Understanding your Meal Plan

Meal Swipes

Meal swipes are designed for all-you-care-to-eat meals in the Commons dining hall. With the All Access meal plan, you can come in anytime you want during regular operating hours for a quick snack or a full meal. Meal swipes expire at the end of each semester and cannot be rolled over to the next semester.

Bonus Points

Bonus points are declining balance funds that can be used for meals or snacks at any Illinois Tech dining location on campus. Unused bonus points roll from the fall semester to the spring semester with an active spring meal plan and expire at the end of the academic year. Unused bonus points only roll over from Fall with an active Spring meal plan in place.

Meal Exchanges

Meal exchanges can be used during the lunch or dinner hours at most Illinois Tech dining retail locations on campus. Each location has its own unique meal exchange menu from which students can choose. Meal exchanges typically include an entrée, side, and beverage. Unused meal exchanges do not carry over from semester to semester. A meal exchange trades a meal swipe at the Commons dining hall for a meal at another dining location on campus. If a student runs out of meal swipes from their meal plan, they cannot use any leftover meal exchanges.

Guest Meals

The All Access meal plan includes 10 guest passes per semester. Guest meals can be used at the Commons dining hall.