Which meal plan is best for you really is dependent on what you do on campus.
We do recommend that when you first arrive on campus, that you choose the 21 meal plan, at least during the first semester, to gauge your eating habits and ensure you have enough meals during each week.
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.
Do you participate in a sports team and may or may not be on campus every weekend?
Are you here during the weekends? Do you eat breakfast every day?
Is there a possibility of having watch and being here every day of the week?
Do you eat breakfast, or prefer a small snack that you can grab at the Waypoint?
These are questions you should ask yourself while determining a meal plan. We can help you on an individual basis if you aren't sure, just come into the dining services office and ask or email us at email@example.com.
Residents choose Meal Plans through the MMA Department of Student Life. Commuter students can purchase a plan on the Student Life Portal.
Traditional Meal Plans (21, 17, 12 and 5) can be added or changed during the first week of each semester. All changes must be requested via the Student Life Portal by Friday of the first week. Any other changes must be requested and approved by the Dean of Students.
For new students living on campus, a 21 meal plan will be pre-loaded on your account as part of your on-campus room and board contract.
For returning students, generally, you will be placed on the same meal plan that you ended the previous semester with, but you should always check your status by either logging onto http://mma.campuscardcenter.com or visiting a Campus Dining Register and requesting your balances.
Mariner Money and Block Plans can be purchased throughout the semester.
Tray-free dining is a trend that Sodexo leads in many colleges and universities around the country in an effort to be more sustainable and to continue to be more environmentally friendly. It is an important facet in Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan.
Going tray-free not only helps us save water by not having to clean the hundreds of trays that are used on a typical day, but also saves on refuse by decreasing wasted food. When dining at an all-you-care-to eat dining location, it can be easy to take more than we will actually consume. This problem is exacerbated when we have a large tray to "fill up." With tray-less dining, we reduce the amount of food that is taken yet never eaten. The Better Tomorrow Plan focuses on the health of our guests as well. Dining with a tray encourages overeating and exceeding daily recommended caloric intake.