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Semester Meal Plans | Commuter/Block Plans | Faculty/Staff Plans | Dining Dollars | FAQ

Meal Plans designed with you in mind

Meal plans are your best value for dining on campus. The Lakeside Dining Hall, where you will use your meal plan, is an all-you-care-to-eat dining location with a variety of selections including a hot line with meat and vegetarian options and sides, a grill, brick-oven pizza and pastas, a salad bar, a sandwich bar, desserts, and beverages.

Dining Dollars are funds reserved for food purchases at retail dining locations: The Grind, Sub Stand, and Lakeside Wild Wings. They offer flexibility and variety and are included with most meal plans. Dining Dollar purchases are tax-exempt, saving you 8% sales tax on every transaction. Dining Dollar plans may also be purchased separately. See the Dining Dollar section below for more information.

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Housing Contract

Laker Hall residents (and Laker Hall overflow residents in Laker Village) are required to select one of the Semester Plan options below on their Housing contract. Laker Village residents have the option to select a Semester Plan, Commuter/Block Plan, or Dining Dollar Plan on their Housing contract.

Online

Purchase a meal plan or Dining Dollar plan online at LakerCard Online using credit or debit. Meal plans may also be purchased online using available Financial Aid during the days of Bookstore Bucks at the beginning of Fall and Spring.

In Person

Visit the LakerCard Center in the University Center to purchase a meal plan using credit/debit or cash.

Purchase a meal plan

Meal Plan Options for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Semester Meal Plans

Residents in Laker Hall (and any Laker Hall overflow residents in Laker Village) must purchase one of the required Semester Meal Plans. Meal plans are selected on the Housing Contract and are automatically billed to your student account. 

Blue Plus

$2,061.00 per semester

  • 19 meal swipes per week at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $50 Dining Dollars
  • Up to 7 meal equivalencies per week*
  • Five free guest meals per semester

Blue

$2,011.00 per semester

  • 19 meal swipes per week at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • Up to 7 meal equivalencies per week*
  • Five free guest meals per semester

*A meal equivalency allows a Blue or Blue Plus meal swipe to be used ONCE a day at any retail dining location (except Chick-fil-A Express).

Meal Equivalency Swipe values:

  • Breakfast: $4.90*
  • Lunch or Dinner: $7.60*

*Any amount over the amount listed above can be paid by cash, credit, LakerBucks, or Dining Dollars.

Commuter/Block Meal Plans

Commuter/Block Meal Plans are available to commuter students and Laker Village residents (non-Laker Hall overflow residents). (Leftover meal swipes from Fall semester roll over to the next Spring semester and expire at the end of that Spring semester.)

75+

$622.00

  • 75 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $125 Dining Dollars

50+

$440.00

  • 50 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $100 Dining Dollars

25+

$254.50

  • 25 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • $75 Dining Dollars

STARTER

$37.00

  • 5 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • No Dining Dollars

BREAKFAST ONLY

$57.00

  • 10 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall during Breakfast only
  • No Dining Dollars

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans are available to all employees. (Leftover meal swipes from Fall semester roll over to the next Spring semester and expire at the end of that Spring semester.)

STARTER

$37.00 +tax

  • 5 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • No Dining Dollars

Faculty/Staff 25

$179.50 + tax

  • 25 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall
  • No Dining Dollars

BREAKFAST ONLY

$57.00 + tax

  • 10 meal swipes at the Lakeside Dining Hall during Breakfast only
  • No Dining Dollars

Dining Dollar Plans

Dining Dollar plans are available to all students. If you don’t have a meal plan, purchase Dining Dollars to take advantage of the 8% sales tax savings. If you have a meal plan with Dining Dollars, you can purchase additional Dining Dollars at any time. (Leftover Dining Dollars roll over to the next Spring semester and expire at the end of that Spring semester.)

250 Dining Dollars

$225.00

  • Provides $250 Dining Dollars for use  at retail Dining locations**

100 Dining Dollars

$95.00

  • Provides $100 Dining Dollars for use at retail Dining locations**

25 Dining Dollars

$25.00

  • Provides $25 Dining Dollars for use at retail Dining locations**

**Dining Dollars are not available for use at the Loch Shop, Loch’s Nest, or vending machines.

Dining Dollar Refunds

Unused Dining Dollars from fall semester carry forward to spring semester. Unused Dining Dollars at the end of spring semester will be refunded to the student account. If a debt to the University exists on the student account, the debt will be satisfied, and any remaining credit balance of $10 or more will be refunded based upon your refund preference through BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Issuance of refunds may take up to fourteen (14) business days.

Meal Plan Refund Policies

Meal Plan FAQ

Meal Swipes: Primarily used at the Lakeside Dining Hall. One swipe = One meal

Dining Dollars: Can be used at any on-campus retail dining location. (Including Lakeside Dining Hall, Lakeside Wild Wings, The Grind, Sub Stand and Chick-Fil-A)) 

Blue+ and Blue meal plans offer ONE meal equivalency a day. You can swipe once per day at Lakeside Wild Wings, The Grind or Sub Stand for a dollar value credit. Any amount over the equivalency must be paid using either Debit/Credit, Laker Bucks, or Dining Dollars. 

Breakfast: $4.50

Lunch: $7.00

Dinner:$7.00

Yes. Leftover Meal Swipes/Dining Dollars from Fall semester roll over to the next Spring semester and expire at the end of that Spring semester. Blue+ and Blue plan Meal Swipes do not roll over. 

You can purchase them online at https://lakercard.clayton.edu/ or in-person at the LakerCard Center in University Center. Please specify that you will be using Bookstore Bucks. 

You can purchase them online at https://lakercard.clayton.edu/ or in-person at the LakerCard Center in University Center. You may use credit/debit or cash for in-person purchases.

You will need a LakerCard to load your meal plans onto. Visit the LakerCard Center to get one! 

A request to have a meal plan removed can be placed by emailing: lakercard@clayton.edu . Your request will be reviewed and typically can take 1-2 business days for you to receive a response. *Please note that Laker Hall residents are required to purchase a residential meal plan.

Purchase a meal plan

Questions about meal plans or purchasing a meal plan?

Email: lakercard@clayton.edu

Call: (678) 466-4215

Visit Us:

LakerCard Center

University Center, First Floor, Adjacent to the Dining Hall

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