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Meal Plans 2017-2018

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 of these three meal plans. Students who live off campus may also purchase a meal plan. Outlined below are the three meal plans we offer:

All Access - $1777.00 per semester

  • This meal plan allows you unlimited access to the Hornets Nest. You may enter the Hornets Nest as frequently as you wish during hours of operation, with no restrictions on the number of personal meals you may eat per day or the number of times you may enter the Hornets Nest per week.
  • This plan includes $125 Dining Dollars per semester, and is already included in the price of the plan. 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 - $1733.00 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, and is already included in the price of the plan. 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 - $1435.00 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 9 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, and is already included in the price of the plan. 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.

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.

Commuter Plan ($515.00 per semester) Click Here to Purchase Online!

  • 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 Hornet's 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.

Hornet Bucks (Declining Balance) 

  • The Hornet Bucks, or Declining Balance, program gives members of the campus community the opportunity to load money onto their Hornet ID Cards and spend those dollars in any dining venue in the Memorial Union, or the Memorial Union Bookstore (excluding textbook purchases), with a bonus 10% buying power. 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.

Hornet's Nest Door Prices:

Breakfast $6.49
Brunch, Lunch & Dinner $8.99
Kids 5 and under eat FREE
Kids 6-12 $5.25 

We accept Meal Plans, Cash, Credit/Debit Cards, Value Dollars, Dining Dollars, Commuter Plan, and Declining Balance.

Important Info

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know. Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please call
Fred Karcher (620) 341-5903

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that meal cards are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
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