Dining Rates 2019-2020


Dining Plan Options
Cost Per Term
Cost Per Year
Plan 1 - Suggested average daily spending: $17.90/day (up to $22.40/day buying power)
$1,380
$4,140
Plan 2 - Suggested average daily spending: $15.45/day (up to $19.35/day buying power
$1,190
$3,570
Plan 3 - Suggested average daily spending: $13.00/day (up to $16.30/day buying power)
$1,000
$3,000
Plan 4 - Suggested average daily spending: $10.60/day (up to $13.20/day buying power)
$815
$2,445



* 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.

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 MyUHDS to view your balance and see how your spending tracks with your chosen plan.
  • UHDS Dining Dollars are flexible, allowing you to pay for what you choose to eat, when you choose to eat it.
  • Remember, as a campus resident, you never pay full price. You get the largest discount (20 percent for the 2019-20 academic year) off the listed prices in dining centers, and a 10 percent discount at cafes and campus markets.
    • Options for all:


      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 discount (20% in dining center restaurants, 10% in all other locations). 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 dining center locations will receive a 20% 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 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.

        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: $4.45 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
        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: $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 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 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: $2.70 with discount
          • Bagel with cream cheese, piece of fresh fruit
        • Lunch: $3.50 with discount
          • Bowl of organic soup served with flatbread
        • Dinner: $4.40 with discount
          • Burrito bowl with beans, rice and veggies
        Disclaimer: This is purely an estimate and not guaranteed to represent actual usage.