Fall / Spring Meal Plans
There are a variety of meal plans available to meet your campus dining needs. In addition, Munch Money and Bear Bucks can be used at any GGC dining facility.
No matter what plan you have, your Claw Card serves as your meal card, giving you access to all the campus dining facilities without having to carry cash.
Your Choices, Defined.
Meal Plans for Resident Students and Commuter Students
Meal Plans offer discounted package plans each semester. Selecting a meal plan is required for resident students, and choices are also available for commuter students.
- Selection/changes are available up to the first five days of each semester.
- Upgrades are available through add/drop.
- Additional funds may be added to your Cave Cash at any time.
- Find dates on the Academic Calendar.
*Residential Access 7 is the default meal plan for all GGC resident students.
Access Plans (Meals per Week)
Access Plans (meals per week) are visits to the all-you-can-eat Dining Hall. These meals repeat/reset every week and unused meals during this week are forfeited.
Block Plans allow students to purchase a set number of meals to use any time over the course of the semester at the Dining Hall. All meals are per semester and do not roll over to the next semester. Remaining purchased meals at the end of each semester are removed from your account on or around the last day of the semester.
Resident students benefit from additional spending options with a meal plan that includes Munch Money. Purchase food at any retail brand or bring guests to the Student Center Dining Hall using Munch Money. Because Munch Money is rolled into a meal plan, it’s not subject to sales tax. All meals on the plans are per semester and do not roll over to the next semester. However, the remainder of your Munch Money will roll over from fall to spring semester and spring to summer semester. At the end of summer semester, any unused Munch Money will expire after final exams when resident students are required to vacate student housing.
Bear Bucks are an addition to the meal plan that allows students to purchase food items at retail venues or the Dining Hall. Bear Bucks are taxable funds. These funds do not roll over from semester to semester. Unused funds $25 and over will be subject to automatic removal from the Claw Card and placed back on the student's account as a credit at the end of each semester.
Meal Exchange (ME)
Meal Exchange is temporarily suspended during modified operations.
Cave Cash funds can be used campus-wide at food venues and vending machines where Claw Cards are accepted. Adding Cave Cash to your card is voluntary and deposits can be made in any denomination. These funds do not expire. They roll over from semester to semester and from year to year until you are no longer a student. Once you are no longer a student, the money is applied back to your Grizzly Den within Banner account and is returned if there is no outstanding balance owed to the College for tuition, fees or fines.
Also view "Add Money and Check Claw Card Balances," below.
Add Money and Check Claw Card Balances
Adding Cave Cash or Munch Money to your Claw Card can be done in the following ways:
- Faculty, staff and students can check balances and add funds in real-time, online.
- Faculty, staff and students can download and use the free mobile app:
- Use the PHIL Machine to deposit Cave Cash, located in the Building B, Library, Building 1000 (student housing) and the Student Center. Machine takes cash only.
- Friends and family may also deposit money online, using the student beneficiary's name and student ID (customer number). Students are responsible for spending from any deposits.
Resident Meal Plans: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
All resident students are required to participate in a resident meal plan. Resident students should not select a commuter meal plan as this will result in multiple meal plan charges on your student account. Resident students will be responsible for any charges resulting from selecting a commuter meal plan. The Meals per Week options are offered in combination with a Munch Money balance, as shown.
|Residential Access 7 Plus 200 Munch Money||$2,023||$5.66||7-day unlimited Dining Hall visits per week plus $200 in Munch Money per semester (default)|
|Residential Access 5 Plus 300 Munch Money||$2,023||$6.84||5-day unlimited Dining Hall visits per week plus $300 in Munch Money per semester|
*Residential Access 7 is the default meal plan for all residential GGC students.
View available Summer meal plans.
Commuter Meal Plans: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
Flexible meal plan options are available to commuter students, as shown below.
Changes are available up to the first five days of school. Upgrades are available through add/drop. Incentives may apply for signing up for the 34 or 70 block plan by the indicated date.
|Voluntary Meal Plan 70 Block Plus 75 Bear Bucks||$564||$6.98||Receive 70 block meals in the Dining Hall and $75 in Bear Bucks per semester.|
|Voluntary Meal Plan 34 Block Plus 100 Bear Bucks||$343||$7.16||Receive 34 block meals in the Dining Hall and $100 in Bear Bucks per semester.|
|Voluntary Meal Plan $375 Bear Bucks||$375||$8.00||Open to all commuter students. Receive $375 in Bear Bucks per semester.|
|Voluntary Meal Plan $225 Bear Bucks||$225||$8.00||Open to all commuter students. Receive $225 in Bear Bucks per semester.|
|Voluntary Meal Plan $100 Bear Bucks Only||$100||$8.00||Open to all commuter students. Receive $100 in Bear Bucks per semester.|
View available Summer meal plans.
Guest prices for the Dining Hall are available. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
Door Rate by Guest Type
- Breakfast – $9.00
- Lunch – $10.00
- Dinner – $10.00
- Brunch – $10.00
- Students – $8.00
- Faculty/Staff – $9.00
Meal Plan rates are approved by the Board of Regents. Munch Money plans are tax exempt and cannot be traded, sold or transferred to a third party. Remaining Bear Bucks balances over $25 are returned to students' Grizzly Den within Banner accounts at the end of the semester. Meal Plan holders may pay for guests using Munch Money, Bear Bucks, Cave Cash, debit/credit or cash at the Dining Hall door price.