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Refunds (Room and Board) - Resident and Commuter Meal Plans

  • Residential Meal Plan Requirements

    Students residing in a traditional residence hall or the Student Apartments are required to participate on the meal plan by selecting either the 19 Meal Plan (19 meals per week - $2285.50) or 14 Meal Plan (14 meals per week - $2170.50). Your student account will be charged regardless of whether you enter The Plateau (Thompson Hospitality) or not. The meal plan is a requirement for those residential areas. 

    All meal plans can be used at the “all-you-care-to-eat” Plateau Dining Hall, or Plateau Dining Hall Takeout. Enjoy an array of comfort foods, delicious pizzas, grilled sandwiches and vegetarian options in a fun, comfortable atmosphere. Bonus points can be used in the retail locations.

    Meal Plan Bonus Points

    After ADD/DROP period, Bonus Points will be added to your Bonus Point Account if you have the meal plan. To receive the points, $100.00 for those with MP19 and $75.00 for MP14 and MP10 and $50.00 for those with MP5. You must have completed your Payment Confirmation and sign up for the meal plan prior to the ADD/DROP period. Funds in this account can only be used in areas serviced by Thompson Hospitality. They are: The Plateau, OASIS, CHICK-FILA, THE SHORE, AUSTIN GRILL/STARBUCKS and Café’ Grande. You will not be able to add funds to this account since it is a USE IT OR LOSE IT ACCOUNT. Bonus Points cannot be transferred and will be forfeited if not used by the end of the semester.

    Adding the Meal Plan

    Individuals residing in the Student Residential Complex, HAWKS Landing, Arden’s Run and Talon’s Square (leased housing managed by the Office of Residence Life) are not required to participate on the meal plan. However, you can elect to do so by visiting Hawkville and completing the Residential Meal Plan Application. When you complete the application, you will be able to select either the 19 meal plan (19 meals per week - $2285.50) or 14 meal plan (14 meals per week - $2170.50 per week). This application will be available throughout the semester.  

    Students who are not residing in any residential area managed by the Office of Residence Life can select either 19 Meal Plan (19 meals per week - $2285.50), 14 Meal Plan (14 meals per week - $2170.50) 10 meal plan (10 meals per week- $1771.50) or the 5 Meal Plan (5 meals per week - $902.50). If you wish to select a meal plan, you can do so by visiting www.umes.edu/auxiliary and completing the Non-Residential Meal Plan Application. This application will be available throughout the semester.

    19 Meal Plan, Plus $100  Bonus Points
    14 Meal Plan, Plus $75    Bonus Points
    10 Meal Plan, Plus $75    Bonus Points
    5 Meal Plan, Plus $50      Bonus Points (Commuters Only) 

    Meal Plan Application

    Changes to the Meal Plan

    Meal plan changes will be permitted from one meal plan to another any time prior to the Sunday before the semester starts. Once school starts meal plan changes will not be permitted. Individuals who wish to make a change in their meal plan must send an email to hawkcenter@umes.edu

    Cancellation of the Meal Plan

    If you have selected or have been charged for the meal plan and currently reside in the Student Residential Complex, HAWKS Landing, Hawks Run (leased housing managed by the Office of Residence Life) and do not wish to participate, you should immediately submit a cancellation request by submitting a meal plan withdraw application by going to www.umes.edu/auxiliary In order to receive a full credit for the meal plan you must submit your application no later than the Sunday before the semester starts.

    If you are a nonresidential student and wish to cancel the meal plan, you should immediately submit a cancellation request in writing, via email to hawkcenter@umes.edu no later than the Sunday, before the semester starts - to receive a full credit. After the semester starts if you wish to cancel the meal plan and you are eligible to do so, you must submit your meal plan withdraw application, by going to www.umes.edu/auxiliary Board Credits are based on the Board Credit Chart

    Meal Plan Withdrawal Form

    Meal Plan Withdrawal

    Meal Plan Refund Chart

    Fall 2020 Room and Board Proration Chart

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    Campus Dining Options


    *Disclosure: For purpose of billing, the University uses Sunday as the first day of the week and Saturday as the last day. Any part of a week is considered to be a full week. For example, if a student applies for a meal plan on a Friday, the student will be charged for a full week’s meal plan rate all thought the week ends on Saturday and new week begins on Sunday.


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