Meal Plan News and Information

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Choosing your Meal Plan

Log onto the Housing Portal to select or change your meal plan during the Meal Plan Change Period. 

Students living in the residence halls who do not select an eligible meal plan at the start of the Fall semester will be assigned the Platinum Unlimited Meal Plan. Students who do not change their meal plan for the Spring semester will be automatically re-enrolled with their current fall meal plan.

Meal Plan Change Period:

Spring 2022:

The Meal Plan Change period is currently closed for Spring 2022. Students wishing to upgrade their meal plans may do so by contacting us at Housing@MSUTexas.edu. You may also add more flex dollars at any time by visiting the Dine-on-Campus w

Fall 2022

Opens: After selecting your room assignment for Fall 2022

Closes: September 2, 2022


Meal Plan Options
Mustangs living in Residence Halls 

Students living in the Residence Halls (Killingsworth, Pierce, Legacy or McCullough-Trigg) are required to select one of the following meal plans: 

  • Platinum All Access 
  • Gold 200 
  • Silver 150 

Please note that the Bronze 75 Plan can only be selected by students living in apartments with access to a private kitchen. 

Mustangs living in On-Campus Apartments 

Students living in Sunwatcher and Sundance are NOT required to select a meal plan, but may choose from one of the following if desired: 

  • Platinum All Access 
  • Gold 200 
  • Silver 150 
  • Bronze 75 
For information on Commuter Meal Plans and Faculty and Staff Meal Plans:

Visit the Dine-On-Campus website

For information on the Canan Program:

Meal Plan Rates for 2022-2023 School Year:

Platinum All Access - $2036

Gold 200 - $1834

Silver 150 - $1615

Bronze 75 (apartment residents/commuters only) - $867 

Meal Plan Rates for 2021-2022 School Year:

Platinum All Access - $1960

Gold 200 - $1765

Silver 150 - $1550

Bronze 75 (apartment residents/commuters only) - $834 


How do meal plans work?

All meal plans can be used at any dining location on campus. 

Platinum All-Access Plan

The Platinum All-Access plan is considered the "best value" and allows students to enter the Mesquite Dining Hall and Maverick's Corner an unlimited number of times each day unless a meal exchange is utilized. 

Gold 200, Silver 150, and Bronze 75 Plans

The Gold 200, Silver 150, and Bronze 75 plans are considered “block” plans. Students have the designated number of meals in their block to use each semester.  The Bronze 75 plan is only available to students living in the on-campus apartments or commuter students.

Meal Exchanges

Students may also use their meal plan for one meal exchange per day at participating retail dining location (i.e. Einstein Brothers Bagels, Chick-fil-A, Legacy Market, etc.) If a student uses their plan at a retail dining location, they will only be able to use flex dollars until the next meal period begins. Students on the All-Access plan must wait until the start of the next meal period to begin using their meal plan in Mesquite or Maverick’s Corner.  

Flex Dollars

All base plans include $100 in flex dollars that can be used at any retail location or the Legacy Market. Additional flex dollars can be added to plans at increments of $100. Students often choose to use flex dollars for grab-and-go items, treating a guest to a meal, or for additional retail options after a meal exchange is used. 

Other Meal Plans

For information on Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Maroon Commuter Plans, please visit the Dine-on-Campus Website.


Where can you eat on Campus?

All Meal plans can be used at any dining location on campus using either a meal swipe, meal exchange, or flex dollars, depending on the location.

Main Locations:
Retail Dining Locations:

Most retail locations offer meal exchanges. One traditional meal swipe from the dining halls may be substituted for a pre-determined meal at participating retail venues on campus. These are also great locations to use your flex dollars and get snacks and treats in between meals.

  • Chick-fil-A (Located in the Clark Student Center)
  • ACE Sushi (Located in the Clark Student Center)
  • Einstein Bros Bagels (Located in the Dillard Building)
  • We Proudly Serve - Starbucks (Located in Moffett Library)
  • Legacy Market (Located in the Legacy Commons)

For more information on when retail locations are open and what types of meals they offer, please visit the Dine On Campus Website.