Required Meal Plans
All first year college students are required to be on a meal plan for their entire first year at SSU. "First year college students" includes students who have recently graduated from high school and are enrolling at SSU for the first time. Some students, while in high school, enroll in community college classes and/or earn college credits through advanced placement courses. These students are still required to participate in the meal plan for their entire first year at SSU. This first year meal requirement applies whether students are living in suites (without kitchens) or in apartments which do have kitchens. The reason for the requirement is that, along with providing nutritional food choices, meal plan participation provides daily contact and interaction with a variety of other students and staff members. We have found that this interaction is very helpful in adjusting to and persisting through the challenges of the first year of college.
The yearly or semester rate is included with your Housing License Agreement as published on the Fee Schedule. Prior to moving onto campus you will receive information about specific meal plan options that offer a set amount of meals per week plus "cash" on a card to use at other University Culinary Services eating venues. For more information about the Kitchens at the Student Center, meal plans, and pricing visit the University Culinary Services site.
First Year Students With Special Dietary Needs
If you have special diet requirements, i.e. food allergies; Vegan, Kosher or other religious diet; or other dietary concerns, please contact University Culinary Services to verify that they can accommodate your diet BEFORE signing your campus housing license agreement. Once the License Agreement is signed, the meal plan can't be waived. The meal plan is a mandatory provision of the campus housing license agreement. In some circumstances, living off campus may be a better alternate to meet particular dietary needs.
The required Meal Plan consists of an unlimited access to The Kitchens.