All first year students, and students living in Wallace or McConnell must have a meal plan. All non-first year students living in a Living Learning Community (LLC) are not required to purchase a Dining Plan, but may choose to do so. 

If you are a first-year student living in Upham LLC or the College of Natural Resources (CNR) LLC, you are required to purchase one of the 5 residential meal plans (Vandal, Pride, Silver 160, Silver 130, or Silver 95). 

All non-resident students, faculty or staff members at the University of Idaho are able to purchase a dining plan.


[Location] Wallace [First Year] Required [Non-First Year] Required

[Location] Theophilus [First Year] Required [Non-First Year] Required 

[Location] McConnell [Non-First Year] Required 

[Location] LLC [First Year] Required [Non-First Year] Optional 

If you apply to live in one of the residence halls, you will select a meal plan when you fill out your housing application. For questions about room reservations, contact the Housing and Resident Life

If you are a commuter student living off-campus, a student living in Greek housing, or a faculty or staff member, you can purchase plans using the Vandals Dining Website. If you will not be living in a residence hall, you can purchase a meal plan using the Vandals Dining Website. 

Yes,  You can change your dining plan until August 31st. To change your plan, please send an email to the

Meal swipes can be used at The Hub, located in the Wallace Complex. You can use Dining Dollars at any dining location on campus, including The Grid, Joe's Cheesy Grill, Mein Bowl, Chick-Fil-A, Subconnection, The Grid at The Commons, Einstein's Bagels, The Fishbowl, and Stovers.

Yes, you can use your dining plan to feed other people under the following circumstances. 

You can use Dining Dollars to purchase meals at any time in The Hub or at any retail campus dining location. 

Students with a silver level meal plan can use a meal swipe to feed a guest. You cannot use Unlimited meal swipes or weekly meals to purchase food for guests at The Hub. 

NOTE: The Vandal Card holder must be present when using their card for others.

Any student, guest, faculty or staff member can purchase a meal in The Hub. 

Breakfast: $8.50

Lunch: $9.50

Dinner: $10.50

All meals reset on Saturday between 1 am and 1:30 am each week. Unused meals do not roll over.

Meal plans expire on the last day of each semester. Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester. Block and Weekly meal swipes do not carry into the next semester.

Yes! You can add more Dining Dollars to your account at any time during the semester using the Vandals Dining website. All dining dollars expire at the end of the Academic year.

If you lose your Vandal Card, contact the Vandal Card Office immediately at (208) 885-9289 to report your missing card.

We want you to eat well on campus. The Hub, our resident dining facility, offers many choices to accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, non-dairy, nut allergies, vegan, and other special dietary needs. Our numerous retail locations also offer choices to cater to those needs. If you are ever uncertain about what we offer, ask our staff or contact the campus dietitian (