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Meal Plans - 2015-2016 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.

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

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.

Meal Plan Options 2015-2016

Plan Name Number of Block Meals Dining Dollars Meal Trades Cost per Semester Tax per Semester Total Annual Cost
Access 7A
Unlimited M-S
Access 7B
Unlimited M-S
Access 7C
Unlimited M-S
Access 5A
Unlimited M-F
Block 150
150 Meals
Block 120
120 Meals

Staff Meal Plan Information

Available for purchase at any food service location, employee meal plans are a great way to squeeze a little bit more out of your dining budget with up to a 12% Dining Dollar bonus.

Employee 250 plan – Will cost you $250, but you’ll get $280 in Dining Dollars

Employee 150 plan – Will cost you $150, but you’ll get $162 in Dining Dollars

In addition, both plans include a discounted door rate at the Roadrunner Café and a reusable cup that entitles you to $.99 refills.

Visit Aramark’s Campusdish website or call 210.458.6352 for more information.

Meal Plan Information 2015-2016 (pdf)

  • What are the primary differences between Dining Dollars that come with select Meal Plan and Rowdy Dollars?
  • Select Meal Plans provide unlimited access to meals at the Campus Dining Facility (Roadrunner Café) and include Dining Dollars for use at any food venue on the UTSA campuses. Unused Dining Dollars roll over to the Spring semester, however, unused Dining Dollars in the Spring are forfeited at the end of the Semester. Rowdy Dollars can be used virtually anywhere on campus that takes money, to include food venues. Rowdy Dollars roll from semester to semester as long as the student is enrolled at the University.

  • Who is a Meal Plan best suited for?
  • Anyone! Access Meal Plans are especially convenient for on campus residence while Block Plans might better cater to off campus residents.

  • Where can I use my Meal Plan?
  • Block meals and Access meals are for use at the Roadrunner Café. Meal Trades and Dining Dollars are designed for use at any food venue on campus when eating at a branded venue is more advantageous or preferred over a trip to the Café.

    Roadrunner Café is an “all you can eat” buffet style facility and offers many options. Menus are posted on Aramark’s website at or available on the Campusdish app.

    Retail food venues offer a variety of food choices including nationally recognized franchises. Meal Trades and Dining Dollars can be used at all campus food venues to include the JPL Food Court, Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s, Sushic, Taco Taco, Panda Express, Mooyah, Chili’s Too!, POD Market, Subway, Starbucks, C3 Convenience Store, Smoothie King, Einstein Brother’s Bagels, Pizza Hut 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 elapse between entries. These plans are optimal for students who live on campus, who choose to eat multiple times per day to meet their dining style or seek variety in their food choices every day.

    Select Access plans include Meal Trades. Meal Trades allow for up to $5 value when redeemed at a UTSA food venue in lieu of a visit to the Roadrunner Café.

  • What is a Block plan?
  • Block plans provide a designated number of meals each semester for use at either the Roadrunner Café or through Meal Trades, if applicable. Unused meals do not roll over to the next semester and are forfeited if unused at the end of the semester.

    Block Plan holders may eat as many times at Roadrunner Café as desired provided thirty minutes elapse between entries to Roadrunner Café; however, use of a meal or Meal Trade negates use of the other within the same meal period.

  • How do Meal Trades work?
  • Select meal plans allow for a designated number of Meal Trades each week. In lieu of a meal at the Roadrunner Café, meal plan holders may opt to use a Meal Trade to eat at one of the many food venues on campus. Meal Trades are redeemed at a UTSA food venue for a value up to $5. Any charges over this amount can be paid with Dining Dollars, Cash, or Credit Card. Meal Trades can be used once per designated meal period. Meal Trades reset each Monday and do not roll over from one week to the next. Any meal trades not used by Sunday midnight are forfeited.

  • What are Meal Periods and why do they matter?
  • Meal periods are defined as follows: 7am-10:30arn, 10:30am-4:00pm, 4:00pm-9:00pm & 9:00pm to 2:00am. Select Meal Plans include Meal Trades for use at campus food venues in lieu of a meal at the Roadrunner Café. Meal trades can only be redeemed once per Meal Period. Once redeemed, further use of a Meal Trade or the Roadrunner Café must wait for the next meal period.

  • How do I get a Meal Plan?
  • Meal Plan contracts are submitted online through ASAP under the Student Services tab by selecting the UTSACard link, and then Meal Plan Application. 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 may apply. Census Date for 2015-2016: Fall – September 2, 2015.
  • Residents of Chaparral, Laurel Village and Alvarez Hall with 48 or fewer completed credit hours MUST have a meal plan as part of residency requirements.
  • Unused Meals are forfeited at the end of each Semester. Meals do NOT roll forward to future semesters.
  • Dining Dollars roll over from the Fall Semester to the Spring Semester. Unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Spring semester do not roll over and are forfeited at the end of the spring semester.
  • After the fall Census date (12th class day of semester), no changes can be made to meal plans. Between the Fall and Spring semester, students may change an existing meal plan to another plan without penalty, however, any changes during this between semester period must be completed prior to the Spring census date (January 27, 2016). 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 account.
  • For more information, visit our web site at or call 210.458.4639.