Whether you are returning to UGA or beginning your first semester, we look forward to welcoming you to campus in just a few days. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has posed challenges for all of us, we remain committed to providing you with an exceptional dining program during your time at UGA. This means continuously creating solutions and maintaining the excellent customer service you know and love.
We are thankful for our ongoing partnership with the Student Government Association which always helps us better understand the current needs of students. In order to better support you during this time and provide greater flexibility, we are piloting the addition of two new meal plans this academic year. Even if you previously purchased a meal plan, you are eligible to change to one of these new pilot options without penalty. During the pilot, these plans will be available to students living on- or off-campus* and will provide either 180 blocks per semester plus 300 Paw Points or 180 blocks per semester with no Paw Points.
These plans provide approximately two meals per day in our residential dining commons, and you may use your blocks at your convenience each semester. Paw Points add on-campus dining flexibility as we accept them at any of our retail locations, such as Barberitos, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, and more. Paw Points remain active for one calendar year past a student's last use of Paw Points.
Blocks do not roll so it is to your advantage to use your blocks each semester so as to not forfeit any unused blocks from fall to spring.
|180 Pilot Block Plan PLUS 300 Paw Points* | AY 2020-2021|
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|$3,984 per year - you pay $1,992 per semester|
180 meals per semester from Bolton, Oglethorpe, Snelling, the Village Summit, or the Niche (HSC) PLUS 300 Paw Points per semester to be used at any retail dining location.
Fall semester serving dates are August 14 - December 19; Spring semester serving dates are January 6 - May 15
|180 Pilot Block Plan (no Paw Points)* | AY 2020-2021|
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|$3,384 per year - you pay $1,692 per semester|
180 meals per semester from Bolton, Oglethorpe, Snelling, the Village Summit, or the Niche (HSC).
Fall semester serving dates are August 14 - December 18; Spring semester serving dates are January 6 - May 14
*Please note the pilot meal plans will be reviewed throughout the academic year and while the plans are currently being made available to all students, eligibility and plan specifics may change for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Frequently Asked Questions
I already signed up for a meal plan, but would like to change to the pilot meal plan. How can I do this?
You may log into your Dining Services Account to process a meal plan change request yourself until 11:59 p.m. on August 24, 2020. Please allow two business days for changes to post to your student account.
Visit your Dining Account and follow the steps below:
- Click on “Meal Plan/PAW Points” on the left side of the page.
- Initial and Agree to the terms.
- Select “Fall.”
- Select “Add” if purchasing, or “Manage” and select what you wish to do (change, if you wish to change) (remove, if you wish to cancel) then continue, then confirm.
- Once you see a confirmation of your change you are set!
Beginning August 25, you may request a meal plan change online and a meal plan representative will assist you.
I plan to eat the majority of my meals on campus. Is this the right plan for me?
These plans are being piloted to provide as much flexibility and choice as possible for students during the unprecedented challenges we are currently facing. However, we offer many different options to meet the diverse needs of our campus. The pilot plans provide a good option for students looking for about two meals per day with or without a little extra for additional retail purchases at places such as Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, and more. We continue to offer unlimited, all-access plans so students do not have to worry about how many blocks they’ve used. For $126 more per semester, a student may enjoy 7-day all-access dining at our five dining commons plus 110 Paw Points as compared to the 180-block plan with 300 Paw Points. View our all-access plans online.
I already signed-up for a commuter meal plan. Is this the right plan for me?
While you may use your blocks at your convenience each semester, many of our commuter plans provide approximately one meal per day with additional value toward retail dining purchases. The pilot plans would provide additional meals in our residential dining facilities, allowing commuters the option to have up to approximately two meals per day in our residential dining commons if they would like. View our commuter plans online.
Where can I eat if I am not on a meal plan?
During this period of temporary dining adjustments, residential dining locations will be open for meal plan participants only. Those using credit/debit or Bulldog Bucks to purchase food may do so at our retail dining locations.
How is Dining Services creating a safe environment in response to the coronavirus pandemic?
For more information on safety and sanitation as well as ways to dine, FAQs, and coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, please visit dining.uga.edu/notifications.