Meal Plan Options

St. Thomas has a variety of meal plan options to fit many student needs. Browse the options below to choose the plan that fits you best.

Note: Beginning in Fall 2019, Dining Services requires students, faculty, and staff to use wave ID for dining hall entrance when using meal plans in The View and The Binz. This system allows for quick and convenient access to these dining locations with a simple wave of a hand through a touchless scanner. Enrollment in the wave ID system is quick and easy; just visit the Card Office in Murray-Herrick 101. 

2019-20 Board Rates for Fall and Spring Semesters

Meal plans are available for all students. Commuter/off-campus student may purchsase any meal plan.

Fall semester meal plans start with dinner (4:30 p.m.) on Friday, August 30, 2019.



Unlimited ALL STUDENTS $2,175.00   $100.00 4
BLK 150 SO, JR, SR and COMMUTERS  $1,916.00 10 $240.00 6
BLK 135 SO, JR, SR and COMMUTERS $1,952.00 9 $370.00 8
  BLK 60 JR, SR and COMMUTERS $1,125.00 4 $380.00 6
 BLK 70 JR, SR and COMMUTERS $916.00 5 $150.00 0
 BLK 30 JR, SR and COMMUTERS $627.00 2 $260.00 2

Additional meals can be purchased in blocks of 20 meals for $205.

January term meal plan options are separate from the fall and spring semester meal plans. Students may choose any plan that fits their needs for J-Term. These plans are available to all resident and commuter students.

2020 J-Term Board Rates

BLK 40 ALL STUDENTS $461.00 40 $45.00
BLK 30 ALL STUDENTS $369.00 30 $45.00
BLK 20 ALL STUDENTS $291.00 20 $70.00

Guest meals are not available with J-Term meal plans, but guests may pay with dining dollars, eXpress, cash, debit, or credit.

During J-term, meal plan participant purchases up to $7.50 (maximum 2 meals per visit) can be exchanged for one meal from your plan at T’s for breakfasts and on Saturday and Sunday. Prepackaged items do not qualify for the exchange but can be purchased with dining dollars, eXpress, debit, credit or cash at the time of purchase.

2019 Early Move-in Meal Plan

BLK 10 ALL STUDENTS $99.00 10 $0

The Early Move-In meal plan serves students who will be moving to campus prior to Friday, August 30, 2019. Purchase this meal plan »

Guest meals are not available with Early Move-In meal plans, but guests may pay with dining dollars, eXpress, cash, debit, or credit.

Resident students will choose a meal plan along with their housing selection through Residence Life.

Off-campus/Commuter students may purchase meal plans online through the University's TouchNet application

  • First-year residents are required to have the Unlimited meal plan.
  • Sophomore residents in all halls except Morrison, Flynn, CDC Student Residence, 2085 Grand, or 2151 Grand are required to have a meal plan and may choose the Block 135, Block 150, or Unlimited plan.
  • Junior and senior residents of Brady, Cretin, Dowling, Grace, Ireland and Murray Halls are required to have a meal plan and may choose any student meal plan.
  • Sophomore, Junior, and Senior residents of Flynn, Morrison, CDC/SR, 2085 Grand, 2151 Grand Avenue and the Transfer Houses are not required to have a meal plan, but may choose any student meal plan.
  • Meal plan availability may be adjusted based on medical documentation through an approval process with Dining Services. Learn more »
  • Any meals or dining dollars not used by the final day of each semester are lost; there are no refunds or rollovers to the next semester.
  • Meal Plan participants may increase or decrease their meal plan — within the options available to them based on class year and housing choice — through the second Friday of the semester.
  • Resident students may change meal plans using Murphy Online.
  • Off-campus/commuter students should visit the Card Office in Murray-Herrick Center 101 to fill out a Meal Plan Change Form.
  • Meals are for use by the meal plan holder only. Guest meals may be shared.

Dining Services offers a meal plan designed specifically for our Faculty and Staff. This provides an economical way to dine in our all-you-care-to-eat environment, as well as an opportunity to engage with our students, fellow faculty and staff, strengthening the University community. Guests are welcome to dine with you using your faculty/staff meal plan.

The faculty/staff meal plan is available in blocks of 10 meals for $90. To purchase a meal plan, log onto Murphy online where you will be able to purchase your blocks of meals. Look in the employee services section. 



For further information about meal plans, contact Dining Services. 

Resident students may also contact Residence Life for assistance with meal plans.

Off-campus students may also contact the Card Office for assistance with meal plans.