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Meal plan registration open for the spring semester

You've got enough on your mind with the holiday rush without having to worry about food for next semester. Spring meal plan registration is now open so that you can choose your plan early and have one less thing to worry about over the break.

Students, faculty and staff can enjoy on-campus dining at a discounted price with a meal plan. Having a meal plan provides options and convenience while on campus, allowing plan holders to choose from more than 30 dining options, including two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls and the new University Center options like McDonalds, Chick-fil-a, Starbucks and Panda Express.

Residential meal plans are designed for students who live in on-campus residence halls or the nearby apartment complexes. These plans provide three meals a day either in the dining halls, at the retail locations or a combination of both. All-Access plans provide unlimited access to the dining halls and are perfect for students who eat many small meals or snack throughout the day, while Lifestyle plans provide a structured number of meals per week for students who keep a very set schedule. Both plan types also come with Cougar Cash that you can use to eat in the food courts, at the food trucks and in the convenience stores. You can eat for as little as $4.97 per meal with a residential meal plan.

Students who live in Cougar Village I and II, Moody Towers, the Quadrangle or Cougar Place are required to have a residential meal plan. The plan that you chose in the fall semester will automatically roll over to the spring semester. You are allowed to make one change to this plan selection in the spring, and may do so by visiting and following these instructions for changing a plan.

Students living in the nearby apartment complexes or who commute must re-select their plan choices each semester, even if you chose a residential plan in the fall.

Save up to $275 per semester on lunch with a commuter meal plan. Commuter meal plans provide easy breakfast, lunch or dinner to students who drive in for classes but may not have time to return home for lunch. The block plans include both a set number of meals in the dining halls as well as Cougar Cash to spend in the food courts and convenience stores, and can provide as few as two meals per week or as many as seven meals per week.

Faculty/Staff meal plans are designed to give faculty and staff members a discount when dining in the residential dining halls. Participants can choose to purchase five, 10 or 15 meals per month in addition to Cougar Cash, and will never pay more than $6 plus tax for meals in the residential dining halls.

Students must be registered for classes in order to choose a meal plan through AccessUH.
For more information about the individual plans or to sign-up, please visit the Meal Plans page of the UH Dining Service website.

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