We know that dining away from home may be a new adventure and we’re here to make it a seamless and enjoyable transition. Meal plans are a convenient, flexible way to eat on campus. Your meal plan allows you access to Young Hall Cafeteria (the Caf) and more.

Please contact the UWA Student Accounts office to purchase the All Access Meal Plan or 9-Meal Plan (described below) at (205) 652-3542. For students living off-campus or commuters who would like to purchase the Tiger 25 Meal Plan or Tiger 50 Meal Plan, you may purchase them online or visit us at the Young Hall Caf.

For Students Required to Buy

All first-year freshmen and residents of Selden Hall or Gilbert Hall are automatically assigned the All Access Meal Plan. This plan is perfect for students without kitchen facilities in their residence hall, healthy snackers or those with hearty appetites. Students on the All Access Meal Plan have unlimited access to the CAF during its hours of operation, seven days a week. Come in for lunch, come back later for a mid-afternoon snack, stop by for a soft drink, come in for an early supper and then come back for dessert or an evening snack. 

Residents living in Reed, Stickney, Hoover, and Patterson Apartments have a minimum requirement of the 9-Meal Plan. This plan allows you to eat up to nine meals a week at the Caf, up to three meals per day. 

Hoover residents who have lived on the UWA campus for at least two semesters are exempt from the meal plan requirement.

All Access Meal Plan

The All Access Meal Plan gives you unlimited access at our All-You-Care-to-Eat dining hall. The All Access Meal Plan is required of all first-year freshmen and for all residents living in Gilbert Hall and Selden Hall. This meal plan is purchased through UWA.

9-Meal Plan

The 9-Meal Plan allows you to eat nine meals per week, with a maximum of three (3) meals per day, at our All-You-Care-to-Eat dining hall. Residents living in Reed, Patterson, Stickney and Hoover are automatically assigned the 9-Meal Plan, with the option to upgrade to the All Access Meal Plan. This meal plan is purchased through UWA.

For Students Not Required to Buy

Living off-campus brings a distinct set of needs and challenges to college life. Commuters and residents in the surrounding apartments are offered a select group of meal plans specifically tailored with flexibility in mind. All non-resident plans are offered in blocks of meals that can be used at any time. 

Purchase your meal plan online now or visit us at the Caf.

Tiger 50 Meal Plan

The Tiger 50 Meal Plan gives you 50 meals at our All-You-Care-to-Eat dining hall. This meal plan can be purchased online or at the office in Young Hall.


Tiger 25 Meal Plan

The Tiger 25 Meal Plan gives you 25 meals to use at our All-You-Care-to-Eat dining hall. This meal plan can be purchased online or at the office in Young Hall.


Faculty & Staff

These meal plans are for UWA faculty and staff only.

Faculty/Staff 25

This meal plan gives you 25 meals from the Caf.


Faculty/Staff 50

This meal plan gives you 50 meals from the Caf.


Meal Plans 101

Learn all about how to use your meal plan.

What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at five locations across campus. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars, conveniently loaded onto your Tiger Card. No need to carry additional cards or cash!

Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to our All-You-Care-to-Eat dining hall, the Young Hall Caf.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars may be used at any Tiger Dining location. Visit our  locations & Menus page for location information, including dining hall menus and hours of operation. Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring but expire at the end of each spring semester.

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like
  • Healthy choices available all across campus
  • Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for meal plan members
  • Casual atmosphere with WIFI, TVs, music and lounge-style seating — perfect for studying or hanging out with friends. 
  • To-go meals: simply request a to-go box when you swipe in at any of our dining locations.

Managing Your Plan

There are three ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars balance:

  1. Online using TigerHub
  2. On your receipt after a purchase at any dining location
  3. Visit the meal plan office in Young Hall, open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM. – 4:00 PM

Meal Plan Questions?

If you would like more information, have questions about Meal Plans, or need help with anything involving on-campus dining, please email us.