The mission of Northwestern Dining is to educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Northwestern experience by offering one of the most unique and pioneering campus meal programs in the nation.

2014-2015 Meal Plans

Summer 2015 Meal Plan Options

Students and guests on campus during the Summer of 2015 can purchase meal plans for a 6 week or 7 week period at a rate of $165.00 per week.  Summer conference guests may also make arrangements with their Conference Planner for a shorter or longer period. 

Students should use the 2015 Summer Meal Plan Request Form to enroll in a summer meal plan.


In order to meet your dining needs, the following meal plans are available for the 2014-2015 academic year.  To purchase a Resident Meal Plan use the Meal Plan Change/Request Form.  For more information visit the Meal Plan Terms and Conditions page. More information about the meal plan information can be found here

Resident Meal Plan Options 2014-2015

WildCat Weekly 13
The Weekly 13 Meal Plan provides 13 meals per week for use within any of the six resident dining halls, and 34 WildCat Points ($34.00) each quarter. (WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter.) You will also receive two complimentary Guest Meals each quarter.  (The guest meals are available on your Wildcard.)

  • WildCat Weekly 13 Annual Rate: $5,590
  • WildCat Weekly 13 Quarterly Rate: $1,863

WildCat Weekly 14
The WildCat Weekly 14 Meal Plan provides 14 meals per week for use within any of the six resident dining halls, and 34 WildCat Points ($34.00) each quarter. Each week 3 of the 14 meals may be used as Equivalency Meals in our C-stores, restaurants, and cafes. Equivalency Meals may be exchanged for a pre-set value to purchase food. (WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter.) 

You will also receive two complimentary Guest Meals each quarter. (The guest meals are available on your Wildcard.)

  • WildCat Weekly 14 Annual Rate: $5,885
  • WildCat Weekly 14 Quarterly Rate: $1,962
WildCat Unlimited Plan 
The WildCat Unlimited Plan offers unlimited access to the six residential dining halls during every meal period and 50 WildCat Points ($50.00) each quarter.  Each week 2 meals may be used as Equivalency Meals in our C-stores, restaurants, and cafes. Equivalency Meals may be exchanged for a pre-set value to purchase food.  (WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter.)  You will also receive two complimentary Guest Meals each quarter.  (The guest meals are available on you Wildcard.)
  • WildCat Unlimited Plan Annual Rate: $6,200
  • WildCat Unlimited Plan Quarterly Rate: $2,067

WildCat Block Plan - Not available to First Year Students
The WildCat Block Meal Plan offers a 117 meals per quarter (350 per year) that can be used at any of the six resident dining halls or as Equivalency Meals in our C-stores, restaurants, and cafes, plus 100 WildCat Points ($100.00) per quarter. (WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter.)   The WildCat Block Meal Plan meals may also be used for guests or additional meals. Since all of the meals and points are distributed at the beginning of the quarter, students on the Block Plan should budget their meals carefully.

  • WildCat Block Plan Annual Rate: $5,885
  • WildCat Block Plan Quarterly Rate: $1,962

Commuter, Faculty, and Staff Meal Plan Options
Note: commuter students are able to purchase any of the above Resident Meal Plan Options as well as those listed below.  To purchase a Resident Meal Plan or the Weekly 6, complete the Meal Plan Change Form (coming soon).

WildCat Meal Pack purchase wildcat meal pack
The WildCat Meal Pack provides 10 meals for use within the six resident dining halls plus 25 WildCat Points ($25.00) for purchases at our retail locations (these WildCat Points do not expire.) Multiple packs can be purchased throughout the academic year.

This meal plan is only available to faculty, staff, and students living off campus or in fraternities or sororities. 

WildCat Weekly 6 Meal Plan
The Weekly 6 plan is only available to faculty, staff, and students living off campus or students living on campus participating in a fraternity or sorority meal plan. (Must have proof from Treasurer to allow this plan.)

The Weekly 6 Meal Plan offers 6 meals per week for use within the six resident dining halls and 100 WildCat Points ($100.00) per quarter which can be used to buy food at our C-stores, restaurants, and cafes on campus. (WildCat Points expire at the end of each quarter.)

  • Annual Weekly 6 Rate: $2,904
  • Quarterly Weekly 6 Rate: $968

Equivalency Meals

Some meal plans allow the user to use a pre-set number of meal swipes outside of the six resident dining halls. These are called Equivalency Meals.  Equivalency Meals can be used to purchase food items at any Northwestern Dining's C-stores, restaurants, and cafes. For example, a student will be able to use a meal swipe to purchase up to $7.00 of their choice in food (coffee, sandwiches, candy, etc.) during the lunch period at Willie's Food Court in Norris, or any other Northwestern Dining restaurant or cafe on campus.


Retail locations will use the following equivalency rate:

Meal TimeEquivalency  Rate
7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.$5.00
10:46 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.$7.00
4:46 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.$9.00
7:31 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.$7.00

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Important Info

All students, faculty, and staff are able to purchase meal plans.

Questions?

If you have any questions about meal plan assignments, please contact the Food Service Office at 847-491-2020.

Lost or Stolen Meal Cards

Lost or stolen meal cards can be replaced. Should this happen to you, please contact the Wildcard Office at 847-467-NUID (6843).

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know. Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact our campus dietitian at diet-food@northwestern.edu.

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining.
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes, or utensils from the dining area.
  • You may take one piece of fruit or one dessert with you as you leave the dining hall, plus a beverage in a reusable mug (20 oz or less).
  • Remember that Wildcards are non-transferable. Wildcards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
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