Board Plan Requirement and Options

As a part of the residential program, all resident students are required to participate in a meal plan offered by the University (see options below). The purpose of the meal plan is to provide a balanced and sound nutritional diet in conjunction with a time of communal gathering.

  • 20 Meal Plan provides students 20 meals per week (no meals carry over)
  • 225 Block Plan provides students 225 meals per semester.  Students can share these meals with their friends and family (may use up to 5 meals per meal period).
  • 14 Meal Plan provides the student 14 meals per week (no meals carry over)
  • 175 Block Plan provides students 175 meals per semester.   Students can share these meals with their friends and family (may use up to 5 meals per meal period).

Students who live in the Aldersgate apartments, Kenyon House or Spanish House have the option of choosing any of the meal plans listed above or choosing from a plan listed below. (For meal plan purposes, Sarah Johnson is NOT part of Aldersgate.)

  • 7 Meal Plan provides the student 7 meals per week (no meals carry over)
  • 95 Block Plan provides students 95 meals per semester.  Students can share these meals with their friends and family (may use up to 5 meals per meal period).

With each meal plan, students have the option of purchasing Eagle Bucks to spend at different locations on campus, including the Bistro and the coffee shop.

Asbury understands that some students may have extenuating circumstances that warrant an exception to the meal plan requirements.  Students who meet one or more of the criteria listed below can submit an application for a 7-Meal Plan:

  • Students who eat with parents, close relatives or a legal guardian
  • Students whose meals are provided as part of their work agreement
  • Students who are student teaching
  • Students whose work and class schedules conflict with the meal schedule
  • Students who have documented medical concerns certified by the University physician

If a student feels he/she meets one or more of the criteria for an exception, an application can be submitted to the Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs.  The application must be filed at least one week before the beginning of the semester to avoid a late filing fee.  Students filing after the deadline will be charged for the meal plan until the application is processed. Applications will be accepted only through the drop/add period. Applications are available in the Student Accounts Office and the Business Affairs Office. A dependent student must submit a letter of support from his/her parents with his/her application.

A student whose request is denied may appeal the decision to the Room/Board Appeals Committee to determine if extenuating circumstances warrant an exception to the guidelines. The letter of appeal should be sent to the chair of the Appeals Committee.