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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase a meal plan?

Yes! It's a great value and it is Ohio Northern University’s policy that all freshmen, sophomores and juniors designated campus residents purchase a meal plan each semester.

What are Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars are cash values included in most meal plans. They work like a prepaid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card. Dining Dollars may be used at the World of Wings, Cosi or to purchase additional meals at the McIntosh Dining Hall.

Do Dining Dollars carry over from year to year?

They are available for you to use during the semester in which you purchase your meal plan. They are not carried over from year to year.

Do Block Meals carry over from semester to semester?

Block meals may be used during the semester in which are purchased. They do not carry over from semester to semester.

If I'm not a Resident Hall Student, where do I buy my meal plan?

If you live off-campus, you can purchase a traditional meal plan through the Residence Life office. We have also designed a special meal plan just for you with our Commuter Student Block Plans. The Block Plans come in 10, 30 or 50 meal blocks and can also be purchased by emailing

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