Dining & Meal Plans

All students living in the residence halls (except East Lake Apartments) are required to be on a meal plan.

Meal plans have two components: a designated amount of meals and Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars are prepaid dollars on the student's Warrior ID that can be used at any campus dining location. All purchases used with Dining Dollars are tax-free.

If you would like more information on Dining Services, contact Housing & Residence Life at housing@winona.edu.

We have a variety of options to meet your dining needs while on campus. These options are based on where you live. Refer to the information below to learn more about how each type of meal plan works.

2021-2022 Meal Plans

Meal Plan  Meals  Dining Dollars  Cost  Eligibility 
Warrior Anytime Unlimited  100  $1550/semester  Residence Hall Students Only (Off-Campus/East Lake not eligible) 
14 Meals/Week 14 meals/week  215  $1585/semester  All Students 
10 Meals/Week 10 meals/week 255 $1525/semester All Students

       
Warrior 90 Block Plan 90 meals/plan 90 $799/plan East Lake/Off-Campus
Warrior 75 Block Plan 75 meals/plan 0 $595/plan East Lake/Off-Campus
Warrior 60 Block Plan 60 meals/plan 120 $599/plan East Lake/Off-Campus
Warrior 30 Block Plan 30 meals/plan 155 $398/plan East Lake/Off-Campus



Meal Plan Add-Ons

Dining Dollars Can be added to any meal plan in $25 increments       
Warrior 10 Block Plan 10 meals/plan 0 $81/plan Can be added to any block plan 

Warrior Anytime Plan

The Warrior Anytime Meal Plan is only available to students living in the traditional residence halls (Lourdes, Maria, Kirkland-Haake, Sheehan, Prentiss-Lucas, Conway, Richards, and Morey-Shepard). This plan allows you unlimited access to Jack Kane and Lourdes Dining Halls.

10 Meals and 14 Meals/Week Plan

The 10 and 14 meal plans are based on a certain number of meals per week. Meal plans begin on Friday and end on Thursday. The 10 and 14 meal plans are available to all students, whether they live on or off-campus.

For example, if a student chooses a 14 Meal Plan, they will have 14 meals to use for that week. If they only use 11 meals by the end of the week (Thursday), they will lose the remaining meals, and another 14 meals will be available starting on Friday.

Warrior Block Plans

Unlike the residential meal plans, a Block Plan does not limit how many meals per week that can be used. For example, you could use 3 meals one week and 14 meals another week. Each meal is simply deducted from your overall balance.

The Block Plan can be used for meals in either Jack Kane Dining Hall or Lourdes Dining Hall, as well as at any retail location on campus. Venues include: Zane's in Kryzsko Commons, Somsen Café, and Einstein Bros Bagels/Caribou Coffee in Krueger Library.

Students can choose to purchase one or multiple Block Plans at one time.

Block Plan Agreement

By selecting a Warrior Block Plan, students are agreeing to the following terms:

  • A Block Plan may not be canceled once a meal has been used
  • Dining Dollars are non-refundable whether or not any amount has been used
  • Any remaining meals and/or Dining Dollars from Fall Semester will automatically transfer to Spring Semester
  • Any unused meals and/or Dining Dollars at the end of Spring Semester will be lost and will not be refunded
  • Credit will not be given for any unused meals

Dining Dollars are a fund of money that is included with most meal plans and gives the flexibility to eat at other dining locations on campus. Each purchase made with Dining Dollars is deducted from the total balance. All Dining Dollars purchases are tax-free.

Unused Dining Dollars will carry over from Fall Semester to Spring Semester. Dining Dollars not used by the end of Spring Semester will be forfeited. Dining Dollars are non-refundable.

Additional Dining Dollars can be purchased at any time on your Housing Portal. Once you request additional Dining Dollars to be added to your account, those funds will be loaded onto your Warrior ID and the charges will be added to your Student Account

Purple Pass is a program that allows you to load money onto your Warrior ID card and use it like a debit card at a variety of places on campus and around Winona. Purple Pass is not tied to your meal plan at all. It is an additional fund of money that you control how much to deposit, and it always carries over from semester to semester.

Residential meal plans are only to be used by the owner of the meal plan. You are not able to swipe a meal for someone else to use.

For the Warrior Block Plans, once you use your plan it is no longer refundable. Block plans can be canceled only if no meals or Dining Dollars have been used.

  • A Block Plan may not be canceled once a meal has been used
  • Dining Dollars are non-refundable whether or not any amount has been used
  • Any remaining meals and/or Dining Dollars from Fall Semester will automatically transfer to Spring Semester
  • Any unused meals and/or Dining Dollars at the end of Spring Semester will be lost and will not be refunded
  • Credit will not be given for any unused meals 

Students living in on-campus housing will select a meal plan through the housing application process via their Housing Portal.

Students living off-campus can request an Off-Campus Block plan on their Housing Portal. Simply login to e-services with your StarID and password and click on "Housing & Dining". Once you are logged in, select "Manage my Meal Plan" from the menu on the top or drop down on the left side of the page.

Once a meal plan is selected, it will take 1-2 business days to be added to your account for use.

Residential Meal Plan

Students who want to change their meal plan can submit a request via their Housing Portal.

Students can increase their meal plan at any time throughout the semester.

Students are able to decrease their meal plan by 4:30pm on the 10th class day of the semester:

  • Sept. 3, 2021 (for Fall Semester)
  • Jan. 21, 2022 (for Spring Semester)


Block Plans

Changes can be made to a Block Plan if the plan has not been used. If any meals have been used, the Block Plan cannot be changed or canceled.

All charges for meal plans are added to the student’s account approximately 1-2 business days after choosing a meal plan.  Refer to the Cost of Attendance for information on meal plan rates.

If you require a special diet, the Chartwells staff is ready to help you find foods you can enjoy.

Contact Sarah Nicklay, a registered dietitian, at sarah.nicklay@compass-usa.com to set up a meeting. During this meeting, a conversation will focus on the following to develop a plan that fits your dining needs:

  • your specific allergy or medical condition
  • a review of menu items and ingredients used
  • specialty products you may need
  • cross-contamination concerns

Students can track their meals used and Dining Dollars balances online through GET Funds.

 

Throughout the academic year, weekly dining advisory meetings are held. These meetings are student-led through the Residence Housing Association and include:

  • student representatives from all of the residence halls
  • Student Senate
  • Director of Housing & Residence Life
  • Director of the Student Union
  • individuals from the Dining Services Management team

RHA holds hall meetings every Monday evening where students have an opportunity to submit questions and comments to Chartwells Dining Services staff. These comments are presented at the dining advisory meetings and as a team we address the issues and opportunities to help educate students on how to get the most out of their dining experience here at WSU. Updates and upcoming dining events are also shared.