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Dining and Meal Plans

UH DINING SERVICES

Students know how important food is to the body, and they know a good meal when they taste one. University of Houston Dining Services has designed a meal plan with students in mind – those who expect quality and variety but rarely have enough time to eat. Meal plans offer great value and flexibility and provide students time to relax and rejuvenate from studying or going to class. UH Dining Services offers everything from restaurant-style dining to convenience stores to enhance the dining and community experience.

Meal Plan Options
Research shows that students who live on campus and eat in the residential restaurants are more likely to finish college and enjoy their school experience than those who do not. To assist in that success, the UH Dining Services team has developed multiple plans that offer variety and choice. Dining Plans come in many convenient shapes and sizes. A magnetic strip on the back of the student ID card (Cougar Card) works with the computer system to identify each dining plan member. By combining an “All-Access Plan”, “Lifestyle Meal Plan” or “Block Plan” with “Cougar Cash,” meal plans can be customized for individual needs. Each option includes the following:

All-Access Plan

  • Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining at the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers and Real Food on Campus (RFoC) at Cougar Woods.
  • Receive unlimited access to the dining hall for each day included in your plan. The only restriction is that you may only enter a dining hall once every 30 minutes using your meal swipes.
  • Your all-access meals may not be used to treat a friend, but you can use your included “guest passes” to bring a friend or family member to eat with you.

Lifestyle Meal Plans

  • Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining at the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers and Real Food on Campus (RFoC) at the New Dining Hall.
  • Receive a varying number of guaranteed meals per week. Each time you eat in the residential restaurant, one meal is subtracted from your meal allowance.
    Meals per week do not carry over from one week to the next.
  • Your Cougar Card cannot be shared with anyone, but you may treat a friend to a meal when dining together.

Block Plans

  • Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining at any time in the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers and RFoC at Cougar Woods.
  • Receive a varying number of guaranteed meals per semester. Each meal is subtracted from your block of meals.
  • Meals do not carry over at the end of the semester.
  • Your Cougar Card cannot be shared with anyone, but you may treat a friend to a meal when dining together.
  • Use your meals when you want!

Cougar Cash

  • Pay as you go! Cougar Cash are funds that are deducted from the total as you use them, similar to a debit account. It can be used at all food locations including the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers and the RFoC at Cougar Woods.
  • Cougar Cash is part of your meal plan. The amount of Cougar Cash varies based on the block you select. You may increase your Cougar Cash balance through your AccessUH account.
  • Unused Cougar Cash will be carried forward until you withdraw, graduate or become inactive for a one year period.

RESIDENTIAL DINING LOCATIONS

Residential Restaurants
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers or the RFoC at Cougar Woods. Students can enjoy fresh ingredients and made-for-you cooking while experiencing good friends and great fun! Grab a panini or dine on a veggie sauté – it’s your choice. The friendly, comfortable, all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants are the perfect place to enjoy anything from home-style favorites, grill and deli options or something fresh from the salad bar.

Cougar Xpress Markets
When you need to stock an in-room fridge or grab a snack and beverage to keep you going, the on-campus convenience stores provide everything a student may need, including health and beauty products. Designed to make life easy, they are located where students need them most.

Retail Venues
Students also have the opportunity to use their Cougar Cash at a variety of fast food and specialty restaurants and food trucks at the University Center, the University Center Satellite, Phillip Guthrie Hoffman (PGH), the Stadium Parking Garage, and the Welcome Center Parking Garage. This includes The Waffle Bus, Taco Cabana, Sushic, Chick-fil-A, Kim Son, Pizza Hut Express, Tandoori Nite, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Smoothie King, McAlisters Deli, Tealicious and Chinese Star.

 

For questions and up-to-date information, please contact UH Dining Services at 832-842-5989 or visit their website at www.uh.edu/dining.

University of Houston Residential Meal Plans 2013-2014

PlanMeals Cougar CashRate per semester
All-Access 7Continuous Monday – Sunday with 15 guest passes (swipes may only be used by plan holder once every 30 minutes) $100$1,800/semester plus tax*
Lifestyle 160160 meals/semester$400$1,700/semester plus tax*
Lifestyle 1515 meals/week$200$1,700/semester plus tax*
All Cougar CashCougar Cash Per Semester$1,350$1,350/semester
  • Meal Plans are mandatory for the Quadrangle, Cougar Place, Moody Towers, and Cougar Village 1 & 2 residents.
  • Students assigned to the Quadrangle, Cougar Place, Moody Towers and Cougar Village I & II must select either the All-Access 7, Lifestyle 15, Lifestyle 160 or All Cougar Cash plan. The All Cougar Cash plan is only available to Juniors and above.
  • Students can select their meal plan during the open selection period by logging into their AccessUH account.
  • Students can change their selected meal plan one time prior to the 12th class day through AccessUH account. Any changes after this date must be filed by using the online Meal Plan Petition Form.

* plus 8.25 % tax rate. **Only available to JR, SR or GR classifications.

 

The University of Houston Dining Services is operated by Aramark. There are many dining locations conveniently located right on campus and lots of meal plan options – so you’re sure to find the plan that works for you. Come visit our restaurants and enjoy a wide variety of the delicious food offerings. We have national, local and specialty brands!

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