Meal Plans are designed to allow students the freedom to eat anywhere on campus without having to worry about carrying cash or credit cards.
There are more than 25 dining options to choose from across campus and the meal plan covers all Housing and Food Services' restaurants. Meal plans are applied to your OU student ID, the Sooner Card.
Most meal plans that offer meals are based on a weekly cycle and reset each Sunday morning at 12:01 a.m. While the meals may reset each week, the set amount of meal plan points you purchase are only available per semester. Meal Points roll over from fall to spring semester, but not from spring to the next fall semester. Unused Meal Points will expire on the Friday of finals week of the spring semester. If you do not return to DLB, Couch, Walker or Adams Center for the spring semester of your contract, you forfeit your meal plan, including both meals and points.
Meals are used at Couch Restaurants, our all-you-care-to-eat restaurant, that is centrally located near the residence halls. Meals typically have a dollar value of $12.50 when used in Couch Restaurants. Meals reset every Sunday morning at 12:01 a.m., and unused meals do not roll over from week to week.
Select restaurants across campus will allow students to "exchange" a meal for an $8.50 exchange value.
Meal Exchanges may be used at the following times in dining locations north of Lindsey Street:
Monday-Friday: After 2 p.m. at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Quiznos, Laughing Tomato, Baja Fresh, Union Market, The Bookmark, Bedrock Cafe and Charles W. Graham Cafe. Crossroads accepts Meal Exchanges any time, 7 days a week.
Saturday and Sunday: Anytime
Meal Exchanges are available during business hours at dining locations located south of Lindsey Street, and at other campus restaurants at select times throughout the day. This means that the following locations offer Meal Exchanges any time they are open: Raising Cane’s, Couch Express, Einstein Bros Bagels, Amicus Café, Elements, Redbud Café, Flying Cow Café, Café 201, Xcetera and Freshens. Cross, opening fall 2018, will accept meal exchanges any time they are open (Acre Provisions, Basic Knead, Credo Kitchen, Glow Kitchen, Milkflower Gelateria and the coffee house).
Qdoba accept Meal Points, but not Meal Exchanges.
The University Club accepts Meal Points and Meal Exchanges through Tapingo only.
Meal Points are a debit-card system loaded onto your Sooner Card that may be used at all campus dining locations. Each Meal Point equals $1. Each time you use the card, the amount of your purchase is deducted from your balance.
Meal Points roll over from fall to spring semester, but not from spring to the next fall semester. Unused Meal Points will expire on the Friday of finals week of the spring semester. If you do not return to DLB, Couch, Walker or Adams Center for the spring semester of your contract, you forfeit your meal plan, including both meals and points.
2019-2020 Meal Plan Rates
Regular Meal Plans - $2,308
There are four basic freshman meal plans. Enhanced meal plans (listed below) may be purchased for an additional cost.
- 12 Meals/Week & 250 Meal Plan Points/Semester
- 10 Meals/Week & 400 Meal Plan Points/Semester
- 8 Meals/Week & 550 Meal Plan Points/Semester
- 6 Meals/Week & 700 Meal Plan Points/Semester
Enhanced Meal Plans - $2,608
Available at an extra cost.
- 14 Meals/Week & 400 Meal Plan Points/Semester
- 10 Meals/Week & 700 Meal Plan Points/Semester
Commuter Meal Plans
Commuter students can choose from any of the above listed meal plans. The below plans are additionally available for commuter students.
- $1200 Meal Points - $1,200
- $700 Meal Points - $700
- Meal Points, available in increments of $25
- Blocks of Meals available in increments of 32 Meals ($374 each)
- 5 Meals/Week at Headington Hall - $936
- 8 Meals/Week at Headington Hall - $1,497
Commuter students interested in purchasing a meal plan, please log into the housing portal below and pick the plan that's right for you.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Housing and Food Services office at (405) 325-2511 or firstname.lastname@example.org