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: SUMMER 2018, FALL 2018, SPRING 2019

MEAL PLAN PROVISIONS:

Your USF ID, which serves as your meal card, is required for all transactions – no exceptions. All meal plans for First Year Residents are required for (Summer 2018, FALL 2018, & SPRING 2019), Dining Dollar Only plans are not a meal plan 

If your USF ID Card is lost or stolen, you must immediately report it to USF Dining Services 813-974-4499 to place ID on hold or you may place it on hold at usf.edu/Bullbucks. 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 issued by the Meal Plan Office located in the MSC room 1502. The card would be valid only at dining halls for 5 days from when it was issued. You must return the temporary card or you will be charged $10.00.

First Year Resident Meal Plan:

As part of your first year experience at USF, students who are residing on campus, Summer, Fall, and Spring, are 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 for transfer students with 12 or more college attended credit hours (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*.

*The Any15 and Bull Block 165 Meal Plan can only be selected during the fall and spring terms.

Grace Periods:

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 2018 grace period: 08/20/18 - 08/24/18 at 4pm.*

Spring 2019 grace period 1/07/19 to 1/11/19 at 4 p.m..*

*Grace periods do not apply to Summer Session.

Meal Plan changes must be completed in person at the USF Dining Services Meal Plan Office located in MSC 1502.

Cancellation Policy:

It is the meal plan holder’s responsibility to notify USF Dining of the request to cancel a meal plan by the end of the grace period, unless withdrawing from the University.  All cancellations must go to the USF Dining Committee for review and decision. If a student does not receive Housing or cancels a Housing assignment, this does not automatically cancel a meal plan contract.  Non-payment does not cancel your meal plan. Exceptions: Students not returning for Spring semester need to bring verification of registration withdrawal or transfer to the Meal Plan Office by the end of the Fall semester.

Dining Dollars:

Any unused Dining Dollars from the Fall semester will rollover 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 the Spring Meal Plan (returning and off-campus students only) any unused Dining Dollars will be forfeited at the end of the Fall semester: December 7, 2018. Unused Spring Dining Dollars will be forfeited at the end of the semester. May 12th, 2019. Dining Dollars on Summer Plans DO NOT rollover into the fall semester. It is the costumer’s responsibility to monitor their Dining Dollar balance. This can be done by downloading the MyUSF app and selecting the Bulls Bucks button (this will show Dining Dollars balance). ***Dining Dollar only plans are valid only for the semester purchased.

Refund Policy:

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.

Important Dates:

For your convenience, all Fall meal plans will be automatically recharged your student account for spring. Meal plans for spring will be activated for you to enjoy beginning January 5, 2019. 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 Summer Meal Plan begins on Friday, May 11th 2018 with Dinner and ends Saturday, August 4th, 2018
  • The Fall Meal Plan begins on Thursday, August 16th 2018 with opening and ends Saturday, December 7th, 2018.
  • The Fall 2018 locked in rate applies for the FALL SEMESTER ONLY, automatic recharged will be at the new 2018/2019 rate.
  • Spring Meal Plans begin on Saturday January 5th, 2019 and ends Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

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, exam schedules, reading days, and inclement weather conditions.

*View USF Dining’s Hours of Operations, Menus, and limited time Meal Plan Offerings at USFDining.com.

Payment Provisions:

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:

SUMMER 2018
MEAL PLAN PAYMENT DUE DATE:  JULY 6, 2018 (5:00 PM)

FALL 2018
MEAL PLAN PAYMENT DUE DATE:  AUGUST 24, 2018 (5:00 PM)
For students with billed Florida Prepaid Tuition Plans or with Financial Aid Deferments:  OCTOBER 5, 2018 (5:00 PM)

SPRING 2019
MEAL PLAN PAYMENT DUE DATE:  JANUARY 11, 2019 (5:00 PM)
For students with billed Florida Prepaid Tuition Plans or with Financial Aid Deferments
MARCH 1, 2019 (5:00 PM)

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.

Students have the ability to monitor their account balance by downloading the MyUSF Mobile App and clicking on the $ icon.

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 treat guests 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.

Bull Block Plans: The meal portion of the Meal Plan may be used to treat a maximum of three guests to a meal, if desired. Any unused meals will be forfeited at the end of the semester for Fall, and again for Spring. 

Carry Out Policy, Rules, and Regulations:

Reusable To-Go Box Policy:

Meal Plan holders can enjoy their meal to-go by using USF Dining’s eco-friendly to-go box throughout the semester. To-go users will pay a deposit for a one-time “Green Fee” of $5 and will receive an eco-friendly to-go box. The box may be returned to the cashier at any dining hall in exchange for a clean box. If you would like to utilize more than one to-go box at a time, there will be an additional “Green Fee” of $5 (three box maximum). Purchases can be made using Dining Dollars, cash, or credit (excluding Discover). At the end of the semester, up to three to-go boxes may be returned to the dining hall to receive the refund of the “Green Fee” deposit. 

Carry-Out Usage:

  1. Bring your clean to-go box into any three residential dining halls. (Juniper Poplar, Champion’s Choice, and The Hub)
  2. Swipe in to pay for your meal, indicate that you would like your meal to-go at the cash register. You are NOT allowed to dine in using a to-go box.
  3. Fill up your to-go box with a variety of delicious food.
  4. Bring your to-go box into any three of the dining halls to exchange for a clean one.

Cupanion Policy:

A To-go Cup is available with the $5 purchase of our Eco-friendly Cupanion Mug. You can make your $5 purchase at any Residential Dining Hall (Juniper Poplar, Champion’s Choice, and The Hub). Purchases can be made using Dining Dollars, Cash, or Credit (excluding Discover).

Cupanion Usage:

  1. Bring your Cupanion Mug with you to any of the three residential dining halls.
  2. Swipe in to pay for your meal.
  3. Fill up your Cupanion Mug with a hot or cold beverage of your choice.
  4. Download the Cupanion App and learn more at Cupanion.com
  5. Scan your Cupanion Mug each time you reuse to earn points towards free food and USF Dining Merchandise every month!

* Your Cupanion Mug’s usage is intended ONLY for beverages.

* Lids can be replaced in the event of your first Cupanion Lid cracking or breaking by coming to the Meal Plan Office, MSC 1502 to retrieve a new one.

* Cupanion Travel Mug is 16oz. and equivalent to a Grande or Medium beverage at cafe locations on campus.