2020-21 Meal Plan Options

Dining Services meal plans are designed to allow for greater flexibility for upperclass students. First-year students can choose from an All-Access, Platinum 15/600 or Diamond 10/1200 meal plan.

The All-Access meal plan is designed for students who want the convenience of using their 21 weekly meal plan swipes whenever and however they wish at any dining center. Students can use their NCard to scan up to five (5) times per meal period.

Eligibility
Meals Included
Guests, Limits
& Lockouts
Dining Dollars &
Unused Meal Swipes
Plan Price

First-year students living on campus.

Upperclass students.

Students living off campus.

Students living in a sorority or fraternity.

21 meals per week

Five (5) meal plan swipes allowed per meal period.

Students who use their 21 weekly meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere until their swipes reload on Sunday morning.

Dining Dollars are not applicable, but can be added at an additional cost.

Unused weekly scans do not carry over from week to week. No refunds.

$4,653.00
per academic year

The Platinum 15/600 has 15 weekly meal plan swipes and $300 per semester in Dining Dollars can be used at any Dining Services location (dining centers, Husker Heroes and Herbie's Market). Students can use their NCard to scan up to five (5) times per meal period.

Eligibility
Meals Included
Guests, Limits
& Lockouts
Dining Dollars &
Unused Meal Swipes
Plan Price

First-year students living on campus.

Upperclass students.

Students living off campus.

Students living in a sorority or fraternity.

15 meals per week

$300 Dining Dollars per semester

Five (5) meal plan swipes allowed per meal period.

Students who use their 15 weekly meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere until their swipes reload on Sunday morning.

Dining Dollars carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. No refunds.

Unused weekly scans do not carry over from week to week. No refunds.

$4,653.00
per academic year

The Diamond 10/1200 has 10 weekly meal plan swipes and $600 per semester in Dining Dollars can be used at any Dining Services location (dining centers, Husker Heroes and Herbie's Market). Students can use their NCard to scan up to five (5) times per meal period.

Eligibility
Meals Included
Guests, Limits
& Lockouts
Dining Dollars &
Unused Meal Swipes
Plan Price

First-year students living on campus.

Upperclass students.

Students living off campus.

Students living in a sorority or fraternity.

10 meals per week

$600 Dining Dollars per semester

Five (5) meal plan swipes allowed per meal period.

Students who use their 10 weekly meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere until their swipes reload on Sunday morning.

Dining Dollars carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. No refunds.

Unused weekly scans do not carry over from week to week. No refunds.

$4,653.00
per academic year

The Gold 350/500 plan features 175 meals per semester with $250 in Dining Dollars per semester, which can be used at any Dining Services location (dining centers, Husker Heroes and Herbie's Market). Students can use their NCard to scan up to five (5) times per meal period.

Eligibility
Meals Included
Guests, Limits
& Lockouts
Dining Dollars &
Unused Meal Swipes
Plan Price

Upperclass students.

Students living off campus.

Students living in a sorority or fraternity.

175 meals per semester

$250 Dining Dollars per semester

Five (5) meal plan swipes allowed per meal period.

Students who use their five (5) meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere during the same meal period.

Dining Dollars and unused meal swipes carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. No refunds. $3,525.00
per academic year

The Silver 200/500 plan features 100 meals per semester with $250 in Dining Dollars per semester, which can be used at any Dining Services location (dining centers, Husker Heroes and Herbie's Market). Students can use their NCard to scan up to five (5) times per meal period.

Eligibility
Meals Included
Guests, Limits
& Lockouts
Dining Dollars &
Unused Meal Swipes
Plan Price

Upperclass students.

Students living off campus.

Students living in a sorority or fraternity.

100 meals per semester

$250 Dining Dollars per semester

Five (5) meal plan swipes allowed per meal period.

Students who use their five (5) meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere during the same meal period.

Dining Dollars and unused meal swipes carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. No refunds. $2,525.00
per academic year

The Bronze 130/500 plan features 65 meals per semester with $250 in Dining Dollars per semester, which can be used at any Dining Services location (dining centers, Husker Heroes and Herbie's Market). Students can use their NCard to scan up to five (5) times per meal period.

Eligibility
Meals Included
Guests, Limits
& Lockouts
Dining Dollars &
Unused Meal Swipes
Plan Price

Upperclass students.

Students living off campus.

Students living in a sorority or fraternity.

65 meals per semester

$250 Dining Dollars per semester

Five (5) meal plan swipes allowed per meal period.

Students who use their five (5) meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere during the same meal period.

Dining Dollars and unused meal swipes carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. No refunds. $1,775.00
per academic year

Herbie 25 Add-on packs can be purchased by any student who has purchased a Platinum 15, Gold 350, Silver 200 or Bronze 130 meal plan.

Eligibility
Meals Included
Guests, Limits
& Lockouts
Dining Dollars &
Unused Meal Swipes
Plan Price
Any student with a meal plan. 25 meal plan swipes

Multiple packs can be purchased.

Students who use their five (5) meal swipes per meal period are prevented from eating elsewhere during the same meal period.

Unused meal swipes carry over from fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. No refunds. $270.00

Compare Plans

Looking to compare plans at a glance? Take a look at the chart below which highlights some of the major differences between our meal plan options.

All-Access
Platinum
15/600
Diamond
10/1200
Gold
350/500
Silver
200/500
Bronze
130/500
Herbie 25
Add-on
All first-year students living on campus green check mark green check mark green check mark red x red x red x green check mark
All upperclass students green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
All students living off campus green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Any student living in a sorority or fraternity green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark green check mark
Meals break down 21 meals per week 15 meals per week 10 meals per week 175 meals per semester 100 meals per semester 65 meals per semester 25 meals per pack
Carry over from fall to spring semester. Expire end of spring semester. No refunds.
Dining Dollars red x $300 per semester $600 per semester $250 per semester $250 per semester $250 per semester red x
Carry over from fall to spring semester. Expire end of spring semester. No refunds.
Dining Dollars Reload $100 Dining Dollar reload blocks can be added to any meal plan. Multiple Dining Dollar reload blocks can be purchased. red x
Guests, Limits & Lockouts Five (5) meal plan swipes per meal period.
Students who use their alotted weekly meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere until their swipes reload on Sunday morning. Students who use their five (5) meal plan swipes are prevented from eating elsewhere during the same meal period. Multiple packs can be purchased.
Price per academic year $4,653.00 $4,653.00 $4,653.00 $3,525.00 $2,525.00 $1,775.00 $270.00

FAQs

What are Dining Dollars and how do they work?
Dining Dollars are an addition to meal plans that give students the flexibility to purchase food items in any of the Herbie’s Markets on campus (Cather, Abel, Knoll, Village and soon in the East Campus Union Corner Deli.) Students present their NCard at the Market register, and the total of the food items purchased count toward your Dining Dollars.
What’s the difference between Dining Dollars and swipes?
Dining Dollars can be used in any Herbie’s Market on campus. Swipes are used in the dining centers and count toward your meals per week balance.
Can I reload my Dining Dollars?
$100 Dining Dollar reload blocks can be added to any meal plan. Multiple Dining Dollars reload blocks can be purchased. Reload Dining Dollars in the Housing Portal in MyRed.