Living where you learn means that eventually, you'll need to eat. With the dining experience at South you'll never have to worry! Click here for more USA Dining Information.

Male students enjoying a meal at the Dining Hall

The Meals

The meals portion of each meal plan is available at the Fresh Food Company, South's all-you-care-to-eat dining location. The Fresh Food Company is located on the 2nd floor of the Dining Hall adjacent to the residential communities.

Students ordering lunch at food court

The Bucks

Bonus Bucks supplement your meal plan and are accepted as payment at all USA Dining locations. Unused Bonus Bucks roll from fall to spring but expire at the end of the spring term.

Front of Dining Hall

How it Works

Once you have a meal plan, your Student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the amount is deducted each time there is a food service transaction.

All students living in University housing are required to have a meal plan.

  • First-Year Students (residents with 29 credit hours or less) may select any of the Jag Pass residential meal plans.
  • Sophomores (residents with credit hours between 30-59) may select any of the Jag Pass residential meal plans OR the 10 meals per week w/$500 Bonus Bucks.
  • Juniors, Seniors, and Graduates (residents with 60 credit hours or more) may select any of the residential meal plans listed below.

Credit hours must be accepted and approved by the Office of the Registrar.

Meal Plan

# of Meals

Bonus Bucks 
per semester

Semester Rate*






Jag Pass 450

Jag Pass 300

Jag Pass 175

USA 10 w/$500 Bonus Bucks 10/wk



All Bucks Plan -----



USA 7 w/$100 Bonus Bucks



*Rates are subject to change. Rates are current as of June 2023. Rates are only for AY 2023-2024 / Spring Only 2024 / Summer 2023.

  • Prior to Move In: You may view OR change your meal plan by returning to th​e ​'Meal Plan Selection' step of your MyUSAHousing portal up to one week before classes begin. Changes can also be made by emailing your name, Jag#, and requested meal plan. 
  • After Move In (Fall 2023): You may change your meal plan through September 1st, 2023, at 4:00 PM CST. To request the change, send an email with your name, Jag#, and requested meal plan to 

Meal plan charges will be adjusted for approved changes based on the current meal plan, requested meal plan, date meal plan change is received/processed and meal plan usage (if applicable).


Need to add more funds (Dining Dollars, Jag Cash, etc.) to your account? Click here to learn more.


  • If you have special dietary needs or concerns, please call USA Dining at (251) 460-6296. Your meal plan can only be used by you.
  • All 'Jag Pass' residential meal plans come with ten (10) guest meals per semester.  If you run out of guest meals, you can always treat a friend using Bonus Bucks, Dining Dollars, or Jag Cash.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Menus, hours of operations for all dining locations, and more information is available by visiting USA Dining or by calling USA Dining at (251) 460-6296.