Carte Blanche allows unlimited use in Student Restaurants. The Carte Blanche plan includes seven Meal Credits per week. Meal Credits reset on Friday morning and can be used at the following locations Lucy's Café, EWFM Lounge, Iacocca Cafe, Global Café, Upper UC Food Market,    Pandini's, and Hawk's Nest. Block Plans are limited by number of meals in Student Restaurants. Meal Credits reset on Friday morning and can be used at the following locations: Lucy's Café, The Grind @ FML, Iacocca Cafe, Global Café, Common Grounds, Baker's Junction, Upper UC Food Market, Pandini's and Hawk's Nest.
When you purchase a meal plan, you have the added benefit of meal credits that you can use at a variety of retail locations across campus. 
 
A Meal Credit is a cash value applied to your food purchases at retail locations on campus for those times when you don't eat in Rathbone, Cort @ Lower UC and Brodhead. This increases the flexibility of your meal plan. In exchange for a regular meal swipe you receive a credit toward the total cost of your retail purchase. The balance of your purchase can be paid with Gold Plus, Dining Dollars or cash, credit or debit. 
 
There are some restrictions depending on meal plan selection. Students participating in the Carte Blanche and 19 Meal Plans may use up to 7 meal credits per week at retail dining locations.
 
 
Meal Credit Amounts:
Breakfast $3.75
Lunch, Brunch & Dinner $4.75
 
Meal Credit Times:
Breakfast.......................7:00 a.m. - 10:29 a.m.
Lunch............................10:30 a.m. - 4:29 p.m.
Dinner...........................4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Dining Dollars can be added through the Housing and Dining Self Service portal, at the Dining Dollars desk, located in room B 017 in the University Center, or you can call 610.758.6179.
 
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Meal Plan from the left Menu bar  
4. Select Dining Plans  
5. Select Add Points  
6. Change Point Type to Additional Dining Dollars-(Term)
7. Change Number of Points to add. 1 point=$1.00
8. Select Add
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Meal Plan from the left Menu bar  
4. Select Dining Plans
5. Select the Meal Plan  
6. Select Purchase Meal Plan
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Meal Plan from the left Menu bar  
4. Select Dining Plans  
5. Select Change my Meal Plan
6. Select the new Meal Plan  
7. Select Purchase Meal Plan
Meals on a person's account are to be consumed by the person on the ID card. Purchases for others using these meals are not part of the plan. Guest passes are to be used for precisely that purpose. However, guest passes are not included in all meal plans. Dining Dollars and GoldPLUS can also be used to purchase guest meals.
Yes. We have three (3) meal periods Monday - Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Hot Breakfast begins at 7am at Cort at Lower U.C. and 7:30am at Rathbone and Brodhead, and resumes until 10:00am at all locations. Continental Breakfast (bagels, cereals, muffins, etc.) is held between 10:00am and 10:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast and Continental Breakfast are both considered the same general meal period, even though the meal selection changes.
Meal Plans are accepted at any on-campus dining location with the exception of Market X.
Any Lehigh University Dining Service location will accept Dining Dollars with the exception of Market X. Both the Füd Truk and Simply Skewered also accept Dining Dollars.
We accept cash, credit, debit, Dining Dollars and GoldPLUS at our all-you-care-to-eat student restaurants. 
 
Door Rates for 2020 - 2021.
 
Breakfast - $10.25
 
Lunch - $14.75
 
Brunch - $14.75 
 
Dinner - $15.75
 
Specialty Dinner - $16.75   
The Lunch period begins at 10:30 a.m. Students must swipe in during each meal period.
Carte Blanche and Block Plan balances are available for use during the entire semester until they are exhausted. Dining dollars carry over from Fall to Spring semester ONLY.
Report your lost or stolen card to the GoldPLUS/ID Office at (610) 758-6169 located in the LU Ideal Office at University Drive and Taylor Avenue. If the office cannot be reached, the voicemail will explain what to do after hours or on weekends.
Key chains and lanyards must be removed in order to prevent damaging the card reader or cash register.
Ask any of our staff at any dining location across campus, and we will be happy to assist you with whatever you may need.
Lehigh Dining has a full time Registered Dietitian on campus to navigate your best dining options on campus. Carrie Gerencher will gladly meet with you to share the best food options for you. Rathbone Dining Hall offers Simple Servings, which offers a complete meal minus the seven top food allergens plus gluten. Simple Servings was developed to address the growing number of students who arrive on college campuses with special dietary needs. Simple Servings' plain and simple wellness-promoting foods also appeal to guests who are focused on ingredients and/or Meal Credits reset on Friday morning and can be used at the following locations: Lucy's Café, EWFM Cafe, Iacocca Cafe, Global Café, Common Grounds, Baker's Junction, Upper UC Food Market, Pandini's, and Hawk's Nest.portion sizes for weight control, blood sugar control or other health reasons. You can contact Carrie at e00913@lehigh.edu or by phone at (484) 357-2258.
Yes. With authorization from the Health Center, please contact dining services at 610.758.5169 or 610.758.0701 (Cort at Lower U.C.) or Rathbone Dining Hall at 610.758.4169 or 610.758.1530 (Rathbone Student Restaurant) to arrange meal pick up.
The Catering Office can assist you in placing your order at (610) 758-4512.
Students can pick up their birthday or celebration cake at Pandini's in the University Center. Pandini's is located on the 2nd floor of the UC next to the bank.
Comment cards are available at all locations. Students may ask for a manager at all locations. You may also submit feedback online by clicking here.
Meal plans may be changed according to the meal plan requirements through the tenth day of class each semester. To change your meal plan, please log into the Housing and Dining Self Service, select "Meal Plans," select "Current Semester," and click "Submit." 
 
In order to be release or receive a reduction from a meal plan due to a dietary need, students must meet one-on-one with the Dining staff. We are committed to meeting with all customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that all meals provided are balanced, nutritious and healthy. If you have a food allergy or special dietary concern, please contact our on-campus Registered Dietitian, Carrie Gerencher, MA, RDN, LDN
 
To request a release or reduction from a meal plan due to financial hardship, students are required to demonstrate financial need. Financial need will be determined through consultation with the Office of Financial Aid. Please contact your Financial Aid counselor directly to begin the process.
 
To submit a request for a meal plan or reduction, please click here.
Meal Plan refunds after the start of the semester for students who register and/or purchase meals on a Meal Plan but withdraw from the University or move off campus will receive a meal plan refund prorated according to the number of unused weeks remaining on the plan. Dining    Dollars are non-refundable. Any student suspended or expelled from the university will not be granted a meal plan refund. A student suspended may receive a prorated meal plan credit based on the week following the last meal purchased, which will be used toward the purchase of a meal    plan the semester immediately following the period of suspension.
Please contact University Center Reservations at (610) 758-4163 or Mountain Top Reservations at (610) 758-5306.
As a first-year student, you have the option of Category 1 (19 Meal Plan, 225 Block Plan or the 200 Block Plan) and Category 1A (Carte Blanche). 
 
The Carte Blanche, 250 Block Plan, 225 Block Plan, and 200 Block Plan are per semester and may be a more flexible option for a busy student. Upper Class student meal plan selection depends upon where you live. Please visit our Plan Options page for more information on meal plan options.
If you stop by the Dining Dollars Office Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., or call at (610) 758-6179, Dining Dollars will be added immediately. You can also add Dining Dollars online by visiting go.lehigh.edu/housing and following these steps.
 
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Meal Plan from the left Menu bar  
4. Select Dining Plans  
5. Select Add Points  
6. Change Point Type to Additional Dining Dollars-(Term)
7. Change Number of Points to add. 1 point=$1.00
8. Select Add
Given that on campus instruction will end at the Thanksgiving break, Lehigh University and dining services will replace the 19 Meal Plan with a new 250 Block Meal plan for the fall 2020 semester at no additional cost.
 
Students who select the 250 Block Meal Plan will benefit from enhanced value and flexibility, with 250 blocks that can be applied as Meal Swipes in resident dining locations or as Meal Credits in retail dining locations. While there are no Dining Dollars included with this plan, students can add further value by depositing funds into their account during the first 10 days of the semester, when they will earn a 20% bonus in Dining Dollars.
 
Students who previously selected the 19 Meal Plan for the fall 2020 semester will default to the new 250 Block Meal Plan, but they will have the option to choose any other plan available to them based on their housing assignment, if they prefer another selection.