Incoming Student Block and Dining Plan Options

Available to On-Campus Students. Plans are selected when completing the Housing & Dining contract.
Affordability Initiatives

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Residential Block and Dining Plan Prices

Block 275


The Tiger Plan


Tiger Plan Plus


Tiger Plan Platinum


  • Give strong consideration to the dining plan you choose. All remaining meals on a Block Plan are forfeited at the end of the semester; there is no refund for unused meals at the end of each semester. Remaining Flex Dollars from any Tiger Plan will roll over to the spring semester if another Tiger Plan is maintained in the spring semester.
  • You may change your dining plan until the last day to drop a course without a grade for the semester/summer session at or the Campus Dining Services office at 900 Virginia Avenue.
  • If you do not make a change, your dining plan resets to your prior semester’s selection.
  • If you have questions, call 573–882–FOOD (3663).

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Dining Plan Details

If you have a Block 275 you can use your meals in any of three all–you–care–to–eat or ten residential block plan restaurants. In the all–you–care–to–eat facilities, one meal is deducted from your account upon entry. At residential block plan restaurants, each item is priced in dollars that are converted to meals at the register.


The guest meal price at residential locations is $9.00 for breakfast and $11.00 for lunch and dinner. The block plan provides a meal at discounted prices at just $6.84 per meal.


The Block 275 plan is about 17 meals per week. 

If you have a Tiger Plan, your dining plan will work at all 29 operations, with discounts provided depending on where you visit. The plan has two components: a base cost to cover fixed expenses including labor, utilities, maintenance, Student Affairs programs and services and the remainder as flexible spending/decreasing balance dollars. All Campus Dining Services locations honor The Tiger Plans. A discount of up to 63% applies on your purchases, depending on where the plan is used.


We also strongly recommend using Tiger Cash options.


Mizzou offers open dining; you may choose to dine in any residential block plan restaurant or all-you-care-to-eat facility regardless of where you live on campus. Additionally, you may share your meals. As the account holder, you must be present to purchase meals for your guests.


At select locations you may also purchase meals to go.


How do I use block plans in residential block plan restaurants?

At residential block plan restaurants, students and guests order from a menu or select items from a shelf. These items are priced in cash and are converted to (or exchanged for) partial meals when they check out with the cashier. Here’s an example:

Baja Grill is a Caribbean-Mexican restaurant that operates as an a la carte dining plan location. If you choose a Chicken Quesadilla ($3.25), an order of chips ($1.00) and Baja’s Signature Bean Dip ($2.75); the order total totals $7.00.

The student or guest tells the cashier they are paying with their dining plan, gives the cashier her/his ID card, and the cashier swipes the card, removing one meal. In a residential block plan restaurant, students can exchange 1 meal for $7.00. If the student purchases less than $7.00 or more than $7.00, partial meals are deducted from their dining plan. For example:

Cheese Quesadilla $     2.75
Salsa $     0.75
Total $     3.50

In this case, the cashier deducts .5 meal from the student’s dining plan.

How do I use the Tiger Plan?

The Tiger Plan has two components: a base cost to cover fixed expenses including labor, utilities, maintenance, Student Affairs programs and services and the remainder as flexible spending/decreasing balance dollars that you can spend to receive discounts of up to 63% off. . All Campus Dining Services locations honor The Tiger Plans.

Flex dollars roll over from Fall Semester to Spring Semester only if you order a new Tiger Plan Platinum in the spring. Remaining Flex Dollars will expire at the end of the Spring Semester.

  • In the all-you-care-to-eat locations, the customer receives a 63% discount on the cash price.
    • This category includes Rollins, Plaza 900, and The MARK on 5th Street (lunch).
  • In our restaurants, the customer receives a 50% discount* on the cash price.
    • This category includes 1•5•3 Salads & Soups, 1839 Kitchen, Baja Grill, Bookmark Café, Catalyst Café, Do Mundo’s, Emporium Café, infusion, j café, Kate & Emma’s, Legacy Grill, The MARK on 5th Street (breakfast and dinner), Mort’s, Olive & Oil, pomodoro, Potential Energy Café, Rollins @Night, Sabai, Starbucks (Memorial Union and Southwest), Sunshine Sushi, Tiger Avenue Deli, Truffles and Wheatstone Bistro.
    • *The plan is honored at Sunshine Sushi; however there is no discount.
  • In the Mizzou Market Convenience Stores, the customer receives a 20% discount on the cash price.
    • This category includes all Mizzou Market convenience stores & Subways (Central, Hitt Street, and Southwest).
  • Gift cards cannot be purchased using The Tiger Plan.

Block of 25 Meals

* The University reserves the right to modify by increase or decrease 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.