All First Year Students living in the residence halls, must be on the Calvin Unlimited or Gold Plan (205 block meal plans). Download our complete Fall 2020 Meal Plan Document.

Please note: All other undergraduate students (sophomores through seniors) living in the residence halls must be on one of the plans below (Calvin Unlimited Plan, Gold Plan (205), Maroon Plan (150), or the Knight Plan (100)).

Dining plan options

Calvin Unlimited Plan
  • Dine anytime– no blocks to manage! This plan allows you unlimited access into both dining halls, for as many times as you like during normal operating hours, even during a single meal period.
  • Includes $120 Knight Bucks per semester ($25 of this may be used at Peet's Coffee Shop. Any additional purchases after that are limited to cash/card and not other remaining Knight Bucks.)
  • This plan can only be used by the student on the ID card (guest meals can be purchased with Knight Bucks, cash, check or card)
  • Cost: $5,400 room and board per semester
Gold Plan
  • 205 Block meals per semester (13 to 14 average per week). This plan can be used at both dining halls, Commons and Knollcrest.
  • Includes $120 Knight Bucks per semester ($25 of this may be used at Peet's Coffee Shop. Any additional purchases after that are limited to cash/card and not other remaining Knight Bucks.)
  • Unused block meals and Knight Bucks will rollover to interim but do NOT roll over into the following semester
  • Block meals can be used for guest and friends as well
  • Cost: $5,305 room and board per semester
Maroon Plan
  • 150 Block meals per semester (10 meals average per week). This plan can be used at both dining halls, Commons and Knollcrest.
  • Includes $80 Knight Bucks per semester ($25 of this may be used at Peet's Coffee Shop. Any additional purchases after that are limited to cash/card and not other remaining Knight Bucks.)
  • Unused block meals and Knight Bucks will rollover to interim but do NOT roll over into the following semester
  • Block meals can be used for guest and friends as well
  • Cost: $5,155 room and board per semester
Knight Plan
  • 100 Block meals a semester (6 to 7 meals average per week). This plan can be used at both dining halls, Commons and Knollcrest.
  • Includes $60 Knight Bucks per semester ($25 of this may be used at Peet's Coffee Shop. Any additional purchases after that are limited to cash/card and not other remaining Knight Bucks.)
  • Unused block meals and Knight Bucks will rollover to interim but do NOT roll over into the following semester
  • Block meals can be used for guest and friends as well
  • Cost: $4,915 room and board per semester

Additional meals

  • If a student needs additional meals, they are available for purchase. 10 block meals for $80.00.

Knight Bucks

Knight Bucks are redeemable at any Calvin food operation (e.g. Johnny’s, Commons, Knollcrest). Knight Bucks are issued each semester with these plans:

  • $100 Knight Bucks will be issued to the Unlimited Plan
  • $120 Knight Bucks will be issued to the Gold Plan
  • $80 Knight Bucks will be issued to the Maroon Plan
  • Additional Knight Bucks may be purchased

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 and by stopping in the dining services office to pay with cash/check only. Dining dollars are accepted at all dining locations.

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 week 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?

Students are able to purchase additional blocks if they run low before the end of the term. They can purchase additional meals in increments of 10 for $80 by completing the sign-up form on the Community Dining page. When filling out the form they can select from one of the three Add-On plans available for purchase.

For Knollcrest East and off-campus students

Community Dining Plan