Meal Equivalency is a special feature reserved for students who have a campus meal plan. It gives students the opportunity to add variety to their daily meals by exchanging one residential (PCB Café or Southern Kitchen) meal swipe for a meal of equal value at a retail location or convenience store (POD).
For example, if a student wants to eat at Chick-fil-A one day for dinner instead of PCB Café or the Southern Kitchen, the student has the option of using a meal swipe to cover $4.85 of the purchase. If the total comes out to be more, the leftover amount can be paid using Dining Dollars, cash, or a credit card (i.e.: If the total is $5.85, then $4.85 is covered by the Meal Equivalency and the student would only have to pay the extra $1.00).
One Meal Equivalency may be used per meal period, i.e.: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meal Equivalency and a meal swipe may not be used during the same meal period. For example, if a student has used a meal swipe for breakfast, the student may not use the Meal Equivalency option for breakfast. The student may use one or the other, but not both in the same meal period.
See the information below for the times our retail locations accept Meal Equivalency as well as the dollar amount that is covered by the meal swipe.
(4:30–7:00 p.m. only)
Lunch and dinner
(Hodges Library only)