COUGAR Meal Plans Mandatory & Voluntary The MandaTory Meal Plan Any (Dining Dollars) balance left on the meal Because cooking facilities are not available to plan at the end of the fall semester rolls over students living in Woodland, Prairie, and Bluff to the spring semester for use. Any balance Halls, purchasing a Cougar Dining Meal Plan is remaining at the end of the spring semester a required component of their housing contract. is refunded to the student provided there Students who reside in the apartments at Cougar is no outstanding balance on the student’s Village or Evergreen can purchase a voluntary meal university account. plan as well. Students can choose from two mandatory meal plan options: It is possible that a student will use all available funds on their meal plan. Money can be added plan through the Central Housing Office in $100 $1370/semester or a: $2740 for the 2009 - 2010 academic year. (minimum) increments. All money will be added at the 60/40 rate (60% to base cost and 40% becomes Dining Dollars). plan $1890/semester or B: $3780 for the 2009 - 2010 academic year. ConvenienCe food Purchases Plan deTails Using the Mandatory Meal Plan Both Plan A and Plan B mandatory meal plans The meal plan participant will be charged 100% are 60/40 plans. Sixty percent (60%) of the meal retail for items purchased at Union Station and plan covers some of the operational costs of Dining Cougar Village Commons Convenience Stores. Services. This includes but is not limited to labor, Convenience and packaged food items are supplies, maintenance, and utilities. subject to sales tax. This is not a recommended or encouraged use of your meal plan Dining The remaining 40% (Dining Dollars) of the Dollars. Non-food gift items (coffee mugs, coffee meal plan balance is available to spend for food makers, stuffed animals, and gift baskets) cannot purchases at campus dining venues. Whenever be purchased using meal plan Dining Dollars. mandatory meal plan participants purchase made- to-order items, the items are charged at 40% of the retail cost. There are exceptions to the convenience purchase rule. All food and beverage purchases (including bottled beverages, ice cream, and convenience packaged foods) in Center Court are charged at ExAMPlE: 40%. Bottled and canned beverages, whole bean 40% retail cost for a made-to-order meal is: coffee, and pre-packaged food items at Starbucks Coffee are charged at 40% along with all made- Meal Plan Price to-order items. Retail Price $6.00 $2.40 oPeN Your accouNT aNd receIVe aN addITIoNaL 10% BoNus The VoLuNTarY Meal Plan BeNefITs of a Plan... For Cougar Village & Evergreen Residents Only coNVeNIeNT Residents who live in the apartments at Cougar Village Dining Dollars are applied to your and Evergreen can purchase the Voluntary Meal Plan. The Cougar Card (ID Card) so you don’t plan can be purchased in $100, $250, and $500 amounts. have to carry cash to pay for your meals. The voluntary meal plan is available for made-to-order, INTeLLIgeNT convenience, and packaged food items. Convenience and packaged food items are subject to sales tax. Non-food You decide in advance what you will gift items cannot be purchased on any Cougar Dining spend each semester for food, which meal plan. Students participating in this option can add equals savings. money to this plan in $100 increments through the Central Tax free Housing Office. Mandatory and Voluntary Meal Plan Now Available participants do not incur sales tax on purchases of made-to-order items at any venue eligible for the plan. The cougar PrIVILIges Meal Plan refuNdaBLe The Cougar Privileges Meal Plan is an incentive meal At the end of spring semester, any Dining plan for students (residence and commuter), faculty, and Dollar balance is refunded provided there is no staff. When you deposit a minimum of $100 on your balance due on the student’s university account. Cougar ID Card, you will receive an additional 10% credit ($10) on your account. The card may be used at all Dining Services’ venues, as well as Pepsi and Canteen vending machines with card readers. Visit the Service We like hearing fromYou Center to open your account. For additional information, Dining Services is always striving to improve its contact the MUC Business Office at (618) 650-3952. services and offerings. Feedback from customers is the best ingredient in this recipe. Napkin suggestion recycling boards are located in the dining areas of all dining venues. Meal Plan participants are invited to share Dining Services has installed bins for paper, plastic, comments or ask questions regarding the meal plans empty aluminum cans, cardboard, and other items. by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com. There Special beverage mugs are available for reduced price are plenty of places to satisfy your taste buds. Every refills. So pitch in and help the environment. campus dining location accepts all meal plans. Be Healthy The staff at Dining Services aims to provide eat Well a plentiful array of healthy options and works to improve the healthiness of items by using cholesterol and trans fat free vegetable oils. An appealing selection of low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrate, lean protein, high calcium, high fiber foods, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are always available. Students can do a nutrition analysis at the computer located by the Center Court entrance. Information regarding Healthy Options/ Cougar Balance from our menu is also posted. Anyone needing assistance with special dietary needs can contact the Dining Services departmentat 650-3046 for help with meal planning or specialty food procurement. For more detailed info about Cougar Dining Meal Plans call: Morris University Center (618) 650-5438 or visit the meal plan website online: www.siue.edu/mealplan Hungry and on the Sweet Surprises & Baker’s Nook - Breads, cakes, pies, muffins, desserts, and cookies are baked in-house for maximum sweet tooth indulgence. ProWL Dining locations Cougar Express (Grab N’ Go) - Offers packaged salads, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, soy Cougar milk, ice cream novelties, Pepsi beverages, coffee, juices, ExprEss Crystal light, freshly brewed iced tea, and comfort foods including entrees, soup, and sides. The Grille - Enjoy omelets, pancakes, and Belgian waffles for breakfast. Classic grilled favorites are served hot and made-to-order during lunch and dinner. Chick-fil-A Express - Offers the original breaded chicken sandwich, plus grilled chicken salads, freshly squeezed lemonade, and more of their popular items. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels cougar deN 650-2374 Main level MUC 650-2259 lower level MUC Features tasty handmade pretzels, Dutch Ice beverages, and The Cougar Den is the purrfect spot on campus to enjoy SIUE homemade lemonade. memorabilia, watch TV, and enjoy time with your friends. Starbucks Coffee Pizza Hut Express - The place to “Gather ‘Round the 650-5200 Main level MUC Good Stuff” and enjoy popular items from your favorite Starbucks Coffee at SIUE features a full cafe menu, espresso pizzeria. beverages, cyber-connections and scheduled live music. Taco Bell Express - “Think Outside the Bun” and Union Station Convenience Store choose from the Taco Bell value menu. 650-2320 Main level MUC Features a large selection of convenience store items for Freshëns - Serves refreshing fruit and yogurt smoothies, students on the go. premium hand-dipped ice cream, and soft-serve frozen yogurt treats. University Restaurant 650-2465 Upper level MUC Features full-service dining in an airy, relaxing environment. Woodland/Prairie Hall Cart - Main Floor entry area Delicious hot, cold, and dessert buffets plus an á la carte in Woodland Hall. Grab and go snack choices. menu. Open for lunch. Bluff Hall Café ceNTer courT 650-1795 near the Art & Design and Engineering Buildings. Sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, desserts, and other 650-3040 lower level MUC quick options. Center Court is the main dining facility on campus. Many choices are available including: Skywalk Food Court 650-3402 3rd Floor between Founders and Alumni Halls. Entrées - Classic hot á la carte entrees and side dishes, Skywalk court offers Buitoni Italian Kitchen entrees, Briar from many world cuisines, including daily vegetarian Street Deli sandwiches, homemade soups, pastries, and specials. breakfast items. Deli-Panini - Sandwiches, wraps, and paninis; made-to- order from top quality meats, breads, cheeses, and veggies. cougar VILLage commoNs Commons Convenience Store & Grill 650-2959 lower level Cougar Village Commons Building Pick up grocery and convenience food items or grab a Noodle/Pasta - Rice and Asian noodle dishes, egg made-to-order, hot off-the-grill favorite. rolls, and Italian pasta favorites. Garden Patch - A colorful, ever-changing array of fresh • For additional information including venue hours, visit the salad ingredients and toppings, prepared salads, and soup Morris University Center website at: www.siue.edu/muc du jour.
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