In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have designed the following meal plans.
- Resident Meal Plan Brochure
- Commuter Meal Plan Brochure
- Meal Plan Credits/Common Cash Weekly Target
- ISU Dining Services Virtual Tour
How does my plan work?
Your ISU Student ID works as a debit card for your meal plan. Meal plans have two basic components accessible with your ID: Credits & Commons Cash.
Credits: the main meal plan currency
Credits can be used anytime at Sycamore Dining Hall which is our AYCE (All You Care to Eat) student restaurant.
Breakfast is 8 Credits, lunch is 10 Credits, and dinner is 13 Credits.
Using credits at the dining hall for your meals provides the best value for your meal plan.
Credits are also accepted in the HMSU Commons on weekends with a value of $0.50 each at select restaurants.
Commons Cash: just like cash
Declining Balance account that may be spent at any ISU Dining location on campus (including Sycamore Dining) with a dollar-for-dollar value.
Where can I use my plan?
Credits may be used in Sycamore Dining Hall. You can eat in, or if you are in a hurry, choose from our Sycamore To Go program selections which are located next to the cashier stations. Credits may also be redeemed at all locations in the HMSU Commons from 2 pm until close on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, except for the Campus Cupboard, Starbucks, and George's Café.
Commons Cash is accepted as payment at all campus restaurants.
Where can I purchase more Commons Cash or Credit?
Visit the ISU Dining Services Office, or call (812)237-4138, or visit shop-indstate.sodexomayway.com/dining-plans
Pleasesee indstate.sodexomyway.com for full details
- Resident Meal Plans: Residential Life at (812) 237-3993. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Commuter Meal Plans: Dining Services at (812) 237-4138 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Chosen with Housing, not available for purchase on eCommerce.
Credits are the currency used at the Sycamore Dining Hall and on weekends after 2:00 p.m. in the HMSU Commons at select locations. In the Dining Hall, students pay one price at the door and can eat all they like during that meal. Use of credits in the dining hall is the best use of your meal plan money.
Commons Cash is currency which can be used at all ISU Dining campus locations. Commons Cash has a dollar for dollar value.
Base Flex Plan
1360 Credits plus $102 or $204 in Commons Cash per semester
Base Flex Plan is designed for students who tend to leave campus on the weekend to work or help at home with family. A Base Flex plan is budgeted for approximately 9-10 meals per week.
Best Flex Plan
1802 Credits plus $204 in Commons Cash per semester
Best Flex plan meets the needs of most students on campus. It is for students who are more balanced when spending their time on- and
off-campus on weekends and evenings. A Best Flex plan is budgeted for approximately 11-13 meals per week.
All Access Plan
Unlimited daily access to Sycamore Dining Hall with Retail Exchange Meals available Friday-Saturday after 2:00 pm (limited to two exchange per day), plus $102 Commons Cash and five (5)guest meals per semester.
Students may convert excess credits on these plans to Commons Cash at a rate of $0.20 per credit anytime during the semester in the Dining Services office. When converting, credits may only be reduced to the budgeted balance required for the rest of semester dining. If needed, additional credits may be purchased at a rate of $.30 per credit throughout the semester. Commons Cash can be added dollar for dollar.
Resident Rollover to Qualifying Meal Plan:
Credits and Commons Cash balances rollover from Fall to Spring semester.At the end of the academic year, any leftover credits will automatically convert to Commons Cash at the current conversion rate. Provided that a qualifying meal plan is purchased for the following Fall semester, all remaining Commons Cash (including converted credits) will be added to that new plan.
UA/500 Plan *
5 Meals a week plus $102 per semester in Commons Cash per semester This plan is available for students living in the University Apartments or at 500 Wabash.
Upper-Class Building Plan*
7 Meals a week plus $204 per semester in Commons Cash per semester, and five (5) guest meals per semester. This plan is only available for upper-class students living in Hines Hall, Reeve Hall, or Erickson Hall.
*Plan details:Meals expire on Saturdays at midnight. Meals may be used in Sycamore Dining, the Cup & Chaucer (Cunningham Memorial Library), Executive Express (Scott College of Business), or the Campus Cupboard and Krispy Krunchy Chicken (HMSU Commons). Residents in these buildings may upgrade to any offered on campus meal plan.
570 Credits plus
$50 in Commons Cash
ISU Ultimate Plan
725 Credits plus
$50 in Commons Cash
30 Meals plus
$40 in Commons Cash
50 Meals plus
$40 in Commons Cash
Commuter Meal Plans Terms and Conditions
Meals may be redeemed any time during operational hours at Sycamore Dining, Campus Cupboard, Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Executive Express in the Scott School of Business, and the Cup and Chaucer in the Cunningham Memorial Library. Meal exchange details for the Cup and Chaucer, Krispy Krunchy, Executive Express, and the Campus Cupboard are available at each location.
Credits may be used in Sycamore Dining and Sycamore To Go carryout. Credits may also be redeemed at all locations in the HMSU Commons from 2 pm until close on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, except at the Campus Cupboard, Starbucks, and George's Café.
Commons Cash is accepted at all campus restaurants.
Entry into Sycamore Dining for the Forest Plan and ISU Ultimate Plan is as follows:
BREAKFAST -8 credits LUNCH -10 credits DINNER -13 credits
Entry into Sycamore Dining for Sam’s Plan and the Sycamore Plan is as follows:
One (1) meal swipe for any meal period
Excess credits may be converted to Commons Cash at a rate of
$0.20 per credit anytime during the semester.
Additional credits may be purchased at a rate of $.30 per credit, and Commons Cash may be added dollar for dollar.
All commuter meal plans expire at the end of each semester. Credits remaining at the end of the semester on the Forest Plan or Ultimate Plan may be rolled over to the following spring or fall semester provided a new qualifying Commuter Meal Plan is purchased.
Resident Rollover to Qualifying Commuter Meal Plan:
At the end of the academic year, any leftover credits will convert to Commons Cash at the current conversion rate. All Commons Cash will be added to your qualifying commuter meal plan purchase.
All commuter meal plans expire at the end of each semester. The Forest Plan and the Ultimate Plan qualify for the Credits/Commons Cash rollover. The Sam's Plan and Sycamore Plan are not eligible for rollover.
725 Credits Per Semester Plus $50 in Commons Cash
The Forest Plan
570 Credits Per Semester Plus $50 in Commons Cash
50 Meals Per Semester Plus $40 in Commons Cash
30 Meals Per Semester Plus $40 in Commons Cash
50 Resident/Commuter Credits
50 Credits for current participants of a resident dining meal plan or Forest or Ultimate Commuter Meal Plan
10 Meal Swipes for Sam's or Sycamore Commuter Meal Plans
Faculty and Staff 15 Meal Plan
15 meals at Sycamore Dining Hall
Faculty and Staff 9 Meal Plan + Commons Cash
9 meals at Sycamore Dining Hall & $20 Commons Cash