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Carolina Food Co.

Meal Plans

Enjoy access to over 30 locations across campus, from local chef-driven restaurants to national favorites like Chick-fil-A, we have something for everyone!

Find a Plan

Meal plan members are automatically enrolled in the spring semester with the same plan they had in the fall. Please visit or contact the Carolina Card office for any changes at 803-777-1708.



Meal Plan Details & Definitions

Key Dates
  • August 15: Meal plans begin
  • August 25: Last day to downgrade or cancel plans for voluntary meal plan members
  • November 24 - 26: Meal plans are deactivated for Thanksgiving Break
  • December 13: Last day of fall meal plans
  • January 7: Spring meal plans begin
  • January 21: Rollover meal plan dollars will load automatically after this date with the purchase of a spring meal plan
  • March 5 - March 12: Meal plans are deactivated for Spring Break
  • May 5:  Last day of spring meal plans
Residential Dining Halls

Five all-you-care-to-eat dining halls spread conveniently throughout campus, each with its own in-house chef. Residential All Access Members enjoy unlimited access to any residential dining hall. Meal plan holders will receive free access to our reusable to-go program in residential dining halls (limit of 3 to-go meals per day).

Retail Restaurants

Any dining location on campus that is not one of our residential dining halls, including convenience stores.

Meal Swipes

Use meal swipes at any of our  retail restaurants or residential dining halls on campus. All five residential dining halls are all-you-care-to-eat for one swipe; meal swipes in retail restaurants offer preset combos that typically include an entree, side, and beverage. Visit our Meal Swipe Options page to see what is available for a meal swipe at each restaurant. There is a 30-minute pause between meal swipes to ensure meal plans are not being used by multiple people.

Meal Plan Dollars

Meal Plan Dollars are included in the price of meal plans. Use them at any of our on-campus dining locations just like a debit card. Add more MPDs at any point in the semester through the GET app or Carolina Card office. MPDs not used during the fall will rollover to the spring if you are still a member.

Managing Your Plan

View meal swipe and meal plan dollar balances on the GET app or visit the Carolina Card office in the basement of Russell House.



Meal plans are intended for individual use and may not be shared.

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