Meal Plans

Campus Dining Meal Plans

In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have six (6) meal plans available for the 2011-2012 academic year. If you need to purchase a meal plan, or if you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected, simply contact the business or student development office by the specified date. Please visit the link below to view the current meal plan options; if you have any questions please contact Jim, Sheri, or the Student Development office.

Meal Plan Information

Meal Plans are non-transferable. Both meal plans, whether Traditional or Flex, are for the sole use of the purchaser. An ID card presented by someone other than the person pictured on the card will be confiscated and turned into Student Development.

While there are no longer Guest Clicks available please remember that family members are always our guests and can dine in the Dining Commons with you but require a 24 hour notice – stop by the main office to receive a voucher. Commuter students are not considered “guests”.

Meal equivalencies will be offered at Sufficient Grounds and Acorn. All meal plan options still have the option of a specialty coffee or smoothie drink to be used as a meal swipe at Sufficient Grounds nightly.

What Meal Plans are available?

Traditional Meal Plans

The 10, 14, and 20 Traditional Meal plans allow the opportunity for you to eat up to 4 meals daily with a maximum of 2 in any given meal period with meals available being reset on Saturday nights for the new week. The Traditional plan gives you the benefit of knowing you will have available meals each week for the entire semester. The Traditional Meal Swipes become available for the Fall Semester on August 25, 2011 and will end on the last day of finals. During academic breaks, students on the Traditional Meal plans will be required to use cash or Bethel Bucks for meal purchases.

Traditional Plans will include the following Bethel Bucks;

Traditional 10 Meals per week plus $50 (per semester) *

Traditional 14 Meals per week plus $65 (per semester)

Traditional 20 Meals per week plus $90 (per semester)

* Not available to students living in traditional residence halls, due to limited kitchen facilities.

Flex Meal Plans

The Flex Meal plans are perfect for the person who may not be on campus for each particular meal period and chooses not to forfeit those missed meals. With the Flex plan there is no need to worry about Meal Periods or Guest Meals – these meals are yours to use whenever and for whomever you choose. If you run out of meals, a 25% discounted meal pricing will be available when using Bethel Bucks at the Dining Commons facility. Meals do not carry over to a new semester and cannot be used during May term. The Flex Meal Swipes become available for the Fall Semester on August 25, 2011 and will end on January 1, 2012. During academic breaks, students on the Flex Meal Plans can use both meal swipes and Bethel Bucks at Sufficient Grounds.

Flex Meal Plans will include the following Bethel Bucks;

Flex 100 Meals plus $450 Bethel Bucks (per semester) *

Flex 125 Meals plus $350 Bethel Bucks (per semester)

Flex 160 Meals plus $250 Bethel Bucks (per semester)

* Not available to students living in traditional residence halls, due to limited kitchen facilities.

Non-Traditional Meal Plans

The Dining Services of Bethel College has developed a dining plan for non-traditional students and Commuters. If you are an student who lives off campus and only comes to campus for classes this is for you. Stop by our newly remodeled Dining Commons to get a full, hot meal. It’s guaranteed to beat fast food!

If you would like to take advantage of the great dining program of Bethel College, we invite you to try the Commuter Meal Plan!

10 meals for $49.

Stop by the Dining Office Today to purchase your meal plan or add Bethel Bucks onto your card!

What are Bethel Bucks?

Bethel Bucks are for those times when you may have to miss a meal or just want a snack. This money can be used at any Sodexo location; Dining Commons, Sufficient Grounds, Acorn, and The Café. Bethel Bucks carry over from fall semester to spring semester but are forfeited at the end of May term. Students are also able to utilize Bethel Bucks at Polito’s and Tradewind’s restaurants.

Important Info

Meal Cards
Your college ID card is your meal card. It is encoded with your student ID number and that activates your meal plan specifics. In order to eat in the Dining Commons, Acorn, Sufficient Grounds, or The Cafe you must have your card with you. Your card is not transferable, and is not to be lent to another student.

Lost or stolen Meal Cards can be replaced. Should this happen to you during business hours (Monday – Friday 8am-5pm), simply go to the Student Development office for replacement at a nominal fee. On weekends or evenings see a manager in the DC. We’ll take your information and charge your account until your card is replaced.

Seconds Policy
You never have to be too shy to ask for seconds with our Campus Dining Program. Our generous policy allows for a second helping of many menu favorites. All you have to do is ask! Please note, however, that are some exceptions to our Seconds Policy including some special events.