Jan 31, 2023  
2017-2018 ULM Student Policy Manual 
    
2017-2018 ULM Student Policy Manual [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Meal Plan Contracts


Room and meal plan reservations are contracted separately through the Office of Residential Life, (Housing Office) and the WIDS Office, respectively. All enrolled students living on campus are required to contract for on-campus meals.

Unless a specific meal plan is indicated, all residents will automatically be enrolled in the All Access Plan. All meal plan changes must be made before the fifth (5th) class day. Village Apartment residents will automatically be enrolled in the Village Apt. Plan unless a standard meal plan is chosen. Students who move off campus after the fifth class day will be required to keep the meal plan.  Exception to the fifth (5th) class day rule is, if the Residential Life Office is moving a resident from a regular residence hall to an apartment or from an apartment to a regular residence hall during the second week of classes, resident may be eligible to make a new meal plan selection. Residential Life will notify the WIDS Office of the dorm changes and student will have until the 14th day to go to the WIDS Office to fill out a new meal card. Student must meet specified requirements for meal plan selection. If a resident is reassigned during this second week of classes to a regular dorm and had the Village Plan, resident will be assigned the default All Access Plan unless a new meal card is filled out by the 14th class day.

Students who are suspended or dismissed from the university will not be eligible for a refund. Students who officially resign from the University may be eligible for a partial refund on the pro-rata share of unused meals.

Apartment residents with twenty-four (24) or more earned hours may choose the Village Plan (5). Apartment residents are not eligible for the Commuter Plan. Apartment residents enrolled in summer courses must contact the WIDS Office to select the Summer Apartment Flex Plan. Apartment residents with 12-month leases and taking on-line classes are required to have the summer meal plan.

Students who are dropped and reapply for housing must visit the WIDS Office to apply for their meal plan…otherwise they will automatically be enrolled in the All Access (Default) Plan.

Students living  on-campus during rotations or participating in internships are required to pay for meals on a pro-rata basis according to days in residence. Students with 12 month apartment contracts serving on out-of-town rotations, internships, partnerships, fellowships, etc. must apply for a meal plan exemption prior to the first day of class for the term for which the student is seeking an exemption. Student must have proof from the dean or professor of the rotation.

Fraternity/Organization house residents will be required to purchase, at a minimum, the “Village Apartment” meal plan.

Students with less than 30 hours, living on- or off-campus, are eligible for the All Access (1), or Platinum meal plans only.

There are three (3) Commuter Plans are offered to students living off-campus, however, any student living off-campus may choose from any meal plan of their choice, if eligible.

At the twenty-first (21st) class day, those students with an unpaid balance on their Banner Account will have their meal plans turned off until balance is paid in full or student has contacted Student Account Services.

All meal plans include “Flex Dollars” that are the equivalent of cash and may be redeemed at any Aramark facility including Starbucks Coffee Shop, Library Pod, and Papa John’s Pizza on Louisville Ave. For deliveries, the student will be required to show their student id, print first and last name, and then sign receipt.

Flex-Dollar balances only roll over from Fall to Spring semester, and do not roll over between any other semesters.

In order for Fall flex dollars to roll over to the spring semester, a student must be enrolled in a Spring meal plan and be registered for Spring classes by the end of the Fall semester. Additional Flex Dollars may be purchased at any time throughout the semester. Please contact the Aramark Office (ph: 342-1979) for details.

All standard (block) meals are eaten at Schulze Cafeteria.

Dining facilities are not open during University closures and observed holidays. Please refer to University calendar for scheduled closure dates and holidays.

You may visit the following ARAMARK Website for meal plan information and contract terms: http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSSW/UnivLAMonroe/ or contact the WIDS Office at (318) 342-5002 or by e-mail at idcard@ulm.edu for any additional meal plan information.

Meal plan prices may be adjusted annually based upon the increase in the CPI index or no more than five-percent (5%) per year unless any existing or newly enacted Federal or State laws impose increased costs above the stated maximum percentage.