All first-year and second-year students are required to participate in a dining plan for the entire academic year. All first-year students living in university residence halls are required to take a designated first-year dining plan. All second-year students living in university residence halls are required to enroll in a designated second-year dining plan. All first-year and second-year off-campus students are required to take, at minimum, the Commuter dining plan.
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, observe kosher dietary laws, or have other dietary requirements, Tulane University Dining Services can help make sure you always have something to eat. If you require special assistance, please stop by the Campus Services office in Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107, and we will be happy to coordinate a meeting with the Sodexo management team and the Student Health Center to support your dietary needs.
The Dining Room at the Commons offers Simple Servings, which offers a hot, plated meal prepared without peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs. in addition, all food are made without gluten. imply prepared foods made without the FDA most common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs. In addition, all foods are made without gluten.
Wavebuck$ are on-campus retail dollars built into the various dining plans. For example, if you purchase the Unlimited dining plan, your Splash Card is credited with $250 in Wavebuck$ per semester to spend at any Tulane University Dining Services retail location, such as the LBC Food Court, the Drawing Board Cafe, Provisions at the Thirtieth Parallel, Le Gourmet, our Food Trucks, athletic concessions and PJ's Coffee. When purchasing a dining plan, Wavebuck$ can be added in increments of $100 up to $1,000. Each additional $100 raises the base price of the plan by $100. More Wavebuck$ may also be purchased throughout the semester in $100 increments.
NOLAbuck$ are retail dollars built into dining plans. For example, if you purchase the Unlimited meal plan, your Splash Card is credited $25 in NOLAbuck$ that you are able to use at specified retail locations around New Orleans. When purchasing a meal plan, NOLAbuck$ can be added in increments of $25 up to $500. Each additional $25 raises the base price of the plan by $25. More NOLAbuck$ may be purchased throughout the semester in $25 increments.
The Commuter dining plan is tailored to students who live off-campus. The Commuter meal plan has $600 in Wavebuck$ that are retail dollars the student is able to use on campus, as well as $25 in NOLAbuck$ which the student can use at specified off-campus locations. Students are able to add Wavebuck$ in $100 increments and NOLAbuck$ in $25 increments throughout the 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 Residences). The student also receives a $2 discount off the door price at Bruff Commons Dining Room.
Students may add Wavebuck$ in $100 increments and NOLAbuck$ in $25 increments by visiting the Dining Plan website here or in the Campus Services office in the Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107. No cash is necessary as the additional buck$ will be charged to the student’s accounts receivable bill.
Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ roll over from fall to spring if a dining plan is purchased for the spring semester. If you choose not to purchase a plan in the spring, all Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ will expire at the end of the fall. All Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ expire at the end of each spring semester.
Extra Meals are meals that allow you to treat a guest or yourself at the Dining Room at the Commons, Meal Swipes To-Go in Provisions, Meal Swipes To-Go in the Drawing Board Café, Roulez Food Truck, Viet-Nomie's Food Truck, Global Mobile Bistro Food Truck, the Currier tuktuk, and the Orleans Room at Loyola University (excludes Rimon).
Quick Picks are predetermined meal options at select locations in the LBC Food Court that allow you to order, swipe, and go! Al Fuego, Freshens, Pickles, Star Ginger, Wall of Greens, WOW Café, and Zatarain's offer Quick Pick menus.
Bruff meals, Extra Meals, and Quick Picks associated with dining plans do not roll over from fall to spring.
Within the Dining Room at the Commons, menus change on a four-week cycle, as well as seasonally, to make the most of our local produce and seafood. At our retail locations, menus are very consistent with branded concepts, such as Al Fuego, Freshëns, Panera Bread, Pickles, AFC Sushi, Star Ginger, Wall of Greens, WOW Café, and Zatarain’s. Many of these locations offer daily specials and limited time and seasonal offerings.
If you lose your Splash Card, immediately deactivate it by going to here, selecting card services, and clicking the “deactivate” button. A replacement for lost or damaged cards is available at the Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107 for a fee. You cannot enter the Dining Room at the Commons without your Splash Card. If the problem with your card only occurs with dining plan usage, visit Campus Services in the Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107 or call 504-865-5441 for assistance.
The Unlimited meal plan allows unlimited access to the Dining Room at the Commons (with the exception of a 2 hours window if a Swipe To-Go option is utilized).
The most popular meal plan is the Unlimited dining plan. This option offers the most flexibility with unlimited access to the Dining Room at the Commons a well as Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ to dine outside the dining room at retail locations on and off campus.