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Let your taste buds come alive with OU’s vast and varied dining selections. Fast food outlets, deli, snack bars, baked goods, made-to-order salads and meals, coffee shops, and cafeteria-style dining can all be found right on campus.

Whether you like to fit in three meals a day or eat on-the-go, you’ll find the meal plan that best fits your schedule at OU. Every plan allows you to pay for meals in advance, using the convenient OU SpiritCard, and eat anywhere you like on campus.

Vandenberg Dining Center (second floor of Vandenberg Hall)
Vandenberg’s 590-seat, all-you-can-eat cafeteria provides extensive menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including home-style dishes, soups, brick oven pizzas, vegetarian choices, mongolian grill and desserts.


Pioneer Food Court (main level of Oakland Center)
This eclectic food court includes Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, Chick-Fil-A (the only one in Michigan!), Coyote Jack’s Grill, Rotations, Chop & Wrap, Zoup Soup and Grizz Express.

Cafe O'Bears (main level of Oakland Center)
Grab a cappuccino, an espresso or a double mocha latte. This coffee shop also has teas, smoothies, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, wraps and more.

OutTakes Cafe (second floor of Pawley Hall)
In a rush? This snack center offers coffee, bagels, soup, doughnuts, fruit, salads, sandwiches and refreshments.

Suzanne O. Frankie Cafe (main level of Kresge Library)
Featuring Peet’s Coffee and Tea, this café also offers fresh fruits and confections.

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7 p.m. to midnight

Atrium Cafe (main level of Human Health Building)
In a rush? This snack center offers coffee, bagels, soup, doughnuts, fruit, salads, sandwiches and refreshments.

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Healy Cafe
Healy Café (main level of Elliott Hall)
Opened in 2011, the Tim and Marsha Healy Café serves a selection of fresh food items and Starbucks products.

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Closed

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All residence hall students must purchase one of these three board meal plans for $1,371.50 per semester, which is included in the total cost for room and board. These plans give students the opportunity to eat at any of the dining facilities on campus. Arrangements also can be made for box lunches and sick trays.

Students are permitted a maximum of four meals per day. These plans also include three transfer meals per week in the Pioneer Food Court and declining balance points (meal dollars) to be used to purchase food at any food facility on campus. Note that one declining balance point equals one meal dollar. Unused declining balance dollars roll over from fall to winter semesters, but Chartwells will retain any declining balance dollars not used by the end of winter semester.

Residence Hall Meal Plans

Meal Plans
meals Per Semester (Vandenberg Dining Center)
meal transfers per week (Pioneer Food Court) Meal dollars per semester for food purchases elsewhere on campus
Average meals per week
Block 285
Plus 50
285 3
50 18
Block 210
Plus 100
210 3 100 13
Block 150
Plus 250
150 3 250 9

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Faculty, staff and students who do not live in the residence halls may purchase a voluntary meal plan. These plans are also ideal for apartment residents who want to eat on campus without having to carry cash.

Declining Balance

With this plan, you can eat at any dining establishment on campus while the cost of each meal is deducted from your remaining balance.

OU offers $250, $500 and $700 plans during fall and winter semesters. Unused declining balance dollars do not roll over from fall to winter semesters. Chartwells will retain any declining balance dollars not used by the end of the semester.

Block Meal Plans

This plan allows you to eat a certain number of meals at the Vandenberg Dining Center during any given semester. Under this plan, the number of meals remaining carry over from week to week until the end of the semester.
  • 35 Meal Block Cost: $233
  • 50 Meal Block Cost: $313
  • 75 Meal Block Cost: $445

OU SpiritCash is a debit account that can be opened in OU’s ID Card Office. Once you open a SpiritCash account, you can use it to purchase food at any dining location on campus.

Each time you make a purchase using SpiritCash, the amount spent is subtracted from your balance. SpiritCash carries over each semester. Additional SpiritCash can be added to your account at any time.

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