Meal Plan Options
Between classes and activities, you will have enough to keep you busy without adding cooking meals to the list. A campus meal plan makes it easy. With expanded service hours and a variety of food options available, the hard part is choosing what you want to eat.
If you live in a residence hall and have completed fewer than 60 semester credit hours, purchasing a meal plan is required. Meal plans are optional for students assigned to Vanderventer Apartments and for all summer housing residents.
ASU Meal Plans offer value for your dollar. Students have unlimited buffet-style access to a wide variety of food choices. On a price-per-meal basis, you won’t find a comparable nutritional alternative.
- The Gold Plans - Required for students with less than 60 credit hours
One of these three meal plans is required during the academic year for all residential students who have less than 60 earned semester credit hours, unless they live in the Vanderventer Apartments.
- Ram Unlimited: The Ram Unlimited Meal Plan is an “Open Access Meal Plan” and works exactly as it sounds, open access to the resident dining cafeteria. The meal plan holder may enter the Caf as many times as they wish during open schedule hours, with meal exchanges accepted at other locations twice per day.* This Plan also includes $100.00 in Ram Points.
Rambelle 220: This plan gives you the flexibility to use 220 meals per semester, with a maximum of 3 meals per day (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner). Meals are intended to be used at the Caf, with meal exchanges accepted at other locations twice per day.* This Plan also includes $100.00 in Ram Points.
- The Quest 200: This plan gives you the flexibility to use 200 meals per semester, with a maximum of 3 meals per day (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner). Meals are intended to be used at the Caf, with meal exchanges accepted at other locations twice per day.* This Plan also includes $100.00 in Ram Points.
*To add greater flexibility to the Gold Meal Plans, two meals can be used as meal plan exchanges Monday-Saturday at Crossroads Cafe, Roscoe’s Den, R&B’s Espresso and Common Grounds instead of the Caf, from 7 am - 8 pm.
Additionally, unused meals for Gold Plans will not “roll” to the next semester. All meals must be used by the end of the semester during which the plan was purchased, at which time they will expire.
- The Blue Plans - Optional for students with more than 60 credit hours
These meal plans are available to non-residential students, residential students with 60 or more earned semester credit hours, faculty and staff members.
These meal plans are nonrefundable.
Bella 70: This plan gives you the flexibility to use 70 meals any time during the Academic Year at any location. Includes $20.00 in Ram Points.
- Roscoe 100: This plan gives you the flexibility to use 100 meals any time during the Academic Year at any location. Includes $40.00 in Ram Points.
All Blue Plans are nonrefundable. Additionally, unused meals will “roll” to the next semester and can be used without purchasing a new plan. All meals must be used by the end of the Academic Year during which the plan was purchased, at which time they will expire. For meal plans purchased for the 2015-2016 Academic Year, the meals will expire on August 15th, 2016.
- Meal Exchange
To add greater flexibility to the Gold Meal plans, two meals per day can be used as “meal exchanges” Monday-Saturday at Crossroads Cafe, Roscoe’s Den, R&B’s Espresso and the Library instead of the Caf, from 7 am - 8 pm. Meal periods will only allow one meal exchange per meal period (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, or 1 Dinner).
Each Meal Plan includes RamPoints.
RamPoints are a feature included in the cost of the Meal Plans that allows you to make direct food purchases at the Caf, the UC, Roscoe’s Den, R&B Espresso and the Library. To make a purchase using your RamPoints, simply present your ASU OneCard to the attendant and say you would like to use your RamPoints. The attendant will swipe your card and the amount of the purchase will be deducted from your account.
All Gold Plans come with $100 in RamPoints each semester.
Blue Plans also include RamPoints in the following amounts: Bella 70 w/ $20.00 Ram Points & Roscoe 100 w/ $40.00 Ram Points.
RamPoints vs. Ram Bucks RamPoints Ram Bucks
Are part of the meal plans. Only people who purchase a meal plan have RamPoints.
All currently enrolled students have an active Ram Bucks account. To use the account, they need to add value (make a deposit). They can add value in the OneCard Office in the Administration Building using cash, check, money order, MC or VISA. They can also add value using cash at the CSVT machines.
Food purchases only at:
- The Caf (cafeteria)
- Roscoe’s Den (at Super Slab)
- Crossroads Cafe (UC)
- Roscoe’s Bistro (UC)
- R&B Espresso (UC Starbucks)
- Outtakes (Library)
For these types of purchases:
- Food at all campus locations
- Beverages in selected vending machines
- Printing in the MCS computer lab after the print allotment is exceeded
- Items at the ASU Bookstore
- Fines in the Porter Henderson Library
- Medication, etc., at the University Health Clinic
Unused RamPoints do not roll over to the next semester.
Unused Ram Bucks carry forward from semester to semester as long as the student is enrolled.
RamPoints that have not been used when a student leaves the university are not refunded.
Balances of $25 or more are refunded when the student is no longer enrolled at ASU. Balances of less than $25 will be forfeited.
The meal specifications at ASU are designed with balanced nutrition in mind, but it is the students’ responsibility to choose items that create a healthy diet according to their individual needs.
- Meal Plan Costs
Ram Unlimited w/ $100 Ram Points = $1,625.00 per semester/$3,250.00 for academic year
Rambelle 220 w/ $100 Ram Points = $1,525.00 per semester/$3,050.00 for academic year
The Quest 200 w/ $100 Ram Points = $1,450.00 per semester/$2,900.00 for academic year
Bella 70 w/ $20.00 Ram Points = $480.00 per semester w/ $20 Ram Points.
Roscoe 100 w/ $40.00 Ram Points = $650.00 per semester w/ $40 Ram Points.
Summer Meal Plan
Summer Meal Plan = $560.00 per summer semester
- Chartwells - ASU’s Food Service Provider
Your dining service is managed by Chartwells, a division of Compass Group North American Inc., a nationwide food service firm that works with college administrations and students to provide a variety of nutritious menu options combined with personalized service for a pleasant dining experience.
For more information please visit the Chartwells ASU Dining Services website.
Commuter Student Meal Plans