Meal Plans

Cougar Card Services oversees all meal plan selections, changes, and cancellations. Meal plan options and more information regarding on-campus dining locations is found at Dining Services.

Spring 2020 Meal Plans

The deadline for meal plan changes and cancellations for Spring 2020 was Wednesday, January 15th at 5:00 p.m.

Meal plans can still be purchased after January 15th in Cougar Card Services but can no longer be charged to the student bill and must be paid for at the time of purchase with cash, check, or any major credit card.

Meal Plan Options for Fall 2020

Students can sign up for a meal plan and/or change their meal plan selection for Fall 2020 via the MyHousing/MyDining portal on MyCharleston February 1st, 2020 through August 17th, 2020.

Agreement to the Terms and Conditions for Meal Plans is part of the sign up process on the portal. Should you wish to review the terms in advance they can be found here.

First time entering freshmen (regardless of credit hours) and transfer students classified as freshmen upon acceptance by Admissions, who live in campus housing, are required to purchase a qualifying College of Charleston Freshmen Resident Plan. These meal plan options can be found at Dining Services.

Upperclassmen and Commuters who would like to purchase a meal plan can choose from eight different options. These meal plan options can be found at Dining Services.

Fall meal plans begin on Friday, August 21st, 2020 with lunch.

From August 18th through August 31st, 2020, students who wish to sign up for a meal plan and/or change their meal plan selection will need to visit Cougar Card Services or email their request to cougarcard@cofc.edu.

The deadline for meal plan changes and cancellations for Fall 2020 is Monday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m.

Meal plans can still be purchased after August 31st in Cougar Card Services but can no longer be charged to the student bill and must be paid for at the time of purchase with cash, check, or any major credit card.

Meals are valid for one semester only and do not carry over to subsequent semesters. Unused Dining Dollars do carry over to the next semester and remain on deposit until the student graduates or separates from the College. Cougar Card Services will refund the Dining Dollar account balance after receipt of a written request (Dining Dollar Refund Form) from students who are graduating or separating from the College. No refunds will be issued for account balances less than $10. Refunds will be issued via direct deposit if an account is set up with the Treasurer’s Office. If direct deposit is not set up, a check will be mailed to the primary address on file or as stated in the request. The College of Charleston reserves the right to close any account that is inactive for 18 months or more. Balances in accounts that are inactive for more than 18 months will be reclaimed.

A student will be released from the meal plan if a complete withdrawal, leave of absence or transfer to another institution is completed with the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence. Or, if the student withdraws from all classes by the stated deadline for withdrawal with a grade of “W” as posted on the academic calendar for the semester. Students are responsible for contacting Cougar Card Services, cougarcard@cofc.edu to request a refund. 

Consideration for Medical Meal Plan Exception

Campus dining locations have the ability to accommodate many food allergies and work hard to ensure dining options are as safe as possible. Students on campus with dietary restrictions are strongly recommended to contact Dining Services so they may become familiar with needs and take action to meet concerns. View other on-campus resources.