchange of a Meal Plan Identification Card. ID Cards are issued by the Office of Campus Safety.

Pricing of meal plans are listed on the Schedule of Charges. Food service is provided by Bon Appetit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my meal plan?

Please complete a Request to Change Meal Plan for changes to your meal plan. Please allow 1 to 2 business days for your request to be processed. You'll receive a confirmation email when it has been processed. Questions regarding your meal plan policy can be sent to mealplan@whittier.edu.

How do I find which meal plan I'm being charged for?

  1. Log into your My.Whittier
  2. Select For Students from the side menu
  3. Find your "My Statement" box
  4. Click "Statement and Payment History" link
  5. At the bottom of the page, click the "Account Summary by Term" link. All your current term transactions will be listed first where your meal plan charge will show.

Can I carry over uneaten meals?

Unfortunately, unused Campus Inn (CI) meals do not roll over from week to week or semester to semester. We recommend selecting a meal plan carefully. 

What are the advantages to choosing a plan with Flex?

By using your student ID card for food purchases, you have the convenience of a debit card at your fingertips. Flex Plans afford you the option of applying money for snacks and meals to your tuition account. With Flex points you get the added bonus of sales tax-free dining, which provides you with an additional 9.75% value. 

Where can I use my Flex?

Flex can be used at The Spot, a gathering place for students, faculty and staff that offers a wide variety of freshly grilled foods, made-to-order sandwiches, salads, Starbucks coffee, and a fresh fruit smoothie bar. Be sure to purchase a plan with Flex so that you can take full advantage of the convenience afforded by this retail-style restaurant. You can also use your Flex points to purchase a meal for a friend at The Spot or the Campus Inn.

How do I know how many Flex points I have left?

Flex points balance inquiries can be provided by the cashier at The Spot or via email BonAppetit@whittier.edu

If I run out of Flex, can I purchase more?

You can add tax-free Flex points at any time once you have exhausted the initial $100 or $200 from your Flex Plan account. Flex Points can be added to your account through the Business Office located at Mendenhall.

If I purchase a Flex Plan during the Fall semester and don't use up all of my Flex points, may I utilize the points in the Spring semester?

Yes. Flex points purchased during the Fall semester may be used during the Spring semester. Flex points, however, will not carry over from one academic year to the next, and all accounts will be zeroed at the conclusion of each academic year. No refunds will be given for unused points, please remember to use your points during the academic year.