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2019-20 Meal Plan

Carthage offers the following meal plans for residential and commuter students. Meals are available in the all-you-can-eat Caf and at any vendor on campus, including Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and the new grab-and-go lunch venue in Lentz Hall called Lentz Do Lunch. 

Residential Student Meal Plans


Resident Standard Meal Plan

70 points per week + 900 anywhere points = 3,210 available points

The Caf features multiple food stations.Under the Standard Meal Plan, each residential student will receive a total of 3,210 points during the academic year. Each point represents a dollar in purchasing power.

Each week, 70 points will be added to a residential student’s ID card in a combination of cafeteria points and anywhere points. Of the 70 weekly points, freshmen will receive 66 cafeteria points, and sophomores will receive 44 cafeteria points. All junior and senior points will be anywhere points, and they can use these points at any food vendor or in The Caf. The weekly points can be used only during the week that they are added to the ID card. However, up to 35 unused anywhere points will be carried over to the following week.

An additional 900 non-refundable anywhere points are also added to your ID card yearly — 450 points at the beginning of the fall semester and 450 points at the beginning of the spring semester. Any non-refundable anywhere points remaining at the end of the fall semester will be added to your spring semester non-refundable anywhere point total at the beginning of the spring semester.

Resident Premium Meal Plan

90 points per week + 1,000 anywhere points = 3,970 available points

Carthage also offers a premium dining plan. The premium plan offers 90 points per week (instead of 70) and 1,000 anywhere points per year (instead of 900), for a total of 3,970 points per academic year. Of the 90 weekly points, freshmen will receive 66 cafeteria points and sophomores will receive 44 cafeteria points. All junior and senior points will be anywhere points, and they can use these points at any food vendor or in The Caf. The weekly points can be used only during the week that they are added to the card. However, up to 35 unused anywhere points will be carried over to the following week.

Commuter Student Meal Plans


Commuters can choose between two block plans for their meals and points can be used at any dining location on campus. Please note: The block plan is non-refundable at the end of the academic year for any unused points.

  • Commuter Plan A — 1,900-point block plan
  • Commuter Plan B — 950-point block plan

Carthage Cash


Want to supplement your meal plan with extra funds? You can put Carthage Cash on your Carthage ID card to use at on-campus eateries and in the Carthage bookstore.