The first step to making an informed choice about which dining plan best suits your needs is to consider your class and work schedule, your nutrition needs, and the times you prefer to eat. Each dining plan is identified by the number of times a student may enter the Washakie Dining Center per week.
All students living in the residence halls may choose between the Unlimited, Any-15, or Any-12 dining plans. Students who live in Hill Hall also have the option of choosing an Any-9 or Any-7 dining plan. Off-campus students, and UW faculty and staff may opt for a block plan, which is a set number (block) of meals that can be used throughout the year.
Weekly dining plans run from Sunday through Saturday; at the beginning of each week your dining plan balance is renewed. Meals not used during a week are not carried over to the next week. When your UW WyoOne Card is presented at the entrance to the Washakie Dining Center, a staff member can tell you how many meals you have left for the week.
In addition to all of the benefits of the Washakie Dining Center, dining plan holders can eat at dining locations across campus by using Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars is a non-refundable debit account placed on your UW WyoOne Card that allows greater choice and flexibility in your campus dining experience. The Union Food Court, Book & Bean, Elements, Rendezvous, and vending machines across campus all accept Dining Dollars.
Basic Dining Dollars Plan: The Any-12, Any-15 and Unlimited dining plans automatically include the Basic Dining Dollars Package – $50 in Dining Dollars money per semester, which is enough for roughly one snack outside of Washakie each week.
Added Value Dining Dollars Plan: Purchase an additional $100 of Dining Dollars and Dining Services will add another $10. This gives you $50+$100+$10=$160 or approximately $10.00 per week. For $10 you can enjoy a couple of light lunches around campus or one lunch and a few snacks weekly.
Best Value Dining Dollars Plan: Purchase an additional $200 of Dining Dollars and Dining Services will add another $25. This gives you $50+$200+$25= $275 or approximately $17 per week. For $17 per week you can enjoy up to three lunches around campus and an occasional snack weekly.
Dining Dollar food purchases are made by presenting your UW WyoOne Card to the cashier at various food locations across campus. The cashier can tell you the balance on your account at the time of your purchase. Unused Dining Dollars balances transfer from fall to spring, spring to summer, but not from summer to fall.