Meal Plan FAQs

Am I Required to Have a Meal Plan?

It is not required that students have a meal plan but it is greatly encouraged for its convenience and value!

How Do I Sign Up?

Meal Plans can be purchased at Locate the “Meal Plans” section at the top of the page and the listed plan options are categorized by semester. Select your desired plan and click “Add to Cart.” You may also sign up by visiting the Meal Plan Office located in the FSUCard Center at 104 N. Woodward Ave (Woodard Parking Garage), next to the FSU Bookstore.

How Do I Pay for My Meal Plan?

Your meal plan will be billed to your myFSU account and can be viewed and paid online at

How do I Find my EMPLID Number?

The 9-Digit EMPLID number is found on online through the portal under My Profile in the myFSU Identity Management section or under My Info, which is found on the right-hand side upon login.

Can I Check My Current Meal Plan Balance at

No, only money owed to the University is applied to If you need to check your swipe or Dining Dollar balances, you must log into e-Accounts.

Will My Meal Plan Automatically Renew for the Next Semester? 

Yes, meal plans are two-semester contracts – the plan amount will be billed to your myFSU fees account in both the fall and spring semesters. 

Will my Dining Dollars Expire?

Unused Dining Dollars will roll over each semester until graduation, or until the student departs from the university.

What is Round Up?

Round Up for FSU gives customers at specific campus retail locations the opportunity to "Round Up" their purchases to the nearest quarter ($0.25). The difference is automatically donated to the FSU Food For Thought Student Food Pantry. Round Up is conducted solely on a voluntary basis, and only applies to point of sale purchases with cash, credit, and debit.

What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at over 30 locations across campus! Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes, Cash Equivalency, Guest Meals, and Dining Dollars, conveniently loaded onto your FSUCard. With everything available at the swipe of your FSUCard, no need to carry additional cards or cash!


Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, Suwannee Room and Seminole CaféAs a part of our efforts to provide variety, flexibility, and convenience, you may also exchange one meal swipe per day at select retail locations on campus.


Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars may be used at any of the following locations:

Suwannee Room, Seminole Café, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Argo Tea, Bento Sushi at 1851, Brooklyn Pizza, Chick-fil-A, C.O.E Café, The Den, Doctor's Inn, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Jolt Café. Legal Provisions, Pollo Tropical, Panda Express, Panera Bread, Provisions on Demand, Proof at FSU, Shake Smart, Starbucks Dirac, Starbucks Strozier, Starbucks at the Union, Halal Shack, Subway, Tally Mac Shack at 1851, Three Torches, Trading Post, Joe Mama's at 1851, and Vato Tacos at 1851.

Any unused Dining Dollars will roll over each semester until graduation or separation from the University. Dining Dollars are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Visit our locations page for location information, including dining hall menus and hours of operation


Cash Equivalency

The cash equivalency dining option provides students an opportunity to add variety to their daily meals by exchanging one meal swipe per day for a meal up to a $6.50 value at any of the following locations: 

4 Rivers Smokehouse, Bento Sushi at 1851, Brooklyn Pizza, Chick-fil-A, C.O.E Café, The Den, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Pollo Tropical, Panda Express, Panera Bread, Proof at FSU, Shake Smart, Halal Shack, Subway, Tally Mac Shack at 1851, Three Torches, Joe Mama's at 1851, and Vato Tacos at 1851. If the total transaction is more than $6.50, the remaining balance can be paid with another form of payment including Dining Dollars, FSUCash, or credit card.

For example:

  You start the semester with the 100 Renegade plan to dine at Chick-fil-A on day 1. The ticket price is 8.99. You exchange one meal swipe for $6.50. You are now at 99 Swipes. You then pay the remaining balance of $2.49 with Dining Dollars.

The value of Cash Equivalency will increase to $7 in the Fall 2023 semester. 

Guest Meals

Guest Meals

All Fall and Spring dining plans include three (3) guest passes per semester in addition to the total allotted meals that are already included in the dining plan. These three (3) guest passes may be used for a friend or family member in any all you care to eat dining venue. The dining plan holder whose name appears on the corresponding FSUCard must be present to redeem the guest pass. The dining plan holder should alert the cashier if they intend to use a guest pass swipe. Up to three (3) guest passes per semester may be donated to the FSU Food for Thought Pantry here. Any unused guest passes at the end of each semester will be forfeited and will not roll over to the next semester.

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like
  • Healthy choices available all across campus
  • Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for meal plan members
  • Casual atmosphere with TVs, music and lounge-style seating-perfect for studying or hanging out with friends.
  • All-You-Care-To-Eat
  • Dining Locations<> Open from 7am-12am
  • Under $7 per Swipe on Open Access
  • Order Food for Pick-Up
  • To-go meals: Take Your Meals To-Go with Ozzi O2GO!

Managing Your Plan

There are three ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars balance:

  • Check My Balance
  • On your receipt after a purchase at any dining location
  • Visit the FSU Card Center, 104 N. Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Dining Dollars running low? No problem! Add more online.