Our meal plans

First year and second year returning students are required to purchase a full meal plan (Signature, Gold or Silver) regardless of housing assignment.

Signature ($2,163 per semester)

This plan, at $2,163 per semester is designed for the student who eats all their meals at Dining Services.

Gold ($1,725 per semester)

At only $1,725 per semester, this plan is for the student who only occasionally misses a meal period.

Silver ($1,442 per semester)

This plan is designed for the student who eats lightly or less frequently.

Bronze ($386 per semester)

Costing only $386 per semester, this plan is ideal for apartment and townhouse residents. Why cook every night when Dining Services offers so many great choices? Let us cook a few meals every week so you can study and relax with friends.

Choosing a meal plan

Consider how often you will eat on campus (rather than at home or elsewhere). The following table shows how much you can spend for each meal plan for a five-day or seven-day week.

Approximate Cost Per Day
(rounded to the nearest dollar)

Number of days used5 days per week7 days per week
Signature ($2,163 a semester)$27.38$19.84
Gold ($1,725 a semester)$21.84$15.83
Silver ($1,442 a semester)  $18.25$13.23 

Monitoring your meal plan balance is easy. Your account balance displays at cash registers and vending machines after each purchase. You can also check your balance online or ask a Food Service cashier.

Changing meal plans

Students may change to a higher-priced plan within the first 10 days of a semester. Students may not add value to a meal plan. The Campus Cash plan accepts deposits on the i-card. Please read the section below on how to add funds to Campus Cash.

Please refer to the Meal Plan Terms and Conditions for definitive information about our plans.

Campus Cash: “Meal plan” convenience for commuter students, faculty, and staff

Campus Cash allows anyone with a valid University i-card to pay without cash at Illinois Springfield! Campus Cash allows you to swipe and go quickly at all our Food Service locations and at these campus venues, too

  • Athletics concessions
  • Bookstore
  • Campus public copiers
  • Computer labs
  • Student Union
  • Vending machines

You can fund your Campus Cash account at icardwallet.uis.edu or the Springfield ID Center.