Carte Blanche allows unlimited access to our three All-You-Care-To-Eat Student Restaurants; Cort @ Lower UC, Rathbone and Brodhead. The Carte Blanche plan also includes seven Meal Credits per week. 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 at Cort @ Lower UC, Rathbone or Brodhead. Meal Credits reset on Friday morning and can be used at our retail locations on campus: Baker's Junction, Hillside Café, The Grind @ FML, Iacocca Café, Upper UC Food Market, Clutch & Go, Common Grounds and Hawk's Nest.

Block Plans include an allotment of Meal Swipes / Credits. Meal Swipes are accepted at Cort @ Lower UC, Rathbone and Brodhead. 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. Meal Swipes / Credits do no carry over from fall to spring semester. For example, if you are on the 200 Block Plan, you have a total of 200 Meal Swipes / Meal Credits per semester.

Please click here for a complete list of hours of operation. Please note, hours are subject to change.
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 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 ||| 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Banner  
4. Under main menu tab, select Student Services
5. Select Add additional Dining Dollars
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Banner  
4. Under main menu tab, select Student Services
5. Select Change Meal Plan
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Banner  
4. Under main menu tab, select Student Services
5. Select Change Meal Plan
You can ask any cashier for your balance or check your balance online by following the steps below.
 
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Banner  
4. Under main menu tab, select Student Services
5. Select Meal Plan Balance
You can ask any cashier for your balance or check your balance online by following the steps below.
 
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Banner  
4. Under main menu tab, select Student Services
5. Select Dining Dollars Balance
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 2021 - 2022.
 
Breakfast - $11.00
 
Lunch - $15.75
 
Brunch - $15.75 
 
Dinner - $16.75
 
Specialty Dinner - $17.75   
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.

Specific hours of operation will be posted leading up to academic breaks. Below are important dates for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.

1. Thanksgiving 2021 - Last Meal will be dinner on 11/23. Operations will reopen at dinner on 11/28. 

2. Winter Break 2021 - Last meal will be lunch on 12/16. Any unused Meal Swipes will expire on this date. Unspent Dining Dollars will roll over to the Spring 2022 semester.

3. Spring Break 2022 - Last meal will be dinner on 3/11. Operations will reopen at dinner on 3/20.

4. End of Spring 2022 Semester - Last meal will be lunch on 5/19. Any unused Meal Swipes or Dining Dollars will expire on this date.

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 and Cort @ Lower UC offer 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, nutritional value or 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 pre-ordered baked goods at Bakers Junction on the second floor of the University Center.
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 1A (Carte Blanche) or Category 1 (250 Block Plan, 225 Block Plan or the 200 Block Plan).
 
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 following the steps below.
 
2. Log In using your Lehigh username and password  
3. Select Banner  
4. Under main menu tab, select Student Services
5. Select Add additional Dining Dollars