Easy Made Easy

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.

Students living in on-campus housing are required to purchase a residential meal plan, except for those living in Exchange Street Residence Hall Apartments. Dining Services also offers several meal plan options for those who commute to campus.  You have the first 28 days of the semester to change your meal plan.

To learn more about meal plans, check out the Meal Plan 101 page!  Find your meal plan fit, using our Find Your Fit tool!

Meal Exchange allows you to use your block meal swipes at select retail dining locations for a full meal solution. Meal Exchange is accept at Union Market, Freshens, Zee’s Convenience Stores, and other participating locations.  Look for the meal exchange logo at participating locations, view the Meal Exchange menu.

Meal Periods for Rob's Cafe
Breakfast:  7am to 10:45am
Lunch:  11am to 3:45pm
Dinner:  4pm to 8pm

Meal Periods for Retail locations
Breakfast:  7am to 11am
Lunch:  11am to 4pm
Late Night: 9pm to 11pm


The Tuition Guarantee Program - The University of Akron Tuition Guarantee Program provides fixed tuition, select fees, and room and board rates for each incoming cohort of bachelor degree-seeking undergraduate students for four years of attendance, beginning with the fall 2018 enrollees. The program provides all eligible students and their families the certainty that resident Tuition, Select Fees, and Room and Board charges will not increase over the ensuing four academic year period from their enrollment as an eligible student in a Cohort.

The program applies to all eligible students enrolling at the University’s Main Campus. Participation in the program is required for all eligible students admitted at the University in fall semester of 2018 and after.  2022-2023 Tuition Guarantee Program Meal Plan Cohort rates apply to first-year degree seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students starting at The University of Akron during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

To Learn More about the Tuition Guarantee Program, please visit the Office of Student Accounts.

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.

Our Meal Plans

Residential 2022-2023 Cohort
Residential 2021-2022 Cohort
Residential 2020-2021 Cohort
Residential 2019-2020 Cohort
If live in on-campus housing, you are required to purchase a Mandatory meal plan unless you live in the Exchange Street Apartments with kitchens. Residents who reside in the Exchange Street Apartments, may select any Residential or Commuter meal plan available during the semester. Any unused block meal swipes remaining at the end of the semester will not roll over. However, dining dollars will roll over from the Fall to Spring semester with a purchase of a Spring meal plan. Dining dollars expire at the end of each academic year
Residential 2018-2019 Cohort
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.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff member are able to purchase a meal plan as well

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