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Dining

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 GrizzCard, and eat anywhere you like on campus.
Where and
When to Eat
Vandenberg Dining Center, Vandy II Dining Center (first and second floors, Vandenberg Hall)
Vandenberg's two all-you-can-eat dining centers provide extensive menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including home-style dishes, soups, brick oven pizzas, vegetarian choices, gluten free options, Mongolian grill and desserts.

Vandenberg Dining Center (Upstairs)
  • Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. / 8-11 p.m. 
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Vandy II (Downstairs)

  • Monday-Friday: 7-11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed 
 
Pioneer Food Court (main level of Oakland Center)
This eclectic food court includes Subway, Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A (the only one in Michigan!), Moe's Southwest Grill, and more!



Au Bon Pain (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.
  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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.-midnight
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 7 p.m.-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.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Healy Cafe (main level of Elliot 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.-8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Tilly's (main level of Oak View Hall)
A combination café and convenience store, Tilly’s carries everything from hot soups and sandwiches to frozen foods and snacks, in addition to many other types of grocery and toiletry items.
  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-2 a.m. 
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 3-9 p.m. 
Einstein Bros. Bagels (upper level of Engineering Center)
Einstein Bros. Bagels offers coffee, bagels, bagel sandwiches, frozen drinks, breakfast sandwiches, desserts and chips.
  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Bear Cave (lower level of Oakland Center)
Offering pizza, sliders, fries, and other delicious fast food options.
  • Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 3-9 p.m.
     
Residence Halls
Meal Plans
For students who live in the residence halls, a meal plan is included in the price of 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.  Students can replace up to seven meals per week with transfer meals at the Pioneer Food Court, and also have declining 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.

Once a meal plan has been submitted to Chartwells, it cannot be changed during that semester. Residence halls residents will have the opportunity in the fall to select a different meal plan for the winter semester during a designated meal plan change period. This meal plan change period is announced to residents via email in October, and students are expected to submit a completed change form during the designated time frame. 

Residence Hall Meal Plans


Meal Plansmeals Per Semester (Vandenberg Dining Center)meal transfers per week (Pioneer Food Court)Meal dollars per semester for food purchases elsewhere on campusAverage meals per week
Block 285
Plus 50
28575018
Block 210
Plus 100
210710013
Block 150
Plus 250
15072509
Voluntary
Meal Plans
Residents of the student apartments, as well as 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.

Apartment residents may purchase a voluntary meal plan through the University Housing office or University Student Apartments Office at any point during the semester, keeping in mind that unused dollars do not roll over from semester to semester. Students are reminded via email in November that if they wish to select one or more voluntary meal plans for the winter term, they may do so prior to the end of the fall semester, or any time after the start of the winter semester.

The cost of meal plans purchased through the University Housing Office or University Student Apartments Office are added to the student's account. 

Commuting students, faculty, and staff members may purchase a plan directly through Chartwell's.

Details on available plans may be viewed below.


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 either of the Vandenberg Dining Center locations during any given semester. These plans are also accepted as transfer meals in the Pioneer Food Court, Tilly's, and Bear Cave. Please note that there is no limit on the amount of transfer meals you may use from your block plan. 
  • 15 Meal Block Cost: $110.96
  • 35 Meal Block Cost: $244.08
  • 50 Meal Block Cost: $327.96
  • 75 Meal Block Cost: $467.43

 

Block Meal + Declining Balance Plans

This is a combination plan that offers you a certain number of meals at the Vandenberg Dining Center. You can replace up to seven meals per week with transfer meals at the Pioneer Food Court, and you also have 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. Under this plan, the number of meals remaining carry over from week to week until the end of the semester. There are three plans you may choose from, and you will find them described below. 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. Each of the three plans costs $1,479.50.

Meal Plansmeals Per Semester (Vandenberg Dining Center)meal transfers per week (Pioneer Food Court)Meal dollars per semester for food purchases elsewhere on campusAverage meals per week
Block 285
Plus 50
28575018
Block 210
Plus 100
210710013
Block 150
Plus 250
15072509

Summer Voluntary Meal Plan

This meal plan provides 10 meals per week throughout the chosen session(s). 
  • Summer Session I Meal Plan: $632.50
  • Summer Session II Meal Plan: $632.50
  • Summer Session I and II Meal Plan: $1265.00
SpiritCash

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

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

Purchasing a Voluntary Meal Plan
It is recommended that apartment residents purchase voluntary meal plans through the University Housing Office or University Student Apartments Office. 

Commuting students, faculty, and staff members may purchase plans directly through Chartwells. Please click on the button for details.