Students sign up for a meal plan on their housing application.

Flex Points work like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on the student ID card.  Flex points may be used at any on-campus dining venue during the semester.

Flex points can be added to a Commuter Plan at any of our dining venues with our cashier.  You can also visit our website as another fast and easy option. Add Flex Points

Flex Point balances can be found at any of our dining venue cash registers after a purchase is made.  They can also be tracked through the student's CSP account under 'University Quicklinks'.

Check out the  Meal Plan Flex Guide to make sure you are budgeting your flex points this semester. 

For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, Residents living in Luther Hall, Wollaeger Hall and Hyatt Village should spend approximately $20.19 per day. Holst Hall residents should spend approximately $8.85 per day. You can use the  Meal Plan Flex Guide  to help track your spending throughout the semester; a printed poster is also found in the Student Life Center.

Yes, students can upgrade to the full meal plan for an additional fee. Please talk to Residential Life Manager, Heidi Goettl or 

On-Campus students can purchase $100 worth of flex points for only $65 with our cashier at any of our dining venues after their meal plan points are spent. You can also visit our website to purchase. Add Flex Points

Points remaining at the end of the semester will be forfeited.  No refunds for residential meal plans.

Flex points do not carry over into another semester for residential meal plans.

Commuters can add meal plans to their accounts in 1 of 3 ways.

1. Visit either the Dining Hall cashier or the Comet’s Cafe cashier and add funds to your commuter account. Funds can be added by cash or card.
2. To place the charge on your student account fill out the google form linked HERE; funds will be added within 2 business days.
3. You can also go to our Shop Now dining plan section as another fast and easy option.

Students having a commuter meal plan do not pay taxes on their food purchases.  

Also, flex points carry over from Fall to Spring Semester, but must be used by the end of the academic year in the spring!   

Off-campus Commuter meal plans do not receive refunds for unused flex points.

Absolutely!  You can use flex points, cash or a credit card to pay for meals in the Dining Hall, even if you don't have a meal plan.

Take advantage of our Eco Friendly To-Go containers and take your food with you on the run.

The Comet's Cafe, which is located in the Pearson Commons, proudly brews Caribou Coffee. They create a variety of espresso drinks, smoothies, gourmet sandwiches, salads and more!

We have 2 ShelfX coolers on campus.  One is located in the CSP Community Lounge, Meyer 121; the second is in the first floor lounge of Ries Tower.  The ShelfX coolers offer a variety of fresh food and bottled beverages 24 hours a day.  The ShelfX accepts meal plans and credit/debit cards.

You will want to get a new card so you can continue to use your Flex Points.  Should this happen please get a replacement at the Card Service Office at Campus Security, Meyer Hall 124.  You can also contact them directly at (651) 641-8788 or

You bet! Select the Student Life Center Cafeteria page in the dining near me drop down list.

We offer many healthy selections including vegetarian and gluten-free options.  If you are uncertain about what we offer, ask our friendly staff, or talk to Chef Jamison by contacting him at (651) 641-8275 or  

Note:  Students with a disability requiring meal plan modifications should work with Student Accessibility Services.  This includes students who are medically unable to remain on meal plans.  Please email

If you have further questions please visit the dining office located in the Student Life Center, call (651) 641-8275 or email