Dining Services

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The UAF Dining Experience

UAF Dining offers a welcoming, affordable dining experience for Fairbanks residential and commuter students. With multiple locations on the Fairbanks campus, you will find something to satisfy all your dining needs. All of them accept cash, BearBucks, Munch Money and credit cards. Please visit the UAF Dining website for more information on each location.

Meal Plan Options

Meal plans are combinations of block meals and Munch Money. All-you-care-to-eat block meals can be used at Dine Forty-nine and as cash equivalency up to $7 at most Fairbanks campus dining locations (excluding Subway) from 11 a.m. until closing. Munch Money is used like cash at all dining locations and most vending machines on campus.

Meal Plans

All freshmen living in campus housing may only select either the Weekly 7 Block, Weekly 5 Block, Denali plan or Aurora plan.

Meal Plan Block Dinners Munch Money Price per semester Available to
Weekly 7 Block 7 $1,500 $2,695 All
Weekly 5 Block 5 $1,500 $2,495 All
Weekly 3 Block 3 $1,500 $2,150 All
Denali plan 0 $2,595 $2,595 All
Aurora plan 0 $2,450 $2,450 All
Nanook plan 0 $2,195 $2,195 All
Blue plan 0 $1,925 $1,925 All
Gold plan 0 $1,195 $1,195 Cutler residents
Cub plan 0 $815 $815 Cutler residents
Weekly 1 Block 1 $400 $610 Cutler residents

Using Your Meal Plan

Blocks and Munch Money are accessed using the PolarExpress student ID card. With all meal plans, you have the option to eat at any campus dining location or to make purchases at most campus vending machines.

All students living in a residence hall and Cutler Apartments are required to purchase a meal plan, with the exception of graduate students. UAF also offers meal plans to students not living on campus. Students wishing to share meals with others may do so as long as they are present. For more information on meal plan options and plan details, please review the Dining Services program terms and conditions.

All pricing is per semester. Students will automatically be enrolled in the same meal plan in the spring semester unless Dining Services is notified in writing of a different selection. These plans are nontransferable. Weekly block dinners will reset on Sundays. Up to $250 in leftover Munch Money from the fall semester will be added to the spring meal plan, but expires at the end of the academic year in May if not used. Unused blocks and Munch Money are nonrefundable.

Dining services on campus are provided by UAF partner Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, an international food and facilities management services company. Check Dining Services’ website for additions or changes.

Where To Get More Information

Dining Services
University of Alaska Fairbanks
309 Eielson Building
P.O. Box 757815
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7815
Email: uaf-dining@alaska.edu
Telephone: 907-474-6661
Fax: 907-474-5707