Unlike living in the residence halls, where a pre-paid campus meal plan is required, living off-campus involves a host of meal options that require a student to budget both time and money. Eating out can be convenient and tasty, but it can also be expensive. Preparing meals at home may be more cost-effective than eating out, but it requires a little extra time for grocery shopping, meal preparation, and cleanup—not to mention a few basic cooking skills. Campus meal plans are also available to commuting students, allowing them to take at least some meals on campus. Most commuting students find that some combination of these choices works best for them. Regardless of whether you choose to eat out, eat in, or eat on campus, it’s also important to make healthy food choices, which will ultimately help you succeed at UNCG.
Commuter Dining Plans and Meal Plans
There are a number of meal plans for commuters. There are meal plans that will give you a set number of meals in Spartan Restaurant (in the Dining Hall) and additional Flex dollars that act as a declining balance debit account to purchase food and beverage at on-campus dining venues tax free. There are also just Flex plans – which may be preferable to students on campus only once or twice a week. Flex dollars can be added at any time and carryover from fall to spring semester – but expire at the end of the spring semester. Browse plans available to commuter students online.
For additional information contact Dining Services at 334-4101 or visit the UNCG Dining Services website.
Dining on Campus
UNCG offers an abundance of food choices for students. Choices include Chick-fil-A, Quizno’s, Papa John’s, Salsarita’s, Coyote Jack’s, Barnes & Noble Cafe’, Jamba Juice, Subway, Au Bon Pain, Krispy Kreme, a bakery, ice cream shop, two convenience stores, grill, salad & soup bar, plus two full service cafeterias. You can use your Flex dining dollars in any of these on-campus locations and at some local businesses who have made arrangements with the University to accept Flex dollars.
UNCG Dining Services
UNCG Dining Services operate a number of locations on campus. In the Dining Hall there is the Spartan Restaurant – an all you can eat restaurant where you can use Meal Plans, Flex dollars, cash or credit cards. On Fridays wear your Spartan Blue and Gold and receive a discount. Visit their website for hours.
Other locations that Dining Services operates include BoJangles (Jefferson Suites), Au Bon Pain (Bryan Business Building), and two food courts in the EUC – The EUC Food Court on the first floor with Salsarita’s, Papa Johns, Coyote Jack’s and more. and The Spartan Place on the ground floor of the EUC with Subway, WildGreens, and Jamba Juice.
Grab ‘n Go Convenience Stores: UNCG Dining also has three convenience stores on campus – Jefferson Suites (Spartan 360), the Elliott University Center (The MarketPlace), and McIver Parking Deck (C-Store). Commuters can use Flex dollars, cash or credit to purchase sandwiches, drinks and other items for a lunch onthego.
Registered Dietician – Dining Services also has a Registered Dietician on hand to help you navigate better/healthier eating option. Contact Amy Moyer for an appointment.