Carte Blanche allows unlimited access to our three All-You-Care-To-Eat Student Restaurants; Cort @ Lower CUC, 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 CUC, 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 CUC Food Market, Clutch & Go, Common Grounds, Hideaway cafe and Hawk's Nest.

Block Plans include an allotment of Meal Swipes / Credits. Meal Swipes are accepted at Cort @ Lower CUC, 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 CUC 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.

Dining Dollars are included with all meal plans, except the 250 Block Plan and can only be spent at on campus dining locations. Unspent Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring, but any remaining balance is forfeited at the conclusion of the spring semester.

GoldPLUS works like a debit account, but is encoded right on the Lehigh ID card. GoldPLUS is open to all students, faculty and staff with a valid Lehigh University ID card. GoldPLUS is accepted at hundreds of locations on and off campus, and the balance carries over until you graduate, upon which any remaining balance will be refunded.

If you are attending in-person classes, yes, you may select any of our meal plans! Check out our Off Campus Meal Plan Guide for more information. 
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 CUC 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 $4.00
Lunch, Brunch & Dinner $5.00
 
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

As we enter academic breaks, our on-campus dining locations will have modified hours of operation or will close.

Please click here to view hours of operation for all academic breaks for the Fall 2022 semester. 

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 a great partnership with GrubHub which allows students to order pick up from any on campus retail dining location or delivery from Clutch & Go or Hawk's Nest. Students can pay for their orders using Meal Credits, Dining Dollars, GoldPLUS, credit or debit.
 
Please click here to learn about all of the benefits GrubHub has to offer the Lehigh community.
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 the 2022 - 2023 academic year.
 
Breakfast - $11.75
 
Lunch - $16.75
 
Brunch - $16.75 
 
Dinner - $17.90
 
Specialty Dinner - $19.00   
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. Keri Lasky 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 Keri at e00322@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 released 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, Keri Lasky, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT.
 
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 Clayton 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