Meal Plans

General Information

St. Lawrence University Dining Services makes every attempt to identify ingredients which might cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. There is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change or substitute at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. St. Lawrence University Dining Services will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any University establishments. Students/customers with food allergies are encouraged to contact Dining Services at St. Lawrence University for additional information and/or support.

Meal Plan Information:

Your Campus ID card is used to access your chosen meal plan. Please do not lend this card to others - the purchase will be deducted from your account and you will be assessed a $15.00 fee for this misuse. If you lose your card, or believe it has been taken, report the loss immediately to Security and Safety ext. 5554. Cardholders receive one replacement card at no cost; additional replacements are $20 per replacement.

If you live in a residence hall or theme cottage, you are required to eat on campus.

First Year students will automatically be placed on the Full-Flex meal plan.

Your meal plan choice will remain in effect while you are a student at St. Lawrence University unless you opt for a different plan. If you wish to change your plan, you may do so prior to the start of the semester. Please submit a Meal Plan Agreement to the Student Financial Services Office, Student Center Room 315 or by email to

Full Flex Plan

The full-flex plan gives students flexibility in choosing which meals they wish to purchase as well as the location of each meal. Participants will be billed a fixed membership fee and an initial meal bank deposit. Each time you make a purchase in any dining service facility, the cost of that purchase is deducted from the meal bank account. Therefore, you control the nature, variety and extent of your dining purchases. Prices for all meals and convenience items are listed at each Dining Facility with the exception of Dana Dining Center. You will receive a 10% discount at the Northstar Cafe or Time-Out Cafe on all purchases except the specials. Dana Dining Center offers all-you-care-to-eat meals at the low prices listed below:









Sunday Brunch


Dining locations include Dana Dining Center, Northstar Cafe, Time-Out Cafe (lunch only), Johnson Hall Grab n Go (lunch only), Spartacus Cafe (lunch only), and Pub 56 (evenings only).

The initial meal bank will not cover a breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the week as does the 21 Meal Plan described below. If all meals are eaten in Dana Dining Center, the Full Flex Plan may provide the equivalent of 70% of the meals eaten during a semester. Students eating with greater frequency or purchasing meals elsewhere on campus may need to supplement the initial meal bank during the semester.

Additional deposits, at a minimum of $25, may be made to the meal bank throughout the semester On-line with a credit/debit card or by delivering a Deposit Slip and payment to the Student Financial Services Office. Students may also visit the Student Financial Services Office to request that additions to the meal bank be charged to their student account or to pay for the additions with the Community-Wide account. On-line additions are added immediately to the meal bank. All other additions will be made at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Any fall semester meal bank balance will be rolled over into the spring semester provided the account is still active and you continue to participate in the same meal plan. However, any meal bank balance at the end of the fall semester cannot be used to reduce the amount of your spring semester board charge. Any funds left in your account at the end of the spring semester are forfeited.

Please compare your food bank balance weekly. Keep your balance close to those below. Remember the more Non-Board Specials you purchase at the Northstar Cafe and Time Out Cafe the lower your balance will be.

Spring 2017 Target Balances for Full Flex Meal Bank

Approximate Balance

Approximate Balance

January 16


March 13


January 23


March 27


January 30


April 3


February 6


April 10


February 13


April 17


February 20


April 24


February 27


May 1


March 6

$634.50 *Finals Week* $  70.50

*Actual Balances will vary depending on usage. Some may be considerably higher or lower than the above balances.

2016-2017 Semester Cost: $3,043.00
Of this charge, $1,128.00 is your beginning meal bank deposit for your meal plan. $1,915.00 is the fixed cost of the plan which covers overhead costs.

21-Meal Plan
This meal plan provides breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the week in the Dana Dining Center, an all-you-care-to-eat facility. You can use your CWA or cash to purchase meals elsewhere on campus. There are no refunds or credits given for missed meals.

Fall 2016 Semester Cost: $3,150.00; Spring 2017 Semester Cost: $3,100.00

For the fall semester only, $50.00 will be deposited in your community-wide account. This is done only in the fall semester. Please refer to information describing the Community-Wide account.

Half Flex Plan (Seniors Only)
2016-2017 Semester Cost: $2,479.00
Of this charge, $564.00 is your beginning meal bank deposit for your meal plan. $1,915.00 is the fixed cost of the plan which covers overhead costs.

In this plan, the initial deposit to the meal bank account is one-half the amount deposited into the full-flex meal bank. This plan is available to seniors only!

Contact Student Financial Services