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Meal Plans

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 20 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 plan points do not roll over from spring to fall semester. It is up to the discretion of the Food Services Director if points will roll over from fall to spring. An announcement will be made in December to let students know either way. If you do not return to Cate, Couch, Walker or Adams Center for the spring semester of your contract, you forfeit your meal plan, including both meals and points.

Meals

Meals are used most often 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 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.

Meal Exchange

If you don't want to use a meal at Couch Restaurants, you can use it as a Meal Exchange at one of our other operations. A Meal Exchange has a value of $7.50.

Meal Exchanges may be used at the following times in the Union:

Monday-Friday: After 2 p.m. at all operations that accept meal exchanges. Including - Starbucks, Sbarro, Chick-Fil-A, Quiznos, Laughing Tomato. Crossroads accepts meal exchanges 24/7.

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:  Oliver’s, O’Henry’s, Ruthie's, Taco Mayo, Roscoe’s, Raising Cane’s, Amicus Café, Elements, Redbud Café, Flying Cow Café, and Freshens. 

Bedrock Café (Sarkeys), Bookmark Café (Bizzell Library), and our HSC locations accept Meal Points, but not Meal Exchanges.

The University Club does not accept Meal Points or Meal Exchanges.

Meal Points

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 plan points do not roll over from spring to fall semester. It is up to the discretion of the Food Services Director if points will roll over from fall to spring. An announcement will be made in December to let students know either way. If you do not return to Cate, Couch, Walker or Adams Center for the spring semester of your contract, you forfeit your meal plan, including both meals and points.

Freshman Meal Plans - $2,052

There are five basic freshman meal plans. Enhanced meal plans (listed below) may be purchased for an additional cost.

  • 15 Meals/Week
  • 12 Meals/Week & 150 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 10 Meals/Week & 300 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 8 Meals/Week & 450 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 6 Meals/Week & 600 Meal Plan Points/Semester

Upperclass Meal Plans

These meal plans are for upperclass students who have accumulated more than 24 credit hours. Upperclass students may also choose from the freshman plans and the commuter plans. The enhanced plans are also available for an additional cost.

  • 150 Meals/Semester & 400 Meal Plan Points/Semester - $2,052
  • 100 Meals/Semester & 600 Meal Plan Points/Semester - $2,052
  • 1,200 Meal Plan Points/Semester - $1,200
  • 25 Block Meals - $253

Enhanced Meal Plans - $2,365

Available at an extra cost.

  • 14 Meals/Week & 300 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 10 Meals/Week & 600 Meal Plan Points/Semester
  • 275 Meals/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.

  • 25 Block meals at Couch Restaurants - $253
  • Meal Plan Points - Available in batches of $25
  • 5 meals/week at Headington only - $832
  • 8 meals/week at Headington only - $1,331
  • 32 Block meals at Headington only - $333

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 housinginfo@ou.edu

Purchase a Commuter Meal Plan