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Resident Student Meal Plans

In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have designed the following meal plans for the 2016-2017 academic year.

When you arrive on campus, you will get a Benedictine University BenCard which will allow you to access a prepaid dining account to purchase food in a variety of locations. You must bring your BenCard to every meal, entry will not be permitted without your BenCard. If you lose your BenCard you should report to Benedictine University Police immediately to purchase a new card.

The Resident Board Plans

These plans provide you with a specific number of meals per semester for "all you care to eat" meals in the Krasa Dining Room. You can use them all yourself, or use some to bring guests in with you. If you mis-a-meal your card may be swiped for a meal in the Coal Ben (the mis-a-meal program has specific times). Additional value is provided with a specific amount of Munch Money each semester to use at the Coal Ben or Coffee Shop.  Looking for a printable version of the meal plan information? Check out our Dining Brochure!

  • The Red Plan Block 160 + $180
    This plan allows for 160 "entries" into the Dining Room, usable at any meal. In addition, you will receive $180 in Munch Money. 
  • The White Plan Block 140 + $290
    This plan is designed for students who have internships or a hectic schedule. You get 140 "entries" in the Krasa Dining Hall, plus $290 in Munch Money. 
  • The Advantage Plan Block 120 + $380
    This plan is designed for students who work off campus. You get 120 "entries" in the Krasa Dining Hall, plus $380 in Munch Money.
  • $25 Munch Money*
    All full-time undergrad Benedictine students receive $15.00 in Munch Money and 2 meals on their ID Card each semester.

*Note: Munch Money will carry over from the fall semester to spring semester as long as you remain a resident. 

Board meals are reset at the beginning of each semester.

Important Information

Coal Ben Equivalence

Available meals may be used to receive a meal value of $6.50 during the posted times. Missed meals are limited to three per meal period per meal card. Additional items may be purchased with munch money. A valid Benedictine ID is needed for all transactions.

Krasa Dining Room Meal Prices


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. 
  • Remember that meal cards are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.

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Important Info

Meal Cards

Lost or stolen Meal Cards can be replaced. Should this happen to you please contact the Benedictine University Police Department in the lower level of the parking garage.

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 Frank Budig.

Special Requests

If you need a sick tray, have a special dietary requirement, or need a Grab 'n' Go meal, just let us know and we'll be happy to work with you to accommodate your situation.

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