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2024-2025 Meal Plan Options

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All students living on campus are required to participate in a meal plan. We offer by-the-week plans and by-the-semester plans, both of which offer a set number of meal swipe options as well as meal plan points. Many of these plans are centered around the idealMEAL. Understanding what the idealMEAL at Loyola is will help you to select a meal plan to fit your needs.

First-Year & Sophomores

The meal plan prices reflected below are applicable to the 2024-2025 academic year.

Weekly Plans

These meal plans include a designated number of idealMEAL swipes that reset every Saturday night into Sunday morning throughout the semester. Unused meals will be forfeited each week. Meal plan points, a form of on-campus dining currency, are also included. Each point is equivalent to one dollar and can be used to purchase a coffee at Starbucks, items for your dorm room from Iggy's Market, or at on-campus dining locations that do not accept the idealMEAL.

Greyhound 19 Plan Evergreen 14 Plan
19 Meal Swipes per week
+ $200 Meal Points per semester
14 Meal Swipes per week
+ $200 Meal Points per semester
19 meal swipes (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per week plus $200 meal points to use for guest meals, retail locations and our market. 14 meal swipes (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per week plus $200 meal points to use for guest meals, retail locations and our market.
This plan is best for students living on campus and eating three full meals a day. This plan is great for a student who prefers we do all the cooking, and for those eating two to three meals a day.
$3,360 per semester $3,085 per semester

Semester Block Plans

These are block meal plans that offer a set number of idealMEAL swipes per semester and allow you to use your meals at any time. You may use as many as you like in any given day or meal zone and up to the max allowed per semester. In the event you no longer have meals left, other forms of payment may be used as you cannot purchase additional meals during the semester. Meal plan points, a form of on-campus dining currency, are also included. Each meal point is equivalent to one dollar and can be used to purchase a coffee at Starbucks, items for your dorm room from Iggy's Market, or at on-campus dining locations that do not accept the idealMEAL.

275 Block 225 Block 150 Block
275 Meal Swipes per semester
+ $200 Meal Points per semester
225 Meal Swipes per semester
+ $200 Meal Points per semester
150 Meal Swipes per semester
+ $400 Meal Points per semester
Students can swipe for 275 meals (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per semester, with no restrictions. This is an average of 18 meals per week. Students can swipe for 225 meals (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per semester, with no restrictions. This is an average of 15 meals per week. Students can swipe for 150 meals (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per semester, with no restrictions. This is an average of 10 meals per week.
This plan is great for students living on campus and enjoy eating three full meals a day with snacks, but who want the flexibility to eat a various number of meals in a day or week. This plan is great for students who eat the majority of meals on campus, but who want the flexibility to eat a various number of meals in a day or week. This plan is great for students with an average appetite who want the flexibility to eat a various number of meals in a day or week.
$3,500 per semester $3,360 per semester $3,085 per semester

Juniors and Seniors

Juniors and seniors can choose to participate in either the plans described above or one of the additional options available, based on their class year. You may change your plan during the first week of classes each semester.

9 Daily Diner Plan: 9 Meal Swipes Per Week + $325 Meal Points ($2,555 per semester)

9 meal swipes (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per week plus $325 meal points to use for guest meals, retail locations and our market. This plan is great for juniors or seniors who typically eat at least one to two full meals per day on campus.    

125 Block + $325 Meal Points ($2,555 per semester)

Students are given 125 meal swipes (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per semester plus $325 meal points to use in retail or the market. This is great for juniors or seniors who eat an average of 8 meals a week on campus supplemented with cooking for themselves the rest of the week.

4 Meal Swipes + $425 Meal Points ($1,525 per semester)

Students are given 4 meal swipes (all-you-care-to-eat or idealMEAL) per week plus $425 meal points to use in retail or the market. This is great for non-residential student, juniors or seniors who knows they want to eat about one meal on campus per day.

Juniors: $1,275 Meal Points ($1,275 per semester)

Students are given $1,275 meal points to spend at all dining location on campus. This is great for students who do not have a lot of time to eat in the dining facilities and plan to use points for quick lunches or snacks. This student might only eat one meal a day on campus. This student might also want to cook in their room and purchase groceries from Iggy's Market or Bowman Market.

Seniors: $975 Meal Points ($975 per semester)

Students are given $975 meal points to spend at all dining location on campus. This is great for students who are off-campus for internships or only on campus long enough to grab a snack or lunch a few times a week. This student might also want to cook in their room and purchase groceries from Iggy's Market or Bowman Market.

Commuter Students

Commuters and students living off-campus are not required to participate in the meal plan, but they do have the option to choose a meal plan. Commuters can choose from any of the meal plans listed above.

  • To add a meal plan to your account email sas@loyola.edu with your name, ID number and your choice of meal plan.

 

Hours & Contact

Contact us with questions: dining@loyola.edu

Catering inquiries: catering@loyola.edu

 

Download Our Apps

Find all apps in the App Store or Google Play store.
  • FoodU helps you find dining locations, hours, menus, specials, and more!
  • GrubHub lets you skip the line and order ahead to pick up on campus! Find it in the App Store or Google Play.

    Go to settings, select "Campus Dining," and select Loyola University.
  • Transact E-accounts lets you check your meal plan balances and transactions. Find it in the App Store or Google Play.