Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed to meet your unique needs. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

A meal plan is required if you will be living on campus. Please see our meal plan categories for which meal plans you are eligible for based on your classification. Changes to any meal plan must be made in the first two weeks of each semester through the Housing office.

Commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan. Commuter meal plans will need to be selected each semester with Student Accounting or at SouthAlabamaDining.com. Within the first forty-five (45) calendar days of Commuter meal plan activation each semester, the Commuter meal plan and any associated Bonus Bucks or Dining Dollars associated with the Commuter meal plan will be prorated based on the date the student properly checks-out. No changes will be made thereafter. Proper check-out procedures can be reviewed on the housing website. 

Meal Plan Frequently Asked Questions   

 What happens to any unused balances from a current semester meal plan? All meal plans are allocated per semester. Any unused campus resident meal plan Bonus Bucks carry over from fall semester to spring semester and expire at the end of the spring semester. Dining Dollars do not expire unless the student’s account is unused for 18 months. All unused meals expire at the end of every semester.

How do I sign up for a meal plan? Resident students select their meal plan as part of housing enrollment. Commuter students can purchase there meal plan with Student Accounting or by credit card at SouthAlabamaDining.com.

How do I pay for my meal plan and can I use financial aid? Resident meal plans are charged to your university account. Commuters who sign up with Student Accounting can apply applicable financial aid. We accept all major credit cards when purchasing through our website SouthAlabamaDining.com.

Can I change my campus resident meal plan? If you need to change or upgrade your  campus resident meal plan, you have two weeks into the semester to change. Visit housing to request a meal plan upgrade.

Can I treat a friend with my meal plan?  Jag Pass 175, 300 and 450 meal plans include 10 guest meals per semester. Meals to be consumed by anyone other than the meal plan member must be purchased with guest meals or other funds. All funds and meal plans purchased are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-transferable. Meals may not be bought or sold. The South Alabama Dining funds and plans cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate.

Where can I use my meal plan? Meals included with your meal plan are all you care to eat redeemable at the Fresh Food Company. Bonus Bucks and Dining Dollars can be used at all campus dining outlets including the Fresh Food Company.

Who is required to purchase a meal plan? All on campus residents must have a meal plan. Freshman residents must choose a Jag Pass Meal Plan. Sophomore, Junior and Senior campus residents can choose either the USA 10, USA 7, the All Bucks Plan or a Jag Pass meal plan. Campus resident plans auto-renew each semester. Commuters do not have a meal plan purchase requirement. Commuter meal plans need to be selected each semester on SouthAlabamaDining.com.

What If I don’t have a meal Plan? All USA Dining locations accept cash, major credit cards, Bonus Bucks or Dining Dollars.

Home Chef Meal Plan-by purchasing the Home Chef Meal Plan, you automatically receive a One Hundred and Twenty Dollar ($120.00) credit with which you can purchase meal kits from Home Chef, a third-party meal kit delivery service. After you have purchased your meal plan, you will be contacted by DiningServices@Aramark.com via e-mail with instructions regarding how to redeem your $120 credit, and Home Chef will ship your meal kit to the address you designate. You may redeem your $120 credit at any time. The $120 credit for the meal kit is non-refundable.



We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

Our Meal Plans

Residential Meal Plans - Freshman
All students living in residential housing are required to buy a meal plan from the residential plan options.
Residential Meal Plans - Sophomore
All students living in residential housing are required to buy a meal plan from the residential plan options.
Residential Meal Plans - Junior and Senior
All students living in residential housing are required to buy a meal plan from the residential plan options.
Residential Meal Plans - Graduate
All students living in residential housing are required to buy a meal plan from the residential plan options.
Commuter Meal Plans
Commuters in the surrounding apartments are offered a select group of meal plans specifically tailored with flexibility in mind.
Faculty and Staff
Buy a plan today to save money when eating in the dining halls and make your life easier!
Add Dining Dollars
Running low on Dining Dollars? Recharge today and make your life easier!

If you are on a housing contract your plan will auto-renew. If you are a commuter youll need to sign up each semester on this site.
Unused Bonus Bucks will roll from Fall to Spring semester, but will all expire at the end of Spring. Unused Dining Dollars roll over forever.

Need help with your meal plan?

South Alabama Dining
Student Center #232