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Fall 2014 Semester Meal Plan Options

Plan Type All You Care to Eat Meals (AYCE)

(Do not carry over week to week or semester to semester)

Flex Dollars AYCE meals transferable?
Unlimited Unlimited – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks $125 No
Weekly 12 per week $330 No
Block 100 per semester $600 Yes

Unlimited ($2,360 per semester): 

The Unlimited plan allows you unlimited access to the All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCE) food services in Dillin Hall as much – and as often – as you’d like.  You can enter for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even stop in for a snack or two during the day. This plan is for an individual student and is non-transferable.  The Unlimited plan provides $125 in Flex Dollars to use at Catty Shack, Starbucks or to purchase other retail/to-go items in Dillin.

Weekly ($2,305 per semester):

The Weeklyplan allows you to enjoy any 12 All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCE) meals in Dillin per week, plus $330 in Flex Dollars.  This plan typically appeals to students who do not eat every meal at Dillin and provides more Flex Dollars to use at Catty Shack, Starbucks or to purchase other retail/to go items in Dillin.

Note:  Unused AYCE meals do not carry over from week to week.

Block ($2,200 per semester):

The Block plan allows you to enjoy any 100 All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCE) meals in Dillin Hall per semester, plus $600 in Flex Dollars.  This plan allows you to use your block plan allotment to purchase AYCE meals for family and friends, and provides the highest level of Flex Dollars to use at Catty Shack, Starbucks or to purchase other retail/to go items in Dillin.

Note:  Unused AYCE meals do not carry over from semester to semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meal Plan Requirements

Are there voluntary meal plans?

May I bring guests to meals using my meal plan?

How many AYCE meals are offered during a typical week?  Semester?

May I take AYCE meals out of Dillin?

What hours will Dillin Hall be open?

When can I expect all serving areas in Dillin Hall to be open for AYCE meals?

Where is Starbucks?  Where is the Catty Shack?

Do I have to have my ID card to eat in Dillin?

What are Flex Dollars and how do they work?

How do I know how many meals I have left or how much money I have in my account?

What if I have lots of Flex Dollars left over at the end of Spring semester?

What do I do if I run out of Flex Dollars?

What is Wildcat Cash and how is it different from Flex Dollars?

What do I do if I’ve lost my student ID card?

What if I have special dietary needs or religious practices?

What dining policies should I know?

What are the opportunities for student employment in Dining Services?

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Meal Plan Requirements

All students in residence halls or fraternity housing (who are non-suburb eligible) are required to be on a meal plan.  For the first semester that a student attends Linfield (including transfer students) and living in a residence hall, he/she starts with the Unlimited meal plan.  For the second semester and thereafter, a different option may be chosen.  If no meal plan is indicated on this form, the Unlimited meal plan will be assigned to the student's account.  Meal Plan changes may only be made during the first two weeks of fall and spring semesters, and during the first two days of January Term.  Students may make meal plan changes before the designated date through the Student Affairs office in Melrose Hall 110 or email askstudentaffairs@linfield.edu.

There is no meal plan exemption available for students living in residence halls or for students living in fraternities (who are non-suburb eligible).  Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements.  Students with special dietary needs or concerns are encouraged to contact Bill Masullo, Director of Dining Services at, wmasull@linfield.edu Students must reapply for a modified meal plan each academic year.

The College shall provide meals on a regular basis subject to the Food Service Board Contract.  A student's Linfield College account must be "cleared" to eat on the Meal Plan.  Student ID cards are used as meal cards and are required for service.  This Meal Plan Contract Agreement begins with breakfast on Friday, August 23, 2013. Dillin Hall will be closed during: Semester Break, January Term Break, and Spring Break.  This Meal Plan Contract Agreement ends with the conclusion of the academic year.

Wildcat Cash is separate from the Linfield College meal plan. Students may purchase Wildcat Cash by visiting the Dining Services office in Dillin Hall

Are there voluntary meal plans?

Yes, an Upper plan is available for students living off-campus students, as well as to Linfield faculty and staff.  The Upper meal plan allows you to enjoy any 50 All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCE) meals, plus $300 in Flex Dollars to use at Catty Shack, Starbucks or to purchase other retail/to go items in Dillin. While the AYCE meals expire at the end of each semester, the Flex Dollars carry over until the end of the academic year.   Voluntary meal plans may be purchased in the Dining Services office in Dillin Hall.

May I bring guests to meals using my meal plan?

Yes, the Block plan allows you to use multiple meals at a time so you can treat guests to a delicious AYCE meal at Dillin.  Both the Unlimited and Weekly plan allow you to use your Flex Dollars to pick-up the tab for guests.

How many AYCE meals are offered during a typical week?  Semester?

All meals offered in Dillin Hall will be All-You-Care-to-Eat (AYCE).  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered on weekdays, with brunch and dinner offered on the weekends.  There are 19 AYCE meals served in Dillin Hall every week and 285 AYCE meals per semester.  For those of you keeping track, that means the Weekly plan allows you to enjoy 12 of the 19 AYCE meals served every week, while the Block plan allows you to enjoy 100 of the 285 AYCE meals served every semester. 

May I take AYCE meals out of Dillin?

Absolutely!  We offer a meal exchange program that allows students to take food out of Dillin Hall. The program is offered in the Day/Night format in Dillin. Please contact the Dining Services office in Dillin Hall for more details or call 503-883-2390.

What hours will Dillin Hall be open?

Dillin Hall – the building – will be open Fall 2013 as follows (subject to change without notice):

  • Monday-Thursday:  7am-12midnight
  • Friday:  7am-8pm
  • Saturday:  10am-8pm
  • Sunday:  10am-12midnight

When can I expect all serving areas in Dillin Hall to be open for AYCE meals?

Regardless of a student’s meal plan selection, they can expect all serving areas in Dillin Hall to be open during the general AYCE meal times:

DILLIN HALL Open Breakfast AYCE Brunch AYCE Lunch AYCE Dinner AYCE Closed
MONDAY 7am 7-10:30am   11am-1:15pm 5-8pm 12midnight
TUESDAY 7am 7-10:30am   11am-1:15pm 5-8pm 12midnight
WEDNESDAY 7am 7-10:30am   11am-1:15pm 5-8pm 12midnight
THURSDAY 7am 7-10:30am   11am-1:15pm 5-8pm 12midnight
FRIDAY 7am 7-10:30am   11am-1:15pm 5-7pm 8pm
SATURDAY 10am   10am-1pm   5-7pm 8pm
SUNDAY 10am   10am-1pm   5-8pm 12midnight

Where is Starbucks?  Where is the Catty Shack?

Starbucks is located in Riley Hall and the Catty Shack is located on the west side of Dillin Hall.

Do I have to have my ID card to eat in Dillin?

Yes, to protect your account from unauthorized use, you are required to present your own ID card for AYCE meals and retail purchases using Flex Dollars or Wildcat Cash.   No one else is allowed to use your card.  Of course, cash/credit/debit purchases may be made without presenting your ID card.

What are Flex Dollars and how do they work?

Flex Dollars are included in the Unlimited, Weekly, Block and voluntary meal plans and may be used at any on-campus dining location (Dillin, Catty Shack and Starbucks).  Flex Dollars work like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card.  Flex Dollars may be carried over from the Fall to the Spring when a new meal plan is purchased in the Spring.  However, Flex Dollars are not carried over from academic year to academic year. 

How do I know how many meals I have left or how much money I have in my account?

If you’d like to know where you stand at any point during the year, simply present your card to any cashier in Campus Dining Services (Dillin, Starbucks, Catty Shack).  After swiping your card, the cashier will be able to tell you how many meals you have left and/or how much money (Flex Dollars or Wildcat Cash) you have on your account.

What if I have lots of Flex Dollars left over at the end of Spring semester?

If you have Flex Dollars that you’re looking to spend, there are a variety of ways to spend Flex Dollars at the end of Spring semester – contact Retail & Catering Manager Vicki Farris (503-883-2555 or vfarris@linfield.edu) to arrange for a pizza party or ice cream social!

What do I do if I run out of Flex Dollars?

If you run out of Flex Dollars you may decide to purchase Wildcat Cash or make purchases using cash/debit/credit.  Wildcat Cash may be purchased in the Dining Services office in Dillin Hall.

What is Wildcat Cash and how is it different from Flex Dollars?

Wildcat Cash is voluntary dollars that you can choose to add (or replenish) whenever you choose.  Like Flex Dollars, Wildcat Cash works like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card and may be used at any on-campus dining location (Dillin, Catty Shack and Starbucks).  Unlike Flex Dollars, however, Wildcat Cash can be carried over from year to year.

If you run out of Wildcat Cash, you may decide to replenish your account by adding additional funds to your account or make purchases using cash/debit/credit.  Wildcat Cash may be purchased (or replenished) in the Dining Services office in Dillin Hall.

What do I do if I’ve lost my student ID card?

Please report lost or stolen cards immediately to CPS at 503-883-SAFE (7233).  If your card is lost or stolen you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $15 for your card replacement.   Linfield College identification cards are available at Cozine Hall in the CPS Office Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. 

What if I have special dietary needs or religious practices?

Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary and/or religious requirements.  Students with special dietary and/or religious needs or concerns are encouraged to contact the following people to discuss your needs and make appropriate arrangements:

  • Dietary Needs:  Director of Dining Services Bill Masullo can be reached by calling 503-883-2390 or via email at wmasull@linfield.edu.   You may also stop by the Dining Services office in Dillin Hall or visit our website at www.linfielddining.com for further information.
  • Religious Practices:  Chaplain David Massey can be reached by calling 503-883-2259 or via email at dmassey@linfield.edu.  You may also stop by the Office of Student Affairs (Melrose Hall 110) to discuss your needs with him directly.

What dining policies should I know?

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. We ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your table when you have finished dining.
  • Meal cards are non-transferable.  They cannot be used by anyone other than the purchaser.
  • You must present your ID card to gain access to the AYCE meals and for retail purchases.
  • We make every effort to reduce our carbon foot print on the environment, please don’t waste food.
  • Please refrain from taking dishes, flatware and glassware from the dining area.

What are the opportunities for Student Employment in Dining Services?

Campus Dining Services has one of the largest and strongest work-study student employment programs on campus. Every year we employ over 70 students in various opportunities in dining services. We offer flexible hours to fit your class schedule, great food and the benefit of working close to home. If you are interested in a position, please contact wmasull@linfield.edu or call our office at 503-883-2390.