Meal Plan Options 2020-2021

PlanMeals Per WeekMeal Plan Flex Per TermFall CostWinter / Spring CostAnnual CostPercent Increase from 2019-20Cost Per Meal
Full Board 24 + 6 Guest Meals per Term $225 - - $7,445 6.0% $9.17
20 meal 20 $225 $2,686 $3,214 $5,900 2.1% $8.79
15 meal 15 $225 $2,099 $2,501 $4,600 2.3% $8.92
10 meal 10 $225 $1,535 $1,815 $3,350 2.0% $9.35
7 meal 7 $225 $1,173 $1,337 $2,550 2.0% $9.68
2 meal 2 $225 $530 $595 $1,125 2.3% $10.89

For all meal plans other than the 2 meal plan, the average cost per meal is less than meal equivilancy rate + tax.

Notes/Restrictions

• All meal plans include $225 per term in Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars do not carry over from term to term.

• If students are not able or decide not 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.

• Sorority members living on campus are defaulted to a 10 Meal Plan but can request to drop to a 7 Meal Plan.

• All Fraternity members living on campus with a Fraternity Meal Plan are defaulted to a 7 Meal Plan but can request to drop to a 2 Meal Plan. All Fraternity members living on campus without Fraternity Meal Plan are defaulted to a 10 Meal Plan but can request to drop to a 7 Meal Plan. 

• Independent students living in campus owned housing are defaulted to a 10 Meal Plan but can request to drop to a 7 Meal Plan.

First-Year Students

Full Board dining meals must be redeemed at The Marketplace while open. Meals may be redeemed at Café 77, Fireside and Foodside after The Marketplace closes.

Sorority Plans

Sorority members living in the sorority house are automatically assigned to a 10 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 7 Meal Plan if desired by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form. This reduced meal plan requirement is only in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Sorority members not living in the sorority house, but living in other on-campus housing, are automatically assigned to a 10 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 7 Meal Plan if desired by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form.

Fraternity Plans

Fraternity members living in on campus housing or Fraternity housing with a Fraternity Meal Plan are automatically assigned to a 7 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 2 Meal Plan by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form.

Fraternity members living in on campus housing or Fraternity housing without a Fraternity Meal Plan are automatically assigned to a 10 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 7 Meal Plan by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form.

Independent Students

All independent students living in campus owned housing, including theme houses, Woods Creek, Upper Division Village, etc., will be assigned to a 10 Meal Plan. This assignment may be reduced to a 7 Meal Plan by using the Meal Plan Enrollment/Change Form.

Accommodation

In extreme circumstances, such as medical necessity, allergy, or religious observance, the Director of Dining 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 who choose Spring Option for Washington and Lee's Spring Term have the option to receive a pro-rated refund and may initiate this process by emailing MealPlans@wlu.edu or they may opt to keep their meal plan and Dining Services will pay the taxes necessary to utilize the meal plan while not taking classes.

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, October 12, 2020 – October 30, 2020.  Fall abroad student that do not make a meal plan selection will automatically be enrolled to the default meal plan associated with your housing and/or Greek designation.