About the Meal Plan


Great Value

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With an All-Access meal plan, you can visit UGA’s five dining commons as often as you’d like for an estimated $15-21 per day. And our 180-Block and Commuter plans are just $9.40 per meal.



Join thousands of students who enjoy a variety of tasty menu items including sizzling stir-fry, refreshing smoothies, hearth oven pizzas, healthy salads, cooked-to-order burgers, and more.

Tax-Free Purchases

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When you dine on the meal plan you don’t have to worry about paying tax or extra fees! Use Paw Points and automatically save 8%* at retail locations. *Paw Points are tax-free as part of the meal plan.

Convenient Locations


With five Dining Commons as well as more than 20 retail locations and markets conveniently located throughout campus, your next snack or meal is always close by wherever you are on campus. 



Important Information about 2021 - 2022 Dining Operations

Please Note: The following information reflects current dining operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University is currently planning to transition to in-person instruction and full dining capacity for the Fall semester. We will continue to follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), and University System of Georgia (USG) guidelines and safely adjust operations when appropriate. 

This page will be updated to reflect dining changes as we approach Fall 2021 semester. 


Join the Voluntary Meal Plan

Choosing to join the meal plan at UGA, where the Big Dawg eats, gives you an unmatched dining experience full of creative culinary concepts, healthy options, diverse cuisine, nutrition services, special events, and more. You'll love dining with friends at the five dining commons or one of the many retail locations around campus. 


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How to Sign Up for a Meal Plan

Nationally recognized and completely voluntary, UGA Dining Services is committed to providing you with an exceptional meal plan program during your time on campus.

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Dine-In & Carry-Out

Meal plan customers may choose from a wide variety of delicious, fresh menu items by dining-in or building a to-go meal from available stations at Bolton, Oglethorpe, the Village Summit, or the Niche Dining Commons.

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Find a wide variety of grab-and-go menu options by ordering through Grubhub at select dining commons using your meal plan.

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Paw Points & Bulldog Bucks

Paw Points, which are a part of select meal plans, and Bulldog Bucks provide you with additional payment options for the dining commons, retail locations, and vending on campus.

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Touch-Free Entry

Dining Services uses Iris Recognition Technology to provide accurate, fast, and hygeinic access to the dining commons.

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Special Events

From special menus to fun activities, Dining hosts many events throughout the academic year

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Perks of the Meal Plan

Enjoy a wide variety of additional perks when you join the meal plan, includng two guest passes per semester, space to study, and 24-hour weekday service.

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Nutrition Services

Take advantage of the exceptional nutrition services and establish healthy eating habits through nutrition education, private counseling, our Build Your Plate menu system, and more. 

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General Seating

A variety of indoor and outdoor general seating options are available throughout campus.

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Complimentary Short-Term Parking

Enjoy short-term complimentary parking when picking up food at a residential dining commons or Quick Market location.

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Health & Safety

Safety and sanitation remain our top priority. Here are some of the ways we are maintaining a safe environment during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Answers to your questions related to our temporary dining procedures can be found here.

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Don't just take our word for it!

Here's what others are saying about the UGA meal plan:

Ayanna Turner

There’s a lot of options on the meal plan. I think there’s been even more variety offered as the semester goes on, from both vegetables and even the desserts!

—Ayanna Turner, UGA '23

John Montoya

The variety of food is great and on any given day there are protein and vegetable options available. There are also some mainstay items that you can rely on that you know will always be there! I love the expanded options this semester.

—John Montoya, UGA '24

Ethan Dawidowicz

I have the 180 blocks plus 300 Paw Points which averages out to about 2 meals a day at the dining halls, but that is more than enough. With the addition of Paw Points, I’m offered a variety of restaurants I can enjoy! 

—Ethan Dawidowicz, UGA '24

Sophia Noel Rodriguez

I am on the 7 Day All-Access meal plan and I love the flexibility of being able to come into the dining halls anytime, meaning I can pop in to get a cup of coffee at O-House or a scone from Bolton whenever I want. I definitely make use of the full value of my plan!

—Sophia Noel Rodriguez, UGA '23