All funds and plans purchased for use in USF Dining Services are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-transferable. The USF Dining Services funds and plans cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate. Except as otherwise expressly stated in these terms, all USF Dining Services funds and plans are non-refundable and will expire at the earlier of the last day of enrollment or employment, as applicable, or the last day of the current semester.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: FALL 2016 - SPRING 2017
Meal Plan Provisions:
Your USF ID, which serves as your meal card, is required for all transactions – no exceptions. All meal plans starting in the Fall for First Year Residents are a two semester commitment (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017), Dining Dollar Only plans are not a meal plan. Meal plans for First Year Residents admitted for Spring 2017 are a one semester commitment (Spring 2017).
If your USF ID card is lost or stolen, you must immediately report it to USF Dining Services (813-974-4499). USF Dining is not responsible for any meals missed due to lost or stolen USF ID cards. You may be eligible for a temporary card for a $10 deposit. The temporary card is only valid for up to 5 days from the date of your deposit. Upon return of the temporary card within the 5 day period, your $10 deposit will be refunded in the form of original payment.
Required Meal Plan:
All first year students in college who are residing on campus are required to select a meal plan prior to moving into their residence hall or on-campus apartment, and may select an Open Access, Any 15, or BULLBlock 165 meal plan. Summer residency is not included as a previous term of residence and does not exempt a student from the meal plan requirement for new residents. Exceptions are transfer students with 12 college attended credit hours or more (dual enrollment does not apply.) First year students who move on campus after the start of the semester have one week to select an Open Access, Any 15, or BULLBlock 165 meal plan.
REMINDER: All required meal plans are a TWO SEMESTER COMMITMENT for Fall admits.
You may upgrade your account at any time. A grace period is provided each semester during which you may change the prorated value of your Residential Meal Plan to another Residential Meal Plan. Fall grace period: 8/22/16 - 8/26/16 at 4pm. During the Spring grace period: 1/9/17 – 1/13/17 at 4pm, Fall admits may change within the Open Access, Any 15, or BULLBlock 165. Meal Plan changes must be completed in person at the USF Dining Services Meal Plan Office located in MSC 1502.
If you request to cancel your meal plan with documentation of one of the two approved circumstances – that is, a) you are withdrawing from school or b) have cancelled your USF housing contract – then the remaining value of your meal plan may be prorated from the date of received documentation on a weekly basis, based on the number of weeks remaining in the semester. All cancellations must go to the USF Dining Committee for review and decision. Non-payment does not cancel your meal plan.
Any unused Dining Dollars from the Fall semester will roll over to the Spring semester with the purchase of a Spring Meal Plan (excludes Dining Dollar Only plans). If the account holder does not wish to participate in a Spring Meal Plan (Returning & Off-campus Residents only) any unused Dining Dollars will be forfeited at the end of the Fall semester: December 10, 2016. Additionally, any unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Spring semester – May 6, 2017 – will roll over to the following semester you are enrolled* with the purchase of the following semester Meal Plan (excludes Dining Dollar Only plans). If a meal plan is not purchased, the remaining balance is forfeited. *within a maximum 3 month period
Dining Dollar Only plans are valid for the semester purchased. Any unused Dining Dollar Only plan funds will not roll over semester to semester.
We recommend you sign up for your meal plan at or prior to Orientation. We recommend that all selections be submitted at least two weeks prior to the semester start to avoid any disruption in usage of the Meal Plan or Dining Dollar Only plans. For your convenience, all Spring 2017 meal plans for Fall 2016 meal plan holders will be automatically activated for you to enjoy beginning January 7, 2017. Should you wish to make any changes to your plan, we encourage you to come to our office during the appropriate grace period (see section: Grace Period).
The Fall 2016 Meal Plan begins on Thursday, August 18, 2016 with Grand Opening and ends Saturday, December 10, 2016. Spring 2017 Meal Plans begin on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and end on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Dining halls may be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, winter holiday, spring break, and other University holidays. Dining hours are subject to change due to school holidays and exam schedules.
All charges for a meal plan selection will be posted to the student account (OASIS) with payment due in accordance with University payment deadlines or as otherwise specified:
Fall 2016 Meal Plans: September 6, 2016
Spring 2017 Meal Plans: January 24, 2017
Tax on dining dollars is deducted from the account as spent. As a resource, more information regarding student account (OASIS) payments can be found by visiting www.usf.edu/cashiers
Meal Plan Usage
All funds and plans purchased for use in USF Dining are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-transferable. The USF Dining funds and plans cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate.
Open Access and Any 15 Meal Plans are non-transferable. Only the participant may use the allotted meals at the residential dining halls. The Dining Dollar portion of the Meal Plan may be used to treat friends to a meal, if desired.
Any 15: The meal week runs from Wednesday morning to Tuesday night. Unused meals on the Any 15 plan do not carry forward to the following week. Meals reset to 15 meals every Wednesday morning.
BULLBlock plans: The meal portion of the Meal Plan may be used to treat a maximum of three friends to a meal, if desired. Any unused meals on the BULLBlock plan will be forfeited at the end of the Fall semester: December 10, 2016. Additionally, any unused meals at the end of the Spring semester – May 6, 2017 will be forfeited.
Carry-Out Policy: Carry out is available to you as a courtesy at any Dining Hall. When entering the facility, you must first indicate to the cashier that you want your meal to-go. A $4 refundable deposit must be paid in Dining Dollars in order to receive a reusable to-go container. The Dining Hall access price will also be taken at the time of entry in addition to the deposit. You may not take a seat in the facility once you have your carry-out box. One beverage cup is allowed for beverages only. The carry-out box must be fully closed when leaving (lid and base are not to be filled separately). For unlimited seconds, you must dine in. Personal containers are prohibited. To-go containers can be exchanged at any Dining Hall for a clean box or returned to have the $4 deposit refunded to the original Dining Dollar account. USF Dining’s carry out policy is available at usfdining.com and at our residential dining halls. Failure to follow the policy will result in forfeiture of your carry out privileges.
All website purchases are considered to be final. Exceptions will be made for processing errors. All refunds for processing errors will be refunded to the credit card used for the purchase.