Student Meal Plans

Freedom and flexibility, along with great food, are the core of our meal plans. Here at UB, there is always food close to where you are – and your meal plan offers the best value at all of them. From dinner at C3 to mobile ordering through many of our restaurant locations, we make it easy for you to get exactly what you want, when and where you want it! This spring, we’re adding on four new locations where you can mobile order using your meals: Stacker's, Blue Dragon at C3, The Bowl and Bravo Pasta II at The Cellar. Plans may be purchased for Spring 2021 beginning in November 2020.

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Freshman Residence Hall Students

First-year students living in residence halls are automatically assigned the Flex 14 meal plan to help students transition to college life.

Flex 14

$3,095 per semester
  • 14 meals per week
  • 450 Dining Points

This is a great plan and the best value. This plan gives you 14 meals a week to use in any combination of restaurants and café locations. This plan provides you the opportunity to socialize with friends, take a break from a hectic college schedule and enjoy an atmosphere designed with you in mind.

Upperclassmen Residence Hall Students

Upperclass students may choose the Flex 14, Flex 10, Flex 7, or the Dining Points Meal Plan. These plans offer a very economical way to dine on campus with flexibility. These are not available to resident freshmen students.

Flex 14

$3,095 per semester
  • 14 meals per week
  • 450 Dining Points

This is a great plan and the best value. This plan gives you 14 meals a week to use in any combination of restaurants and café locations. This plan provides you the opportunity to socialize with friends, take a break from a hectic college schedule and enjoy an atmosphere designed with you in mind.

Flex 10

$2,245 per semester
  • 10 meals per week
  • 290 Dining Points

Perfect for enjoying dinners every night with a few extra meals for the week…or maybe lunch is your thing? Whatever meals you want to enjoy, you’ll also have a good amount of Dining Points to start you off with.

Flex 7

$1,650 per semester
  • 7 meals per week
  • 260 Dining Points

Maybe you are always on the go...or just like to graze more? The Flex 7 will get you through each week of the semester.

Upperclassmen Dining Points

$950 per annual
Valid for both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • 950 Dining Points

Use Dining Points to purchase a meal, get a beverage or snack from vending machine, for those late-night munchies or to purchase food/beverage products from one of our residential convenience stores.

Commuter/Apartment Students

A Commuter Meal Plan is your ticket to all the choices campus residents enjoy, with the flexibility. Commuters may select any Meal Plan or the Commuter Dining Points Plan. Most commuters also add funds to their Campus Cash account, allowing for even more dining options on and off campus.

Commuter Dining Points

$950 per annual
Valid for both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • 950 Dining Points
Note: Commuters can also select any denomination of:
  • Dining Points (minimum purchase of 50 points)
  • Campus Cash (minimum purchase of 25 points)

Meals and Meal Exchanges

When you use one of your meals in a Residential Dining Center (all-you-care-to-eat), one meal will be deducted from your weekly allotment. You then have access to the all-you-care-to-eat menu. If you use all of your meals before the end of the week, you may use your Dining Points to purchase a meal.

If you choose to use a meal at any UB Campus Dining & Shops restaurant, café or food court, that meal exchange has a dollar value assigned to it based on the meal period. That value will be credited towards your total purchase amount. Any remainder may be paid using your Dining Points. You can use up to two meals per meal period, however only one meal exchange may be used per transaction.

Meal period times are listed below. However, please check each location for availability and unit-specific times.

Spring 2021

MealValueDaysTimes
Breakfast$5.25Monday - Friday7:00am - 10:30am
Brunch$10.00Weekends/Holidays10:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch$10.00Monday - Friday10:45am - 4:00pm
Dinner$10.00Monday - Sunday4:30pm - 8:30pm
Late Night$6.00Monday - SundayAfter 9:00pm

Flex Plan Pricing

Flex plans consist of an all you care to eat dining credit and flexible dining points. For additional flexibility the meal credit can be exchanged for a point value based on meal periods and available at specific retail dining locations. During the Fall of 2020 the University at Buffalo reduced the on campus semester to 13 weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Campus Dining & Shops reduced the number of weeks in the regular plans from 16 to 13 using an average overall price per week as illustrated in the chart below. Spring Flex plans are returning to the regular pricing to reflect full Spring semester.

PlanSpring 2021 (Original) priceNumber of Spring weeksAvg plan price per week (Price/16 weeks)Number of Fall weeksAdjusted Fall 2020 Price (avg wk x 13 weeks)
Flex 14$3,09516$19313$2,515
Flex 10$2,24516$14013$1,825
Flex 7$1,65016$10313$1,340