Student Life

Meal Plan

Dining Information

Bon Appetit at PUC Dining Commons provides a balanced sustainable diet for all students. The college provides current and on trend vegetarian/vegan fare along with traditional Adventist classics. We are able to accommodate any dietary restrictions or special requests. Please stop by and speak to either the Executive Chef or General Manager to find out more on how we can meet your specific needs. Non-vegetarian students and guests can enjoy made-to-order deli sandwiches in the Howell Mountain Market & Deli located in the Angwin Plaza. Bon Appetit caters for group activities, picnics, and banquets. Small groups and organizations may reserve auxiliary dining rooms in the Dining Commons (all food is to be prepared by Bon Appetit). Reservations are made at the Bon Appetit office located in the Dining Commons.

PUC offers a variety of meal plans to fit the many different dietary and lodging needs of our students. If you live in a residence hall, you are expected to take your meals in the PUC Dining Commons and The Grind. You may also eat at the Deli if it is covered by your selected meal plan. For further information, see the section entitled “Financial Information” in this catalog.

Refund Information

When a student moves out of the residence hall partway through the quarter, a prorated meal plan charge is calculated based on the number of days spent in the residence hall.

Meal Plan Information

Meal Plans

PUC offers multiple meal plans to fit the dietary and lodging needs of our students, as described in the following table. Students can manage and adjust their plan online through WebAdvisor. Please note the following:

  • Minimum Board funds and Special Minimum Board funds may only be used at the Dining Commons and The Grind.
  • Flex funds and meal-by-meal charges may be used at the Dining Commons, The Grind, and the Deli.
Plan Cost Included Elements
Platinum Flex $1,845 Minimum Board: $1,150 Flex: $695
Gold Flex $1,655 Minimum Board: $1,150 Flex: $505
Silver Flex $1,350 Minimum Board: $1,150 Flex: $200
Silver $1,150 Minimum Board: $1,150
Bronze Flex $925 Special Minimum Board: $725 Flex: $200
Bronze $725 Special Minimum Board: $725
Commuter Varies Meal-by-Meal Charges
Interterm Varies Meal-by-Meal Charges
Summer $900 Flex: $112.50/week or $900/term

Traditional Meal Plans

There is a quarterly minimum board charge of $1,150 for students living in the residence halls during the regular term. Residence hall students are automatically assigned to the Silver meal plan. You may choose to upgrade to the Silver Flex, Gold Flex or Platinum Flex meal plan at any time.

The Bronze and Bronze Flex plans are for students in special circumstances that justify a lower minimum board, such as students in internships and practicums off campus. These plans are awarded on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by Student Life.

If you have a documented food allergy, you may request a meal plan adjustment from the Student Life Office only after consulting with the Manager of Bon Appetit.

If you request a downgrade in your meal plan for a particular term, the request must be approved and processed no later than the Sunday directly preceding the start of the term.

Adding Funds to Traditional Meal Plans

If you drop below $100 remaining on your meal plan before the end of the quarter, you will receive an email notification. You may pay cash for meals once you have run out of funds, or you may add funds ($100 or more) to your meal plan. Added funds are not refundable, but they may be carried over according to the carryover policy.

Carryovers for Traditional Meal Plans

Students in the Platinum, Gold, Silver Flex, Silver, Bronze Flex, and Bronze plans may carry over a maximum of $100 at the end of Fall and Winter quarters. Any unused plan dollars are surrendered at the end of Spring quarter.

Traditional Meal Plan Dates

The meal plan for each quarter begins on the Sunday directly preceding the start of the term and ends on the Friday at the end of finals week. For Spring Quarter, the meal plan is extended through graduation Sunday.

If you arrive early for an authorized reason (varsity athletics, dormitory employment, new student orientation, etc.), you may begin utilizing your meal plan at the start of your authorized activity. As this will cause an increase in the number of meals for the quarter, you may need to upgrade your plan for the term or add funds utilizing the process described above.

Commuter, Interterm, and Summer Plans

The Commuter plan is available to residents of Brookside Park, Court Place, and community students. On this plan, you accumulate charges on your account (via the student ID card) and actual usage is charged at the end of each month. All meal charges must be paid by the end of the next billing cycle. This plan is not available to students who live in the residence halls.

The Interterm plan is available to students who live in the residence halls during breaks. On this plan, you accumulate charges on your account (via the student ID card) and actual usage is charged at the end of each month. All meal charges must be paid by the end of the next billing cycle. This plan is not available while regular terms are in session.

The Summer plan of $112.50 per week is charged to students who live in the residence halls during the summer. The total is $900 for those who participate in the full 8-week term.

Summer Work Incentive Credit: If you are here for a full eight weeks (400 hours) of employment and you are eligible for the summer work incentive (satisfactory work attendance, and grades), you will receive a 50% credit toward your meal plan, reducing the summer plan cost to $450.      

The Grind is closed during breaks and summer; students may purchase their meals at either the Dining Commons or the Deli.