Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I change my dining plan?
- When can I change my dining plan?
- Where can I use my dining plan?
- How do I request a take-out meal? Where can I get them?
- Can I share my dining plan with others?
- What is E.Z. Charge?
- How do I know what is open and when?
- Why do some locations close on the weekends?
- What happens to the meals that are left on my plan at the end of a semester?
- Partial meal pricing versus dollar pricing: what am I paying?
- Pricing of meals by contract year versus number of meals per semester: what am I paying?
- Does CDS have a web App?
- How do I apply for a job?
- I live off campus; can I purchase a meal plan?
- What is Zoutrition?
- Why can't I look up Sunshine Sushi on Zoutrition?
- What is Earthright?
Use this dining plan change form or stop by the Campus Dining Services (CDS) office above Plaza 900. Keep in mind that any changes you make do not apply until the following semester.
Dining plans for your current semester can be changed until the last day to drop a course without a grade according to the academic calendar. This gives you a few weeks to see if your chosen plan fits your needs.
Mizzou has 10 residential dining locations that accept dining plans: Baja Grill in Bingham Hall; The Mark on 5th Street in Mark Twain Hall; Pavilion at Dobbs with Time Out; Plaza 900 with Emporium and Emporium Café; and Rollins with Rollins Late Night. E.Z. Charge is accepted at all the other locations, including student center restaurants. See the locations page for more information about each venue.
Yes and no. You can take guests with you and use your meal plan to cover all of the meals. But to ensure that no one uses your meals without your consent, you must be present whenever your card is used.
Take-out meals are available at Rollins, The Mark on 5th Street and Pavilion at Dobbs. You must ask for a take-out container when your card is scanned.
See our E.Z. Charge page for specific information about the benefits of the E.Z. Charge program and how to sign up for it.
Check the hours page for the location hours for any specific day.
Our staff needs weekends off, too! We take pride in having great employees, and we do our best to give them breaks they need. There are fewer students eating in our locations on the weekends. Enter a date on the hours page to see which locations are open on weekends.
Meals do not carry over from one semester to the next. With this in mind, you should carefully consider which plan is best for you. It may be better to opt for a lower plan now and purchase a block of 25 meals later if needed.
You can use your dining plan at the residential restaurants and take-out locations (Baja Grill, Emporium, Emporium Café and Time Out). For items that are lower in price than a full meal you will be charged a fraction of a meal. For example, a price of .5 is half of a meal on your plan.
The dollar amount for each dining block is pricing for full academic year while the number of meals is per semester. For example, the Block 225 plan amounts to 225 per semester – 450 meals total – for the plan cost. If you go up the the Block 275 plan in the spring semester, the difference in price will be charged to your account. If you drop to Block 175, you will be credited the difference.
Yes! CDS is part of the goMizzou app available here. Use the app to check location hours, menus and more. Other features of the goMizzou app include a campus map, directory, events calendar and athletics.
Go to the jobs page for an application and more information about what it's like to work for CDS! We hire full-time and part-time positions and work with student schedules. CDS offers a flexible, fun and convenient environment for on-campus employment – with some great incentives too. Call 573-882-0869 or email Susan Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yes you can. Any of the block plans are open to off-campus students as well; just choose which ever block works best for your schedule. See our dining plans page for more specific information. You can also set up an E.Z. Charge account if that better suits your needs.
Zoutrition is an online tool that can help you make wise choices to meet your nutritional goals when dining in Campus Dining Service locations. You will find this tool helpful to identify and select well-balanced meals, check the nutritional content of your food choices, identify possible allergens and food intolerance's and select preferences for specific types of diets such as Vegetarian or Vega.
Sunshine Sushi is a small private company that is still in the process of building its nutritional information. It is not operated by Campus Dining Services. The Zoutrition software allows us to enter the nutiritonal information for everything we purchase and recipes our chefs develop. Because Campus Dining Services does not purchase or prepare the dishes at Sunshine Sushi, we are unable to use Zoutrition to reflect that information at this time.
Earthright is a CDS initiative to promote sustainable food practices and waste reduction. See the Earthright page for more details about what CDS and its partners are doing to reduce our environmental impact and grow forward.