We offer dining plans and payment options to match eating habits and budgets. All of the plans may be used in any of the dining halls — Holloway Commons, Philbrook Dining Hall and Stillings Dining Hall — regardless of where you live.
The UNH Dining/ID Office provides your UNH photo ID card, processes your meal plan choice, provides guest passes, and is where you can purchase Cat's Cache and Dining Dollars. When you purchase a Campus Premier Plan, Campus Plan or Core Plan, we enroll you in our hand recognition security system for unlimited access to all UNH dining halls.
Plans may be purchased with cash or check, or billed in a lump sum through your tuition account through the second week of the second semester. Credit cards are not accepted. If ordering online, the charge automatically goes onto your student tuition account and will be viewable within 24 hours on your WebCat account.
Our meal plans provide great value, allowing you to eat at any dining hall any time during regular hours, as many times as you want. Each plan features take-out Meals to Go options, as well as Meal Exchanges that can be used in the Union Court as an alternative to eating in the dining halls during peak lunch hours. All students who reside in University housing (except Babcock Hall and the Gables and Woodside apartment residents) are required to purchase a meal plan. Plans are valid through the last day of meal service in the semester of purchase.
|Premier Plan||Campus Plan||Core Plan|
|Unlimited meals in dining halls||Unlimited meals in dining halls||Unlimited meals in dining halls|
|10 Guest Passes*||6 Guest Passes*||2 Guest Passes*|
|32 Meals to Go or Meal Exchanges||16 Meals to Go or Meal Exchanges||6 Meals to Go or Meal Exchanges|
|$300 Dining Dollars**||$200 Dining Dollars**|
* Guest passes included with the purchase of unlimited meal plans are valid per semester only. Additional purchases of guest passes carry over to semester II if unused, and expire on the last day of meal service in May. Purchased guest passes are nonrefundable. Unlimited meal plan holders can purchase guest passes in any quantity for $9.25 each.
** Dining Dollars are debit dollars that can be used at most, Dining locations, as well as Dunkin’ Donuts®, most on-campus vending machines, online and mobile orders. Get a 5% discount at the register when you use your Dining Dollars.
The following options are available to students living in the Gables or Woodsides apartments, Babcock Hall, fraternities and sororities and commuters living off-campus. These Swipe meal plans are valid for the entire academic year, carry from semester I to semester II, and are valid through the last day of meal service in May of the academic year in which the plan was purchased. Unused meals are not refundable.
Swipe plans provide admission into any dining hall OR a Meal to Go or a Meal Exchange. The more swipes you purchase, the more you save ... and plans start at only 50 swipes!
|Plan||Cost||Cost per meal|
|200 Swipes||$1,648||$8.24 (Best Value)|
Weekend Meal Plan
This plan is designed to offer flexibility and convenience on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy unlimited access and eat at Holloway Commons, Philbrook Hall or Stillings Hall any time during regular hours, as many times as you want. As an added value, the Weekend Meal Plan also comes with three Guest Passes for friends and family.
$923/semester - 3 Guest Passes
|Weekend||$923/semester||Unlimited, with 3 Guest Passes|
If you are going to be staying on campus over winter break, we have a convenient and affordable meal plan for you! Philbrook Dining Hall will be open seven days a week, including holidays.
Winter Break meal service begins on December 23, 2020 and ends on January 26, 2021. Existing Fall Semester Unlimited meal plans will remain in effect until December 22, 2020 the last day of finals. No prorated meal plan refund will be provided.
Winter Break Meal Plan
Our Winter Break Meal Plan provides a set number of admissions into Philbrook Hall. Plan costs and details are as follows:
|Meals||Cost Per Meal||Plan Cost|
Use the online order form below to order:
Philbrook Dining Hall
29 McDaniel Drive | Durham, NH 03824
Hours of Service:
Full-service hours 11/25/20 through 1/26/21
Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday
UNH Dining offers a meal exchange program for meal plan holders that lets you purchase food from Serrano, Creative Greens, The Farmers Grill, Sushi with Gusto or Artisan Fresh in the Union Court ($8.50 credit per meal), from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (some restrictions may apply). No cash value, no cash back. Valid UNH ID required.
For Premier, Campus, and Core Plans
These plans are restricted to the Meals to Go amounts of 32 for the Premier Plan, 16 for the Campus Plan, and six for the Core Plan. Meal exchanges end when the number of allowed meal exchanges has been reached or when the semester comes to an end.
For Swipe Meal Plan Holders
A meal will be deducted from your plan balance each time you use the meal exchange until all meals have been used or until the last day of service in May. The Meals to Go option may be used for a takeout meal from any dining hall in lieu of Meal Exchanges.
In an effort to be more sustainable, we offer a plastic reusable to-go box for those guests who have a Core, Campus, Premier or Swipe Meal Plan and wish to take their meal from the dining halls to eat on the go or to take back to their dorms. These boxes may be purchased with a one-time fee of $3.25 using Dining Dollars, cash or credit card. When a guest returns for their next Meal to Go, they can return the used to-go box and receive a clean one for NO charge or receive a green “exchange loop” to be used to claim a new box at a later time.
As of January 2020, the reusable to-go box is also available at the UNH Dairy Bar and CornerStone Café. You will receive a 25¢ discount on your meal and you can also choose the reusable to-go box as an option when ordering on Grubhub.
The Meal Exchange option may be used for at Union Court in lieu of Meals to Go.
By using reusable containers, you will join others in the effort to reduce waste on our campus.
Meals To Go FAQ
Do I have to purchase a to-go box?
It is a $3.25 one-time purchase for the reusable container. Every time you return to any one of our dining halls, you can exchange your used container for a clean one or an exchange loop good for a to-go box at a later time. It is that easy.
Where can the to-go boxes be used?
Holloway Commons, Philbrook Hall and Stillings Hall.
How many to-go boxes can each person have?
While there is no limit as to how many containers you may have, be aware that you will need to pay $3.25 for each one. We encourage you to only keep one container at a time.
Do I have to wash my to-go box?
We handle the washing of all containers in our dishwashing facilities to ensure their proper sanitation. Participants can give their reusable to-go box to the dining hall cashier in return for a clean to-go box. We do ask that you please bring the container back as clean as possible.
What happens if I forget my to-go box in my dorm room?
You will have two options if you forget your to-go Box. One, you can pay the $3.25 for another reusable to-go box or you can return to your room and bring the used container and receive a clean one at no charge.
UNH Dining wants to make sure any student who is ill has access to a nutritious meal.
If you are not feeling well enough to visit a dining hall, let your RA/CA/RHD know and they will fill out a pass giving another student authorization to use your ID to pick up a meal for you. They will contact a dining hall and the person picking up the meal will present your ID for swiping.
Upon arrival, we will provide a disposable takeout container and to go beverages as requested.
The phone numbers to call by facility to arrange for a meal are:
- Philbrook Hall 603) 862-9331
- Stillings Hall (603) 862-0804
- Holloway Commons (603) 862-0710
Refunds on meal plans after the second Friday of each semester will be granted only with management approval or withdrawal from the university. If approved, Premier, Campus and Core meal plans will be refunded; weeks and partial weeks attended will be charged at the weekly rate. Unused Dining Dollar balances will be refunded.