Meal Plans

Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your meal plan includes dining locations all across campus with a wide range of menus and offerings. You’ll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day! We’ve got you covered. See our Meal Plan options below for more information.

Fall Meal Plan Deadlines: Plans may not be decreased after August 1st, 2017, but may be increased until September 19th, 2017
Spring Meal Plan Deadlines: Plans may not be decreased after January 2nd, 2018, but may be increased until January 30th, 2018

***Special Offer!***: Running low on Meal Swipes? We’ve got you covered! We increased your flexibility by adding old gold swipes!

  • 25 Meal Swipes- Only $235 (Includes 5 Old Gold Swipes) ** tax included
  • 35 Meal Swipes- Only $320 (Includes 10 Old Gold Swipes) ** tax included
  • 50 Meal Swipes- Only $440 (Includes 15 Old Gold Swipes) ** tax included

For this offer visit Reynolda Hall Room 12 or call 336-758-5607. Offer is valid Nov. 1st- 21st.

What’s your plan made of?

Meal Swipes: designated amounts of meals at Residential Dining Halls on campus. These can be used at the Fresh Food Company (The Pit), North Dining Hall Hilltop Market, and the Magnolia Room

Old Gold Swipes: Feel like switching it up from the dining halls today? That’s what Old Gold Swipes are for! They are pre-designated combo meals at all restaurants, retail, café, and coffeehouse locations. They give you convenience when you’re in a hurry and variety & flexibility when you want something other than the dining halls! We have selected popular menu items paired with sides and a drink at all of our retail locations. For example, an old gold swipe can get you a 6 inch sub, chips, and a drink at Subway. Old Gold Swipes can also be used to enter our residential dining halls just like a regular Meal Swipe! Old Gold Swipe amounts are included in your total meal swipes, not additional to your meal swipes.

Food Dollars: Food Dollars are like a gift card for food on campus! They are accepted at retail locations, cafes, coffeehouses, restaurants, and convenience stores on campus. This is when you want a snack or a meal that is not on our old gold menu at retail locations! You can add additional food dollars at Reynolda Hall Room 12, between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday or at www.deacondining.com anytime during the year!

Check your balance

Always stay up to date on your meal plan balance by checking your balance here. If you have not set up your google account or are a parent or guest user, please see the resources below!

Student Registration Directions

Parent/Guest User Registration Directions


Undergraduate Meal Plans

You may only purchase additional food dollars if you are a meal plan holder
Deacon dollars: can be purchased through us and can be used at all dining locations as well as the book store and deacon shop.
Undergraduate meal plans must be purchased through Residence Life and Housing at win.wfu.edu

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Grad Student Meal Plans

Graduate students and faculty & staff purchase their plans here through Deacon Dining

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Faculty & Staff Meal Plans

Graduate students and faculty & staff purchase their plans here through Deacon Dining

Purchase a Plan

Coming Soon: Ability to purchase a plan through our website! To purchase a Faculty & Staff or Graduate plan currently, please visit our office in Reynolda Hall Room 12 or call us at 336-758-5607 and we will get you taken care of!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Meal Swipes and Old Gold Swipes?

Meal Swipes are used for entry to any of our residential dining venues which are the Fresh Food Company (the Pit), Hilltop Market at North Dining Hall, and the Magnolia Room. Old Gold Swipes are pre-determined combo meals at all of our retail locations such as Chick-Fil-A and Subway that include one or more selections of an entrée and drink! Old Gold Swipes give you more flexibility with your plan and are advertised at each of our locations for you to choose from! If you would like a menu item not on that list, then you would use your food dollars provided in your meal plan.

What is the difference between Food Dollars and Deacon Dollars?

Food Dollars can only be used for purchases in WFU dining venues. Deacon Dollars can be used for dining purchases and other campus locations such as the book store.

When is the deadline to decrease or increase my plan?

Fall decrease: August 1st, 2017

Fall increase: September 19th, 2017

Spring decrease: January 2nd, 2018

Spring increase: January 31st, 2018

Where can I find dining hours and menus?

deacondining.com has everything you need to find hours of service and our menus that change daily in our residential dining halls. If you have an allergy our menu allows you to filter out that allergen to show you all of the options available for you to eat! You can also find our hours on the entrances of dining locations.

How can I add additional food dollars or deacon dollars?

All you have to do is go to deacondining.com to purchase more! You can also call 336-758-5607 or visit our main office in Reynolda Hall Room 12 Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm for assistance to add these to your account.

Who can address my allergy and dietary needs?

Deacon Dining and the Student Health Center take food allergies and sensitivities very seriously. Many students, faculty, and staff have allergies and/or sensitivities to foods such as nuts, wheat, milk, eggs, and others. We strongly recommend that everyone on campus who has such an allergy or sensitivity contact us before or upon their arrival on campus so that we may become familiar with their particular needs and concerns: students who are requesting an accommodation must fill out the form at the provided link http://rlh.wfu.edu/current-students/you-choose/processes/special-needs/

Student Health – 336.758.5218

Campus Dietitian – 336.758.6410

We work diligently to make our dining halls as safe as possible for those with food allergies, we strongly encourage you to ask the chefs and/or servers questions about particular bakery or menu items and their ingredients. It is our mission that you find your dining experience to be a pleasant one, and we will gladly meet with you to help create an eating plan that meets your nutritional needs.

Who must purchase a meal plan and where can I purchase?

All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan and you can sign up through Residence Life and Housing at win.wfu.edu. To view additional details on each meal plan as well as dining options available on campus, you can visit deacondining.com

When does my meal plan expire?

Your meal swipes and old gold swipes expire at the end of each semester. Your unused food dollars will carry over from fall to spring semester and will expire at the end of the spring semester. When you add additional food dollars to your account, they do not expire.  They remain until they are used.    However, once you graduate, you lose the balance if they have any.

How do I request to change my meal plan?

All undergraduate students can request a meal plan change by filling out the Residence Life and Housing Meal Plan Change Request Form.