Student Meal Plan Information

Dining communally is one of the best ways to meet up with friends, professors, university administrators, and the monastic community and increase your connectedness and engagement at Saint John’s. Whether you live in a traditional residence hall or a campus apartment, meal plans provide convenience and value, and allow you to focus on your academic priorities, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, athletics, student organization involvement, and spending time with your friends and classmates.

 

Student meal plans include combinations of meal passes and dining bucks that provide flexibility in campus dining. The Continuous plan also includes guest passes and a daily retail meal exchange that add value and variety and allow you to connect with friends over a meal.

  • Meal passes provide access to The Refectory at Saint John’s University or Gorecki Center at the College of Saint Benedict. Meals at these locations are served buffet-style and are all-you-care-to-eat.
  • Dining bucks are prepaid declining balance funds that can be used to purchase additional meals at The Refectory or Gorecki Center or for a la carte purchases of food and non-alcoholic beverages at retail dining locations. Retail locations include Sexton Commons and The Schu at SJU and McGlynn’s, Clemens Perk, and Good 2 Go at CSB.
  • Guest passes may be used to bring a guest for meals at The Refectory or Gorecki Center. You must be present to dine with your guest to use a guest pass.
  • Retail meal exchanges are designated meal combinations at Sexton Commons or McGlynn’s that may be obtained using a meal pass.

 

Traditional Residence Halls

Continuous Plan                     $3,023

  • This plan allows access to The Refectory or Gorecki Center during facility hours. One meal pass per day may be used for a retail meal exchange at Sexton Commons or McGlynn’s. This plan includes $150 Dining bucks and four guest passes(1) per semester. Because this is the most popular and preferred plan for students living in traditional residence halls, the Community plan is automatically assigned to all students living in those buildings.

Block 200 Plan                        $2,700

  • This plan provides up to 200 meal passes per semester at The Refectory or Gorecki Center. Up to 100 meal passes per semester may be used for retail meal exchanges at Sexton Commons or McGlynn’s. This plan includes $250 Dining bucks per semester.

 

On-Campus Apartments or Off-Campus Students

Continuous Plan                     $3,023

  • This plan allows access to The Refectory or Gorecki Center during facility hours. One meal pass per day may be used for a retail meal exchange at Sexton Commons or McGlynn’s. This plan includes $150 Dining bucks and four guest passes(1) per semester.

Block 200 Plan                        $2,700

  • This plan provides up to 200 meal passes per semester at The Refectory or Gorecki Center1. Up to 100 meal passes per semester may be used for retail meal exchanges at Sexton Commons or McGlynn’s. This plan includes $250 Dining bucks per semester.

Apartment 80 Plan                $1,178

  • This plan provides up to 80 meal passes per semester at The Refectory or Gorecki Center. Meal passes may also be used for retail meal exchanges at Sexton Dining or McGlynn’s, or as guest passes.1 This plan includes $200 Dining bucks per semester.

Apartment 30 Plan                $417

  • This plan provides up to 30 meal passes per semester at The Refectory or Gorecki Center. Meal passes may also be used for retail meal exchanges at Sexton Dining or McGlynn’s, or as guest passes.1 This plan includes $50 Dining bucks per semester.

 

Adding Funds

Booster Pack

  • Running low on meals at the end of the semester? Add five additional meal passes to the Block 200, Apartment 80, or Apartment 30 plans for $61.75.

Dining Bucks

  • Dining bucks are declining balance funds that can be used to purchase meals at The Refectory or Gorecki Center, or for a la carte food and non-alcoholic beverages at retail dining locations. Retail dining locations include Sexton Commons and The Schu at SJU and McGlynn’s, Clemens Perk, and Good 2 Go at CSB.
  • Running low on Dining bucks? Additional funds may be added through the GET app or by stopping by the Dining Service and Events office in Quad 090.

 

(1)The meal plan participant must be present to use a meal swipe as a guest pass.

 

By participating in a meal plan, you agree to the terms of use.