FALL 2021 MEAL PLANS
Meal Plans begin at dinner on August 21, 2021
Meal Plans end on December 15, 2021


Compare Meal Plan Options

 

WHAT IS A MEAL PLAN?
Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and full of options.
A Meal Plan with Temple Culinary Services unlocks delicious and nourishing breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, snacks, and more at our locations across campus. Your Meal Plan includes meal access conveniently loaded onto your Temple University OWLcard. No need to carry additional cards or cash.

HOW TO USE MY MEAL PLAN

What is the difference between Board Swipes and Meal Equivalency Swipes? Where can I use my Meal Plan swipes?
We’ve got you covered with tons of options to satisfy any craving - wherever and whenever it hits you on campus.

BOARD SWIPES
The Board Swipe function of your Meal Plan gives you access to both of our dining halls, including the Esposito Dining Center located inside Johnson & Hardwick (J&H) Hall and Morgan Dining Hall.

MEAL EQUIVALENCIES
This function of the Meal Plan allows your student the option to choose a convenient meal in one of our retail locations like Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Saladworks, Bento Sushi, and more. Each Meal Plan includes a certain number of equivalencies that can be used weekly or per semester, depending on the plan purchased. The meal equivalency gives a cash value towards each purchase. The breakfast equivalency rate is $6.71. The lunch and dinner equivalency rates are $9.25. Meal Equivalencies may be used in both dining halls where you can use a board swipe, and meal equivalencies can be used at the additional dining locations in the Student Center Food Court and Morgan Food Court.

DIAMOND DOLLARS
The Diamond Dollars program is Temple's campus-based debit card solution that eliminates the need to carry cash.  Everyone who has a Temple University OWLcard, has a Diamond Dollars account. Depending on your Meal Plan, you may have Diamond Dollars added to your account that can be used for things like covering a balance when you spend more than the meal equivalency rate at one of our retail locations. For example, if you’re using your Meal Plan and decide to order lunch at Saladworks in the Student Center and your order totals $9.75, the meal equivalency rate ($9.25) will be deducted, so your balance is now $0.50 and can be covered by asking the Cashier to use your Diamond Dollars (cash, credit can also be used to cover balances). Additional Diamond Dollars can be added by visiting Temple’s Diamond Dollars website.    

AM I REQUIRED TO HAVE A MEAL PLAN?
If you are a first year student living in on-campus housing, or a transfer student residing on-campus, you are required to purchase a minimum Meal Plan of 10 Meals Per Week.

MEAL PLANS AVAILABLE TO ALL FIRST-YEAR & TRANSFER STUDENTS LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING:

MEAL PLANS AVAILABLE TO ALL RETURNING & COMMUTING STUDENTS:

MANAGING YOUR MEAL PLAN
To add or change a meal plan, visit MyHousing via the TUPortal

There are two ways you can check your Meal Plan balance:
1. On the TUMobile app under Meal Plan Balance
2. Ask any cashier to check your balance for you at a register

Diamond Dollars running low? No problem - add more here.

 

FALL 2021 MEAL PLAN REGISTRATION
How do I purchase a meal plan?
Login to the TUPortal to choose your Meal Plan under the MyHousing link.

Some students may select housing, others may bypass selecting on-campus housing and will continue on this site to select only a Meal Plan. Please review the Meal Plan details including our new, simplified options. Then, login to the TUPortal to choose your Meal Plan under the MyHousing link. Your Meal Plan selection will be included in your Temple tuition bill. 

 How all students can select a Meal Plan through MyHousing

Our Meal Plans

First Year and Transfer Student Plans
All new students living in University Housing are required to purchase a meal plan.
Returning and Off Campus Plans
Living off campus brings a different set of needs and challenges to college life. Commuters and residents in the surrounding apartments are offered a select group of meal plans specifically tailored with flexibility in mind.