Plan Options

2018-2019 Meal Plans: Emporia State University offers three meal plan options for students who live on campus. All students who live on campus are required to have one three resident meal plans. Students who live off campus may purchase any meal plan. Prices listed on this site are on a per semester basis. If you have questions or need assistance please call or dining office at (620) 341-5903.

  • All Access Plan - $1816.00 per semester
    This meal plan allows you unlimited access to the Hornets Nest for as many meals as you like. This plan includes $125 Dining Dollars per semester. Dining Dollars can be used at any dining location, including the Hornets Nest, Hornet Express, and Buzzcotti. Optional Value Dollars can be added to this plan.

  • 14 Meal Plan - $1771.00 per semester
    This plan allows you 14 meals per week in the Hornets Nest. There are no restrictions on the number of meals you may eat per day, but you are limited to 14 personal meals per week. All 14 meals must be used in the Hornets Nest. The meal plan usage week begins with Friday breakfast and ends with Thursday dinner. This plan includes $125 Dining Dollars per semester. Dining Dollars can be used at any dining location, including the Hornets Nest, Hornet Express, and Buzzcotti. Optional Value Dollars can be added to this plan.

  • 9 Meal Plan - $1467.00 per semester
    This plan allows you 9 meals per week in the Hornets Nest. There are no restrictions on the number of meals you may eat per day, but you are limited to 9 personal meals per week. All 14 meals must be used in the Hornets Nest. The meal plan usage week begins with Friday breakfast and ends with Thursday dinner. This plan includes $125 Dining Dollars per semester. Dining Dollars can be used at any dining location, including the Hornets Nest, Hornet Express, and Buzzcotti. Optional Value Dollars can be added to this plan.
  • Commuter Plan - $515.00 per semester
    Any member of the campus community - students, faculty, and staff - may purchase a Commuter Plan. Commuter Plans are sold on a semester-by-semester basis (if you want this plan for the entire year, you purchase one plan in the fall, and then a second plan in the spring). This plan includes a total of 75 meals that can be used in the Hornets Nest over the course of a semester. Meals may also be used in the Hornet Express and Buzzcotti. A meal swipe in retail locations has a $7.00 value. If a meal swipe is used in a retail location and the purchase total is greater than $7.00, the customer will pay the difference.
  • Optional Value Dollars - $130.00 per semester
    At the time you complete your room and board contract, or until the meal plan change deadline (the second Friday of each academic semester), you may choose to add $260 Value Dollars to your meal plan ($130 per semester), which can be used in the Hornets Nest, Hornet Express, and Buzzcotti. Value Dollars work the same way as the Dining Dollars, except that you will receive a bonus 10% in Value Dollars applied to your plan. When you opt-in to Value Dollars, we will charge your university account an additional $130 per semester on top of your base meal plan cost, but we will load $143 (your bonus 10%) on your Hornet ID Card each semester.

  • Hornet Bucks
    The Hornet Bucks program allows you to load money onto your Hornet ID Cards and spend those dollars in any dining venue in the Memorial Union.  When customers load Hornet Bucks onto their cards, a bonus 10% of the purchase amount is added to the card balance. For example, if you purchase $100 Hornet Bucks, you will pay us $100, and we will load $110 on your card. For more information about Hornet Bucks and the Hornet ID Card, visit the Hornet ID Card webpage or call the Memorial Union ID Office at (620) 341-5859.