every guest - every meal - every time
Introducing Meal Swipe Combos
1 Entree + 2 Sides + 1 Beverage
Available Across Campus!
New Flexible Meal Plans
New this Fall - Block Pans have been added for increased convenience and Dining Dollars increase on traditional Plans .
Food when you want it, where you want it & what you want
The advantage of the block plan is that unlike the Traditional Plans meals can be redeemed throughout the semester and are not reset weekly.
Meal Swipe Combos-
Residential Students - You are eligible to switch to the 175 Block Plan.
If you pre-selected the 20 Plan + $75 it is a savings of $50 and adds flexibility
If you pre-selected the 15 Plan + $25 it is $20 additional but adds $275 Dining Dollars
Commuters are eligible to purchase any of the Commuter Block Plans.
Students living in University residence halls must purchase a 20-meal, a 15-meal plan or a 175 Block.
Students living in SBU's on-campus apartments or houses can purchase any University meal plan and/or declining credit balance (DCB) account.
SBU off-campus and commuter students can purchase any University meal plan and/or declining credit balance (DCB) account.
Students, faculty and staff members who are over their meal plan limit may pay cash or use Bearcat Bucks when purchasing meals at Mellers Dining Commons or the SBU Sports Cafe (breakfast only).
Payment options: All meal plans will be charged to student accounts. Payments can be made online or in the Cashier's Office.
Traditional Plans offer you the opportunity to redeem the number of meals in a given week. Any unredeemed meals do not carry forward and expire at the end of each week. Dining Dollars allow for snacks and beverages in the Market, Shake Smart or Deli-craft locations. Dining Dollars expire at the end of the semester for which it is purchased.
Block Plans provide maximum flexibility to get meals across campus anytime throughout the day to meet busy changing schedules. Meals do not reset weekly. Unredeemed meals expire at the end of the semester for which it is purchased.
Dining Dollars allow for snacks and beverages in the Market, Shake Smart or Deli-craft locations. Dining Dollars expire at the end of the semester for which it is purchased.
20 Meal Plan Weekly + $75 DD $2,445
20 Meal Plan Weekly + $300 DD $2,715
175 Block per semester + $300 DD $2,395
15 Meal Plan Weekly + $25 DD $2,375
15 Meal Plan Weekly + $250 DD $2,600
75 Block Plan any time + $75 DD $680
60 Block Plan any time + $60 DD $615
40 Block Plan any time + $50 DD $475
25 Block Plan any time + $25 DD $345
Points Only Plan (Commuter) $20
Making Changes to Your Meal Plan
Students, faculty and staff members who wish to change their meal plans may contact the Office of Residence Life in the Student Life Center in the Goodson Student Union from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, stop by or call the Student Life Center at (417) 328-1885.
Guidelines for Changing Meal Plans
All meal plan cancellation requests must be made through the Student Life Center.
To change from a smaller meal plan to a larger meal plan, a change request may be filed at any time.
During fall and spring semesters, change requests to change from a bigger meal plan to a smaller meal plan must be filed by 5 p.m. on the fifth day of classes. Meal plan cancellations also must be filed by 5 p.m. on the fifth day of classes.
During WinterFest or summer terms, meal plan cancellations must be filed by 5 p.m. on the third day of classes.
Meal plan cancellation requests will not be accepted after the deadline.
Cancellation refunds, per the University's room-and-board refund policy, will be based on the following schedule:
Prior to the start of classes: 100% refund
Before the fifth day of classes (for fall and spring semesters): 90% refund
Before the third day of classes (for Winterfest and summer terms): 90% refund
Cancellation requests made after deadline: No refund
Meal Plan Ordering Information
SBU students, faculty and staff members wishing to purchase, change or cancel a meal plan may do so by completing a Southwest Baptist University Meal Plan Application, available from the SBU Student Life Center or by downloading it from the MySBU portal. For more information about meal plan orders, please contact the Housing Office at (417) 328-1885.
Declining Cash Balance (DCB) Account Order Information
SBU students, faculty and staff members may purchase a declining cash balance (DCB) account by contacting the Provider Food Service Management Office inside Mellers Dining Commons. Orders may be made in person or by phone at (417) 328-1542.
Meal Plan Prices
Prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals can be found on the Dining Facility Service Schedule. Retail Prices at Shake Smart, Deli Craft and the Market are posted in the units.
Students, faculty and staff who have special dietary needs due to specific medical conditions (including food allergies, diabetes, Chron's disease, celiac disease, chronic kidney disease, high cholesterol, gout, and others) are encouraged to contact the Director of Food Services at the Provider Food Service Management Office, which is located inside the Mellers Dining Commons in the Goodson Student Union.