Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email to uafsdining@uafs.edu and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

What Meal Plans do you offer?

We offer a variety of meal plans to meet your on campus dining needs. Check out our Meal Plan page for a full list of offerings.

What type of Meal Plan do you recommend?

We have a variety of meal plans to meet your needs! Depending on your class year, where you live, and how much you are on campus, our recommendations may vary. Be sure to use our filter and sort functions to help choose your plan. If you still need help choosing a plan, give us a call at or email us.

Are Meal Plans required?

All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. While a meal plan purchase is not required for off-campus students, many students take advantage of the convenience and value a meal plan has to offer.

What is Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars are accepted as payment at all on campus dining locations. They are loaded right on your Student ID card, so there is no need to carry around cash or another card! There is no minimum balance, over draft fees, or hassles!

How do I get Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars can be purchased by visiting the Cashier's Office on the 2nd Floor of the Campus Center or by calling (479) 788-7060.

What if I want to change my Meal Plan?

Meal Plan change requests for on-campus residents must be submitted to the Housing Office at housing@uafs.edu.

How do I get into the Dining Halls once I have purchased my Meal Plan?

Within 24 hours, your Student ID card will be activated with your meal plan. Present your card to the cashier in the dining hall, and you are all set!

Can I carry meals over to the next semester?

No, all meals expire at the end of the semester.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

To keep discounts as high as possible, meals are reserved for the meal plan holder only. However, with a Block Plan you may treat up to 1 guest per meal period.

What do I do when my Dining Dollars gets low?

You can reload your Dining Dollars at any time! Dining Dollars can be purchased by visiting the Cashier's Office on the 2nd Floor of the Campus Center or by calling (479) 788-7060.

Where is the Meal Plan Office Located?

Campus Center Room 143
5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903


Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

How do I use the Menu?

We have tools designed to help your health. Use the Comparison Box to quickly relate the nutritional information of two or more items. The Nutritional Calculator can populate the nutritional value of your meal. Use our quick nutritional icons to identify food with special preparation or contents at a glance.