A coffee and muffin from King Cafe.

Meal Plans

Meal plans at Miami provide flexibility and value to match our students’ needs. They are flexible, transparent, and simple to use! Our Diplomat Meal Plans are a combination of buffet meals plus declining balance dollars. Learn more about your meal plan options below, and also be sure to explore dining options in the Places to Eat section. 

Meal plans are available to all Miami University students. To ensure a satisfactory dining experience, we maintain a database with over 5,000 recipes. Menus include a wide variety of freshly prepared and made-to-order items that have become Miami’s hallmark. Many of the items served are prepared from scratch daily in our kitchens or our Demske Culinary Support Center.

Meal Plans for 2017–2018 will be posted soon!

2016-2017 Tuition Promise Students Living in Residence Halls

Meal Plan Options and Costs
Level What's Included Each Semester The Details Cost per Semester
Diplomat Premium Unlimited buffet meals for you, 5 guest meals, $800 declining balance dollars Best value plan! Rest assured that you can eat at buffets as often as you’d like, and also use your flexible spending dollars at any dining location on campus. $2,925
Diplomat Standard 262 buffet meals for you, 5 guest meals, $500 declining balance dollars Provides an average of 2-3 buffet meals per day, plus declining balance to spend at any dining location. $2,400
Diplomat Minimum 225 buffet meals for you, 5 guest meals, $100 declining balance dollars Provides an average of 2 buffet meals per day, plus a smaller declining balance amount to spend at any dining location. $1,900

Tuition Promise Exempt Students Living in Residence Halls

Meal Plan Options and Costs
Level What's Included Each Semester The Details Cost per Semester
Diplomat Premium A $3,000 in declining balance dollars to spend at any dining location Fully declining balance option available for returning students only. $2,850
Diplomat Premium B $2,500 in declining balance dollars to spend at any dining location Fully declining balance option available for returning students only. $2,500
Diplomat Premium C $1,750 in declining balance dollars to spend at any dining location Fully declining balance option available for returning students only. $2,000
Diplomat Standard 262 buffet meals for you, 5 guest meals, $500 declining balance dollars Provides an average of 2-3 buffet meals per day, plus declining balance to spend at any dining location. $2,350
Diplomat Minimum 225 buffet meals for you, 5 guest meals, $100 declining balance dollars Provides an average of 2 buffet meals per day, plus a smaller declining balance amount to spend at any dining location. $1,850

Express Meal Plan for Heritage Commons & Off-Campus Students

Miami Express is the meal plan for students residing in Heritage Commons, living off campus, or attending one of our regional campuses. This meal plan is designed specifically to give students the flexibility of being able to cook at home or eat in one of our many dining locations. Miami Express meal plan holders have the convenient option of shopping at Market Street at MacCracken. This grocery style location stocks fresh produce, locally raised meat, and the largest variety of organic products on campus.


Miami Express Benefits and Discounts

  • Convenient dining locations near classrooms and campus libraries
  • Many nutritious choices
  • Meal plan purchases are tax-exempt—save 6.5%
  • Save time with various grab-and-go selections
  • An easy to use declining meal plan balance

Meal Plan Pricing

Each student has a different schedule and unique dining habits. That is why we offer a wide range of pricing options for the Miami Express Meal Plan. Once you select a price level, your bursar account will be charged that amount and then the funds will be added to your meal plan account, accessible via your Miami ID. This meal plan offers various levels ranging from $100 to $3,000 to fit your needs.


Sign Up For Your Meal Plan

Students may sign up for the Miami Express Meal Plan online through MyCard. Meal plan accounts remain active as long as you are a student at Miami.

To sign up online:

  1. Log in to MyCard using your UniqueID and password
  2. Click My Meal Plan
  3. Select your desired meal plan amount
  4. Check Make this my Spring meal plan also option if desired
  5. Click Submit Changes

Use Your Meal Plan

The Miami Express Meal Plan works like a debit account; students have a balance that is accessed through their Miami ID card. Your meal plan is accepted at all Miami University dining locations. As you purchase beverages, meals and snacks throughout the semester your balance decreases. At the end of each year unspent meal plan dollars will automatically transfer to a Miami Express plan for the next year. Meal plan dollars are non-refundable.



Check Your Meal Plan Balance

Each time you use your meal plan, your account balance is displayed at the register. Logging into MyCard allows you to view your balance online. WebCard Center lets you view itemized purchase lists and sign up for low account balance notifications.

To view itemized purchase list:

  1. Log into WebCard Center using your UniqueID and password
  2. Click Spending History
  3. Adjust the date range to match the spending history timeline you wish to view
  4. Click View History

To sign up for low account balance notifications:

  1. Log into WebCard Center using your UniqueID and password
  2. Click Notification Preferences
  3. Check that your contact information is up to date, email & phone
  4. Under Daily Alerts select When my balance drops below
  5. Customize where you want the notification to be sent and at what balance you wish to be notified

Add Money to Your Meal Plan

If at any point during the semester your declining balance gets low, funds can be added online using MyCard. Authorized guest payers may add money online by following the instructions on the One Stop website.

To add money via MyCard:

  1. Log in to MyCard using your UniqueID and password
  2. Click My Meal Plan
  3. Select your desired meal plan addition amount
  4. Click Submit Changes