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Fall 2017 Meal Plan Changes!

By Kennesaw eNews


By Melissa McMahon

Fall 2017 “a la carte” Meal Plans

Starting Fall 2017, there will no longer be a Mandatory Meal Plan Assessment for students who do not live on campus. Non-Residential students who would like a meal plan will get to choose from an “a la carte” style structure allowing them to create a meal plan that will best fit their dining habits.

Block Amount Block Cost Per Meal DD Cost Actual DD Received Bonus %
25 $235 $9.40 $25 $25 0%
40 $358 $8.95 $50 $52.50 5%
80 $680 $8.50 $100 $107 7%
120 $930 $7.75 $200 $220 10%
160 $1,080 $6.75 $300 $336 12%

Fall 2017 Residential Meal Plans

Students living on campus who have 0 – 59 Earned Credit Hours will have a choice of one of the following Meal Plans:

  1. 5 Day Unlimited Plan with $270 DD (240 or more meals per Semester) $1890 ($6.75 or less per meal)
  2. Block 220 Plan with $405 DD (220 meals per Semester) $1890 ($6.75 per meal)
  3. Block 160 Plan with $810 DD (160 meals per Semester) $1890 ($6.75 per meal)

Students living on campus who have 60+ Earned Credit Hours will have a choice of one of the following Meal Plans:

  1. Block 50 Plan with $50 DD (50 meals Per Semester) $489 ($8.78 per Meal)
  2. Block 20 Plan with $300 DD (20 meals Per Semester) $489 ($9.45 per Meal)
  3. $505 DD $489 (receive 3% DD bonus)

Kennesaw State’s new Meal Plan structure was designed using a variety of surveys, student focus groups and Board of Regents recommendations. Additionally, the Meal plan was restructured to address the following:

  • To align KSU’s meal plan structure more closely with other USG Universities.
  • To assure the quality and variety of KSU Dining are not effected negatively for our students.
  • To encourage and promote the University initiative of increasing campus involvement on the Marietta and Kennesaw campuses.
  • To offer students who live, eat and work off campus the flexibility to create a Meal Plan that works best for their dining habits.
  • Eating on campus promotes integration and engagement.
  • Students who are integrated or engaged are more likely to persist, graduate and find post-graduation employment that is relevant to their education.
  • Students who eat on campus are more likely to have relationships with faculty and staff that lead to a more meaningful educational experience.
  • Students who eat on campus are more likely to participate in student organizations and foster friendships that they later identify as a reason they persisted.

For more information regarding Meal Plans and Kennesaw State University Dining, please contact 470 578-2922 or visit our website at kennesawstatedining.com.

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