Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

  • How Can I Change My Meal Pan?

          You may downgrade your meal plan for the fall 2018 semester on or before to 9/7/2018.  You may upgrade your meal plan at any time during the semester.  To upgrade or     downgrade     please go to the meal plans tab, select the plan you prefer and create a user account.  From your user account go through the check out process to complete your purchase.  Your newly chosen plan will replace your current plan within 2 business days and will post to your University Student Bill within 3 to 5 business days.

  • Where can I use my Meal Swipes?

   Meal swipes refer to meals that can be used at Champions Kitchen and Fresh Food Company, our two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. These locations provide the opportunity to choose a
   meal specifically tailored to your dietary needs with a variety of options all in one place.

  • How Do Flex Dollars Work?

     Flex Dollars are like a gift card for food on campus. They are attached to your student ID card and are accepted at all UK Dining locations.  Running low? No problem! You can reload Flex
   anytime throughout the semester with no fee.

  • How Do I access my meal plan?

      Your meal plans will be automatically loaded on your Wildcat ID

  • When does my Meal Plan Begin?

     For the Fall 2018 Semester the meal plans begin on Friday August 17th

  • Will my meal plan auto renew for next semester? 
    All meal plans are annual so you will be automatically assigned the same plan you chose in the fall semester for the spring semester.

  • Will unused meals or Flex dollars roll over? 
    Your unused Flex dollars will roll over from the fall semester to the spring semester if you have an active spring plan.  All remaining funds at the end of the spring semester will not roll forward.

  • If I have already purchased a meal plan, can I change it?
    Yes you can!  You have a designated time at the beginning of each semester to adjust your meal plan to fit your needs.

  • FERPA Information
Don’t worry - simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a meal plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meals and points are deducted from your meal plan account.

Our Meal Plans

2018-2019 BCTC Commuter Students

All meal plan orders will be processed for the Fall 2018 Spring 2019 year.

  • BCTC students enrolled in 6 - 12 hours of eligible courses with a home campus of Cooper Drive will be eligible to purchase a Commuter Meal Plan or Commuter Flex Plan.  Online courses do not count toward eligibility to purchase Commuter Meal Plans or Commuter Flex Plans.
  • BCTC plan holders are required to pre-pay their Meal Plans or All Flex Plans.
  • Please click here for the Meal Plan Order Form and submit.  UK Dining Center will review eligibility and contact customer via phone number provided for payment, within 3 business days.
  • Purchases may also be completed in person at: UK Dining Center, The Gatton Student Center, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40506.

For questions please call the UK Dining Center at (859) 257-2220 or email ContactUKYDining@lsv.edu.

2018-2019 Commuters
All meal plan orders will be processed for the Fall 2018 Spring 2019 year. 
  • Off campus students have eight options to choose from.  
  • Meal Plans and Flex Plans are annual contracts. The same plan you ended the fall semester with will appear on your spring bill but, you can change it to whichever plan is better for you on this website or in person at the Dining Center.
  • If you wish to change your 2018-2019 meal plan, you may do so on this website by selecting a different plan and completing the checkout process. You can upgrade once per semester, any time during the semester.
  • ONE downgrade is permitted per semester prior to September 7, 2018 for fall and January 25, 2019 for spring. Downgrades will not be accepted after these dates.
Please review the Non-Residence Hall 2018-19 Terms & Conditions here.
2018-2019 Residents
  • Students residing in university housing are required to choose from one of the meal plans below. The meal plan is an annual contract.
  • Please Visit you Housing Portal to make your meal plan selection
  • Residents are allowed ONE upgrade per semester, which can be done any time during the semester.
  • ONE downgrade is permitted per semester prior to September 7, 2018 for fall and January 25, 2019 for spring.  Downgrades will not be accepted after these dates.
Please review the Residence Hall 2018-19 Terms & Conditions here.
Create Your Own Meal Plan
Pick the right amount of meals and flex that fit your dining needs. Select one amount of meal swipes and one amount of flex dollars and we will customize your plan! 

This plan is available to Commuter Students and students living in University Flats.

  • Step 1: Pick the number of meal swipes:  
    • 25 Meals (about 2 meals per week) only $8.80 per meal 
    • 50 Meals (about 3 meals per week) only $7.90 per meal 
    • 100 Meals (about 6 meals per week) only $7 per meal 

  • Step 2: Pick the right amount of Flex: 
    • $100 Flex for only $95 Save 5% 
    • $200 Flex for only $170 Save 15%
    • $300 Flex for only $240 Save 20% 
Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Meal Plans never expire and you can also treat your friends or family to a meal! Faculty/Staff Meal Plans or Flex Plans are only available to: Full or Part-time regular employees of UK and Graduate or Research Assistants with UK.

Pay in Full online with a credit card
Create a new campus dish account or log into your existing account. Pick a plan. Check out. (Please allow 1-2 business days to activate on your UK employee WildCard).

Faculty/Staff Payroll Deductions are available to UK employees receiving a bi-weekly or monthly pay - 

Payroll Deduction Form - Click Here

Complete the payroll deduction form. UK Dining Center will contact you via email to confirm plan activation after verification of employment. (Please allow 1-2 business days).  

Add-On Flex Dollars
Running low on Flex Dollars? Recharge today and make your life easier! 
  • As long as you have a student meal plan or flex plan, you may purchase additional Flex Dollars.
  • Prepayment with a credit card at check out
  • Any unused Add-On Flex Dollars will carry over to the Spring Semester
  • Order will be processed within 2 business days

Need help with your meal plan?


Meal Plans & Flex Questions

(859) 257-2220

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