Meal Plan Information

2013 - 2014 Meal Plan Rates
  • 19 Meal Board Plan - $2,298
  • 14 Meal Board Plan - $1,838
  • 10 Meal Board Plan - $1,666
  • 5 Meal Commuter Board Plan - $1,019
  • $780 Declining Balance
  • $600 Declining Balance
  • $360 Declining Balance
  • $150 Declining Balance
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    * prices are per semester

Meal Plans

Board Plans

Board plans guarantee a student a set amount of meals (19, 14, 10 or 5 per week, Sunday - Saturday). These meals are accepted at all of our dining facilities. Each plan comes with $200 flex and 5 guest meals.

Meals reset every Sunday morning. Unused meals do not carry from week-to-week and will not be refunded at the end of the semester.

You may not feed others with your meal plan. Guest meals and flex dollars can be used in this instance.

All resident students MUST select a board plan as part of their housing contract. First-year resident students may select a 19 or 14 board plan. Returning resident students may select a 19, 14 or 10 meal board plan.

Declining Balance Plans

Students may set aside funds for purchasing food on campus using a declining balance system that automatically deducts the amount of each purchase from the student's account. The amount of purchase and balance remaining in the account is shown on the student's purchase receipt.

Any item may be purchased from our dining units and select vending machines with declining balance dollars.

 

What We Recommend

Commuter / Off-Campus Students

All off-campus and commuter students should invest in a meal plan. We recommend starting with the 5 Meal Commuter Board Plan.

Declining Balance Plans

These plans are a great way to set money aside. These funds can ONLY be used for food or those items found in our dining units or vending machines on campus.

Resident Students

All resident students must select a board plan as outlined in their housing contract.

 

Meal Plan Information

Important Meal Plan Dates

Fall Semester 2013
  • All meal plans begin with breakfast on Saturday, August 17.
  • Board meals can not be used November 27 - December 1, during Thanksgiving Vacation.
  • All meal plans end with dinner on December 13.
Spring Semester 2014
  • All meal plans begin with breakfast on Saturday, January 11.
  • Board meals can not be used March 8 - 15, during Spring Break.
  • All meal plans end with dinner on May 9.

Meal Options

Board plans meals can be used at the following units to purchase the options listed below. There are no substitutions permitted. Each bulleted option would be considered one meal in that dining unit.

Bookmarks Cafe

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: Penn College spring water, 12 oz. New England coffee, hot tea, half pint of milk, or half pint of orange juice.

  • Bagel with cream cheese or cinnamon roll or danish; piece of fruit;
  • Yogurt parfait; piece of fruit;
  • Grab n Go wrap or sandwich; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go salad; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Bowl of soup; Grab n Go garden vegetable or Caesar salad or piece of fruit;
  • Some Like It Hot specialty sandwich; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Smoothie (fruit flavored ONLY) - **This option does not come with a drink**
Capitol Eatery
  • This dining unit is an all-you-care-to-eat (buffet style) facility. Student will have a board meal subtracted from their account as they enter. There is no take-out option at this unit.
CC Commons
  • Dine-In Option (Monday - Thursday, 3 - 8 p.m.) Wristbands will be given to board students so they may make return visits to the buffet while dining in for that meal period.
  • Take-Out Option (Monday - Thursday, 3 - 8 p.m.) If student will not be eating in the dining unit, one to-go-container will be rung as a board meal. Student may choose for their take-out meal from either one entree or a large salad. Each option comes with two sides and includes one 16 oz. beverage.
  • Dine-In or Take-Out Option (Monday - Thursday, 8 - 10:30 p.m./ Friday, 3 - 8 p.m. / Sunday, 4:30 - 9 p.m.) Students may choose for their meal one Made-To-Order item, one side, and one 16 oz. beverage.
Fresh

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: Penn College spring water, any size coffee, any size fountain drink, half pint of orange juice, half pint of Valley Farms milk, or hot chocolate packet.

  • Bagel with cream cheese or cinnamon roll or danish; piece of fruit;
  • Two slices of breakfast pizza; piece of fruit;
  • Two items from the hot table (pizza or breadsticks) or one stromboli; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go wrap or sandwich; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go entree; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go salad; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • One item from the hot table (pizza or breadsticks); Grab n Go garden vegetable or Caesar salad or cup of soup;
Fuel

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: Penn College spring water, any size coffee, half pint of Valley Farms milk, half pint of orange juice, any size fountain tea, or hot chocolate packet.

  • Bagel with cream cheese or bowl of cereal with milk; piece of fruit;
  • Grab n Go wrap or sandwich; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go entree; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go salad; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Bowl of soup; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
Keystone Dining Room
  • Students may make one trip through the line and get those items they want to eat for that meal. Any item may be included as part of the board meal with the following guidelines:
    • Up to two entree portions from STEAMERS entree station can be used towards a board meal.
    • All other packaged items, including bottled water, with a manufacturers bar code must be purchased with flex dollars and are not part of a meal.
    • There is NO SHARING OF MEALS. Guest meals and flex dollars can be used in these instances.
  • If student will not be eating in the dining unit, one to-go-container will be rung as a board meal. Student may choose for their take-out meal from either one entree, one hoagie or deli sandwich, one grill sandwich or a large salad. Each of these options comes with two sides and includes any fountain beverage or any size milk or any size coffee or one Penn College spring water.
Nature's Cove - breakfast

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: any size coffee, any size fountain soda, 16 oz. dispenser milk, or half pint orange juice

  • Any breakfast sandwich; piece of fruit or hash brown;
  • Two egg omelet; piece of fruit or hash brown;
  • Bagel with cream cheese; piece of fruit;
  • One pancake or waffle; piece of fruit or hash brown;
  • One cereal container with dispenser milk; piece of fruit;
  • Sausage gravy and biscuits; piece of fruit;
Nature's Cove - lunch

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: any size coffee, any size fountain soda, 16 oz. dispenser milk, or half pint orange juice

  • Hoagie or sandwich or wrap; piece of fruit or fries or bag of chips;
  • Special of the day; piece of fruit or mini side;
  • Bowl of soup; piece of fruit or fries or bag of chips;
  • Salad; piece of fruit or fries or bag of chips;
Penn Central

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: Penn College spring water, any size coffee, any size fountain drink, half pint of orange juice, half pint of Valley Farms milk, or hot chocolate packet

  • Bagel with cream cheese or cinnamon roll or donut; piece of fruit;
  • Two slices of breakfast pizza; piece of fruit;
  • Two items from the hot table (pizza or breadsticks); piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grap n Go wrap or sandwich; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go entree or hot special; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go salad; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • One item from the hot table (pizza or breadsticks); Grab n Go garden vegetable or Caesar salad;
Wildcat Express

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: Penn College spring water, any size coffee, half pint of Valley Farms milk, or half pint of orange juice

  • Bagel with cream cheese; piece of fruit;
  • Grab n Go wrap or sandwich; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go entree; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Grab n Go salad; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
  • Bowl of soup; Grab n Go garden vegetable or Caesar salad or piece of fruit;
  • Two hots dog with toppings; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips;
Wrapture

All options come with ONE of the following drink choices: a bottled drink (excluding Frappuccinos), any size coffee, half pint of Valley Farms milk, or hot chocolate packet

  • Breakfast wrap or Penn Muffin; piece of fruit;
  • Bagel with cream cheese; piece of fruit;
  • Salad; slice of bread;
  • Wrap, sandwich or panini; piece of fruit or cookie or bag of chips; PLEASE NOTE: if you select extra meat, extra cheese, extra sauces or extra toppings on a wrap, sandwich or panini, those items will be charged to your flex dollars.
 

*Dining Services reserves the right to inspect any packages, coats, bags, purses, etc. brought into the dining area. All inspections will be done in a reasonable manner (as determined by Dining Services) and in compliance with all applicable College policies.

Account Information

Purchasing a Meal Plan

Off-Campus / Commuter Students - students who will not be living in college-owned housing can request a Fall 2013 meal plan starting June 17, 2013 through the SIS. Your meal plan will be added to your tuition bill.

Resident Students - if you will be living in college-owned housing, your meal plan was selected as part of your housing contract and will automatically be added to your tuition bill. Requests to change your meal plan board option must be sent via e-mail to dining@pct.edu. Please include student name, id number, current plan and the plan you wish to change to (19, or 14).

For more information about the housing contract contact Residence Life.

ID Card

A valid Penn College ID card is required for use of your meal plan. A student's account information is stored on the magnetic stripe on the back of your card. Students present ID cards to the Dining Services cashier, who swipe cards to transfer purchases to the students' meal plan account.

Each student is responsible to protect the security of his/her card. ID cards are nontransferable; students may not "lend out" their cards to others. Cards that are used by someone other than the cardholder will be confiscated; and disciplinary action may be taken.

Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to Dining Services. This can be done on the SIS or by calling 570-327-4767.

Account History

A student can check their account history and current balance on the SIS or by stopping into the Dining Services office.

Add-on Process

Add-ons to an existing account can be done anytime throughout the semester. Additions can be made with a credit card online through the SIS. Students also may stop by the Dining Services Office to add funds to their plans.

Available add-ons
  • Flex dollars (minimum $25) - option available for board plan account holders only..
  • Declining balance dollars - option available to declining balance plan account holders only.

Refund Process

Declining Balance Plans - balances at the end of each semester will be refunded if the Declining Balance account has more than $10.

Board Plan Flex Dollars - unused flex dollars will only be refunded at the end of each semester, if additional funds were added to the account during the semester and if the account has more than $10.

PCT One Card

Please be advised that declining balance meal plan refunds will be processed through your PCT OneCard at the end of each semester. You must activate your card and select a refund preference or we will not be able to process your refund. For more information about the PCT OneCard, visit the Bursar's Office Refund FAQs Web page.

Summer Meal Plans

During the summer months, Dining Services offers a $150 declining balance meal plan. Summer meal plans and hours begin Monday, May 12, 2014.

  • Bookmarks Cafe, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (M - Th)
  • Keystone Dining Room, 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. (M - Th); 7:45 a.m. - Noon (F)

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