Meal Plan FAQ
Which meal plan is best for you really is dependent on what you do on campus. We do reccomend that when you first arrive on campus, that you choose the 21 meal plan at least the first semester to gauge how you live and are active on campus. This is especially true for freshmen in the regiment during the fall semester, as they are required to be on campus until the end of MUG month. Also, for those active in sports, please remember that Box Lunches ordered for aways games also will be charged to your meal plan if you have one. Are you here during the weekends, do you eat breakfast every day? Is there a possibility of having watch and being here? These are questions you should ask yourself while determining a meal plan. We can help you on a person by person basis if you aren't sure, just come into the dining services office and ask or drop us a line at email@example.com
Meal Equivalency FAQ
Sorry, box lunches are ONLY available for use to replace lunch period meals unless you have gotten prior approval from a Dining Service manager. Your meal plan only allows for one meal per meal period, so if you don't use it, you lose it.
Sorry, no. Equivalency is only for class conflicts, not other conflicts such as working or other activites. If you have a pressing conflict, you need to talk to a Dining Services manager BEFORE your conflict to see if we can help you in a different way.
Each box lunch that you use takes a meal off of your meal plan for the week. If you have a 21 meal plan, you should not have this problem. If you have a 17 or 12 meal plan or Commuter 5 Meal Plan and still have flex available on your account, we will be able to take the flex equivalency for your meal (based on meal cash prices). Unfortunately, we are unable to take Declining Balance, cash or check for a boxed meal if you do not have either meals or flex.. Please remember that all meals, including some sports away meals, and Late Night breakfast also takes a meal off of your account, so please plan your meals accordingly.
Please be aware that this is a service to you, and the Waypoint would be unable to handle the amount of requests if we opened it to everyone. Because of that, those who are found filling out an equivalency where they have not received prior approval may be subject to being asked to pay for their meal or even disciplinary action.
For the most part, other meals are not covered with meal equivalency, but if you have a valid concern for missing meals, please come talk to a Dining Services manager, we are here to help.
Trayfree Dining FAQ
It is true that you cannot grab as much food at one time as you can with a tray, but students are encouraged to come back as many times as they like. We are not trying to reduce the amount of food you eat (that is your decision) but in fact to reduce the amount of waste (how much gets thrown out that was taken but never eaten).
Going trayfree not only helps us save water by not having to clean the hundreds of trays that are used on a usual day, but also saves on refuse by decreasing wasted food. Customers have to come back from the dining room for seconds, we reduce the amount of food that is taken, yet never eaten.
Trayfree has been a phenomenon happening in many colleges and universities around the country in an effort to be more sustainable and to continue to work to being more environmentally friendly. MMA has decided to see how trayfree works at this school and we are gradually expanding our trayfree days.
We actually use about the same amount of people in the dishroom - one person is just moved to the outside of the return area to scrape dishes
We will provide trays for student who are injured and help them get their food when needed.
It does not take a gallon of water to wash the tables, but yes, we will have to attend to the tables more often.
Lost or stolen Meal Cards need to be replaced as you need your MMA ID throughout campus, including to access your meal plan and Mariner Money.. Should this happen to you, you should stop by the Residential Life Office in Curtis Hall.
Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know! Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact us at (207) 326-2460.
One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:
- Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining
- Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
- Remember that Meal Cards are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.