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Terms and Conditions: FALL 2017 – SPRING 2018

 MEAL PLAN CONTRACT: All meal plans are a two semester commitment (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018). For your convenience, the meal plan you have for the fall semester will automatically be activated for the spring semester. Should you wish to make changes to your meal plan, you must visit the MSU Dining Office or fill out our online Meal Plan Change Form during the first two weeks of the semester.

All meal plans purchased for use in MSU Dining locations are to be utilized by the personal use of the owner. An MSU Dining meal plan cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate. Only the participant may use the allotted Block Meals at the dining halls, however, the Flex Dollar portion of the meal plan may be used to treat friends and family to a meal, if desired.

Unused Block Meals will expire at the end of each semester, however, any unused Flex Dollars from the fall semester will roll over the spring. If all Flex Dollars are not used by the end of the spring semester, the remaining balance will be forfeited.

Your MSU Student ID card, which serves as your meal card, is required for all transactions – no exceptions. If your MSU Student ID is lost or stolen, you must immediately report it to the Campus Card Office or the University Police Department to place a hold on your account. Replacement cards require a $30 fee and the account owner must present a valid ID to reinstate account. The Campus Card Office can be reached at 662-325-3387.

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE: Mississippi State University is committed to providing its students with a comprehensive educational experience. The University has determined that for most first year students, on-campus dining has numerous educational, social, and dietary benefits. In recognition of the value of the living-learning experience, Mississippi State University requires First Year Freshmen to have a meal plan.

First Year Freshmen are automatically signed up for the Ultimate Meal Plan when they register with Housing. Freshmen have the option, during the first two weeks of the semester, to switch to the Gold or the Silver Meal Plan if they so choose.

First Year Freshmen who pledge a Greek organization with an in-house kitchen, which requires a separate meal plan purchase within the organization, will have the following meal plan options:  Ultimate, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Greek Meal Plan.

TRANSFER/UPPERCLASSMEN: Upperclassmen have the option of choosing any of the 7 meal plans offered. We recommend that you sign up for your meal plan at Orientation to avoid any disruption in usage of the meal plan at the start of the semester.

TEMPLETON UPGRADE: A student may choose to upgrade their meal plan* with the Templeton Upgrade. This will allow the student to eat dinner at Templeton without paying the additional door rate on top of their Block swipe. This includes every dinner served at Templeton during the entire semester.

*The Templeton Upgrade can only be added to the Ultimate, Gold, or Silver Meal Plan.

PAYMENT PROVISIONS: Meal Plans may be charged to the Student Account with payment due in accordance with the University’s payment deadlines.

You can also purchase a Meal Plan online with a credit/debit card, or with cash/check in the MSU Dining Office.

The charge for the meal plan you select will be posted to your Student Account, unless paid with cash or credit, once for the fall semester and again for the spring semester.

Tax is included in the meal plan price and is deducted from the account as Flex Dollars are spent.

GRACE PERIOD: You may upgrade your meal plan at any time. A grace period is provided each semester during which you may change your meal plan to another meal plan within your designated tier. The grace period is the first two weeks of each semester. All meal plan changes must be made online at www.msstatedining.com or in person in the MSU Dining Office during the first two weeks of the semester!

Designated Tiers:
Freshmen – Ultimate, Gold, or Silver Meal Plan
Freshmen who pledge – Ultimate, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Greek Meal Plans
Upperclassmen – Ultimate, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Greek, Campus Connector, or Flex Plan

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you will not be enrolled with Mississippi State University, you may request to cancel your meal plan. To request a cancellation email evrard-diane@aramark.com. If you will be enrolled and would still like to appeal your meal plan, please submit the information on the following link:  https://w.msstate.edu/dining/contract_appeals/ . All cancellations and appeals must go to the MSU Dining Committee for review and decision. Non-payment does not cancel your meal plan.