Topic: meal plan

Reed ’21: Meal plan pricing limits students’ options


Reed ’21: Meal plan pricing limits students’ options

February 21, 2019 0 comments

Like most students, I put up with meal plan during my first year on campus. Mostly because I didn’t have a choice — all first-years are required to purchase a meal plan. Paying $6 for 12 ounces of soup violated every lesson my parents taught me on the virtues of frugality.

University to offer funds for meal plans, textbooks

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University to offer funds for meal plans, textbooks

May 15, 2018 0 comments

To ease the burden of costs of attendance, the University will launch two new financial aid initiatives starting fall 2018.

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Spring break meal plans need reform

April 23, 2018 0 comments

For students who elect to stay on campus, spring break should be a time of rest, not confusion about the affordability of meal plans and fears of food insecurity.

According to Peter Rossi, director of Dining Services, less than five students on average utilize the meal plan over breaks. This year, 300 students participated in the financial-need-based meal gap program.

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Cost of recess meal plans draws student scrutiny

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Recently, students have expressed concern over the University charging an additional fee to remain on a meal plan during official University recesses, such as spring break. Stanley Yip ’21, who stayed on campus over spring break this year, said he chose not to buy the University’s spring break meal plan. […]

Columns, Opinions

Stapleford ’21: Make spring break dining more accessible

April 15, 2018 0 comments

When the University established need-blind admissions policies and then announced the elimination of loans from undergraduate financial aid packages, it made a profound statement to the world that a student’s ability to pay should never keep them from obtaining a first-rate education.