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BW Semester Block Meal Plans for 2024-25 Academic Year

Baldwin Wallace semester block meal plans provide students with dining flexibility to meet student preferences. Meal swipes carry over from week to week during the semester, so students have all semester to use their meal swipes.

Each plan includes Dining Dollars that may be used for:

  • All campus dining locations
  • BW bookstores
  • Printing kiosks
  • Event tickets
  • Parking fees
  • Vending machines
  • Off-campus dining partner locations


Semester Block Meal Plans

Prime Plan


Best value and most food! For students who eat regular meals. 336 meals per semester. This plan includes $200 Dining Dollars and 4 guest meals at Union Dining Hall.

Choice Plan


Greater flexibility for students who may eat two meals a day. 224 meals per semester. This plan includes $200 Dining Dollars and 4 guest meals at Union Dining Hall.

Basic Plan


Flexible meals and ability for students to manage their spending. 168 meals per semester. This plan includes $200 Dining Dollars and 4 guest meals at Union Dining Hall.

Senior Plan


Greater flexibility for seniors who may have hectic schedules on and off campus. 80 meals per semester. This plan also provides $500 Dining Dollars.

Commuter Plan


For commuter students, this plan provides meals for students who may eat on campus 1-2 times per week. 25 meals per semester. Commuters are not required to purchase a meal plan, however, commuter students may purchase any of the meal plans.

Add-On Option

20 Block


Convenient option for students in the Prime, Choice or Basic plans to add an additional 20 meals during the semester.

Comparing Semester Block Meal Plans







336 meals
per semester
224 meals per semester 168 meals per semester 80 meals per semester 25 meals per semester

Dining Dollars

$200 $200 $200 $500 $0

Available to all Residential Students

Requirement for first-year resident students; available to all resident students

Senior students only

Commuter students only

Price per Semester

$3,519 $3,113 $2,759 $1,109 $278

Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars and Jacket Pay Dollars

Jacket Express Card





Meal Swipes

Dining Dollars

Jacket Pay Dollars

Union and Lang dining halls Colony Café, Starbucks, Stinger's, Smoothie Bar Bookstore, event tickets and more Off-campus dining partners

Semester-to-Semester Carry Over

  • Meals carry over from week to week during the semester, so students have all semester to use their meal swipes. Meals do not carry over from semester to semester.
  • Dining Dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester. They do not carry over from spring semester to fall semester.
  • Jacket Pay Dollars, as part of a student's Jacket Express Card, can be used at all BW dining locations, off-campus dining partners, campus stores, printing kiosks and more. Jacket Pay Dollars are not included as part of any meal plan package. Jacket Pay Dollars carry over year to year until the student graduates or withdraws from BW. Any unused funds are nonrefundable once the student graduates or withdraws from BW.

Meal Plan Details

Get a Taste of BW Dining Options

  • Image of Students in Strosacker Hall Dining Area

    Meet up with friends, grab a booth and hang out in the Union Dining Hall on South Campus.

  • Image of Student Eating Pasta

    Choose from a variety of food options in the Union Dining Hall, located in Strosacker.

  • Image of Students in Dining Area

    The Union Dining Hall has room for everyone with several seating areas.

  • Image of Student at Salad Bar

    The salad bar has a variety of greens, vegetables and more so you can make your own creation.

  • Image of Students in Strosacker Dining Room

    The Union Dining Hall features East Grand Grill, Fusion, the Comfort Zone and Mosaic.

  • Image of Students in Starbucks

    Students have easy campus access to Starbucks on Front Street.

  • Image of Students Sitting in Starbucks

    Meet a friend, order your favorite drink and find a spot to study at Starbucks!

  • Image of Juice Bar in Rec Center

    Stop at the Smoothie Bar for a delicious drink after working out at Lou Higgins Rec Center.

  • Image of Students with Grab and Go Food

    If you need a quick bite to eat in between classes, you can pick something up from several places on campus.

  • Image of Students in Lang Dining

    Lang Dining Hall offers a homey place to enjoy your meal on North Quad.

Dining Locations

Union Dining Hall

The Union is the main dining hall, located on South Campus in the Student Union, it is open seven days a week when classes are in session. Options include comfort foods, fresh greens and salads, house made soups, pizza, pasta and delicious desserts. Fresh favorites from the grill include burgers, chicken, tenders and fries. Specialty stations offer foods with international flare along with an allergen friendly zone, and vegan and vegetarian choices.

Location: Strosacker Hall, the Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Phone: (440) 826-2412

Colony Café

Located in the Student Union on the main floor, the Colony Café is a casual dining restaurant for students, faculty, staff and the local community. The Colony Café serves lunch and dinner, offering a variety of soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches and deli wraps, fresh bakery and a variety of snacks.

Location: Strosacker Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday
Phone: (440) 826-2411

Lang Dining Hall

Lang Dining Hall is located in the heart of North Quad in the lower level of Lang Hall, serving breakfast and lunch. Lang offers a multiple food stations for your convenience. Place your order and one of our chefs will prepare your food.

Location: Lang Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: Closed
Phone: (440) 826-2415

Smoothie Bar

The Smoothie Bar is located in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center on the first floor (in the Harding Lobby). After having an exhilarating workout, treat yourself to a refreshing smoothie, made with fresh fruit and other natural ingredients.

Location: Lou Higgins Recreation Center
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (440) 826-6813


Located on Front Street in the University Market building adjacent to The Buzz on Front campus store is a full-service campus Starbucks.

Location: 106 Front St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Stinger's Fresh Food Market

Located in the Center for Innovation & Growth. Stinger's is a retail location featuring convenience foods and grocery items.

Location: 340 Front St.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday
(440) 826-3806

* All hours subject to change.

Convenience Services

Along with terrific dining facilities, Baldwin Wallace provides students with a number of convenient campus-wide services such as:

  • Vending machines
  • Pizza delivery


Catering is available through Dining Services for events and meetings hosted by departments and student groups as well as events hosted by local businesses and individuals.

Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (440) 826-8160

Caution: Please be aware that cooking equipment and spaces for food preparation are currently used for shared ingredients. Due to these circumstances, Baldwin Wallace Dining is unable to guarantee that any menu item is completely free of food-related allergens.