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Meal Plans

In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have designed the following meal plans. If you need to purchase a meal plan, go to MyNorthwestern and choose a meal plan or if you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected, simply contact Darla Hettinga in the Student Development Office at darlah@nwciowa.edu or (712) 707-7200. To check your balance, please visit the Campus Card Center.

Plan Options

In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have designed the following meal plans. We look forward to serving students for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

Meal Plans

  • 19-Meal Plan: Any 19 meals, 7 days per week. Plus $37.50 Flex Dollars per semester. *Includes 8 meal exchanges in the Hub.  
  • 15-Meal Plan: Any 15 meals, 7 days per week. Plus $75 Flex Dollars per semester. *Includes 6 meal exchanges in the Hub.  
  • 10-Meal Plan: Any 10 meals, 7 days per week. No Flex Dollars. *Includes 4 meal exchanges in the Hub.
  • Block 180: This plan offers 180 meals per semester. Unlike the per week plans above, these meals do not expire on a weekly basis and may be shared with friends and family until the end of the semester. Plus, $110 Flex Dollars per semester. *Includes 4 meal exchanges a week 
  • Block 50: This plan offers 50 meals per semester. Unlike the per week plans above, these meals do not expire on a weekly basis and may be shared with friends and family until the end of the semester. *No meal exchange available.

NOTE: Multiple meals can be eaten during the same meal period at the Cafe and Hub. Meals reset every Friday.

Flex Dollars

Flex Dollars can be used around campus at all retail locations and for any special events on campus. You will receive a bonus enrichment for reloading.

  • Add up to $49, and receive a  20% enrichment.  For example, if you add $40, you'll receive an extra $8.00.
  • Add $50 or more, and receive a 25% enrichment. For example, if you add $75, you'll receive an extra $18.75.

Purchase flex dollars here!

*a $25 minimum is required

Northwestern ID Card

Your Campus Dining Services Meal Plan is managed through your Northwestern ID card, which allows you purchasing power equivalent to the plan you have selected. Your card is required to eat at all food service outlets. We also accept cash and credit cards. 

Lost or Stolen ID Card 

Lost or stolen ID cards can be replaced. Should this happen to you, go to the student development office. A fee of $10 will be charged for replacement cards. 

What if my card is lost card over the weekend? Any dining services manager or supervisor can enter your number manually but your card will be deactivated and a replacement card will need to be issued for $10.

Important Info

Seconds Policy

You never have to be too shy to ask for seconds with our campus dining program. Our generous policy allows for a second helping of many menu favorites. All you have to do is ask!

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? No problem! Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information please contact Chef BJ Whitmore at (712) 707-7362. 

Our Campus Dining Services can accommodate several different dietary requirements. If you have questions or special dietary needs, please follow the procedure as outlined in the Special Dietary Accommodations Form.

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please clean your table when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that ID cards representing your meal plan are non-transferable. Cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
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