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Student Meal Plans

The staff of Whitworth University Dining Services has designed a meal program guaranteed to meet your individual needs. To read more about each meal plan and what it offers, click here.

We generally recommend that students new to Whitworth choose the Traditional A or Traditional B plan for at least their first semester. The traditional plans allow a student to determine his or her eating habits without running the risk of exhausting the meal plan.

Notes about meal plans:

  • Fall meal plans are intended to last through mid-January, when the spring meal plan is scheduled to begin.
  • If a student runs out of block meals or flex dollars before the official start of the spring meal plan, the university can start the spring meal plan early. E-mail housing@whitworth.edu to request an early start to a spring plan.
  • Any remaining fall block meals and flex dollars will automatically be credited toward a spring meal plan, assuming the student has a spring meal plan as well.
    • Fall block meals and flex dollars will NOT remain available for use during the spring semester if no spring meal plan is assigned.
    • The only exception to the above applies to students who lived off campus fall semester and purchased a meal plan. These students' meal plan balances will remain active through the spring even if no meal plan is assigned for the spring. However, the student must speak directly with Sodexo, requesting that the account remain active after cancellation; s/he must also add $25 to his or her Sodexo account.
  • All block meals and flex dollars zero out at the end of spring semester.
  • Flex dollars versus Pirate bucs:
    • Flex dollars are part of every meal plan. They can be used for all purchases in the Café, Food Court , Mind & Hearth, and Café a la Cart. Once all the flex dollars are spent, no more can be added to an account.
    • Pirate bucs are similar to flex dollars in all ways, but they can be added to an account at any time in any dollar amount. Pirate bucs do not expire at the end of spring semester; as long as a student is enrolled at Whitworth, his or her Pirate bucs will remain active. Pirate bucs may be added to an account from any Sodexo cashier station or by calling 509.777.4588. Pirate bucs are convenient because students need not carry cash -- just the I.D. cards they are already using -- to get in to the different eateries. Additionally, an extra 10 percent bonus is given with any Pirate bucs purchase. For example, when a student purchases $100 in Pirate bucs, Sodexo will give him or her an extra $10 in bonus Pirate bucs.

To change, add, or cancel a meal plan, click here.

To check your current meal plan balances and which meal plan you're on, click here (requires access to Pirate Port).

Comparing Meal Plans

Meal Plan Options (available to ALL Whitworth students)

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars/Pirate Bucks Balance

Late Night Meals (M-F, 7:30-10:30 p.m.) 2014-15 Cost per Semester

Traditional A

Unlimited

$125

Yes $2,355
Traditional B
Unlimited
$75
No $2,198
Block A
150
$400
Yes $2,355
Block B
125
$450
Yes $2,198

Semi-Traditional (available to Boppell, Cornerstone, theme-house residents and off-campus students)

100
$300
Yes $1,558
Commuter 1 (available to theme-house residents and off-campus residents)
57
$200
Yes $908
Commuter 2
(available to theme-house residents and off-campus students)
42 $375 Yes $908
Commuter 3
(available to theme-house residents and off-campus students)
18
$225
Yes $458

Budgeting Your Meal Plan

Below is a week-by-week listing of how many meals and flex dollars we recommend you have in your account at the beginning of each week in order to budget your plan evenly throughout a semester. Both fall and spring semesters are typically 17 weeks long (15 weeks for the regular semester plus two weeks (half of Jan Term). Ask any cashier for a copy of your receipt to determine your current balance.



Traditional A

Unlimited Block Meals and $125 Flex Dollars

 

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars Balance

Average per week

Unlimited

$7.35

Week 1
"
$125.00
Week 2
"
$117.65
Week 3
"
$110.29
Week 4
"
$102.94
Week 5
"
$95.59
Week 6
"
$88.24
Week 7
"
$80.88
Week 8
"
$73.53
Week 9
"
$66.18
Week 10
"
$58.82
Week 11
"
$51.47
Week 12
"
$44.12
Week 13
"
$36.76
Week 14
"
$29.41
Week 15
"
$22.06
Week 16
"
$14.71
Week 17
"
$7.35

Traditional B

Unlimited Block Meals and $75 Flex Dollars

 

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars Balance

Average per week

Unlimited

$4.41
Week 1
"
$75.00
Week 2
"
$70.59
Week 3
"
$66.18
Week 4
"
$61.76
Week 5
"
$57.35
Week 6
"
$52.94
Week 7
"
$48.53
Week 8
"
$44.12
Week 9
"
$39.71
Week 10
"
$35.29
Week 11
"
$30.88
Week 12
"
$26.47
Week 13
"
$22.06
Week 14
"
$17.65
Week 15
"
$13.24
Week 16
"
$8.82
Week 17
"
$4.41

Block A

150 Block Meals and $400 Flex Dollars

 

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars Balance

Average per week

8.8

$23.52
Week 1
150
$400.00
Week 2
141
$376.47
Week 3
132
$352.94
Week 4
124
$329.41
Week 5
115
$305.88
Week 6
106
$282.35
Week 7
97
$258.82
Week 8
88
$235.29
Week 9
79
$211.76
Week 10
71
$188.24
Week 11
62
$164.71
Week 12
53
$141.18
Week 13
44
$117.65
Week 14
35
$94.12
Week 15
26
$70.59
Week 16
18
$47.06
Week 17
9
$23.53

Block B

125 Block Meals and $450 Flex Dollars

 

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars Balance

Average per week

7.3

$26.47

Week 1
125
$450.00
Week 2
118
$423.53
Week 3
110
$397.06
Week 4
103
$370.59
Week 5
96
$344.12
Week 6
88
$317.65
Week 7
81
$291.18
Week 8
74
$264.71
Week 9
66
$238.24
Week 10
59
$211.76
Week 11
51
$185.29
Week 12
44
$158.82
Week 13
37
$132.35
Week 14
29
$105.88
Week 15
22
$79.41
Week 16
15
$52.94
Week 17
7
$26.47

Semi-Traditional

100 Block Meals and $300 Flex Dollars

 

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars Balance

Average per week

5.8

$17.64

Week 1
100
$300.00
Week 2

94

$282.35
Week 3
88
$264.71
Week 4
82
$247.06
Week 5
76
$229.41
Week 6
71
$211.76
Week 7
65
$194.12
Week 8
59
$176.47
Week 9
53
$158.82
Week 10
45
$141.18
Week 11
41
$123.53
Week 12
35
$105.88
Week 13
29
$88.24
Week 14
24
$70.59
Week 15
18
$52.94
Week 16
12
$35.29
Week 17
6
$17.65

Commuter 1

57 Block Meals and
$200 Flex Dollars

 

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars Balance

Average per week

2.9

$11.66
Week 1
50

$200.00

Week 2
47
$188.24
Week 3
44
$176.47
Week 4
41
$164.71
Week 5
38
$152.94
Week 6
35
$141.18
Week 7
32
$129.41
Week 8
29
$117.65
Week 9
26
$105.88
Week 10
24
$94.12
Week 11
21
$82.35
Week 12
18
$70.59
Week 13
15
$58.82
Week 14
12
$47.06
Week 15
9
$35.29
Week 16
6
$23.53
Week 17
3
$11.76

Commuter 2

42 Block Meals and
$375 Flex Dollars

 

Block Meals Balance

 

Flex Dollars Balance

Average per week

1.4

$22.05

Week 1
25
$375.00
Week 2
24
$352.94
Week 3
22
$330.88
Week 4
21
$308.82
Week 5
19
$286.76
Week 6
18
$264.71
Week 7
16
$242.65
Week 8
15
$220.59
Week 9
13
$198.53
Week 10
12
$176.47
Week 11
10
$154.41
Week 12
9
$132.35
Week 13
7
$110.29
Week 14
6
$88.24
Week 15
4
$66.18
Week 16
3
$44.12
Week 17
1
$22.06
Commuter 3

18 Block Meals and
225 Flex Dollars
Block Meals Balance Flex Dollars Balance
Average per week 1 $13.23
Week 1
18 $225.00
Week 2
17 $211.77
Week 3
16 $199.27
Week 4
15 $18.77
Week 5
14 $174.27
Week 6
13 $161.77
Week 7
12 $149.27
Week 8
11 $136.77
Week 9
10 $124.27
Week 10
9 $111.77
Week 11
8 $99.27
Week 12
7 $86.77
Week 13
6 $74.27
Week 14
5 $61.77
Week 15
4 $49.27
Week 16
3 $36.77
Week 17
2 $24.27

 



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