The Premier, Campus, and Core meal plans are valid through the last day of meal service in the semester of purchase. 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.

The last day for cancellations, changes, and refunds is the second Friday of the semester in which the meal plan was purchased. Meal plans are not transferable. Guests may use the dining hall with a guest pass from your meal plan, an additional swipe of your ID card using your swipe meal plan, Dining Dollars, or Cat's Cache. Card owner must be present. Guest passes and meal-to-go passes included with the purchase of Meal Plans if applicable are valid per semester only. Additional purchases of guest and Meal to Go passes carry over to semester II if unused, and expire on the last day of meal service in May. Purchased passes are nonrefundable. Meals cannot be exchanged for Dining Dollars.

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, please authorize another student to use your ID to pick up a meal for you. A student authorized to pick up meals must have the sick student's UNH ID with them as well as their own for safety verification.

To view menus, please visit:


Questions? Please contact us at the numbers below: 

  • Philbrook Hall (603) 862-9331
  • Holloway Commons (603) 862-0710

Faculty and staff meal plans can be purchased using payroll deduction or check. Meals on these plans roll over from one semester to another and year to year. Unused meals are fully refundable. In the event of separation from the university, UNH can withhold refunds for meals not yet paid for. Meal plans are not transferable. Guests may use the dining hall by using an additional swipe of your ID card, Dining Dollars, or Cat's Cache. The card owner must be present.

Anyone can purchase Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars can be used at most UNH Dining establishments, including the Union Court, Wildcatessen, Philbrook Café, Albert's, Zeke's Café, UNH Dairy Bar, CornerStone 1926 and all dining halls. Dining Dollars can also be used at Dunkin Donuts, most on-campus vending machines, online and mobile orders. Dining Dollars are valid during the academic year of purchase only. A balance will carry from fall semester to spring semester and is valid until the end of the meal service in May. Any remaining balance expires and is nonrefundable. Dining Dollars are encoded on your UNH photo ID card.

Dining hall meal services begin on the official opening day and end on the last day of final examinations. Meal services are not provided during university vacations and some holidays. Foods served in the dining halls are available to students on an "all-you-care-to-eat" basis and can't be taken out without the use of a meal-to-go pass. Guests are expected to conduct themselves in the dining halls in a manner respectful to other diners. Misuse of food and removal of dining hall property is prohibited and subject to disciplinary action.

Lost or stolen cards must be suspended or reported immediately to the Dining ID Office (603) 862-1821. Only the balance of meals, Dining Dollars, Cat's Cache and guest passes on the card at the time it is suspended can be protected. No temporary cards will be issued. It costs $25 to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged ID card; $15 to replace a lost, stolen or damaged non-photo dining card. Until your ID card is replaced, you will not have access to your balance of Dining Dollars, meal passes, Cat's Cache or meal plans. Your University ID card is strictly nontransferable. The owner of the ID card is responsible for its security and proper use and subject to a $25 fine for its unauthorized use.

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.

If you are not using one of your Meals To Go and a Reusable To-Go Box, nothing is allowed to be taken out of the dining hall with the exception of:

  • One piece of whole fruit or
  • One cookie or brownie

You may refill your beverage upon leaving the dining hall. It must be contained in a travel mug/reusable cup only that is 32 oz. or less.

All other water bottles, containers and anything over 32 oz. are not acceptable. 

Thank you for your cooperation.