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 75 Block Any Meal Plan which equates to about 5 meals per week but 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||$2230|
|Quaker 19||19 meals per week only, no “Dining Dollars”||all traditional students eligible||$2130|
|Quaker 14||14 meals per week with $175 “Dining Dollars” per semester||all traditional students eligible||$2130|
|Quaker 10||10 meals per week with $175 “Dining Dollars” per semester||sophomores, juniors and seniors only (24 credit hours and above||$1695|
|**75 Any-Meal Block Plan||75 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||$535|
|75 Block Lunch-Only Plan||75 lunches per semester (does not roll over to next term||traditional off-campus students only||$430|
|25 Block Plan||25 meals per semester (does not roll over to next term||CCE students only||$155|
“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 eat on campus. 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 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 once each semester.
- Exemption request will be reviewed between August 20, 2012 – September 7, 2012.
- Exemption request must be received by September 7, 2012.
- Notification via email by September 15, 2012.
- Exemption request will be reviewed between January 9, 2012 – January 23, 2012.
- Exemption request must be received by January 23, 2012.
- Notification via email by January 30, 2012.
Applications received after the deadline(s) will not be considered until the next semester.
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.
The meal exemption process is as follows:
- Once documentation is received in the Office for Campus Life, the director of student health and/or dietician will review the request and speak to the student’s physician and/or dietician (if necessary).
- In August and January, individual appointments will be scheduled for the student to meet with the college’s dietician, if necessary. The student will be contacted through their Guilford College email account regarding the scheduling of the appointment.
- The College’s dietician will make a recommendation regarding the ability of the food service program to meet the special dietary needs of the student requesting the meal plan exemption. The recommendation may be that the food service program:
- 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 will be exempt from the meal plan and the student’s tuition, room, board and fee charges will be adjusted.
You will be notified via email as to whether your exemption has been approved, denied or requires follow up with the physician/dietician.
Visit Guilford Dining to view dining options and current menus.