Meal Plans

Meal plans at Miami provide flexibility and value to match our students’ needs. They are flexible, transparent, and simple to use! Our Diplomat Meal Plans are a combination of buffet meals plus declining balance dollars. Learn more about your meal plan options below, and also be sure to explore dining options in the Places to Eat section. 

Meal plans are available to all Miami University students. To ensure a great dining experience, we maintain a database with over 5,000 recipes. Menus include a wide variety of freshly prepared and made-to-order items that have become Miami’s hallmark. Many of the items served are prepared from scratch daily in our kitchens or our Demske Culinary Support Center.

Declining dollars can be used at any open dining location including both Starbucks locations on campus. This offers students flexibility for on-the-go food and beverage options.

View our meal plan options and prices for the 2021-2022 year!

Important Reminders

Each time you use your meal plan, your account balance is displayed at the register. Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Meal Plan Questions page for helpful info about the plans. 

Weekly Buffets: In order to help students manage their meal plans during the semester, and to get a better value, buffet meals are divided per week each semester.  Depending upon the level you select, you'll get a specific number of buffet meals added to your card each week.  Your buffet meals will reset early on Saturday morning of each week.  If you have any unused buffet meals at that time, they do not carry forward. Our Minimum, Plus and Standard levels also come with a "Bonus Week" of buffet meals.  This means that those plans come with an extra week's worth of buffet meals, which DO roll forward each week.  These are available to be used if you use up your normal week's worth of buffet meals.

Buffet Meal Flexibility: In addition to being used at any of our Buffet dining locations, your buffet meals can also be used to purchase special breakfast combos at select campus market locations, as well as lunch and dinner "to go" meals at Maplestreet Commons Express. 

Declining Balance Dollars: For continuing students, any unspent declining balance meal plan dollars will automatically transfer to your meal plan for the next term. If you plan to be on campus during the summer, you will be able to use your declining balance at any open dining location. If you're planning to graduate, or not return next year, don't forget that unspent meal plan dollars are not refundable or transferable when you leave. We encourage you to monitor your balance regularly, and budget carefully if you're considering future deposit amounts before the end of the semester.

Check Your Meal Plan Balance

Each time you use your meal plan, your account balance is displayed at the register. Logging into WebCardCenter lets you view itemized purchase lists and sign up for low account balance notifications.

To view itemized purchase list:

  1. Log into WebCard Center using your UniqueID and password
  2. Click Spending History
  3. Adjust the date range to match the spending history timeline you wish to view
  4. Click View History

To sign up for low account balance notifications:

  1. Log into WebCard Center using your UniqueID and password
  2. Click Notification Preferences
  3. Check that your contact information is up to date, email & phone
  4. Under Daily Alerts select When my balance drops below
  5. Customize where you want the notification to be sent and at what balance you wish to be notified

Add Money to Your Meal Plan

If at any point during the semester your declining balance gets low, funds can be added online by following the instructions on the One Stop website.

Get the Most From Buffet Swipes!

For quicker on-the-go options, all market locations offer Meals to Go that can be purchased with one buffet meal swipe. Meals to go are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and include an entree, piece of whole fruit, and bottled water.