College Cafeteria Meal Plans
Meal plans offered by the colleges are focused more on traditional full time students fresh out of high school without prior living outside of their home environment. The cafeteria meal plans are usually covered by your tuition and provide cafeteria food at least three times a day on weekdays and at least twice on weekends. Guilford College, Elon University, and University of North Carolina Greensboro follow the three meal a day for weekdays and two meals a day on weekends.
A student can easily get this meal plan option through the registration process of each college. Since this process varies from college to college, the exact method to accept or decline a meal plan cannot be accurately known; however, it can be noted that most colleges have the option to opt out on any meal plan provided by the institution.
The college can offer many different types of meal plans to traditional college students who choose to live on campus. Some types of meal plans typically offered include nineteen trips or passes to the cafeteria at any hour, fourteen trips or passes, ten trips or passes, etc. Most colleges have fixed plans, but some might offer more flexible options. All in depth inquires should be made with the specific college since the rules may vary significantly from institution to institution.
The major plus about this option is that a student will not worry about running out of food and starve or spend too much buying a more expensive meal. One downside to this option is that a student will not be able to snack in between the larger meals and as with most college student lifestyles, midnight snacking is almost a tradition.