Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email to aramarkdining@temple.edu and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

Can Commuters purchase a meal plan?

Yes! Commuters have to eat too! We have meal plans designed for all students and we offer a wide variety of meal plans to fit your lifestyle. 

Do my meals roll over from week to week?

Our premium and regular meal plans are based on a weekly schedule and rest every Monday morning at 2 am. These meals do not roll over. Our Block plans are designed for use over the course of the semester so those do not expire until the end of each semester.

What is the meal equivalency program?

The meal equivalency program is designed to allow students to use their meal plan in a retail location. The Valaida S. Walker Food Court, the Morgan Hall Food Court, Cosi and all of our other retail location around campus use this program. When you use a “meal swipe” at any of these locations it has been given a monetary value depending on the meal period (Breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Are guest meals offered?

No, we don’t offer guest meals, however, with a Premium Plan, any meals allotted can be used as a swipe for a guest. You can also pay for a guest using Diamond Dollars.

Do I need to pay for my meal plan immediately?

No, meal plan costs are posted to a student’s tuition bill and are appropriate via whichever payment methods students or parents so choose.

I’ve run out of meals for the week – can I still eat?

Yes! You can visit any of our dining service locations on campus and pay for meals with Diamond Dollars, cash, credit or debit.

What do I do if I lose my OwlCard?

Follow the instruction on the Diamond Dollars Website in order to go about getting a replacement as soon as possible.

Do Diamond Dollars “roll over” from week to week?

Diamond Dollars will remain in your account until you leave the University.

I’ve run out of Diamond Dollars! Is there a way for me to add more Diamond Dollars to my OwlCard?

Diamond Dollars can always be added to your account by anyone who has your TUID (Deposits only). Log into TUPortal and go to the Diamond Dollars link on the sidebar to access your Diamond Dollars account. Anyone else who wants to deposit into a student's account can go to the Diamond Dollars website and follow instructions accordingly.

Should I get a meal plan if I have special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, celiac, food allergies)?

Yes! We offer plenty of options for students with dietary needs at all of our locations and we are happy to work with each student individually to ensure a delicious and safe dining experience.


Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Why do I have to create an account in order to check out?

For you, and us, to be able to best track orders, and to be able to contact you in case of a question regarding your order we ask that you create a CampusDish account.

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.