Freshmen Meal Plans

Calvin Core Plan
  • Required for all first-year students and available to all students.
  • This plan provides you with 19 meals per week that reset weekly with no daily limits. By doing this, students have the ability to eat when they want during the week. 
  • Includes $150 Knight Bucks per semester that can be used at any of the retail operations and to bring guests to dine in the dining halls.
  • $3107.50 per Semester

Upgrade to unlimited

For just $600 you can upgrade.
Calvin Unlimited Plan
  • Dine anytime! This plan allows you unlimited access into both dining halls, as many times as you like during normal operating hours, even during a single meal period.
  • Includes $200 Knight Bucks per semester that can be used at any of the retail operations and to bring guests to dine in the dining halls.
  • $3407.50 per semester

      Returning Students Meal Plans

      Sophomores, Junior, Seniors and qualified transfers students can select the Calvin Core, Upgrade to Unlimited, or select from the Gold, or Maroon plans.

      Calvin Core Plan
      • Required for all first-year students and available to all students.
      • This plan provides you with 19 meals per week that reset weekly with no daily limits. By doing this, students have the ability to eat when they want during the week. 
      • Includes $150 Knight Bucks per semester that can be used at any of the retail operations and to bring guests to dine in the dining halls.
      • $3,107.50 per Semester
      Calvin Unlimited Plan
      • Dine anytime! This plan allows you unlimited access into both dining halls, as many times as you like during normal operating hours, even during a single meal period.
      • Includes $200 Knight Bucks per semester that can be used at any of the retail operations and to bring guests to dine in the dining halls.
      • $3,407.50 per semester
      Gold Plan
      • 205 Block meals per semester (13 to 14 average per week).
      • Includes $120 Knight Bucks per semester.
      • Block meals can be used for guest and friends as well.
      • Available for all Sophomores, Junior, Seniors and qualified transfers students.
      • $2,397.50 per semester
      Maroon Plan
      • 100 Block meals per semester (10 meals average per week).
      • Includes $80 Knight Bucks per semester
      • Block meals can be used for guest and friends as well.
      • Available for Sophomores, Junior, Seniors and qualified transfers students
      • $1,524.50 per semester

      Additional meals

      • To purchase additional meals or you don't see the meal plan you wish to purchase, please contact us at calvindining@creativedining.com or call our main office at 616-526-6384.

      Knight Bucks

      Knight Bucks are redeemable at any Calvin food operation (e.g. Johnny’s Cafe and Peet' Coffee). Knight Bucks are issued each semester with these plans:

      • $200 Knight Bucks will be issued to the Unlimited Plan
      • $150 Knight Bucks will be issued to the Calvin Core
      • $120 Knight Bucks will be issued to the Gold Plan
      • $80 Knight Bucks will be issued to the Maroon Plan

      Dining Dollars

      Dining Dollars is a debit card system accessed through your ID card. You can upload amounts with a debit/credit card in our Eatable app. Dining dollars are accepted at all dining locations.

      Eatable App

      Order and pay for your food in advance with your phone, from anywhere, and simply drop by to grab it when we tell you it's ready! Learn more about the Eatable App and its benefits by clicking here.

      Changes to meal plans

      Residents must indicate the meal plan of their choice on their housing contract. Meal plan changes may be made during the first two weeks of class during the first or second semester. Changes can be made through this online form or in the Housing office, located in the Student Life Office within the Spoelhof Center.

      Lost/misplaced ID cards

      You are required to keep your ID card with you at all times. If you have lost or misplaced your ID, please visit the Student Life Office and they will re-issue you a new ID card for a fee of $25.

      Running low on your block plan before the end of the semester?

      To purchase additional meals or you don't see the meal plan you wish to purchase, please contact us at calvindining@creativedining.com or call our main office at 616-526-6384.