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Meal Plans

NEW FOR FALL 2024:  Ursinus is proud to enter a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining, to bring better quality ingredients and more convenient dining hours to campus.

Lower Wismer and its dining options are getting a major upgrade

With leveled flooring, brighter lighting, and brand new mid-century modern furniture, it’s sure to become a favorite hangout among students. What’s more, the a la carte options will feature a first-of-its-kind rotation. Different concepts will rotate through the space. Other highlights include:

  • Mobile ordering at all food pickup locations
  • An Amazon Just Walk-Out store for convenient shopping

First Year Student Meal Plans

All first-year residential students are automatically enrolled in the All Access Plan: Hungry As a Bear unlimited meal plan for the entire year. (see chart below).


Six All New Meal Plans

3 for residential students and 3 for commuter students. All plans include:

  1. Increase of dining dollars (from past)
  2. Complete meals are now available for one swipe
  3. Up to 14 meal exchanges at Lower Wismer (this includes rotating concepts for 2024), Natural, and Café 2020
  4. Meal exchanges can be made through our mobile app
  5. Guest Passes are included in all residential meal plans
  6. Meal plans are now weekly to make it easier for students to understand and budget their swipes.

Meal Plan Options

All Access Plan (Hungry as a Bear):  $3,471/Semester

  • Unlimited meal swipes per week**
  • 14 meal exchanges per week***
  • $200 Dining Dollars
  • Thirst Quencher program (only available on the All Access “Hungry as a Bear” plan) Refill your sustainable cup with coffee or fountain drinks at any location, at any time
  • 15 Guest passes per semester

19 Meal Plan: $3,350/Semester

  • 19 meal swipes per week**
  • 10 meal exchanges per week***
  • $300 Dining Dollars
  • 10 Guest Passes per semester

14 Meal Plan: $3,229/Semester

  • 14 meal swipes per week**
  • 10 meal exchanges per week***
  • $400 Dining Dollars
  • 10 guest passes per semester

Commuter Meal Plan Options

Commuter Block 115 : $1,864/Semester

  • 115 meal swipes per semester**
  • 5 meal exchanges per week***
  • $375 Dining Dollars

Commuter Block 80 : $1,365/Semester

  • 80 meal swipes per semester**
  • 5 meal exchanges per week***
  • $275 Dining Dollars

Commuter Block 40: $741/Semester

  • 40 meal swipes per semester**
  • 5 meal exchanges per week***
  • $175 Dining Dollars

**  Swipes to be used at Upper Wismer only

*** Meal exchange to be used in lieu of meal swipe at participating meal swipe locations

Meal exchange
  • Meal exchanges in all dining locations, including Café 2020, Natural, C-Store, Zack’s Food Court. Menu offering varies per location. Meal exchange swipes resets weekly.
  • Meal Exchanges on commuter plans are 5 per week (Up to the total of meals available)
Guest passes
  • Passes can only be used at Upper Wismer.
  • Unused guest passes can be donated to food insecurity fund

What are Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars are additional funds included with your Block Meal Plan. Dining Dollars are accepted at all dining locations across campus and do expire at the end of each semester.

What are Bear Bucks?

Bear Bucks are a declining balance purse that can be added to a student ID card and grant the shopper a 10% discount on each purchase at on-campus dining venues. Bear Bucks are accepted at all dining locations, the campus bookstore and network printing. Bear Bucks are available for purchase at https://bearbucks.ursinus.edu/