Food Plan Options

2024-2025 - Undergraduates

Meal Blocks / Swipes: The term Blocks or Swipes refers to one meal. For example, a 19-Meal per Week Plan gives you 19 meals to use per week. All unused meals expire at the end of each Sunday; they will not carry forward.

Dining Dollars: The 5 Residential food plan comes with $125 Dining Dollars (commuters only). The 10, 14 and 19 Residential food plans per week come with $250 Dining Dollars. The Unlimited food plan comes with $300 Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars unused at the end of the semester do not carry over to the next semester; they expire.

Gopher Bucks: Gopher Bucks can be used anywhere on campus, and some off-campus locations, in place of cash, or credit and debit cards. They can also be used to purchase meals in all locations on campus. Gopher Bucks carry over from semester to semester. Balances over $10 will be refunded after the student has graduated or is no longer attending.

Kosher Nosh: Strictly kosher, meat and vegan options but no dairy. Available to all students with a regular meal swipe in Mary Fisher.


Food Plan Dining Dollars per Semester Cost per Semester 2024-25 Cost per Academic Year 2022-23 Approx Dining Dollars per Week
19 Meals per Week $250 $3,980 $7,960 $16
14 Meals per Week $250 $3,485 $6,970 $16
10 Meals per Week $250 $3,040 $6,080 $16
5 Meals per Week (commuters only) $125 $1,525   $8
Unlimited meals per week $300 $4,325 $8,650 $19

Meal Blocks expire at midnight every Sunday and reset at 12:01 Monday morning.

Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester.

To change your food plan, please email

The deadline to change your food plan for the fall semester is September 6, 2024.

To purchase additional Dining Dollars ($15 bonus if purchasing $100), visit Goucher College's OneCard Center. Purchases can be made in $25 and $100 increments.

Purchase Gopher Bucks (which do not expire and can be used in dining facilities, the bookstore, post office, laundry, vending machines, health center and more).