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Apartment Dining Options

Dining at UT Arlington is convenient and valuable by choosing a meal plan best suited for your eating habits and schedule. With four traditional and three commuter meal plans to choose from, you can enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Connection Café. You receive a set number of meals per semester based on the plan you select. When you eat at the Connection Café, a meal is subtracted from your meal balance. In addition, each meal plan comes with a certain amount of Dining Dollars that can be used at the Connection Café, the Plaza food court, Starbucks, The Market and other on-campus Dining services locations. All four traditional meal plans also include $50 College Park Dollars specifically for the restaurants in the College Park District. All students are eligible to sign up for a meal plan.

With the Bronze, Silver, and commuter plans, you may swipe in only once per meal period at the Connection Cafe (breakfast, continental breakfast, lunch, midday meal, and dinner), but you may use Dining Dollars if you would like to treat a friend to a meal in the Connection Café. Dining Dollars are dollar to dollar, much like a debit system, and the balance will roll over from the fall to spring.  Please note that Commuter Meal Plan Dining Dollars do not roll over from semester to semester.

If you run out of Dining Dollars, you can reload them on your card or add Mav Money to your card, which is also dollar to dollar, either at the Office of Student Accounts, at a campus kiosk, or online through your MyMav account. Our meal plan program is completely separate from the Mav Money system. Please inquire with the Mav Express Office for more information about this program.

Stop by the Housing Office in the E.H. Hereford University Center to sign up for a commuter meal plan. Commuter meal plans must be paid in full at the time of signing the contract.

Coming Soon


The all-you-care-to-eat Dining Center will include indoor and outdoor seating areas. Additional retail dining options include Starbucks, a Brick-Oven Style Pizzeria and a Specialty Grill. The Center will also have group meeting rooms, study and lounge areas. 

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