Meal Plan Information

All students who live in Cafaro, Lyden, Kilcawley, and Wick Houses must have a meal plan. Meal plans are part of the “room and board” charge applied to student accounts.  All students begin each semester on the 12 Bronze meal plan. A student may select to upgrade their meal plan from one of the Bronze plans to a Silver or Gold plan for a nominal fee. This additional upcharge fee will be added to the student’s account separately from the room and board charges.

All meal plans include three components- meal swipes, Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points.

A meal swipe is used any time you go to eat at Christman Dining Common. You swipe when you enter, and then can eat as much as you want during that meal period. Christman offers a wide range of options, including many “build your own” options, as well as the capacity to cook meals to order for those with special dietary needs. Your swipe count resets each Monday morning, and meal swipes do not roll over from one week to the next.

Flex Dollars have a dollar-for-dollar value and can be used at many on-campus locations, including Christman Dining Commons, many grab-and-go locations in academic buildings, and many locations in Kilcawley Center. Please see our campus dining map for details. Flex Dollars roll over from fall to spring semester, as long as you continue to live on-campus. Flex Dollars expire at the end of the academic year (in May) and should be used before the end of finals week.

Pete's Points have a dollar-for-dollar value and can be used at all on-campus locations, including all locations where Flex Dollars are accepted, as well as many off-campus partner locations near campus. Please see our campus dining map for details. Pete’s Points roll over from fall to spring semester, as long as you continue to live on-campus. Pete’s Points expire at the end of the academic year (in May) and should be used before the end of finals week.

Meal Plans
Name Number of Meal Swipes Amount of Flex Dollars Amount of Pete's Points Upcharge Fee Restrictions
12 Bronze 12 per week $350 $150 Included in Room and Board None
12 Silver 12 per week $450 $150 $90 None
12 Gold 12 per week $550 $150 $180 None
8 Bronze 8 per week $400 $300 Included in Room and Board First-year students* in Cafaro and Lyden are not eligible
8 Silver 8 per week $500 $300 $90 First-year students* in Cafaro and Lyden are not eligible
8 Gold 8 per week $600 $300 $180 First-year students* in Cafaro and Lyden are not eligible
5 Bronze 5 per week $500 $450 Included in Room and Board First-year students* in all buildings are not eligible
5 Silver 5 per week $600 $450 $90 First-year students* in all buildings are not eligible
5 Gold 5 per week $700 $450 $180 First-year students* in all buildings are not eligible


*First year students are defined as students who have not yet lived on campus for two full semesters, not including summer terms.


Meal Plan Change Period

You may choose to change your meal plan once per semester, and only within the first two calendar weeks of the semester. To request a meal plan change, please visit the Y Card site: https://ycard.ysu.edu.

If you select to upgrade your meal (from bronze to silver or gold, or from silver to gold) you will be charged the upcharge fee, as noted above. If you are simply changing from one bronze plan to another bronze plan there will be no additional fee.

Please note the restrictions on selection of meal plans for first-year students, as well as first-year students in specific buildings.


Map of restaurant locations on YSU Campus


Where to Eat on the YSU Campus

Christman Dining Commons | Takes meal swipes, Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
YSU Performance Center | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Wendy’s (opening soon) | Takes Pete’s Points
Chick-fil-a | | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
The Den by Denny’s | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
2.Mato | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Chop’d & Wrap’d | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Jamba Juice | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Pete’s Treats and More | Takes Pete’s Points
Dunkin Donuts | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Hissho Sushi | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Maag Café | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Starbucks | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
On The Go | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Schwebel Café | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Cushwa Café | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points
Seattle’s Best Coffee | Takes Flex Dollars, and Pete’s Points

 

Where can I Eat Off Campus?

Many participating restaurants off campus accept Pete’s Points! The ever growing list includes:

The Mocha House - Youngstown
YSU StoneFruit Coffee Co
Prepped Wellness Café
McDonald’s - Youngstown
Jimmy Johns

Cocca’s Pizza - Youngstown
YSU Bookstore Barnes & Noble
Charlie Staples Bar-B-Que
Pressed Coffee Bar and Eatery

YSU Hot Head Burritos
Subway – Youngstown
Giant Eagle Liberty location only
And MANY OTHERS!