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Meal Plan Information

Meal Plans

Holy Names University requires students living in the residence halls to maintain a food services contract. Campus Dining provides various meal plans for students during the Fall and Spring academic terms. Three meal plans are available and are part of the room and board contract:

  • 10 meals per week: $4,954/year ($2,477/semester)
  • 14 meals per week: $5,132/year ($2,566/semester)
  • 19 meals per week: $5,320/year ($2,660/semester)

The 19 meal plan offers breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays, and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays when the university is in session.

Students who opt for the 10 or 14 meal plans may choose their contracted number of meals from any of the meals times offered during the week (i.e., students are limited in number of meals served each week, not particular meals).

Prorated Charges: In the event that a student wishes to move off campus prior to the 2 week deadline for meal plan changes and end both their meal plan and housing contract. A prorated charge will be placed on their student account [including all fines as a result of breaking the contract(s)] reflecting the value of the meal plan to the date a student checks out of their room. Students wishing to move off campus and break the housing and meal plan contract after the 2 week deadline will not be granted a prorated charge for their meal plan and prorated charges for housing may only be available up to the date provided in the housing contract. In situations where a student needs to leave the institution (for reasons other than discipline) after the 2 week deadline, charges will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Meal Exchange Program

Offered through Rosie's Cafe, which is located in Brennan Hall. Students who would rather eat a meal in the cafe are welcome do so as part of their meal plan. Meals in the Public Market are "all-you-can-eat" while meals offered through the exchange program are set portions. For more information, please contact Campus Dining at: (510) 436-1050.

Changing meal plans

Students may request a meal plan change during the first 2 weeks of every term. Meal Plan Change Forms are available at the Front Desk in the residence hall and in the Residence Life Office, or click here.

In some cases (e.g., dietary or religious reasons), students need to be exempt from the meal plan. For information about exemptions click here.

Additional Information, Policies, Terms and Conditions

  • Holy Names University requires students living in the residence halls to maintain a food services contract. Campus Dining Services provides various meal plans for students during the Fall and Spring academic terms.
  • Meals are non-refundable. They will not be carried over from week to week.
  • Students may add money to declining balances at any time through the Campus Dining Office.
  • Three daily meals are provided Monday through Friday. Two daily meals are provided on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Every meal is all-you-can-eat except those meals offered through the meal exchange program.
  • Meal plans are not offered during the Summer Session or break periods (i.e. Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks).

Meal Plan Waivers

With appropriate documentation, students with medical conditions may be released temporarily or permanently from the food services contract. Students may also be released pending extenuating circumstances that cannot be addressed by Campus Dining.

  • Students who request accommodations or exemptions for medical reasons may do so at any time during a semester. If the request is granted, a new contract will be issued effective on the Thursday following the day the request is granted.
  • Students requesting accommodations or exemptions for non-medical reasons must do so no later than 14 days after the beginning of each semester. If the request is granted, a new contract will be issued and it will take effect on billing cycle following the day the request is approved.

Every attempt will be made to review and act on the request within two business days after it is received. To make a request, please:

  • Obtain the Holy Names University Exemption Request Form.
  • Consult with a licensed health care professional and obtain documentation that indicates the condition and reasons for the accommodation or exemption. The professional should also provide any recommended dietary adjustments to address your condition. Provide the completed form and medical documentation to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. We advise you to make an appointment with the staff member to review your request. Upon review, the Vice President for Student Affairs, or designate, will inform you whether your request was:
    1. Approved
    2. Approved provisionally (e.g., granted for semester or other limited period)
    3. Denied
    4. Remanded until further information is provided

Appeal Process

If you want to appeal a decision concerning your request for meal plan accommodations, you may do so by addressing the appeal to the Campus Life Operations Team, which at a minimum, consists of representatives of: campus life, business affairs/student accounts, and campus dining, and ASHNU. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs, who will provide notification of the committee's decision.

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