Dining Terms and Conditions

The following document establishes the ISU Dining meal plan contract. 


Contract Terms

Any individual who purchases an Anytime, Semester, Block or Dining dollars plan is under the ISU DINING STUDENT CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS. This document establishes the ISU Dining contract Terms and Conditions and Policy Handbook for meal plans, Dining Dollars (DD$) and dining facilities and is a binding agreement between Iowa State University and the contract signatory. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all provisions of this document.

Meal Plan Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible to purchase a meal plan, you must be in good financial standing with ISU and must be enrolled as a student at ISU or enrolled in the Admissions Partnership Program. ISU Staff members who wish to purchase a meal plan should visit our Staff Charge Plan page.

All residents of Buchanan Hall, Geoffroy Hall, Richardson Court and Union Drive are required to purchase a Semester Meal Plan. There are no exceptions to this requirement. Residents in these areas who do not choose their own plan (using AccessPlus) will be defaulted to the Gold Plan.

Residents of Wallace and Wilson halls, Frederiksen Court, University Village, Schilletter Village, Iowa State West, Legacy Towe and student living off-campus are not required to purchase a meal plan. However many residents in these areas opt to purchase a meal plan that works for them.


Rates for all meal plans can be found on the Anytime, Semester and Blocks/Dining Dollars Pages.