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Determine your meal plan

Meal plans are mandatory for all campus residents, regardless of courseload, and for all commuter students who meet all three of the following requirements:

  • Full time (at least 12 hours)
  • Attending at least 9 of those hours on Belknap Campus (does not apply to online courses)
  • Live off campus (Cardinal Towne, The Bellamy and The Province are classified as off-campus residences)
$1,460 Tier

For students living in campus residence halls without personal kitchens. Includes:

Center Hall
Community Park
Kurz Hall
Louisville Hall
Miller Hall
Threlkeld Hall
Unitas Tower
Wellness House
West Hall
  Click here for all $1,460 options.
$930 Tier For students living in campus residences with personal kitchens. Includes:
Bettie Johnson Hall
University Tower Apartments
Click here for all $930 options.
$175 Tier For full-time commuter students attending at least 9 of their credit hours on Belknap campus.
Click here for commuter meal plan options.
Custom Tier

For faculty, staff, part-time students, grad students or any Cardinal Card ID holder who would like to opt into meal plan benefits. Mandatory meal plan participants are not eligable for complete custom plans. You may use these links to make additions to your current mandatory plan.

Purchase Flex Points
Purchase Meal Swipes

Don't have a plan?
Create your own! Contact the Cardinal Card Office to purchase a block of 10 meals, or deposit funds into a flex point account and start saving money!

Each fall and spring semester, mandatory meal plans are automatically charged to your tuition account and loaded to your student ID, the Cardinal Card.

The meal plan is accepted at all campus dining venues and Flavours Catering.

Meals may be used at the following:
- Ville Grill: all-you-care-to-eat, anytime
- Global Market: combos, breakfast and lunch
- Cardinal Burger Company: combos, dinner
One meal is valid for one entrance to Ville Grill or one combo at Global Market and Cardinal Burger Company.  Meals expire at the end of each semester.

Flex points are accepted dollar for dollar at any campus dining location but earn an automatic 6 percent discount with each purchase!  Flex points roll over from fall to spring semester.  All flex points expire after spring finals.


To purchase, add funds or select a meal plan, please contact the Cardinal Card Office.

While there are three pricing tiers according to where you live, there are several plan structures within each tier so that you may customize your plan to fit your lifestyle at no extra cost. Before each semester, complete the Meal Plan Selection Form on the Cardinal Card web site. If you miss the deadline, you can add flex points or purchase blocks of 10 meals at any time.

Perks of the Plan:

Guest Meal Program: Use one meal swipe from your plan to pay for a friend or family member to dine with you at Ville Grill. Please note: You must be present and use one of your meals at the same time as your guest and you are only permitted to use one guest meal per visit. Maximum of two swipes.

Automatic Discounts - You save 6 percent every time you use your flex points. Also, no overdraft fees! If you run out of funds, simply add more with Cardinal Card Online. Any deposit above $100 earns a 10 percent bonus. Example: a $150 deposit gives you $165 to spend.

Balance Tracking - Ask for a receipt after any transaction. It states your remaining meals and flex points. Compare your balance with the meal plan budget to make sure you get the most out of your plan.

Convenience - All meals and flex points go directly onto your Cardinal Card ID. So if you have your card, that’s all you need for a day on campus.

Security - With your Cardinal Card, cash is obsolete on campus. Easily report your card lost or stolen to prevent misuse.

Variety - On U of L Belknap campus, you are never more than five minutes away from a great place to eat. With close to 20 options on campus, including 8 national brands, your choices are abundant!


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Meal Plan Main Page



Faculty/Staff Meal Plan

Manage Your Meal Plan
(Cardinal Card Online)
- Account Balance -
- Recent Transactions -
- Report Lost Card -
- Deposit Funds -

Purchase Flex Points

Purchase Meal Swipes

Meal Plan Transfer

Meal Plan Waiver

Cardinal Card Office

Link: University of Louisville