Dining Rates 2018-2019


Dining Plan Options
Cost Per Term
Cost Per Year
Plan 1 - Suggested average daily spending: $17.25/day (up to $23/day buying power)
$1,320
$3,960
Plan 2 - Suggested average daily spending: $15/day (up to $20/day buying power)
$1,140
$3,420
Plan 3 - Suggested average daily spending: $12.50/day (up to $16.75/day buying power)
$960
$2,880
Plan 4 - Suggested average daily spending: $10.25/day (up to $13.50/day buying power)
$780
$2,340

* Per day dollar estimates are based off of 7 days per week and 11 weeks per term.

**Amounts reflect average per day buying power. This is the increased value of your dollar with the 25% discount you will receive using your dining plan in certain locations. For example, if you have $100 on your account, that will buy $125 worth of food and beverage in the dining center restaurants.




About our Dining Plans

Students living with UHDS can choose from one of four dining plans for a variety of needs and budgets. Residents can spend their dining dollars at any of the 18 restaurants, cafes and stores operated by UHDS.

How it works:

  • The per term Dining Dollar amounts are billed to your account and added to your OSU ID Card at the beginning of each term. Present your OSU ID card to the cashier to pay for your food. It's like using a debit card.
  • Per-day amounts are budgeting suggestions, not spending limits or requirements. You may spend as much or as little each day as you wish. Check vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free friendly, and options.
  • Need to know more or have a special request? Our registered dietitian can meet with you.

Dining Plan Changes

  • Allowed within the first three weeks of each academic term.
  • After the third week of the academic term students can adjust to a larger dining plan only, not to a smaller plan.
  • If you are returning to live on campus for the following year, you can use the Rollover Dining Plan in all UHDS restaurants and UHDS locations at a continued 25% discount (10% in retail stores). If you are planning to live off campus, your dining plan dollars will be available at a 10% discount for purchases in all UHDS restaurants and UHDS locations.
  • Please go to the MyUHDS portal to request a dining plan change.

Rollover Dining Plan

Rollover Dining Plan funds will be automatically rolled over on your OSU ID card for the following year, with a few limitations listed below:

  • The Rollover Dining Plan funds must be used within one year; any unused Rollover funds will expire at the end of Spring Term the following year.
  • If you are not continuing as an OSU student, you will not be eligible for Rollover Dining Plan funds.

  • Discounts & Orange Cash

    Resident Discounts

    Residents who use their dining plan dollars on purchases at restaurant locations, where the food is prepared fresh daily, will receive a 25% discount. This includes restaurants in Marketplace West, McNary Dining Center, and Southside Station @ Arnold.

    Residents who use their dining plans get a 10% discount at our espresso locations and markets: Bing’s Cafe at Weatherford, EBGBs at Marketplace West, Cascadia Market and Peet’s Coffee & Tea at the International Living & Learning Center (ILLC) and Mainsqueeze and Raintree at McNary Dining Center.

    Orange Cash - for all OSU Students, Staff, and Faculty

    • Residential students assigned by the beginning of Fall Term are automatically enrolled in the Orange Cash program with a one-time-only $100 deposit to their Orange Cash account. Orange Cash can be used at all dining locations across the OSU campus by presenting your OSU ID to the cashier.
    • When you use the Orange Cash program, your OSU ID card will give you a 10% Orange Rewards discount at all campus restaurants, coffee shops and markets. You will also receive access to members-only opportunities that provide you exclusive discounts and other special offers.
    • Add Orange Cash to your OSU ID Card and start saving today.

    Groups & Guests

    Campus visitors

    Community members and visitors are invited to join us at our dining locations on campus! Whether you're here visiting your student or attending a university sporting event, we are open and ready to serve you! All dining locations are open to the public, and accept cash, debit and credit cards.

    Conferences & Groups

    Meals are an important component to any conference or event. We provide a variety of meal options for groups visiting campus. Our award-winning culinary team will blend the practical concerns of food safety and nutrition with the esthetic demand for quality and variety in all of our meals.

    Example Days for UHDS Dining Plans

    See what a day's meals could look like on different dining plans. Per-day spending goals are provided for budgeting assistance only and do not represent limits on the amount students can purchase.

    Click or hover over Plans 1-4 to see details of each plan:

    Plan 1 is a good fit for you, if:
    • You plan on eating all of your meals in the dining halls during the week and on the weekend.
    • You prefer to eat larger meals.
    • You prefer to eat more than 3 meals a day, some days.
    An example week day:
    • Breakfast: $4.30 with discount
      • Made-to-order breakfast sandwich, with fruit and 12 oz coffee
    • Snack:$1.60 with discount
      • Blueberry muffin
    • Lunch:$4.30 with discount
      • Custom made curry bowl
    • Snack: $1.80 with discount
      • small frozen yogurt with topping
    • Dinner: $4.90 with discount
      • Beef barbacoa burrito, side of rice
    Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.
    Plan 2 is a good fit for you if:
    • You prefer to eat all meals in the dining hall on weekdays.
    • You plan to eat 3-6 meals on weekends in the dining hall.
    • You plan to eat some weekend meals off campus.
    An example week day:
    • Breakfast: $3.90 with discount
      • Scrambled eggs with cheese & veggies, 12 oz coffee
    • Snack: .60 with discount
      • Piece of fresh fruit
    • Lunch: $4.10 with discount
      • Whole sandwich made to order, carrots and pickle on the side
    • Snack: $1.40 with discount
      • Cinnamon-raisin bagel
    • Dinner: $4.60 with discount
      • Smoked salmon, artisan bread, side of veggies
    Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.
    Plan 3 is a good fit for you if:
    • You prefer to eat mostly 2 meals per day during the week.
    • You plan to eat 3-6 meals on weekends in the dining hall.
    • You plan to eat some weekend meals off-campus.
    An example week day:
    • Breakfast: $3 with discount
      • Muffin and 12 oz coffee
    • Snack: .60 with discount
      • Banana
    • Lunch: $3.75 with discount
      • Custom-made burrito bowl with rice, beans and toppings
    • Snack: .60 with discount
      • Piece of fresh fruit
    • Dinner: $4.30 with discount
      • Chicken tikka masala, side of naan
    Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.
    Plan 4 is a good fit for you if:
    • You prefer to eat two meals per day on weekdays.
    • You plan to eat 1-3 meals on weekends in the dining hall.
    • You plan to eat some weekend meals off-campus.
    An example week day:
    • Breakfast: $2.95 with discount
      • egg cooked to order, bagel, and fruit
    • Lunch: $3.10 with discount
      • Bowl of soup, piece of fruit
    • Dinner: $3.80 with discount
      • roasted pork loin, green beans and almonds
    Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.