A Dining Dollar is equal to $1 which can be spent at all dining locations including, in addition to The Market and Louie’s Diner. These Dining Dollars are in addition to your block meals. The number of points (dollars) you get to spend at these restaurants depends on your plan: Loper ($580) Gold ($460) or Blue ($340). These Dining Dollars will decline based on the amount you spend throughout the semester. Looking at Dollars as full meal purchasing, based on what a meal typically may cost, you could find that using Dining Dollars you could get about 97 meals on the Loper Plan, 77 meals on the Gold Plan, and 57 meals on the Blue Plan.

Dining Dollars can be used for food and beverages at Subway, Boost Market, Java Notes, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks plus The Market @ 27th and Louie’s Diner.

Students that run out of meals can also purchase Dining Dollars to use at all Dining Locations.

Meal Plans can be changed to a lower cost meal plan up until the first week of the semester. Meal plans can be upgraded the first month of the semester. The deadlines to change your meal plan are: Fall September 30th and Spring January 30th.

If you would like to change your meal plan before school begins contact the UNK Office of Residence Life by email at housing@unk.edu. If you would like to change your meal plan during the school year before the deadline contact UNK Dining Services at (308) 865 - 8428 or in person located upstairs in the Union.

Whenever you use a meal swipe or dining dollar transaction, your cashier can give you a balance. You can also get a printed receipt showing your available balances. If you have questions, visit the UNK Dining Services office on the second floor of the Union.

You can’t transfer Dining Dollars, but you can pay for dining items for others using your Dining Dollars. Don’t forget your birthday! You can get a Free Guest Pass for a block meal.

Sure. If you want to use your Dining Dollars for pre-ordered items including to-go meals or catering, that’s fine with us.

Busy Schedule? No problem! UNK Dining has a To-Go program for use with your block meals. With the To-Go program, you will get a fresh and clean, eco-friendly re-usable container that you can load up in the Dining Hall and take your meal with you. Talk to any cashier in the Market@27th or Louie’s Diner and they can help you get enrolled. Alternatively, you can stop by the UNK Dining Services or call them at (308) 865-8428 for additional information.

No! The Loper, Gold, and Blue Plans are offered to all students. Visit the UNK Dining office in the Union for more information.

Students living in University Housing who believe they may have disability-related food allergies or other dietary needs related to a disability, are requested to please contact the Disability Services for Students office by phone (308) 865-8214 or email unkdso@unk.edu.

Many students have dietary concerns that do not necessarily fall into the spectrum of disorders or disabilities. ALL students’ dietary needs and concerns are important, and our staff is trained to listen and assist our guests. If have questions about healthier eating, want to explore a particular diet or want more information about our menu offerings that correspond to particular preference or lifestyle, contact us! My Zone all-encompassing national award winning health, wellness and sustainability platform. My Zone was designed to provide healthy meals through enhanced menu development and educational wellness tools to engage students and faculty about healthier lifestyle dining options. Our trained professionals can help you understand the full variety of our balanced and nutritious offerings so that you can better select delicious solutions to meet your needs.

For any questions you may have regarding our My Zone program, please contact us at: kingsr@unk.edu

If seeking an exemption due to religious dietary reasons, please contact LeAnn Jochum, Associate Director Operations Residence Life at (308) 865-8519 or email jochumll@unk.edu. An explanation with documentation is required for consideration and will be reviewed to see if a Campus Meal Plan can satisfy the dietary needs of the student.

UNK Dining welcomes your feedback and suggestions. You can submit comments through our feedback form.