What is a Meal Plan?
A meal plan is a plan given to both resident and commuter students so they are able to eat and interact on campus. The meal plan has a ClipperCash account which students can use for activities and services on and off campus without having to carry cash. The meal plan also has a dining dollar account for food on campus. Our goal is to integrate both commuting and resident students so both groups are able to experience a full college life. Students can enjoy a meal while working on a project or just grab a snack between classes.
Type of Meal Plans
The 19 meal plan is an optional upgrade from the mandatory 14 meal plan if you are living in Peabody, Bowditch, Marsh or Viking Hall or upgrade from the resident meal plan if you are living at Atlantic Hall or Bates Complex. This plan offers 19 meals per week (three meals a day, Monday through Friday, and two meals on Saturday and Sunday). Plus $100 dining dollars and $90 ClipperCash. The 19 meal plan is a true value priced only $160 over the 14 meal plan a year!
The 14 meal plan is mandatory for all students living in Bowditch, Marsh, Peabody or Viking Hall. The plan includes 14 meals per week (options to choose: breakfast, lunch or dinner, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, 14 times per week), plus $200 dining dollars and $90 ClipperCash. With this option, students are able to make the most of their meal plans by choosing which meals suit their needs.
The 10 meal plan is great for students living in Atlantic Hall or Bates Complex who do not want to cook for themselves. The plan includes 10 meals per week (options to choose: breakfast, lunch or dinner, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday, 10 times per week), plus $200 dining dollars, and $90 ClipperCash.
The Resident Meal Plan, which is mandatory for all residents living in Atlantic Hall or the Bates Complex (unless they choose the 10 meal plan), includes $285 dining dollars and $90 ClipperCash.
The Commuter Meal Plan, which is mandatory for ALL first year students at Salem State University and is automatically given to all full-time (12 credits or more) day students, includes $285 dining dollars and $90 ClipperCash.
Miscellaneous Meal Plan Information
What if I do not want the plan and was given it anyway?
All residents are required to have a meal plan, it is mandatory. If you have a dietary restriction and are unable to eat on campus, please contact ClipperCard and we will work together with Chartwells Food Services to find the best solution to fit your needs.
What if I want to upgrade my meal plan?
If you wish to upgrade your meal plan first be sure you understand your current meal plan, the meal plan you are requesting to upgrade to, and the cost associated with each plan. If you upgrade your meal plan there will be a change to your student bill so please make any appropriate adjustments to payments. To request an upgrade you must email a written request from your Salem State email to the Student Navigation Center. No verbal meal plan changes will be accepted. Once your request has been processed you will receive an email confirmation from the Student Navigation Center to your Salem State email of the change. After contact has been made to change your meal plan it is ultimately the cardholder’s responsibility to understand the plan you have requested as you will be charged for it. The deadline to upgrade any meal plans for the spring 2017 semester is on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 3 pm. After the deadline has past you are required to stay on the plan you are on.
All commuters who are full-time day students are automatically given the commuter meal plan every semester.
This plan is mandatory for all first year freshmen. If you are an upperclassman, the plan is voluntary and you have the option to opt out of the commuter meal plan every semester. To do so, you will need to log on to your Navigator account; under the "campus finance" section choose "waive commuter meal plan", then check the box to opt out of the plan. You need to opt out of the commuter meal plan prior to the designated deadline at the start of each semester. The deadline to drop the commuter meal plan for the spring 2017 semester is on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 3 pm. After the deadline has past you are required to keep the plan.