Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Dining Plan Options

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Dining Options

As a Mizzou student, you need a dining plan that meets your unique needs. Whether you’re a Residential Life student or living off-campus, we’ve created plans customizable to you. 

Review the options below, select the button that reflects your living location choice at the bottom of the page, then follow the link to purchase your dining plan.

Don’t worry about making a final choice now. You have five weeks into the semester to change your mind.

What are my options?

We offer two dining plan options: a Block Plan and Tiger Plans.

Block Plan

Gains you access to 13 dining locations.

How does it work?

All dining plans use your Student ID for payment. Dining plan holders are given 275 swipes per semester to use at our 13 dining locations including all-you-care-to-eat and al à carte style. Each swipe is worth about $7.25, we use a simple cash-to-swipe conversion at à la carte locations.

Do my unused meals roll over to next semester?

For block plans, meals expire at the end of each semester.

Tiger Plans

A prepaid plan that uses flex dollars, Tiger Plans give you access to all 29 locations on campus (including convenience stores and two Starbucks). You are able to add flex dollars at any time throughout the semester.

How does it work?

All dining plans use your student ID for payment. Flex dollars can be spent at all 29 campus dining locations for whatever you want, whenever you want it.

Tiger Plan Pricing

Tiger Plan users gain access to exclusive pricing on campus. Don’t worry about converting prices yourself. We have the prices listed for you on the menus. As a Tiger Plan holder you will get maximum value at all-you-care-to-eat locations.

Tiger Plan flex dollars

You can use your Tiger Plan flex dollars at Sunshine Sushi; however this is the one location where your exclusive Tiger Plan pricing cannot be used. Retail price will be applied.

The Tiger Plan flex dollars per plan are as follows:

  • Platinum – $1,000/per semester
  • Plus – $800/per semester
  • Tiger Plan – $425/per semester

Add flex dollars online anytime you want by using your form of online payment, or charging to your student account.

Below is an approximation based on an all-you-care-to-eat locations:

  • Tiger Plan Platinum about 15 meals per week
  • Tiger Plan Plus about 12 meals per week
  • Tiger Plan about 6 meals per week

Tiger Plans price

A nonrefundable administrative component is part of our Tiger Plans. The remaining balance is your flex dollar amount to spend. This administrative component covers utilities, maintenance, repairs, labor and other operating expenses needed to support Campus Dining Services. All Tiger Plans come with exclusive pricing compared to the retail price.

How do I know which plan is right for me?

 Review the bullet points under each plan and see what fits your lifestyle. You can change plans and try out different options through the fifth week of classes. Don’t worry about missing the deadline. We’ll send you reminder emails. Good questions to keep in mind are:

  • Where are my classes?
  • Where do I live?
  • Which dining locations do I enjoy?

Location, location, location

Campus Dining Services has convenient locations across campus, including all-you-care-to-eat dining locations, restaurants, coffee shops and three convenience stores.

What types of food are on campus?

We offer a diverse range of dining experiences, including build-your-own omelet or stir-fry stations, delis, home-style comfort foods, salad bars, grille options and (our favorite) a wide variety of desserts.

Allergies and dietary needs

Zoutrition is Mizzou’s online nutritional resource. It can help you select preferences, avoid allergens/intolerances, confirm nutritional content and choose well-balanced meals. Need help? Schedule a session with your professional dietitian to help you navigate your nutrition at Mizzou.

Tiger Cash

Tiger Cash is for any student who carries a student ID card and spends time on campus. The TigerCard Manager allows students to deposit funds 24/7 into a prepaid account that can be used at all Campus Dining Services locations, The Mizzou Store and MizzouRec locations.

Students and family members can deposit funds anytime at tigercardmanager.missouri.edu.

Run out of meals? No worries.

Each dining plan allows you to add to your account. You’ll get instructions on how to add meals online after you complete your housing contract and dining plan selection.

How do I use my dining plan?

It’s easy! Order or purchase your food, the cashier swipes your ID, and your flex dollars or swipes are automatically deducted from your plan.

Special events

Campus Dining Services hosts special events throughout the semester, including holiday-themed menus, the popular Culinary Discovery Series and Culinary Nutrition Series that provides hands on cooking experiences.


Email mufood@missouri.edu or call 573-882-3663.

Complete your contract

Made your choice? Great! Now just add it to your housing and dining contract. Not sure which dining plan to choose? Don’t worry, you can change your dining plan up to five weeks into the semester.

* The University reserves the right to modify by increasing or decreasing the fees charged for attendance and other services at the university, including but not limited to educational fees, at any time when in the discretion of the governing board the same is in the best interest of the University, provided that no increases can or will be effective unless approved by the governing board not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which the fees are applicable and such increase does not exceed ten (10) percent over the fee level existing immediately prior to the increase, with all modification of fees to be effective irrespective as to whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of modification.