DINING COVID-19 UPDATES:
Health & Safety
What if I miss a meal because of work, class or an extra activity?

Sack lunches/dinners and even sack breakfasts are definitely a solution to your situation! Stop by the Dining Services management office in your residence hall to discuss your schedule with one of the management staff who will arrange the sack meal for you to pick up.

What if I have special dietary needs?

Students living in University Housing with special dietary needs are asked to contact Pam Edwards, Assistant Director of University Dining Services, to discuss plans about how to best meet the students' needs. Please contact Pam at 402.472.9045 or pedwards1@unl.edu.

Where can I find the menu for the residence hall dining centers?

Menus are posted at menu.unl.edu or you can download our menu app for iPhone or Android.

How can I change my meal plan?
To make changes to your meal plan, log into your MyRed account and access the Housing Portal.
How can I share my ideas about the menu with Dining Services' staff?

We encourage and appreciate students' menu ideas and have a few ways for you to become involved in that process including:

  • Becoming part of the University Dining Services' Menu Committee which has regularly scheduled meetings. If you cannot attend the meeting(s), share your ideas with one of the management staff members who will present your suggestions at the meeting.
  • Use Dining Services' comment cards which are available at each of the Dining Centers to communicate your ideas and questions. Please include your name and e-mail or phone number so a member of the management staff can obtain additional information if needed.
  • Visit us in person! We always appreciate the opportunity to talk with students about the menu.

How can I become more involved in Dining Services' activities?

A great way is to become a member of one of the University Dining Services' committees. Examples include:

  • The gNc (good Nutrition counts) committee which plans and presents nutrition/wellness programs for the students.
  • The Menu Committee evaluates and plans menus and evaluates new products and recipes.
  • Dining Center Special Event Teams plan and present special events in each of the dining centers.
In addition, you can find University Housing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What if I'm not feeling well and can't get to a dining center for meal(s)?

There's a Sick Meal Approval form available at any dining center cashier desk that needs to be completed by the person getting a meal for you (i.e. friend, roommate, classmate, RA, etc.). The cashier will verify the information on the form and visually verify the NCard of the person getting the meal for you (so we have someone to follow up with if we need to). Once those items have been verified, that individual can get a sick meal for you.

Can guests join me for meals?

All-Access, Platinum 15/600 & Diamond 10/1200 meal plans:

Students can use their weekly swipes or Dining Dollars in any way they choose, including for guests. Students who use their alotted weekly meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere until their swipes reload on Sunday morning.

Gold 350/500, Silver 200/500 & Bronze 130/50 meal plans:

Students can use their swipes or Dining Dollars in any way they choose. Students who use their three (3) meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere during the same meal period.

When or why would there be a "block" on my NCard with Dining Services?

There are different situations with the unlimited access meal plans that cause a "block" to occur such as:

  • If you've eaten at any of the residence hall dining centers during Dining Services' lunch period/time and you try to eat lunch at the East Campus Corner Deli, you will be blocked. Likewise, if you've eaten at the East Campus Corner Deli during their lunch period/time (1:00–2:30 p.m.) and then try to eat at any of the residence hall dining centers during their lunch period, you will be blocked.
  • If you've eaten at any of the residence hall dining centers during the lunch period/time and you try to eat at Husker Heroes at Abel, Husker Heroes at Cather, or Husker Heroes at Selleck, you will be blocked. Similarly, if you have eaten at Husker Heroes at Abel or Husker Heroes at Cather during their lunch period/time (10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) or Husker Heroes at Selleck during their lunch period/time (10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and then try to eat at any of the residence hall dining centers during the same lunch period/time, you will be blocked.
  • If you are using your $8.00 cash equivalency, please remember the following:
    • The $8.00 equivalency is only for food items at Herbie’s Markets (Abel, Cather, Knoll, Selleck, and Village).
    • Hours for using the $8.00 equivalency in the Herbies’ Markets are as follows:
      • Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:30 p.m.
    • If you’ve eaten at any of the residence hall dining centers or any of the Husker Heroes (Abel, Cather, or Selleck) during the Monday – Friday breakfast, lunch, or dinner time periods, you will not be able to use the $8.00 cash equivalency during the meal period when you ate the meal.
    • If you’ve used your $8.00 cash equivalency for food items at a Herbie’s Markets (Abel, Cather, Knoll, Selleck, or Village), you will be blocked from entering any of the residence hall dining centers or Husker Heroes (Abel, Cather, or Selleck) during the meal period your $8.00 cash equivalency was used.
  • If you take a sack meal for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, you will be blocked from any of the residence hall dining centers, Husker Heroes (Abel, Cather, and Selleck), or the $8.00 cash equivalency for the meal period that you received the sack meal.
  • If you attend a special meal (Monday – Friday) at any of the residence hall dining centers for which your NCard number has been entered in the ID system, you will be blocked from going to a residence hall dining center during that same meal period.