UNM Meal Plan Policies

Policies for academic year 2015 - 2016

as of 4/1/15

Student agrees that the Meal Plan Selection Form, together with these Terms and Conditions, shall constitute the Meal Plan Contract and are intended to be a binding legal agreement. The Regents of the University of New Mexico and Student agree as follows:

1. Mandatory Participation. Student acknowledges and agrees that execution of a Meal Plan Contract is a required condition for first-year, on-campus freshmen living in either UNM Housing or Casas del Rio. In the event that the LoboCard Office does not receive a signed Meal Plan Contract from Student, Student authorizes and instructs the LoboCard Office to enroll Student in a Teal Club meal plan and hereby unconditionally agrees to pay all fees and charges associated with such meal plan.

2. Resident Student Meal Plan Selection. Student shall select a meal plan, and provide all other required information, on the Meal Plan Selection Form. If Student is required to attend New Student Orientation including the College Enrichment Program, Student may choose the Teal Club plan, the Silver Club plan, or the Cherry Club plan, with the Teal Club plan being the minimum. If Student is not required to attend New Student Orientation or College Enrichment Program, then Student may select any meal plan.

3. Voluntary Meal Plan Selection. Non-resident Student may choose any available meal plan. Voluntary meal plans will be valid for one semester only.

4. Change Period. If Student begins occupancy in the residence hall during the Fall semester, Student may change the meal plan selection at any time during the first three weeks of the Fall semester by delivering notice to the LoboCard Office. If Student begins occupancy in the residence hall during the Spring semester, Student may change the meal plan selection at any time during the first two weeks of the Spring semester by delivering notice to the LoboCard Office. One change will be allowed without a change fee, but additional changes will result in a $25 change fee.

5. Term. If Student begins occupancy in the residence hall during the Fall semester, this agreement shall be for a term of one academic year. If Student begins occupancy during the Spring semester, this agreement shall be for one semester.

6. Payment. If Student begins occupancy during the Fall semester, Student shall pay sums due under this contract in two equal installments in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined by the Bursar’s Office. If Student begins occupancy during the Spring semester, Student shall pay all sums due under this contract in one payment in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined by the Bursar’s Office. Remaining meal plan values carry over from Fall semester to Spring semester for residents who continue the Housing assignment.  Remaining meal plan values carry over from Fall semester to Spring semester for voluntary meal plan purchases, if a meal plan is purchased for the Spring semester. Unused meal plan values will be removed from all plans on the Monday following finals week of Spring semester.

7. Meal Service. Meal service will commence the day the residence hall opens for occupancy and will end with lunch on the last day of the semester. No meal service will occur during University recesses, between semesters and over holidays. An official schedule of meal service dates is available at the LoboCard Office.

8. Termination by Student. In the event that Student terminates the student housing contract, Student may also terminate this agreement by delivering the pink copy of the housing cancellation form to the LoboCard Office and completion of the meal plan cancellation form.  For Casas del Rio students, a copy of the housing contract cancellation form is required.  Upon termination of a student housing contract and this meal plan contract student will be charged a prorated weekly rate plus actual used dining points.  A $50 termination fee will apply.

9. Adjustments. The LoboCard Office will use its reasonable best efforts to process adjustments caused by termination of this agreement or modification of a meal plan with the Bursar’s Office within five business days.

10. Not assignable. This agreement may not be assigned by the Student and any attempted assignment shall be void. A card swipe is required to access any meal plan. Keyboard entry of any identification number is prohibited.

 


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