Dining Plans

As a student living on campus at Oregon State University, you are required to have a dining plan. You can choose from one of four dining plans, which give you Dining Dollars to spend at any of the restaurants, cafes, and stores operated by UHDS.

The per term Dining Dollar amounts are billed to your OSU student account and added to your OSU ID Card at the beginning of each term. Dining Dollars are flexible; you may spend as much or as little each day as you wish.

  • To pay for your food, present your OSU ID card to the cashier.
  • To track your spending, visit MyUHDS.

Dining Plans 2020–2021


Plan 1

$1,450 /Term

$4,350 /Year
$18.75 daily

Plan 2

$1,250/Term

$3,750 /Year
$16.25 daily

Plan 3

$1,050/Term

$3,150 /Year
$13.50 daily

Plan 4

$850 /Term

$2,550 /Year
$11.00 daily



Dining Plans 2019–2020


Plan 1

$1,380 /Term

$4,140 /Year
$17.90 daily

Plan 2

$1,190 /Term

$3,570 /Year
$15.45 daily

Plan 3

$1,000 /Term

$3,000 /Year
$13.00 daily

Plan 4

$815 /Term

$2,445 /Year
$10.60 daily


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 discount you will receive using your dining plan in certain locations. Dining plan discount is 20 percent for the 2019-20 academic year.

Resident Discounts

As a campus resident, you never pay full price for food. Residents who use their dining plan dollars on purchases at dining center locations will receive a 20 percent discount. This includes restaurants in Marketplace West, McNary Dining Center, and Southside Station @ Arnold.

Residents who use their dining plans get a 10 percent discount at other UHDS locations and markets: Off the Quad in the Memorial Union, Bing’s Cafe at Weatherford, EBGBs at Marketplace West, Cascadia Market & Café at the International Living & Learning Center (ILLC) and Mainsqueeze and Raintree at McNary Dining Center.

Rollover Dining Plan

If you do not spend all of your Dining Dollars during one academic year, Rollover Dining Plan funds will be automatically rolled over on your OSU ID card for the following year.

  • 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.
  • Students who return to campus housing for a second year will continue to receive a 20 percent discount on dining center purchases. Students who live off campus will receive a 10 percent discount when using Rollover Dining plan funds.

 

Changing Dining Plans

Residents can make changes to their dining plan by visiting MyUHDS. For the first three weeks of each term, you can select a larger or smaller plan. After the third week, you can adjust to a larger plan only.

Orange Cash

Orange Cash is a separate account that allows you to receive a 10 percent Orange Rewards discount at additional food locations on campus, such as coffee shops in academic buildings and food locations not operated by UHDS. Anyone affiliated with OSU may have an Orange Cash account. 

Students who are assigned to campus housing 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.

Add Orange Cash   Learn more about Orange Cash

Example Days 2019-2020

plan 1
Average daily spending $17.90

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: $4.45 with discount
  • French toast and two slices of bacon, with a piece of fruit and 12 oz coffee
  • Snack: $1.55 with discount
  • Cinnamon-raisin bagel
  • Lunch: $4.75 with discount
  • Chicken Caprese Panini
  • Snack: $1.15 with discount
  • Chocolate chip cookie
  • Dinner: $6 with discount
  • Grilled steak burrito, side of beans or rice

plan 2
Average daily spending $15.45

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: $4.10 with discount
    • Scrambled eggs with cheese, 12 oz coffee
  • Snack: .70 with discount
    • Banana
  • Lunch: $4.40 with discount
    • Made-to-order burrito bowl with rice, beans, and toppings
  • Snack: $1.20 with discount
    • Donutl
  • Dinner: $5 with discount
    • Pork loin and green beans with almonds
Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.

plan 3
Average daily spending $13.00

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: $3.15 with discount
    • Two eggs your way, piece of fresh fruit
  • Snack: .70 with discount
    • Banana
  • Lunch: $3.75 with discount
    • Slice of sausage and veggie pizza with a side of bread or veggies
  • Dinner: $4.80 with discount
    • Red curry chicken, jasmine rice
Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.

plan 4
Average daily spending $10.60

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: $3.15 with discount
    • Two eggs your way, piece of fresh fruit
  • Snack: .70 with discount
    • Banana
  • Lunch: $3.75 with discount
    • Slice of sausage and veggie pizza with a side of bread or veggies
  • Dinner: $4.80 with discount
    • Red curry chicken, jasmine rice
Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.