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*Deadline for Fall 2019 Dining Plan Changes and Cancellation is September 6, 2019*


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2019-2020 Terms and Conditions (Official Copy)

These dining plans allow on campus students the most flexibility, value and convenience. Dining plans have a specified number of Bruff meals the students are able to use each week, Extra Meals to use throughout the semester, Quick Picks, Wavebuck$ to use at on-campus retail locations, and NOLAbuck$ to use at designated off-campus locations. First-year student options are Unlimited, TU 15 or Kosher plans. Second-year options are Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7 or Kosher plans. Third and fourth-year options are Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7, TU 8, Choice 50 or Kosher plans. Please see above chart for which residential plans are available to you according to years enrolled in school.

The Commuter dining plan is sold by semester only to students who live off-campus. This flexible retail dollar plan gives the student $600 in Wavebuck$ to spend at any Tulane dining location on-campus and $25 NOLAbuck$ to spend at any specific off-campus location. Students on this plan receive a $2 discount off of the Bruff Commons Dining Room door price. The Commuter dining plan allows the student flexibility to purchase additional Wavebuck$, NOLAbuck$, Extra Meals, and Quick Picks throughout the semester. This Commuter dining plan allows the student to purchase additional Wavebuck$ in $100 increments and NOLAbuck$ in $25 increments throughout the semester. Students are not required to add Extra Meals or Quick Picks, but if they choose to do so, the minimum is 10 meals. The Commuter dining plan is valid for the semester it is purchased in. The remaining dollars roll over to the spring semester with the purchase of a dining plan in the spring. This plan is not available to on-campus students (including those living in Aron Residence). 

To use your Splash Card to dine on campus, you may deposit Splash Cash using cash, check, payroll deduction, or online using a credit card (subject to a 3% convenience fee). In addition to retail dining, you can use Splash Cash at the Tulane Bookstores, Technology Connection, on-campus vending machines, and many other locations. All food service transactions using Splash Cash receive a 3% discount.

This plan allows the student to dine at Rimon at Tulane Hillel for 10 meals a week. This plan includes $400 in Wavebuck$ that the student can spend at any retail location throughout campus. A student may purchase additional Wavebuck$ in $100 increments and NOLAbuck$ in $25 increments. Meals do not roll over from week to week or to the next semester. Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ will roll over from fall to spring only if the student is enrolled in a dining plan for the spring semester. The Kosher dining plan does not allow for guests and one meal swipe is allowed per meal period. This location does not accept NOLAbuck$, Extra Meals or Quick Picks.

Terms and Conditions of the 2019-2020 Dining Plan Contract

CONTRACT PERIOD: The dining plan contract provides meals for fall and spring semesters. The operational dates vary according to individual locations and the academic calendar. Meals are not provided during some holidays and break periods, but students are able to use their Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ during those times at any open location. All dining plans are annual contracts, billable by semester. Dining plans purchased in the fall semester will automatically be renewed for the spring semester for all students unless changed or canceled by the student.

ELIGIBILITY: No exceptions are granted to the mandatory student board requirement!
Dining plan requirements for Class of 2023, 2022, 2021, & 2020 cohorts (students enrolled as first-, second-, third-, or fourth-year students during the 2019-2020 academic year):

  • All first-year and second-year students who live off-campus are required to enroll in a dining plan, at minimum the Commuter dining plan.

  • All first-year students who live in university residence halls (including Aron Residence) are required to enroll in Unlimited, TU 15 or Kosher dining plan.

  • All second-year students who live on-campus are required to enroll in either Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7 or Kosher dining plan.

  • Only students currently enrolled at Tulane University may purchase a dining plan.

    If Dining Services finds a student enrolled in a dining plan inappropriate to the number of years the student has attended the university, Dining Services reserves the right to default the student to the Unlimited plan for on-campus students and the Commuter dining plan for off-campus students. If Dining Services finds a student that is a first-year or second-year student that is not enrolled in a dining plan, Dining Services reserves to right to default the student to the Unlimited dining plan for an on-campus student and the Commuter dining plan for an off-campus student.

    TULANE SPLASH CARD: Splash Cards are the property of Tulane University. A student must present their Tulane Splash Card to access their dining plan. Dining plan participants may not pass, sell, or loan their cards to others. Lost cards are replaced at the Campus Services office for a fee.

    RESIDENTIAL PLANS: These dining plans allow the student the most flexibility, value and convenience. Plans have a specified number of meal swipes the student is able to use each week, Extra Meals the student is able to use throughout the semester, Quicks Picks, Wavebuck$ to use at on-campus retail locations, and NOLAbuck$ to use at designated off- campus locations. First-year student options are: Unlimited, TU 15 or Kosher plans. Second-year options are Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7 or Kosher plans. Third and Fourth year options are Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7, TU 8, Choice 50 or Kosher plans.

    A student enrolled in TU 8 or Choice 50 is not required to add Wavebuck$, NOLAbuck$, Extra Meals or Quick Picks. If the student is enrolled in TU 8 or Choice 50 and would like to add Extra Meals or Quick Picks, the minimum is 10 meals. Furthermore, if a student on TU 8 or Choice 50 would like buck$, the minimum is $100 for Wavebuck$ and $25 for NOLAbuck$.

Meal Swipes: Weekly meals will re-set each Monday morning at 2am. Meals per week and meals per semester are to be used by the card holder/dining plan participant only. Meals do not roll over to spring semester. A student can use a meal swipe at the Dining Room at the Commons, Meal Swipes To-Go at Provisions at the

Commons, Meal Swipes To-Go at The Drawing Board Café, Roulez Food Truck, Global Mobile Food Truck, Viet-

Nomie’s Food Truck, the Currier tuktuk, and the Orleans Room at Loyola.

  • The Unlimited dining plan allows the freedom to eat as many meals as desired any time of the day in the Dining

    Room at the Commons. There is one exception: when selecting the Meal Swipes To-Go option, the student will

    not be allowed to enter the dining room for a two-hour window.

  • Extra Meals: Extra Meals may be used to treat a guest. Extra Meals do not roll over to spring semester. A student can use an Extra Meal at the Dining Room at the Commons, Meal Swipes To-Go at Provisions at the Commons, Meal Swipes To-Go at The Drawing Board Café, Roulez Food Truck, Global Mobile Food Truck, Viet- Nomie’s Food Truck, the Currier tuktuk, and the Orleans Room at Loyola (NOT at Rimon at Tulane Hillel).

  • Quick Picks: Quick Picks are predetermined meal options at select locations in the LBC Food Court that allow a student to order, swipe and go.

  • Wavebuck$: Wavebuck$ are retail dollars that can be used at dining locations on-campus, athletic concessions, Rimon at Tulane Hillel and specified locations on Loyola University’s campus. A student may purchase additional Wavebuck$ in $100 increments throughout the semester (TU 8 or Choice 50 participants, see above exception). Wavebuck$ will roll over from the fall to spring semesters only if the student is enrolled in a dining plan for the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester, any unused funds will be forfeited. Unused Wavebuck$ will expire on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

  • NOLAbuck$: NOLAbucks$ are retail dollars that can be used off-campus at participating merchants. A student may purchase additional NOLAbuck$ in $25 increments throughout the semester (TU 8 or Choice 50 participants, see above exception). NOLAbucks$ will roll over from the fall to spring semesters only if the student is enrolled in a dining plan for the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester, any unused funds will be forfeited. Unused NOLAbuck$ will expire on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

    KOSHER DINING PLAN: This plan allows the student to dine at Rimon at Tulane Hillel for 10 meals a week. This plan includes $400 in Wavebuck$ that the student can spend at any retail location throughout campus. A student may purchase additional Wavebuck$ in $100 increments and NOLAbuck$ in $25 increments. Meals do not roll over from week to week or to the next semester. Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ will roll over from fall to spring only if the student is enrolled in a dining plan for the spring semester. The Kosher dining plan does not allow for guests and one meal swipe is allowed per meal period. This location does not accept NOLAbuck$, Extra Meals or Quick Picks.

    COMMUTER DINING PLAN: This flexible retail dollar plan gives the student $600 in Wavebuck$ to spend at any on- campus Tulane dining location and $25 NOLAbuck$ to spend at specified off-campus locations. A student on this plan receives a $2 discount off the Dining Room at the Commons door price. This Commuter Dining Plan allows the student to purchase additional Wavebuck$ in $100 increments and NOLAbuck$ in $25 increments throughout the semester. Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ will roll over from fall to spring only if the student is enrolled in a dining plan for the spring semester. The student is not required to add Extra Meals or Quick Picks, but if they choose to do so, the minimum is 10 meals. This plan is not available to on-campus students (including those living in Aron Residence).

    DINING PAYMENT: The dining plan charge appears on the student’s Accounts Receivable statement in July for fall 2019 and December for spring 2020 semesters, unless we are notified otherwise. Payments may be made at the Bursar’s Office or mailed to: Tulane University, Bursar’s Office #1685, 35 McAlister Drive, New Orleans, LA 70118-5645. Information on student accounts may be obtained from Accounts Receivable (acctrec@tulane.edu, 504-865-5368 or 1-800-798-7633). Please do not mail payments to Dining Services. Dining plan charges and/or refunds are made to the student’s Accounts Receivable account.


PLAN BEGINS

PLAN ENDS

DINING AT THE COMMONS CLOSED*

Fall Semester

Wed, Aug 21

Mon, Dec 16

Wed, Nov 27- Sat, Nov 30; Reopens dinner on Sun, Dec 1;Meal swipes accepted at Meal Swipes To-Go in Provisions on Tuesday, Dec 17

Spring Semester

Sun, Jan 12

1:00pm, Sat, May 9

Tues, Feb 25 AND Sat, Apr 4 - Sun, Apr 12;Meal swipes accepted at Roulez & Meal Swipes To-Go in Provisions Apr 4- 12

*Students may use their Wavebuck$ at any Tulane Dining facility that is open during this time.
ANY CHANGES IN DAYS OR HOURS OF OPERATION WILL BE UPDATED ON DININGSERVICES.TULANE.EDU.

CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: Changes and cancellations must be made by 5pm on the following dates: FALL SEMESTER: Friday, September 6, 2019

SPRING SEMESTER: Friday, January 24, 2020

Requests for changes may be made online during the appropriate time frame. Change requests include a daily prorated adjustment that is charged to the student’s Accounts Receivable plus a $25 administrative fee each time a change is made to the dining plan.

Cancellations must be made in person at the Campus Services office in the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life, Suite 107. Cancellations of a dining plan by the deadline will be charged on a prorated daily basis for meals through the date of cancellation regardless of whether any meal swipes are used. Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ from the current and previous semesters will be forfeited at the time of cancellation. Cancellations will include a $75 administrative fee.

  • There is no refund of dining fees for a student who withdraws from the university as a result of suspension or dismissal.

  • Failure to participate in the dining plan does not automatically release a student from his/her dining contract. There are no full refunds of dining fees except when a student withdraws before the first day of classes.

    CONTRACT TERMINATION BY THE UNIVERSITY: Tulane reserves the right in the case of natural disaster, pandemic flu or other catastrophic events where Tulane must cease operation for a single semester or significant portion of a semester to modify its no-refund policy. The modified no-refund policy would be determined solely at the discretion of the university administration.

    CODE OF CONDUCT: Any attempt to fraudulently use the dining plan of another student will result in disciplinary action against both parties. Food and equipment (including dishes & flatware) may not be removed from the Dining Room at the Commons. The Dining Room at the Commons is a “dine-in” only facility. Violations of this rule are brought before the University Disciplinary Board. Disruptive behavior, destruction of property or violation of any university policy or code

of conduct will result in sanctions through the University Disciplinary Process. Such sanctions may include but are not limited to barring a student from participating in the dining plan without a refund.

ACCEPTANCE: The student accepts the terms and conditions of this contract upon initial payment, submission of preference forms or processing charges. Any form of acceptance binds the student to the entire contract.