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Deadlines & Terms

Students, faculty, staff, and retirees may sign up for a meal plan at any time. Student meal plans are valid for the entire academic year and become binding when you sign the Dining Application.

Current undergraduate students

  • September 8, 2021 - last day to reduce your meal plan for the fall 2021 semester or to cancel for the academic year. To make changes to your meal plan, go to the Meal Plan Application page.

  • February 9, 2022 - last day to reduce a meal plan for the spring 2022 semester
  • NOTE: Residents of Alice Cook House, Carl Becker House, Hans Bethe House, William Keeton House, or Flora Rose House cannot cancel their House meal plans. Students joining fraternities and sororities may not cancel their meal plans.
  • First-year students may not reduce or cancel meal plans. Transfer students may reduce from the Unlimited meal plan to the Bear Traditional meal plan by the published deadlines.
  • May 27, 2022 - last day to use BRBs for the spring 2022 semester before they expire. (Graduating students may use their BRBs through Monday, May 30.)

You'll find important reminders of upcoming dates and deadlines on the Events page.

2021-2022 Meal Plan Terms & Conditions

A non-refundable administrative fee is charged once each academic year upon enrollment in most meal plans.