Residential All-Access Meal Plan

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First-Year Residential Requirement

First-year residential students purchase the All-Access (formerly unlimited) Meal Plan while completing their University Housing application. It’s a great value and has the added flexibility of  Bearcat Card dollars (BCC). The rate table below details what is included in the plan.

Participation in the meal plan is an important part of the support system provided by living on campusIt is one element that enhances the academic efforts and social adjustment of new students and provides health and convenience benefits to all students.

First year students living on campus are required to purchase the All-Access (formerly unlimited) Meal Plan. First-year residential students are identified by the year of their Tuition Guarantee Cohort listed in Catalyst, and not based on the number of college credit hours earned.

For example, if you’re applying for UC Housing during the 21-22 academic year and your code is TG2122, then the All-Access meal plan is required, even if a student has more than 30 academic credit hours. However, if your code is TG2021, the All-Access meal plan is not required.

Various options are available for upperclassmen living on or off campus as well as faculty and staff.


2021-2022 Cohort Residential All-Access Meal Plan

First-year residential meal plan requirement
Meal Plan Details Semester
All-Access
(*formerly known as
Unlimited Plan)

Unlimited dine-in meal swipes

$150 BCC/semester

15 guest meals/semester

$2,491**

** Rates for 2021-22 Cohorts approved by the Board of Trustees on April 27,2021


2020-2021 Cohort Residential All-Access* Meal Plan

First-year residential meal plan requirement
Meal Plan Details Semester
All-Access
(*formerly known as
Unlimited Plan)

Unlimited dine-in meal swipes

$150 BCC/semester

15 guest meals/semester

$2,407

2019-2020 Cohort Residential All-Access* Meal Plan

First-year residential meal plan requirement
Meal Plan Details Semester
All-Access
(*formerly known as
Unlimited Plan)

Unlimited dine-in meal swipes

$150 BCC/semester

15 guest meals/semester

$2,337