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Meal Plans

Meal Plans are pre-paid accounts for your on-campus dining purchases. Meal Plans are set up at the beginning of each academic term and are charged to your tuition bill. Meal Plans include a set number of Meal Swipes and Viking Bucks which are electronically loaded onto your student ID.  Whenever the card is used, your Meal Plan account balance is automatically debited.

Meal Plan changes meed to be made during the first two weeks of each term.  Changes can be made by visiting the Dining Services Office in the CSL Dining Room or by contacting Amy at 309-794-7543 or Beth at 309-794-7250. 

Meal Plans can be used in Gerber CSL Dining Room and at additional convenient dining locations around campus.  So, whether you're living On-Campus or Off-Campus, we have a Meal Plan that will fit your busy lifestyle!

Meal Plans 2016-2017

On-Campus Meal Plans
Plan Name Meal Swipes Viking Bucks Guest Meals Cost per Term Cost per Year
Gold Unlimited Unlimited Gerber CSL Meal Swipes per Term $25 3 $1,750 $5250
Full 19 per Week $0 3 $1,653 $4959
Any 15 15 per Week $75 3 $1,653 $4959
Any 12 12 per Week $125 3 $1,653 $4959
Off-Campus Meal Plans
Plan Name Meals Swipes Viking Bucks Guest Meals Cost per Term Cost per Year
Any 10 10 per Week 0 0 $850 $2550
Any 75 75 per academic year $150 0 $850 $2550
Any 90 90 per academic year $75 0

$850

$2550

Viking Bucks No Meals $500 0

$500 Minimum Purchase

$500

The Gold Unlimited Plan 

The Gold Unlimited Meal Plan provides unlimited access to the Gerber CSL Dining Room which offers all-you-can-eat buffets seven days a week during operating hours. Since this Meal Plan provides unlimited access to the Dining Room, Meal Bundles and To-Go Meals are not available with this plan.  To use this Meal Plan at our other dining locations, you must use your Viking Bucks.

Full, Any 15, Any 12 & Any 10 Meal Plans

These Meal Plans offer a certain amount of Meal Swipes each week which can be used to purchase all-you-can-eat meals in the CSL Dining Room, To-Go Meals, & Meal Bundles from the Brew, Westerlin C-Store & Snack Bar.  With each of these Meal Plans, up to 3 Meal Swipes can be used a day.  The meal week begins with breakfast on Sunday and ends with dinner on Saturday.  Meals not used during the week are forfeited. Viking Bucks, as always, roll over term to term during the acedemic year.  Any Viking Bucks left at the end of the academic year (the Monday after commencement) will be forfeited.

Any 75 & Any 90 Meal Plans

These Meal Plans offer a certain amount of Meal Swipes for the term/academic year and can be used at any time to purchase all-you-can-eat meals in the CSL Dining Room, To-Go Meals, & Meal Bundles from the Brew, Westerlin C-Store & Snack Bar. With each of these Meal Plans, up to 3 Meal Swipes can be used a day.  Meal Swipes and Viking Bucks roll over term-to-term during the acedemic year.  An additional block of 25 Meal Swipes can be purchased at any time for $250.00.  Any Meal Swipes or Viking Bucks left at the end of the academic year (the Monday after commencement) will be forfeited.

Viking Bucks Meal Plan

The Viking Bucks Meal Plan provides $500.00 to be used at any of our Campus Dining Locations.  

Meal Plan Service Dates

Meal Plans begins Viking Bucks issue date Meal Plans ends w/dinner Meal Plan black-out dates
Fall 2016

Dinner - August 21

August 21 November 3

Nov. 4 - Nov. 12

Winter 2016

Dinner - November 13

November 13 February 16

Nov. 24 - Nov. 26

Dec. 17 - Jan. 8

Feb. 16 - March 5

Spring 2016

Dinner - March 8

March 8 May 22

April 14 - April 17

May 21 end of term

Viking Dollars

Viking bucks can be used in any Augustana dining establishment on campus. They also may be used at the football stadium for food and beverage purchases. Viking bucks go on your Augustana I.D. card. You just swipe your card and the purchase is deducted from your balance.

Viking bucks can be reloaded at any time during the school year by contacting the dining office.

Viking Bucks

Amount Price per $ Discount
$10-$190 $1.00 -
$200-$390 $0.95 5%
$400-$590 $0.93 7.5%
$600 or more $0.90 10%

Important Viking Bucks information

1. Once Viking bucks have been issued, they cannot be reduced or refunded

2. Unused Viking bucks will roll over between fall term and winter term, and from winter term to spring term.

3. At the end of the spring term, on the Monday after commencement, all unused Viking bucks will expire.

4. Due to the open availability of food items, only those who have paid may enter The Gerber Center for Student Life dining center.