How to Sign Up for a Meal Plan

A plate of tilapia with tomatoes, beans, and salad.Choosing to join the meal plan at UGA, where the Big Dawg eats, gives you an unmatched dining experience full of creative culinary concepts, healthy options, diverse cuisine, nutrition services, special events, and more. You'll love dining with friends at the five dining commons or one of the many retail locations around campus.

Students living on campus may choose from any of our four all-access plans. Off-campus students may choose from any of the block or all-access plans. Nationally recognized and completely voluntary, UGA Dining Services is committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience and voluntary meal plan program during your time on campus. Please visit our hours page for more information about dining commons, restaurants, coffee shops, and market hours of operation. Participants use the Iris Camera System for entry into the dining commons.

To become a meal plan participant, a UGA student will need to return a signed meal plan agreement either electronically via our website or contacting our Customer Relations Specialist at (706) 542-1256 or UGA Dining Services then transmits this information to the UGA Bursar’s Office and the meal plan charge is posted to the student’s account. The Bursar’s Office sends notification right away of the meal plan charge posting along with the payment due date (about a week before the academic term begins) to the student via an e-mail message.

The meal plan agreement is a full academic year contract. However, the charge for each semester will be due on student accounts in August and December respectively. The charge for Spring Semester is posted to the student account in November. The Bursar’s Office accepts check, money orders, and MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards for payment on student accounts. Dining Services cannot accept payment for student accounts.

Students may join the meal plan at any time. The payment due date will depend on the date the contract is received. However, the cost for the meal plan remains the full amount until one week after the first day of classes.
The meal plan offered to each student is voluntary; you choose to be our customer.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or talk to a meal plan representative at (706) 542‑1256.