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 $8 at Fairbanks campus dining locations. Munch Money is used like cash at all dining locations and most vending machines on campus.
All first-year students living in campus housing may only select either the Ultimate Monthly Block, Weekly 7 Block, Weekly 5 Block, Denali plan or Aurora plan.
|Meal Plan||Block Dinners||Munch Money||Price per semester||Available to|
|Ultimate Monthly Block||1 for each day of the month||$2,000||$3,050||All|
|Weekly 7 Block||7||$1,500||$2,750||All|
|Weekly 5 Block||5||$1,500||$2,550||All|
|Weekly 3 Block||3||$1,500||$2,150||All|
|Gold plan||0||$1,195||$1,195||Cutler residents|
|Cub plan||0||$850||$850||Cutler residents|
|Weekly 1 Block||1||$450||$650||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. Monthly block meals will reset on the first of each month, Weekly blocks will reset on Sundays. Up to $250 in leftover Munch Money from the fall semester will be added to the spring meal plan. All remaining Munch Money 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.