All residential students are required to participate in one of the college’s meal plans. Students select their own meal plan for the academic year when they complete their online housing application in Bannerweb. First-year students are required to choose from the 19 Meal Plus Plan/$100 dining dollars, the regular 19 Meal Plan or 14 Meal/$175 dining dollars plan for the entire first academic year. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who live in traditional halls may choose any of the meal plans available from the minimum 10 Meal Plan/$175 dining dollars and up. Only students who live in apartments or theme houses may select the budget-friendly 100 Block Any Meal Plan which can be used for any meal swipe throughout the semester.
Meal plan changes are only accepted through the first week of classes each semester. Traditional students who live off campus are eligible for any one of the traditional meal plans offered to residential students. Students may also elect to put money onto their student IDs through the Quaker Card program. To add money to your Quaker Card, please visit the Quaker Card Website
Meal Rates per semester
There are three meal plans offered at Guilford to on-campus residential students. The Quaker 19 Meal Plan is the default plan for students who don’t select a meal plan.
|Quaker 19 Plus||19 meals per week with $100 “Dining Dollars” per semester||all traditional students eligible||$2450|
|Quaker 19||19 meals per week only, no “Dining Dollars”||all traditional students eligible||$2345|
|Quaker 14||14 meals per week with $175 “Dining Dollars” per semester||all traditional students eligible||$2345|
|Quaker 10||10 meals per week with $175 “Dining Dollars” per semester||sophomores, juniors and seniors only (24 credit hours and above||$1865|
|**100 Any-Meal Block Plan||100 meal swipes per semester (does not roll over to next term)||apartment and theme house residence only **minimum meal requirement for apartment and theme house residents||$635|
|25 Block Plan||25 meals per semester (does not roll over to next term||CCE students only||$170|
“Dining Dollars” are restricted to use in the Founders Hall Grill or the Quakeria. They may not be used anywhere else and are not transferable to the Quaker Card.
Meal plan changes are made through Residence Life. Changes may be made during the summer up until the end of the first week of classes in the fall, or between semesters until the end of the first week of the spring semester. No meal plan changes will be made after the first week of classes in either semester.
Meal Plan Exemption Process
Guilford is a residential college requiring students who live on campus to purchase a dining/meal plan. This policy allows for few, if any, exceptions. Those who request an exemption from the college’s board plan (meals) may complete the Meal Plan Exemption Request form. Please note that meal plan exemption requests will only be considered for those who demonstrate a critical need to be off the meal plan and provide appropriate documentation.
Exemption requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Students must allow at least 10 business days for a decision to be reached by Campus Life. Students are encouraged to submit requests by the first Friday of classes if at all possible.
NOTE: Exemption is not guaranteed and the total room, board, and fees are due by the scheduled payment deadline(s) as outlined by the Office of Student Accounts. Failure to make timely payment may result in a student’s withdrawal from the College or inability to register for classes or housing.
Approval or denial of an exemption request will be based upon whether or not the College dining services:
- Can meet most of the needs and will make special arrangements for those it cannot meet, in which case the student will not be exempt from the meal plan, or
- Cannot meet the special dietary needs of the student requesting the meal plan exemption in which case the student’s request to be exempt will be granted, the student’s board rate will be adjusted, and s/he will be reimbursed any difference.
Campus Life may consult health professionals prior to reaching a decision. You will be notified via e-mail as to whether your exemption request has been approved, denied, or requires follow-up with the physician/dietitian.
Visit Guilford Dining to view dining options and current menus.