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Dining Services meal plans are flexible by design. First-year students can choose from an All-Access, Platinum 15/600 or Diamond 10/1200 meal plan.

Compare Plans

Looking to compare plans at a glance? Take a look at the chart below which highlights some of the major differences between our meal plan options.

All-Access
Platinum
15/600
Diamond
10/1200
Gold
350/500
Silver
200/500
Bronze
130/500
Herbie 25
Add-on
All first-year students living on campus green check mark green check mark green check mark red x red x red x green check mark
All upperclass students green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
All students living off campus green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Any student living in a sorority or fraternity green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Meals break down 21 meals per week 15 meals per week 10 meals per week 175 meals per semester 100 meals per semester 65 meals per semester 25 meals per pack
Carry over from fall to spring semester. Expire end of spring semester. No refunds.
Dining Dollars red x $300 per semester $600 per semester $250 per semester $250 per semester $250 per semester red x
Carry over from fall to spring semester. Expire end of spring semester. No refunds.
Dining Dollars Reload $100 Dining Dollar reload blocks can be added to any meal plan. Multiple Dining Dollar reload blocks can be purchased. red x
Guests, Limits & Lockouts Up to three (3) meal plan swipes per meal period. Limited to one (1) swipe in a Herbie's Market per meal period in the form of a meal exchange. Up to five (5) meal plan swipes per meal period. Swipes can be used in any combination at any dining center, Husker Heroes, or Herbie's Market location.
Students who use their alotted weekly meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere until their swipes reload on Sunday morning. Students who use their five (5) meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere during the same meal period. Multiple packs can be purchased.
Price per academic year $4,278.40 $4,278.40 $4,278.40 $3,525.00 $2,525.00 $1,775.00 $270.00
Meal Plan FAQs
Where can you use meal plan swipes?

Meal plan swipes can be used in any dining center. In addition, you can use a meal plan swipe in Husker Heroes or Herbie's Market in the form of a meal exchange.

Meal plan swipes cannot be used at any Nebraska Union food vendor.

What is a meal exchange?

A meal exchange is a meal plan swipe used somewhere other than the dining center.

Meal exchanges are accepted at Husker Heroes and Herbie's Markets.

What are Dining Dollars and how do they work?

Dining Dollars are an addition to meal plans that give students the flexibility to purchase food items. Students present their NCard at the Market register, and the total of the food items purchased count toward your Dining Dollars.

What’s the difference between Dining Dollars and meal plan swipes?

Dining Dollars can be used in any Herbie’s Market on campus. Swipes are used in the dining centers and count toward your meals per week balance.

Where can you use Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars are accepted in any of the Herbie’s Markets on campus (Cather, Abel, Knoll, Village and East Campus) as well as any dining center or Husker Heroes location.

You can also use your Dining Dollars at any Nebraska Union food vendor (excluding Imperial Palace) via the mobile ordering app. Nebraska Union food vendors include Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Steak 'n Shake, Subway and Valentino's.

Can I reload my Dining Dollars?

$100 Dining Dollar reload blocks can be added to any meal plan. Multiple Dining Dollars reload blocks can be purchased. Reload Dining Dollars in the Housing Portal in MyRed.