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Resident Dining Meal Plans

You made it to college - congratulations!  We are so pleased to have the privilege of serving you for the next few years. While unfamiliar kitchens may not compare with the warm feeling you get from mom's homemade meatloaf, we go to great lengths to ensure that your dining experience is incredible. College dining should be fun, fresh and affordable, and we've got that covered. Residential students will have the option of choosing from three dining plans: Freedom Dining PLUS+ plan, Freedom Dining Basic plan or the 14 Swipe Plan! Each of these plans are composed of various exceptional components, which are listed below.

Freedom Dining Plus+

buy now Freedom Dining PLUS+ is our premium meal plan for residential students! Freedom Dining PLUS+ offers the best value of the meal plan options, at just $1925.00 per semester. It comprises of 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 once per hour during operating hours)

    *Closed for convocation.

  • PLUS+ Swipes
    10 PLUS+ Swipes per week to be redeemed on select items at ALL retail locations around campus, including favorites such as: Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Auntie Anne's, Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins!

  • $200 Per Semester
    • $120 in Dining Dollars to use anywhere on campus (When using Dining Dollars on campus you will enjoy a 15% discount at Sodexo brands and a 10% discount at national brands)
    • $80 in Flames Cash to use on or off-campus

Freedom Dining

buy now Our basic meal plan for residential students, but also is offered to commuter students and staff as well! Freedom Dining offers great value, similar to the Freedom Dining PLUS+, just with less options to choose from. $1820.00 per semester. 

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

    *Closed for convocation.

  • Swipes
    10 Basic Swipes per week to be redeemed at select retail locations around campus (Tilley, SubConnection, Wholly Habaneros, Farmer's Field, Bella Trattoria, Fresh Market, Bistro '71, Doc's Food on Demand, Doc's Gourmet To Go)

  • $200 Per Semester
    • $120 in Dining Dollars to use anywhere on campus (When using Dining Dollars on campus you will enjoy a 15% discount at Sodexo brands and a 10% discount at national brands)
    • $80 in Flames Cash to use on or off-campus
    • When using Dining Dollars on campus you may enjoy a 15% discount at Sodexo brands and a 10% discount at national brands

14 Swipe Plan

buy now The 14 Swipe Plan is only available for 2nd Semester Juniors and Senior status students. This is a great plan for those who value having more cash on hand to spend throughout the semester. $1820.00 per semester. 


  • 14 Swipes Per Week
    These swipes can be used in the Food Court at Reber-Thomas

  • $600 Dining Dollars
    Dining Dollars can be used anywhere on campus (When using Dining Dollars on campus you will enjoy a 15% discount at Sodexo brands and a 10% discount at national brands)

Additional Resources

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Meal Plan Additional Info


Swipes re-set every Friday morning.

Flames Cash rolls over from semester to semester, and is valid until 6 months after your graduation.

Dining Dollars roll over from semester to semester, but NOT year to year.


Always remember your Flames Pass to ensure your acceptance into the dining hall and other participating locations.

Your Flames Pass is intended for your own individual use, as per the Card Services policy found HERE.  You are not permitted to loan your Flames Pass to - or use the Flames Pass to swipe in - any individual for dining purchases other than yourself.  If you wish to purchase a meal for a guest, you may use Flames Cash, cash, or credit.

Lost or Stolen Meal Cards

If your Flames Pass is lost or stolen, please see the Liberty Card Services office located at Green Hall.

Dietary Needs

We take the health and satisfaction of students very seriously. If your student has allergies or special dietary needs, please contact our Registered Dietitian, Rachel Sanders, at Rachel.Sanders@sodexo.com, or (434) 592-6116.  She is available for one-on-one consultations, and there is always a Chef Manager on duty at the dining hall to prepare a special meal if necessary.

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