Meal Plans

Dining Services has flexible dining options for students, faculty and staff members of the university.  

All resident students (except students living in Morrison, Flynn, CDC, Transfer Houses, or Grand apartments) are required to purchase a meal plan. If no meal plan is selected, the student is automatically placed on the Block 150 plan.

Any meal plan is available to non-resident (off-campus, commuter) students, but is not required.

Meal Plan participants may decrease their meal plan up until the second Friday of the semester.

If you are an on-campus resident student please change your meal plan on Murphy Online.

If you are an off-campus student visit the Card Office in Murray-Herrick Center 101 to fill out a Meal Plan Change Form.

If you have class, lab, practice, or a work conflict, you need not miss a meal.

T's offers a bag lunch option Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students who have a schedule conflict should visit the Dining Services office (ASC 351) to fill out an application for a bag lunch. Please bring supporting documentation such as a copy of class, work, or practice schedule. A bag lunch will include any item from the deli or grill, a yogurt or fruit, and a fountain beverage or bottled milk.

Class schedules must be printed out of Murphy Online. Contact the Registrar’s office for details.

After one business day, you will receive an email indicating application approval or denial.

Questions? Call 651-962-6062.

Food for Thought purchases (up to $7.00) can be exchanged for one meal from your plan. See what's offered at Food for Thought »

Prepackaged items do not qualify for the exchange, but can be purchased with flex/dining dollars, eXpress, debit, credit or cash.

You may use guest meals attached to your meal plan to bring a guest to The View or The Binz. Not all meal plans have guest meals; see your individual plan for details.

You may also use flex/dining dollars, cash, or your eXpress account to host a guest in any dining location.

Unused meal plans and flex/dining dollars do not carry over to the next semester. 

eXpress dollars do carry over from semester to semester. Information on eXpress accounts »

Meal plan, flex/dining dollars, and eXpress balances can be checked online at the OneStThomas portal  under the My Actions section.

Students, faculty and staff may also check meal plan balances at any register on campus. Ask the cashier for the balance on the card after any transaction. Direct any questions regarding card balance to the Card Office at 651-962-6069.

Check your eXpress card balance »