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    Meal Plans - 2013-2014 School Year

A meal plan provides Meals and Dining Dollars that a student can use only at Dining Facilities on campus. All students who reside in Laurel Village, Chaparral Village or Alvarez Hall with fewer than 48 completed credit hours are required to purchase a meal plan listed below. Upperclassmen plans are only available for those with 30 or more completed hours.

Students residing in Chisholm Hall and University Oaks may purchase a meal plan, but it is not required.

Unused Guest Meals and Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of each Semester. All meal plans consist of meals and some offer Dining Dollars or Guest Meals. The Meal Plans are recommended for all students and is the most economical, flexible, and fun way to eat on campus. We offer a variety of options to fit your lifestyle.

Choose from one of the many plans described below.

Campus Housing Information

Meal Plan Options 2013-2014

Plan Name Number of Block Meals Dining Dollars Guest Meals Cost per Semester** Total Cost**
Access 7A
Unlimited M-S
Access 7B
Unlimited M-S
Access 5A
Unlimited M-F
Access 5B
Unlimited M-F
Access 5C
Unlimited M-F
** Plus Tax ** Plus Tax

Upperclassmen Options - 30 hours or more only

Plan Name Number of Block Meals Dining Dollars Guest Meals Cost per Semester** Total Cost**
Evening 4
Unlimited M-T (After 5PM)
Evening 7
Unlimited M-S (After 5PM)

Meal Plan Information 2013-2014 (pdf)

  • What are the primary differences between Meal Plan and Rowdy Dollars?
  • A Meal Plan provides for unlimited access to meals at the Campus Dining Facility and may include Dining Dollars, for use at any UTSA dining venue on UTSA campuses. Unused Meals and Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of each Semester. Rowdy Dollars are not limited to use at dining venues only and can be used virtually anywhere on campus. Some students tend to use Rowdy Dollars for purchases other than food and end up hungry. Rowdy Dollars roll from semester to semester as long as the student is enrolled at the University.

  • Who is the Meal Plan best suited for?
  • Anyone! Students who want to ensure they have a plentiful number of meals and be able to continue eating all semester long are most interested.

  • Where can I use my Meal Plan?
  • Meals can only be used at Roadrunner Café.

    Roadrunner Café is an “all you can eat” buffet style facility and offers many options. Menus are posted on ARAMARK’s website at Meal Plans provide for unlimited access, with 30 minutes required between entries.

    Retail dining venues offer a variety of food choices including nationally recognized franchises. Dining Dollars can be used at all Campus dining venues (JPL Food Court, Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s, Taco Cabana, Panda Express, Burger King, Chili’s Too, Extreme Pita, Subway, Starbucks, C3 Convenience Store, Smoothie King, Einstein Brother’s Bagels, and the Downtown Food Court).

  • What is an Access plan?
  • Access 5 (Mon-Fri) and Access 7 (Mon-Sun) Meal Plan holders may eat as many times per day at Roadrunner Café as desired provided thirty minutes have elapsed between entries. These plans are optimal for students who choose to eat multiple times per day to meet their dining style.

    Designated Access plans come with Guest Meals which can be redeemed one at a time or all in one sitting.

  • What is an Evening plan?
  • An evening plan is only available to students who have completed 30 or more credit hours as of the first date of the Meal Plan Contract Period. The date for Academic Year 2013-2014 is August 23, 2013.

    Evening Meal Plan holders may eat as many times at Roadrunner Café as desired beginning at 5PM weekdays and 4PM weekends provided thirty minutes have elapsed between entries to Roadrunner Café.

    Evening 4 allows dining Monday – Thursday ONLY, Evening 7 allows dining Monday - Sunday.

  • How do I get a Meal Plan?
  • Meal Plan contracts are submitted online through ASAP. The cost is assessed to your tuition and fees at UTSA Fiscal Services. Payments can be made online or at the Fiscal Services Office.

Facts about the Meal Plan

  • Meal Plans are for 9 months. Cancellation for convenience is only available prior to the census date of the Fall semester. Cancellation charges will apply. Census Date for 2013-2014: Fall – September 13, 2013.
  • Residents of Chaparral, Laurel Village and Alvarez Hall who have 48 or fewer completed credit hours MUST have a meal plan as part of residency requirements. Residents of these housing areas who have more than 30 credit hours at the beginning of the Fall Semester have the additional option of Upperclassman Evening plans.
  • Meals and Dining Dollars are forfeited at the end of each Semester. Meals and Dining Dollars do NOT roll forward to future semesters.
  • After the Census date (12th class day of semester), no changes can be made to your meal plan. Prior to the census date, students can change their meal plan (ie, access plan) without penalty. If the student cancels their meal plan before the census date, a prorated portion of the meal plan, based on meals consumed and Dining Dollars expended or number of days on the plan, whichever is greater will be deducted from any refund.
  • Usage reports are available upon request from the UTSACard Office as well as through student ASAP accounts.
  • For more information, visit our web site at or call 210.458.4639.





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