Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed to meet your unique needs. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.


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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, 4th meal, 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.
Meal Plan 101

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 all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, including the Esposito Dining Center located inside Johnson & Hardwick (J&H) Hall and Morgan Dining Hall.

MEAL EQUIVALENCIES
Meal Equivalencies may be used in both locations where you can use a board swipe, but you’re also able to use meal equivalencies at additional dining locations. This function of your Meal Plan allows you the option to exchange a board swipe for a convenient meal in one of our retail locations like Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Cosi, 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 breakfast equivalency rate is $6.71. The lunch and dinner equivalency rates are $9.25.

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 BurgerFi 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. 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 contract for 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:

LEARN MOREFALL 2020 MEAL PLANS, SIMPLIFIED

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

There are three 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
3. Visit the Marketing & Operations office located in J&H when service resumes
    Regular Hours:
    
Monday through Friday
    9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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

FALL 2020 MEAL PLAN REGISTRATION
How do I purchase a meal plan?

The Temple UHRL registration portal is open to all incoming, returning, and transfer students. 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 TU Portal to choose your Meal Plan under the MyHousing link. Students with mandatory Meal Plans, first-year and transfer students, must choose a minimum of a 10 Meals Per Week Meal Plan.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR MEAL PLAN
 How all students can select a Meal Plan through MyHousing

Our Meal Plans

Fall 2020 Meal Plans