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Meal Plans & Rates

Meal Plans & Rates

Fall and Spring meal plans are a combination of Meals and Meal Plan Dining Dollars.

Meals are accessed via your ONE Card and can be used at the Commons on The Green for all-you-care-to-eat meals. Individuals with Blazer 1 have unlimited daily meal plan access and individuals with all other plans can use up to five meals per day. Meals can also be used at any Simply to Go location through the "Take 3" program. For all plans, individuals may use one meal exchange at Simply to Go locations per meal period (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Late Night).

Meals in the Blazer and Gold plans will reset each week on Sunday night. Individuals with Blazer plans may use up to 2 of their weekly meals for guests dining at the Commons on the Green and individuals with Gold plans may use up to 1 of their weekly meals for a guest dining at the Commons. The Meal Plan Dining Dollar portion of the meal plan can always be used for guest purchases at all available locations.

Meal Plan Dining Dollars is a declining balance account that can be used for purchases at all UAB dining facilities. At the conclusion of each semester any unused funds in Meal Plan Dining Dollars will be removed from the individual's meal plan account the day after the last day of final exams.

Meal Plan Meals MP Dining Dollars Cost (per semester)
Blazer 1 Unlimited $25 $1,750
Blazer 2 10 per week $300 $1,750
Blazer 3 7 per week $400 $1,750
Gold 4 5 per week $200 $850
Gold 5 3 per week $100 $600
Gold 6 1 per week $75 $250
Green 7 - $500 $500
Green 8 25 per semester $0 $200

Individuals with a Blazer or Gold plan may elect to add Green 7 as a secondary meal plan. Individuals with the Green 8 plan may elect to add Green 7 as a secondary meal plan or may elect to purchase an additional Green 8 as a secondary meal plan. Individuals are limited to one primary and one secondary plan per semester.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars

For 
the 2015-16 academic year, all enrolled students living on campus and all undergraduate students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours who do not reside on campus will be assessed a $225 Campus Dining Fee during fall and spring semesters.

Enrolled students not assessed the Campus Dining Fee may elect to add $225 to their Dining Dollars account during fall and spring semesters by sending an email to uabdining@uab.edu.

Campus Dining Fee funds can be accessed through the students Dining Dollars account. Dining Dollars is a declining balance account that can be used for purchases at all UAB dining facilities.

Funds in the student’s Dining Dollars account will roll over during the terms included in one academic year (i.e. fall to spring to summer). After the last class day of summer semester 25% of any remaining balance in a student’s Dining Dollars account will be converted to BlazerBucks before the Dining Dollars account is cleared out in preparation for the upcoming 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 BlazerBucks account.


Dining Requirements

 Dining Requirements

Campus Dining Fee - Fall and Spring Semester
For the 2015-16 academic year, all enrolled students living on campus and all undergraduate students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours who do not reside on campus will be assessed a $225 Campus Dining Fee during fall and spring semesters.

Meal Plans – Fall and Spring Semesters

For the 2015-16 academic year all *freshman living on campus will be required by the University to purchase a meal plan and must select from plans 1 through 3. All other enrolled students living on campus will be required by the University to purchase a meal plan and must select from plans 1through 8.

*Freshmen are defined as first-year students who reside on campus and meet the following criteria:

  • Graduated high school within the last 4 academic years
  • Entered UAB with less than 12 credit hours taken at another university after high school graduation
  • Have not attended UAB during a previous academic year, excluding the summer term immediately preceding the academic year in question

Enrolled students not residing on campus and University employees may elect to purchase any one of the 8 meal plans during fall and spring semesters.


Meal Plans – Summer Semester
Summer meal plans are available to UAB students enrolled in summer classes. Summer meal plan participation is optional for all students, including students living on campus during the summer terms.

UAB employees may also elect to purchase a summer meal plan.

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines
 

June 1 - Fall 2015 meal plan selection available online for pre-registered students
August 7 - Last day to use 2014-15 Dining Dollars and summer meal plans
August 17 -  Fall 2015 Dining Dollars available for use
August 19 -  Fall 2015 meal plans available for use
August 31 -  Last day to downgrade/cancel fall 2015 meal plan selection
November 1 - Spring 2016 meal plan selection available online for pre-registered students
December 11 - Last day to use fall 2015 meal plans

Important Notes

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 the day before the first day of classes for the spring semester.
  • The last day to use Fall 2015 meals plans is the last day of finals.
  • The last day to use Spring 2015 meal plans is the last day of finals.
  • Students can use up to five (5) meals per day. 
  • Meals are exclusive for the meal plan holder, students will receive a set number of Guest Meal Passes to use on guests.
  • Meal Plan Dining Dollars can be used to pay for guests at all dining locations. 

Payment

Meal Plan & Dining Dollar Payments

After charges are posted to the student account, payments for meal plans & 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 in LHL 110. To pay by mail, send a check for your meal plan payment to:
UAB STUDENT ACCOUNTING SERVICES
LHL 110
1720 2nd AVE S
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294-0013 Payment via the web can be done through BlazerNET. BlazerNET provides a secure connection for credit card payments.

Payment deadlines for meal plan balances follow the published Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline. (See the UAB Academic Calendar for payment deadline dates)

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Enrolled students living on campus and all undergraduate students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours who do not reside on campus will be assessed a $225 Campus Dining Fee during fall and spring semesters. Enrolled students living on campus are also required to purchase a meal plan during fall and spring semesters. Students not residing on campus and UAB employees can elect to purchase a meal plan during fall and spring semesters.
The Campus Dining Fee was instituted for the purpose of generating revenue to expand dining services at the University. The Campus Dining Fee will be assessed on the student account. For 2015-16, the Campus Dining Fee is $225 during the fall and spring semesters, and will be assessed to enrolled students living on campus and all undergraduate students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours.
Fall and Spring meal plans are a combination of Meals and Meal Plan Dining Dollars.

Meals are accessed via your ONE Card and can be used at the Commons on The Green for all-you-care-to-eat meals. Individuals with Blazer 1 have unlimited daily meal plan access and individuals with all other plans can use up to five meals per day. Meals can also be used at any Simply to Go location through the "Take 3" program. For all plans, individuals may use one meal exchange at Simply to Go locations per meal period (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Late Night).

Meals in the Blazer and Gold plans will reset each week on Sunday night. Individuals with Blazer plans may use up to 2 of their weekly meals for guests dining at the Commons on the Green and individuals with Gold plans may use up to 1 of their weekly meals for a guest dining at the Commons. The Meal Plan Dining Dollar portion of the meal plan can always be used for guest purchases at all available locations.

Meal Plan Dining Dollars is a declining balance account that can be used for purchases at all UAB dining facilities. At the conclusion of each semester any unused funds in Meal Plan Dining Dollars will be removed from the individual’s meal plan account the day after the last day of final exams.
Dining Dollars is a declining balance account that can be used for purchases at all UAB dining facilities. Students assessed the Campus Dining Fee during fall and spring semesters will access their funds through their Dining Dollars account. Enrolled students not assessed the Campus Dining Fee may elect to add $225 to their Dining Dollars account during fall and spring semesters.
BlazerBucks is a declining balance account that can be used for goods and services anywhere the UAB ONE Card is accepted. BlazerBucks accounts are available to students, faculty and staff and other individuals in possession of a UAB ONE Card.
For the 2015-16 academic year all *freshmen living on campus will be required by the University to purchase a meal plan and must select plans 1 through 3. All other students living on campus or under a UAB contract with an off-campus property will be required by the University to purchase a meal plan and must select from plans 1 through 8.

*Freshmen are defined as first-year students who reside on campus and meet the following criteria:
  • Graduated high school within the last 4 academic years
  • Entered UAB with less than 12 credit hours taken at another university after high school graduation
  • Have not attended UAB during a previous academic year, excluding the summer term immediately preceding the academic year in question

The following meal plans are available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016:

Plan

Meals

Meal Plan Dining Dollars

Cost per Semester

Blazer 1

Unlimited

$25

$1,750

Blazer 2

10 per week

$300

$1,750

Blazer 3

7 per week

$400

$1,750

Gold 4

5 per week

$200

$850

Gold 5

3 per week

$100

$600

Gold 6

1 per week

$75

$250

Green 7

0

$500

$500

Green 8

25 per semester

$0

$200

Students can select a meal plan at www.uab.edu/onecard under the “Manage My Account” section. Students who are required to purchase a meal plan who do not make a selection by the published deadline will be assigned the minimum required meal plan.
Meal Plans can be used at any on-campus dining location.
Student payments for meal plans and the Campus Dining Fee can be made to the Student Accounting Office in person in the Lister Hill Library Ground Floor 110, by mail to UAB Student Accounting Services, LHL Ground Floor 110, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0013, and online through BlazerNET.

Employees will be required to submit payment by credit/debit card when they select their meal plan to complete the ordering process. Employees who prefer to pay by check can come to the Student Services office in SIH 220 to sign up and pay.

Deposits into BlazerBucks can be made by check in person in the Smolian International House room 220 or by mail to UAB Student Services, SIH 220, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1280. Deposits can also be made through a BlazerBucks Value Transfer Station, located in One Stop Student Services and Sterne and Lister Hill Libraries via credit/debit card or cash, and pre-registerd and enrolled students and UAB employees can make deposits online at www.uab.edu/onecard via credit/debit card.

University employees may also sign up for BlazerBucks payroll deduction online.
Individuals with a Blazer or Gold plan may elect to add Green 7 as a secondary meal plan. Individuals with the Green 8 plan may elect to add Green 7 as a secondary meal plan or may elect to purchase an additional Green 8 as a secondary meal plan. Individuals are limited to one primary and one secondary plan per semester.
Funds in the student’s Dining Dollars account will roll over during the terms included in one academic year (i.e. fall to spring to summer). After the last class day of summer semester 25% of any remaining balance in a student’s Dining Dollars account will be converted to BlazerBucks before the Dining Dollars account is cleared out in preparation for the upcoming academic year. Balances in BlazerBucks carry-over from year to year until the cardholder graduates or otherwise permanently leaves the university. Meals and Meal Plan Dining Dollars do not roll over at the end of the semester.
If you are eating at The Commons you should use a Meal, however can also use any other form of payment to dine at The Commons. If you are dining at any other location you can use Meal Plan Dining Dollars or Dining Dollars. The register will deduct money from the account that expires first: Meal Plan Dining Dollars, Dining Dollars, BlazerBucks.
- Go to www.uab.edu/onecard and click “Manage My Account” - login using your Blazer ID and secure password
No. You may not use another student’s ONE Card to purchase a meal. Meals are Meal Plan holder exclusive and cannot be used to purchase Meals for other guest. You may use Flex Dollars to purchase food for any guests. Any ONE Card that is used by another student other than the owner will be confiscated and turned into the ONE Card Office.
Campus resident students with dietary restrictions due to a disability or medical condition or with dietary restrictions based on religious practices may apply for exemption from mandatory meal plan participation. In order to qualify for an exemption, students must submit a Meal Plan Exemption Request Form and all required documentation to the Director for Academic and Student Service Operations no later than the last day to drop/add.

Exemption Request Forms can be picked up or requested by email from the following departments: One Stop Services – onestop@uab.edu, UAB Student Services - uabdining@uab.edu, Campus Restaurants – uabdining@uab.edu, and Disability Support Services – dss@uab.edu.

After that point, mandatory meal plan charges will not be removed from the student account unless the student is approved for withdrawal from the University by the UAB Office of Enrollment Management. Campus residents who are approved for meal plan exemption will still be subject to the mandatory Campus Dining Fee unless they apply and are approved for Dining Fee exemption. Students must re-apply for exemption prior to the beginning of each subsequent academic year.
Campus resident students and all undergraduate students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours who do not reside on campus with dietary restrictions due to a disability or medical condition or with dietary restrictions based on religious practices may apply for exemption from the Campus Dining Fee. In order to qualify for an exemption, students must submit a Campus Dining Fee Exemption Request Form and all required documentation no later than the last day to drop/add. Exemption Request Forms can be picked up or requested by email from the following departments: One Stop Services – onestop@uab.edu, UAB Student Services - uabdining@uab.edu, Campus Restaurants – uabdining@uab.edu, and Disability Support Services – dss@uab.edu. After that point, mandatory Dining Fee charges will not be removed from the student account unless the student is approved for withdrawal from the University by the UAB Office of Enrollment Management. Campus residents who are approved for Dining Fee exemption will still be required to purchase a meal plan unless they apply and are approved for meal plan exemption. Students must re-apply for exemption prior to the beginning of each subsequent academic year.
Additional funds cannot be added to meal plan or Dining Dollars accounts. Individuals who wish to add additional funds can do so through their BlazerBucks account; BlazerBucks requires no minimum deposit and additional funds can be added at will.
Refunds of any unused meal plan balances will be available until the last day to drop/add if a student 1) selected a non-mandatory meal plan, 2) no longer meets mandatory meal plan requirements, or 3) withdraws from the University. After the last day to drop/add, refunds of unused meal plan balances will be allowed only for students who are approved for withdrawal by the UAB Office of Enrollment Management (e.g. military leave, medical withdrawal, etc.) Refunds based on approval by the Office of Enrollment Management must be requested within one year of the student’s withdrawal from the University; after that time, unused meal plan balances become non-refundable. Refunds of any unused Dining Dollars balance from the current semester will be available until the last day to drop/add if a student 1) no longer meets mandatory Dining Fee requirements, or 2) withdraws from the University. After the last day to drop/add, refunds of unused Dining Dollar balances from that semester will be allowed only for students who are approved for withdrawal by the UAB Office of Enrollment Management (e.g. military leave, medical withdrawal, etc.) Refunds based on approval by the Office of Enrollment Management must be requested within one year of the student’s withdrawal from the University; after that time, unused Dining Dollars balances become non-refundable. Refund requests for unused BlazerBucks funds are accepted only after the cardholder leaves the University. Refund requests must be made within twelve months of the cardholder’s withdrawal from the University.
Approved Meal plan and Dining Dollars refunds are processed automatically by credit to the individual’s student account. BlazerBucks refunds are processed only by request of the cardholder and can be submitted online at www.uab.edu/onecard under the “Manage My Account” section.
Balances in UAB ONE Card accounts which remain inactive for a twelve (12) month consecutive period, and for which no request for refund has been received will be forfeited.
You can call the Campus Restaurants office at 205-996-6567 or uabdining@uab.edu or UAB Student Services at 205-996-6273 with additional questions. A brochure is available at the UAB Student Services and Campus Restaurants offices with information about the meal plans.