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Craving the sort of canned fruit, mystery meat and slightly doughy roll glop you struggled to choke down all the way through elementary school? Sorry, we can't help. Instead, think delicious food, wide variety, good prices, lots of places. Your meal plan gives you the advantage of never having to worry about keeping cash on hand to eat on campus. Just swipe your OneCard and dine!

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Where can you use your Meal Plan? Well, we're glad you asked!
The Commons on the Green will now serve all-you-care-to-eat meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Just scan your OneCard & use a Meal Plan to eat as much as you want. The Diner, ZeBi, WOW Cafe, and our local food trucks also accept Meal Plans. You are able to use your Meal Plan at these locations to purchase a meal deal option. Meals cannot be used at Starbucks or Einsten Bros Bagels. 

 

Meal Plans & Rates

2013-2014 Meal Plans & Rates

  Average Meals Per Week Total Meals Cost
Plan 1 15 233 $1,765
Plan 2 12 186 $1,615
Plan 3 10 150 $1,037
Plan 4 7 108 $770
Plan 5 5 78 $584
Plan 6 3 47 $360
Plan 7 1 16 $146


Meal Plan Requirements


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) requires that the following students purchase a meal plan during fall and spring semesters:

  • Students residing in freshman housing must choose plan 1 or 2*
  • All other students residing in on-campus housing must choose from plans 1 through 7

*Students who meet all three of the following criteria are classified as first time UAB freshmen and will be assigned to freshman housing for the academic year in question if they choose to reside on campus:

  • Student graduated high school within the last 4 academic years
  • Student is transferring in less than 12 credit hours taken at another university post high school graduation
  • Student has not attended UAB during a previous academic year, excluding the summer term immediately preceding the academic year in question

Dining Dollars

UAB requires that the following students be assessed a $225 Campus Dining Fee as part of tuition and fees during fall and spring semesters:

  • All enrolled students residing in on-campus housing
  • All undergraduate students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours who do not reside on campus

Campus Dining Fee funds will be accessed through the student’s CampusCard Dining Dollars account. Dining Dollars will roll over during the terms included in one academic year (i.e. fall to spring to summer).  On the last class day of summer semester, any unused Dining Dollars remaining in the student’s account 25% of unused Dining Dollars will be converted to BlazerBucks at the end of the academic year.

The Dining Dollars account is used for accessing Campus Dining Fee funds only. Individuals who wish to add additional funds can do so through their CampusCard Blazer Bucks account.

Once charges are posted to the student account, payment of the Campus Dining Fee can be made to the Student Accounting Office in person, by mail and online.

  • To pay in person, visit the Cashier’s Office at 322 Hill University Center.
  • To pay by mail, send a check for your meal plan payment to:
    UAB STUDENT ACCOUNTING SERVICES
    HUC 322
    1530 3RD AVE S
    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294-1150
  • Payment via the web can be done through BlazerNET. BlazerNET provides a secure connection for credit card payments.

Payment deadlines for the Campus Dining Fee follow the published tuition and fee payment deadlines.

BlazerBucks

BlazerBucks is a declining balance account that can be used for goods and services anywhere the UAB CampusCard is accepted. Blazer Bucks accounts are available to students, faculty and staff and other individuals in possession of a UAB CampusCard. There is no minimum deposit required to activate a BlazerBucks account and additional funds can be added in varying amounts, at will. Balances in BlazerBucks carry-over from year to year until the cardholder graduates or otherwise permanently leaves the university.

BlazerBucks deposits can be made to the CampusCard Office in person, by mail, at a BlazerBucks value transfer station and online.

  • To pay in person, visit the CampusCard Office at 158 Hill University Center.
  • To pay by mail, send a check for your payment to:
    UAB CAMPUSCARD OFFICE
    HUC 158
    1530 3RD AVE S
    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294-1150
  • Value Transfer Stations are located in the Hill University Center and Sterne and Lister Hill libraries
  • Payment via the web can be made through the Manage My Account section by signing in as a cardholder or a guest and selecting the BlazerBucks Deposit tab. CampusCard Online provides a secure connection for credit card payments by VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.


FAQs

Meal plans can be used at the Commons on the Green, the Diner, ZeBi, WOW and our local food trucks. The Commons is all you care to eat, so you can swipe once at the door and pick and choose from all our menu items! The Diner, ZeBi and WOW all offer specifically designed meal combos that are identified at each location. The local food trucks offer one meal plan option per day and students must place their order through using tapingo, either through the smartphone app or via their online portal at www.tapingo.com
Meal Deals are specially designed combo meals available at the Diner, ZeBi, WOW and our local trucks. One Meal is debited from the student’s account for each Meal Deal purchased. Meal deals vary by location.

Who is Required to Buy A Meal Plan?

Meal Plan Choices

Students residing in Freshman housing

Plan 1 or 2

All other students residing in an on-campus residence hall

Plans 1 through 7 
(any of the Meal Plan choices)

Who is Assessed the Campus Dining Fee?

Options

Full-time undergraduate students (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours)
All enrolled students residing in on-campus housing

$225 Dining Dollars Account

Part-time commuter students (less than 12 hours), commuter graduate & professional students, and faculty and staff are not assessed a Campus Dining Fee.

Meal plans and Dining Dollars are optional

The Meal Plans come with a set number of Meals that can be used to purchase all-you-care-to-eat meals and Meal Deals at specific UAB dining facilities. The Dining Dollars account is a declining balance account used for accessing Campus Dining Fee funds. Dining Dollars can be used for food purchases at all UAB dining facilities.

For all-you-care-to-eat meals at the Commons, use a Meal to pay your entrance fee. If you are dining at a location that offers Meal Deals ( the Diner, ZeBi, WOW, local trucks), you can use a Meal to purchase a Meal Deal. Otherwise, Dining Dollars should be used for all a la cart purchases.
You can change your existing meal plan under the Manage My Account section at www.uab.edu/campuscard through the last day to add a class of each semester. After the last day to add a class you can request a meal plan upgrade by emailing the CampusCard office at campuscard@uab.edu.
You can call the Campus Restaurants office at 205-996-6567 or the CampusCard office at 205-996-6273 with additional questions. A brochure is available at the CampusCard and Campus Restaurants offices with information about the meal plans.
No.  You may not use another student’s campus card to purchase a meal.  Another student may swipe their campus card for your meal; however that student must be present.  Any CampusCard that is used by another student other than the owner will be confiscated and turned into the CampusCard Office.
Yes.  The last day to use Fall Meal Plans is December 14.  Any student with unused meals will see a 50% roll-over added to their selected spring Meal Plan.  At the end of the Spring semester Meal Plans do not rollover. 
Dining Dollars will roll over during the terms included in one academic year (i.e. fall to spring to summer).  On the last class day of summer semester, 25% of unused Dining Dollars will be converted to BlazerBucks.
- Go to www.uab.edu/campuscard
- select the log in link in the upper left hard corner
- log in using your Blazer ID and secure password
No.  You cannot add more Dining Dollars to your account; however you can add more Blazer Bucks at the CampusCard website: www.uab.edu/campuscard.

Important Notes

  • Enrolled students not residing on campus may elect to purchase any one of the meal plans during fall and spring semesters.
  • Meals will be available on housing move-in day for the fall semester and Sunday, January 5th for the spring semester.
  • The last day to use Fall 2013 meals plants is Saturday, December 14th. 
  • Students can use up to five (5) meals per day. This is done to prevent students from over spending their meals too early in the semester. If a student plans to have family on campus and would like to use more than five meals for their family to experience campus dining they can make arrangements to do so though Campus Restaurants management.


Pick Your Plan


Need to sign up for your Meal Plan? Follow these step by step instructions: 

  • Go to www.uab.edu/campuscard
  • Select the log in link in the upper left hard corner
  • Log in using your Blazer ID and secure password
  • Select the Meal Plan Selection in the middle of the top navigation bar
  • Choose your meal plan!! 


Your meal plan will be billed to your student account. You can upgrade at any time throughout the year, but you can only downgrade through the last day to drop/add classes. 

If you have any problems or additional questions please call CampusCard at 205-996-6273