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Commuter Dining

Commuting to campus sure works up an appetite! Don't go hungry! We offer options for commuters that are flexible and cost-saving. Choose Freedom Dining, load Flames Cash to your account, or purchase any of the block plans to dine with us every day! It's a deal that really hits the spot. Freedom Dining can be purchased for $1600 per semester. There are declining pricing rates for purchasing Freedom Dining at different times after the beginning of the semester. Please see the receptionist at the dining offices for more information. 

Purchase any of the meal plans on our Shop Now link, or add Flames Cash by visiting the card office website:


Freedom Dining is our new meal plan for residential students that we offer to commuter students as well! It comprises three flexible and cost-saving components:

  • Unlimited Dining
    Enjoy unlimited access to your all-you-care-to-eat dining halls  
    (Entry into Reber-Thomas Dining Hall and Hill City Bistro once per hour during operating hours)

    Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
    Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    *Closed for convocation.

  • Bonus Meals
    10 Bonus Meals per week to be redeemed at select retail locations around campus  (Tilley SubConnection, Wholly Habaneros, Bella Trattoria, Fresh Market, Bistro '71 Express, Doc's Food on Demand, Doc's Gourmet To Go)
  • Flames Cash
    $200 in Flames Cash per semester
    Flames Cash can be redeemed at all dining locations on campus, and many participating off-campus merchants (Visit

Additional Resources:
Freedom Dining Brochure 
Have questions? Enjoy the Frequently Asked Questions document!

Note: Flames Cash can be added to a student's account through the Card Services website,, and via the two on-campus kiosks.

BLOCK PLANS (New and improved!)

Enjoy meals with us in our resident dining halls, The Food Court at Reber-Thomas and Hill City Bistro (located at the Residential Annex) and at the following locations: Wholly Habaneros, Bella Trattoria, Fresh Market, SubConnection (in Tilley Student Center), Doc's Food on Demand, Doc's Gourmet To Go, Bistro '71 Express.
Purchase these meal plans in the Shop Now link! You may purchase these meal plans as many times as you like. 


  • Load Flames Cash onto your Flames Pass via your MyLU Portal, or through the Card Services website, and via the two on-campus kiosks.
  • Load Flames Cash in any increment.
  • Receive discounts at all dining locations on campus when using Flames cash. 10% discount at all national brands on campus (including Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, and Dunkin' Donuts) 
    15% discount at all non-national brands on campus (including Jazzman's, SubConnection, and Simply To Go, among others!)

Dine with us when you have guests, when you want a delicious and handcrafted meal, and when you want to enjoy all the high-quality variety of our dining hall, The Food Court!

The Food Court at Reber-Thomas Entry Rates:

  • Breakfast: Cash: $8.00, Flames Cash: $6.80
  • Lunch: Cash: $10.00, Flames Cash: $8.50
  • Dinner: Cash: $11.00, Flames Cash: $9.35
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