Wilkes University

Dining Plans

Resident Students | Commuter Students | Purchase Plans | F.A.Q.

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ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCESS ON RESIDENT PLANS

The Gold and the Blue dining plans offer all-you-care-to-eat dining, outstanding value, and convenience to all students. Come in as often as you like for as much or as little as you like. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter Henry's Food Court each day or week. Please keep in mind that the Blue plans do not include access on weekends. Freshmen resident students are required to choose the Colonel Gold, Colonel Gold Plus, or Colonel Gold Premier plan.Sophomore and Junior resident students are required to choose any Colonel Gold or Colonel Blue plan.

Resident students are entitled to four (4) bonus meals per semester. Bonus meals can be used for bringing a visitor in to Henry's to enjoy a meal with you.

Colonel Gold

Unlimited Access to Henry's Food Court Sunday-Saturday with $150 Dining Dollars & $50 Flex Dollars

Colonel Gold Plus

Unlimited Access to Henry's Food Court Sunday-Saturday with $150 Dining Dollars & $100 Flex Dollars

Colonel Gold Premier

Unlimited Access to Henry's Food Court Sunday-Saturday with $200 Dining Dollars & $200 Flex Dollars

Colonel Blue

Unlimited Access to Henry's Food Court Monday-Friday with $100 Dining Dollars & $50 Flex Dollars

Colonel Blue Plus

Unlimited Access to Henry's Food Court Monday-Friday with $100 Dining Dollars & $150 Flex Dollars

Colonel Blue Premier

Unlimited Access to Henry's Food Court Monday-Friday with $150 Dining Dollars & $250 Flex Dollars.

Senior Value Plan*

100 Block Meal Plan plus $300 Dining Dollars & $75 Flex Dollars

*Senior resident students (who have completed 90 credits or more) may choose any Colonel plan, including the Senior Value Plan.

A meal plan swipe may now be used in any of our three retail food outlets.  This meal plan retail swipe or "Cash Equivalency" provides an alternative option for a meal solution at "Grill Works" or "Which Wich" in Rifkin on the first floor of Henry Student Center or at "Greens to Go" in the Stark Learning Center.

  • The "Cash Equivalency" value is $5.11 at breakfast and late night.
  • The "Cash Equivalency" value is $6.46 at lunch and dinner.

When menu selections are at or below the cash equivalency value for that meal --- then simply one swipe and done.  If selections exceed the cash equivalency value --- then dining dollars, flex, cash or credit card may be used to cover and complete the transaction.  All entrees, sides and beverages are available toward the cash equivalency meal plan swipe with the exception of premium bottled beverages.

NOTE: When a meal plan swipe is used in the cafeteria on 3rd floor of Henry's then the cash equivalency option would not be available for that meal period.  Otherwise the Cash Equivalency swipe may be used once during each meal period each day. If you have questions about your bonus meals or the meal plan equivalency, please contact Dining Services at (570) 408-3993.

Location

UNLIMITED Access

Cash Equivalency Accepted

Dining/Flex Accepted

Henry's (3rd floor) YES N/A YES
Rifkin (Grill Works) NO YES YES
Rifkin (Which Wich) NO YES YES
Stark (Greens 2 Go) NO YES YES
UCOM (Starbucks at Gambini's) NO NO YES
Stark (P.O.D.) NO NO YES

 Meal periods for cash equivalency and board swipe usage are as follows:

Meal Period

Hours Available

Breakfast 7:00am - 10:30am
Lunch 10:31am - 4:30pm
Dinner 4:31pm - 7:30pm
Late Night 7:31pm - 9:00pm
Brunch (weekend only) 10:00am - 4:30pm

 


Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars are accepted at any of our dining service operations. Your account works just like a debit card. Simply present your Wilkes University ID at the time of purchase and the total will be deducted from your account.  Dining Dollars are available for purchase on the Wilkes Portal under the Student tab. In the Housing and Dining section, there is a link to GET Funds. The added funds will be available for use as soon as they appear on the account.


Flex Dollars

Flex dollars are accepted at all on-campus locations, as well as any of the participating off-campus locations found here. Your account works just like a debit card. Simply present your Wilkes University ID at the time of purchase and the total will be deducted from your account.  Flex Dollars are available for purchase on the Wilkes Portal under the Student tab. In the Housing and Dining section, there is a link to GET Funds. The added funds will be available for use as soon as they appear on the account.


Commuter Students

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Commuter Students may purchase any of the above plans, with the exception of the Senior Value Plan, and are also offered the following Commuter Plans to accommodate their dining needs.

  • 25 Block Meal Plan
  • 50 Block Meal Plan + $100*

A Block Meal is redeemable in Henry's Food Court. Simply present your Wilkes University ID at the time of purchase and the meal will be deducted from your account. Use them as often as you like. Meals will carry over between Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters, and additional meals may be purchased throughout the year. Unused meals are eliminated as of Spring Commencement.

Commuter/Off-campus meal plans may be purchased online by visiting the Student Services section on the Wilkes Portal.  Under the Housing and Dining section, click on "My Off-Campus Dining" and follow the prompts to purchase a plan. Commuter students desiring a Colonel Blue/Gold plan may request the plan by emailing studentmeals@wilkes.edu with their name, WIN, and desired plan choice.

*includes $100 Dining Dollars to use in any on-campus Dining facility.


Purchase Plans

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Resident students select their meal plans at the time of completing their housing contract. To purchase a commuter meal plan, visit the Wilkes Portal. If you are a commuter and wish to purchase a Colonel plan, send your emailed request to studentmeals@wilkes.edu.

  • Students: Select Student Services>Housing and Dining
  • Faculty and Staff: Select Employees > Employee Resources

For more information, view our dining provider website and/or contact us by phone (570-408-3993) or by email:


 Meal Plan FAQ

Residence hall and meal plan charges are listed separately from tuition charges, but are included on your invoice.

Meal plans are automatically added to the payment plans when the charge is added to your bill. Your bill will be automatically adjusted for the next payment that is due and withheld from your cash account or charged to your credit card.

 

All resident students MUST choose one of the Colonel Meal Plans. Commuter and off-campus students are not required to have a meal plan, but may chose any of the Colonel or Commuter plans.

 

 

All first-time freshmen students residing on campus MUST choose the Gold, Gold Plus, or Gold Premier Plan only. All sophomore and junior residents are required to choose one of our resident meal plans, excluding the Senior Value Plan. Any Resident Senior (students who have completed at least 90 credits or more by the first day of class) can choose the Senior Value Plan, if desired. All other students may choose a plan most suited to their individual needs.

This plan is available only to Resident Seniors (students who have completed at least 90 credits or more by the first day of class and reside in on-campus housing). The plan includes 100 meals (usable at any time in Henry’s Café, or for a meal equivalency in Rifkin and Stark) plus $300 in Dining Dollars and $75 in Flex Dollars per semester. Any unused meals or dollars from the Fall semester will carry over to the Spring Semester. A new Senior Value Plan will also be added in Spring (e.g. if you have 20 meals and $25 dining dollars left from fall, you will have 120 meals and $325 dining dollars in the Spring). Unused meals and/or dollars are non-refundable.
No meal plan changes for Fall are permitted after August 1, or once your contract is received by Residence Life. You may make a change for the Spring Semester during the official Dining Plan Change Period of October 1 through November 15. All requests to change meal plans must be made in writing. Please send requests to studentmeals@wilkes.edu
Commuter students may choose from the Colonel plans offered to resident students, add only Dining Dollars/Flex Dollars to their account, or choose a Commuter Meal Plan.

All commuter meal plans are available for purchase on the Wilkes Portal page under Student Services. There is a section for Housing & Dining, and in that block is a link for "My Off Campus Dining". Follow the link to purchase a commuter plan.

If you are a commuter and wish to purchase a Colonel meal plan, please email studentmeals@wilkes.edu with your name, WIN, and plan choice.

Dining Dollars are funds added directly to your Wilkes University ID card. Dining Dollars may be used at any dining outlet on campus, including Henry’s Food Court, Rifkin Café, the Stark Cart and Starbucks at Colonel Gambini's.

Flex Dollars are similar to Dining Dollars and may be redeemed at any Dining Service location, as well as the Barnes & Noble bookstore. A list of participating locations is found here.

Important Note: When all Dining Dollars are spent from your account, your Flex Dollars will begin to be used in the Dining Service outlets. This will not happen until all Dining Dollars are exhausted from your account.

 Unused Dining/Flex Dollars will be carried over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester, but are not carried over to the next academic year. At the end of the Spring Semester all unused Dining/Flex dollars will be eliminated. Unused dining/flex dollars are not refunded.
Dining/Flex Dollars are available for purchase through GET Funds. This is found on the Wilkes Portal, Student Services page, under the Housing & Dining section. The added funds will be available for use as soon as they appear on the account.
You may check your dining/flex balance using the GET app at any time. Also, any Dining Services cashier will be able to tell you what your current balance is, or you may email

studentmeals@wilkes.edu with your request.

For additional meal plan information, menu and nutrition information, and current pricing, please visit: www.wilkes.campusdish.com/
Please send your requests for additional information to: studentmeals@wilkes.edu .

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