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.
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. Please refer to the description of each plan for details. 
 
Meal Credit Amounts:  Breakfast $3.75 Lunch & 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
You can. 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.
Dining Dollars can be added at the Dining Dollars desk, located in room B 017 in the University Center, or you can call 610.758.6179 or online;
 
2. Select Housing and Dining Self Service  
3. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
4. Select Meal Plan and Dining Dollars from the top Menu bar  
5. Highlight Select/Change Meal Plan  
6. Select the term and submit  
7. Click on Select Dining Plan  
8. Select the desired plan and hit submit.
The Lunch period begins at 10:30 a.m. Students must swipe in during each meal period.
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.
The Catering Office can assist you in placing your order at (610) 758-4512.
Meal Plans may be used at all three student restaurants (Cort @ Lower U.C., Rathbone, and Brodhead), as well as at select retail outlets (depending on the options included in your specific meal plan).
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.
Key chains and lanyards must be removed in order to prevent damaging the card reader or cash register.
Weekly plans (19 meals per week, including summer meal plans) reset every Friday in the morning, and any unused meals from the previous week are lost. However, Carte Blanche and Block Plan balances are available for use during the entire semester until they are gone. Dining dollars carry over from Fall to Spring semester ONLY.
Throughout the academic year, Lehigh University closes due to Breaks and / or Holidays. This causes shorter weeks. During these weeks, a reduced amount of meals will be available to students on the 19 meal plan.
 
2018 - 2019 Academic Year
November 16 – 22: 14 meals available
 
November 23 – 29: 13 meals available
 
January 18– 24: 13 meals available
 
March 8 -14: 3 meals available
 
March 15 – 21: 13 meals available
Ask any of our staff at any dining location across campus, and we will be happy to assist you with whatever you may need.
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, EWFM Cafe, Iacocca Cafe, Global Café, Common Grounds, Baker's Junction, Upper UC Food Market, Pandini's, and Hawk's Nest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 19 Meal Plan resets every Friday morning, and unused meals are lost.
 
The Carte Blanche, 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. Select Housing and Dining Self Service  
3. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
4. Select Meal Plan and Dining Dollars from the top Menu bar  
5. Highlight Select/Change Meal Plan  
6. Select the term and submit  
7. Click on Select Dining Plan  
8. Select the desired plan and hit submit.