Dates and Deadlines

Residents of Buchanan Hall, Geoffroy Hall, Richardson Court, and Union Drive are required to have an Anytime Plan and are not permitted to cancel unless they cancel their housing (penalties may apply) or move to an assignment where a meal plan is not required. Please refer to the ISU Dining Terms and Conditions for more information.

Residents of Wallace and Wilson halls and the Frederiksen Court, ISU West, Legacy, or SUV apartments can choose from meal plans as well but are not required to select one.

DateItem / Event
Fall 2017 Dates
June 1 Fall 2017 Meal Plans available for selection in A+.
June 1 - Aug. 14 Any plan can be changed for full credit, including Dining Dollars (DD)
July 20 Residents of meal plan required areas who have not yet selected a plan will be defaulted to the Gold Plan.
Aug. 15Fall DD and meals available for use issued and meal service begins.
Aug. 16 - Sept. 1
The meal portion of a plan can be changed or cancelled for prorated credit, less meals eaten.
DD can be added, but not refunded or reduced.
Sept. 1
Fall Meal Plan Change / Cancel Deadline
After this date, no reductions may be made to meal plans, blocks, or DD for the remainder of the semester.
Nov. 18 – 25
Thanksgiving Break: Dining Centers closed.
Check schedule for retail availability.
Dec. 1Last day to receive a refund for fall if changing rooms or leaving ISU.
Dec. 15
Meal service ends with dinner.
All unused Gold, Silver, and Bronze plan meals expire.
Any unused DD and/or Block meals carry over for use to spring.
Date Item / Event
Spring 2018 Dates
Dec.4 Spring Meal Plans available for selection / changes in A+.
Dec.4 - Jan. 4 Any plan can be changed for full credit, including DD.
Dec. 21
Current residents of required areas will be defaulted to their fall plan if they have not changed it in A+.
New spring residents in required areas will be defaulted to the Gold Plan.
Jan. 5 Spring DD issued and meal service begins.
Jan 6 -19
The meal portion of a plan can be changed or cancelled for prorated credit, less meals eaten.
DD can be added, but not refunded or reduced.
Jan. 19
Spring Meal Plan Change / Cancel Deadline
After this date, no reductions may be made to meal plans, blocks, or DD for the remainder of the semester.
Mar. 10 – 17
Spring Break: Dining Centers closed.
Check schedule for retail availability.
April 20 Last day to receive a refund for spring if changing rooms or leaving ISU.
May 4
Meal service ends with dinner.
Following dinner all unused Block meals and Gold, Silver, and Bronze plan meals expire.
May 5 All unused DD.
Date Item / Event
Summer 2018 Dates
May 1 Summer Meal Plans available for selection / changes in A+.
May 1 - 13 Any plan can be changed for full credit, including DD.
May 14 Summer DD issued and meal service begins.
May 25
Meal Plan Change / Cancel Deadline for Session 1 and Full Summer Contracts
After this date, no reductions may be made to meal plans, blocks, or DD for the remainder of the term.
May 28 Memorial Day: Dining Centers may be closed. Check schedule for availability.
June 23
Meal Plan Change / Cancel Deadline for Session 2 Contracts
After this date, no reductions may be made to meal plans, blocks, or DD for the remainder of the term.
July 20 Last day to receive a refund for summer if changing rooms or leaving ISU.
Aug. 3
Meal service ends with dinner.
Any unused DD and Block meals carry over for use to fall.
Aug. 4 - 14
All Dining Centers closed.
Meals cannot be used. 
Check schedule for retail availability.