Meal Plan Options 2024-2025

PlanMeals Per WeekMeal Plan Dining Dollars Per SemesterFall CostWinter / Spring CostAnnual CostCost Per Meal
Full Board 24 + 10 Guest Meals per Semester $250 (fall)/$300 (wint./spr.) $3,963 $5,072 $9,035 $10.77
20 Meal 20 $250 (fall)/$300 (wint./spr.) $3,270 $4,180 $7,450 $10.78
15 Meal 15 $250 (fall)/$300 (wint./spr.) $2,574 $3,286 $5,860 $11.06
10 Meal 10 $250 (fall)/$300 (wint./spr.) $1,870 $2,380 $4,250 $11.56
5 Meal 5 $250 (fall)/$300 (wint./spr.) $1,117 $1,411 $2,528 $12.36

*Meal Plans feature $550 in Meal Plan Flex Dollars - about $15 per week - to use for à la carte spending across the campus dining locations. This is allocated as $250 with the fall plan and $300 with the winter/spring plan. Meal Plan Flex Dollars do not carry over from term to term.

For all meal plans other than the 5 Meal Plan, the average cost per meal is less than meal equivalency rate + tax.


  • If students are unable to return to campus, full refunds will be issued for the selected or default meal plans.     

  • First Year students are required to maintain a Full Board Plan.

First-Year Students

Full Board dining meals must be redeemed at The Marketplace during hours when it is open. Up to one meal swipe each day may be redeemed at Café 77, Fireside, or Foodside after The Marketplace closes.

Sorority and Fraternity Plans

Fraternity members with a non-W&L Fraternity Meal Plan are automatically assigned to a 10 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 5 Meal Plan by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form.

Sorority members are automatically assigned to a 20 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 15 Meal Plan if desired by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form. Sorority members are also charged a pantry fee to cover the snacks, produce, drinks, and other items that are available 24/7 in each chapter house. 

Independent Students

All independent students, whether living on or off campus, will be assigned to a 20 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 15 Meal Plan by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form.


In rare circumstances, such as medical necessity, allergy, or religious observance, the Director of Dining, typically in consultation with W&L’s Registered Dietitian, may review and recommend a different meal plan assignment on a case-by-case basis. This review may be initiated via the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form.

Spring Option

Students staying on campus and not taking a class for Spring Term may choose to keep their meal plan. In these cases, Dining Services will cover the required tax so you have easy access to food while you are on campus. Spring Option students will receive an email from Dining Services prior to the start of spring term requesting their preference on keeping or dropping their spring meal plan.

Study Abroad

Students that have been approved to study abroad should select "Study Abroad" on the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form and record which term you will be abroad for in the Notes section of the form. Fall Abroad students will have the opportunity to select which meal plan they would like for Winter-Spring term during the Winter-Spring open selection period in October. Fall abroad students that do not make a meal plan selection will automatically be enrolled to the default meal plan associated with your year and/or Greek designation.