Meal Plan Enrollment Form

**Please note that if you are enrolling in a meal plan after 3pm on Saturday, August 26,
it will take 24-48 business hours to be active on your j-card.**

 

This form is for students that are not on a meal plan already.

2017-2018 Meal Plan Contract

IMPORTANT: Budgeting for a Meal Plan on the Monthly Payment Plan through the Student Accounts Office does NOT enroll a student for a meal plan. When this contract is received by the Office of Dining Programs, then the student’s name is entered on the meal plan roster and the billing is processed. Returning this form will NOT cause you to be billed twice for the meal plan.

Cancellation is not permitted. The meal plan is in effect for the entire Arts & Sciences/Engineering academic year.

Please read the entire contract before signing.

If you have any issues with this form, please contact our office at HopkinsDining@jhu.edu.

Meal Plan Enrollment Form

If you have more than 3 dietary needs listed above or want to define your needs, please email us at Hopkinsdining@jhu.edu.

Please see your Online Housing Portal to make this selection. Incoming first-year students have until June 9, 2017 to choose a meal plan on the portal. If the student decides to change after June 9, they will have the opportunity during the meal plan change period during the first-week of classes in August/September to request a change.

Please see your Star Rez Online Housing Portal to make this selection. Students select a meal plan during Housing Room Selection in March/April. If the student decides to change after Room Selection, they will have the opportunity during the meal plan change period during the first-week of classes in August/September to request a change.

Please see your Star Rez Online Housing Portal to make this selection. Students select a meal plan during Housing Room Selection in March/April. If the student decides to change after Room Selection, they will have the opportunity during the meal plan change period during the first-week of classes in August/September to request a change.

Hillel Options

Hopkins Hillel sponsors Shabbat and Jewish Holiday meal service at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life, 3109 North Charles Street. Those plans are separate from regular meal plans and are available for an additional fee. Hillel Options can be added through this form by the University through the first two weeks of August each academic year. After the first two weeks of August, students must inquire directly with the Smokler Center at 410-516-0333. All students are eligible to add a Hillel Option to any existing meal plan option.

Kosher Meal Plans

The University Kosher Meal Plans are available Sunday brunch through lunch on Friday (except for Jewish holidays). Kosher breakfast is not offered. All students are eligible to add a Hillel Option to any University Meal Plan. Hillel offers meals on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays in the Smokler Center for Jewish Life located at 3109 N. Charles St. When signing up for a Kosher Meal Plan, check the boxes on the contract indicating the desired University Meal Plan and Hillel Option(s). Hillel Options can be purchased separately or in combination with any University Meal Plan. The University will process the billing for both plans and the costs will be reflected on the Student Account statement. Hillel Options are billed, only once, for the total cost (Fall and Spring semesters) at the beginning of the academic year.

Contract Terms

Meal Plans are available to all full-time registered students. THE MEAL PLAN IS FOR THE ENTIRE ARTS AND SCIENCES / ENGINEERING ACADEMIC YEAR, or such shorter period of duration as expressly agreed to in writing between the University and the student. Cancellation is not permitted. Enrolling in a Meal Plan obligates the student for payment of the Total Price indicated in the agreement. The University reserves the right to cancel this agreement and discontinue the Meal Plan when, in its judgment, an emergency or other event limits or prevents satisfactory meal service. In such case, a pro rata refund will be made for the unexpired period.

Identification

The J-Card acts as a meal card. All Meal Plan subscribers are required to swipe the J-Card at each meal. The right to use the J-Card may not be given or sold to another person and all assigned privileges are nontransferable. Inappropriate use of dining privileges may result in possible disciplinary action and/or additional costs applied to the Student’s account. Lost J-Cards must be reported IMMEDIATELY to Housing and Dining and ID Card Services. Replacement cards are available at ID Card Services. A fee will be charged for all replacement J-Cards.

Meal Plan Usage

The meal plan week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. One meal is counted each time a student swipes the J-Card to enter the dining hall. Anytime Dining, 19, 14 and 10 meals per week, Block of 80 and 40 meals and Kosher Meal Plans can be used at Fresh Food Café. Meal swipes can also be used for Meals-in-a-Minute available at Charles Street Market. Dining Dollars can be used only at Fresh Food Cafe, Bamboo Café, Nolan’s at Charles Commons, Levering Kitchens – including the Levering Cafe, Charles Street Market – including Crepe Studio and The JHU Lab at Homewood Apartments. Sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in any meal plan, except for the 1425 Dining Dollar only Plan, are eligible for Meal Exchange. Meal Exchange allows the use of a “meal swipe” or guest pass, instead of dining dollars, for dinner at Nolan’s. One “meal swipe” may be used during each of two designated time periods (dinner and late night) - - restrictions do apply. Freshmen are not eligible for Meal Exchange. Guest Passes can only be used at Fresh Food Café or as a Meal Exchange at Nolan’s. Unused meals for the 19, 14 and 10 meals per week and for Kosher meal plans are forfeited at the end of each week. Unused meals for the Block of 80 or 40 meals per semester plans and Unused Guest Passes are forfeited at the end of each semester. Unspent Dining Dollars automatically carry over from Fall to Spring semester, but are forfeited at the end of each academic year.

Dining Calendar

Dining Calendar: Fall (Period One) begins with breakfast on August 27, 2017 and ends on January 13, 2018. Spring (Period Two) begins on January 14, 2018 and ends on May 17, 2018 (closes at 2:00, after lunch). No service will be provided during THANKSGIVING, WINTER or SPRING BREAKS. Dining locations will close for THANKSGIVING BREAK (November 17 at 2:00 p.m. and opens for dinner on November 26); for WINTER BREAK closes (December 22 at 2:00 p.m. and opens for breakfast on January 8); for SPRING BREAK closes (March 16 at 2:00 p.m. and opens for dinner on March 25). Hours of operations are subject to change and may be modified as needed. Hours of operations for all locations are available at https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/community-living/dining-programs/where-to-eat/.

Meal Plan Requirements

Freshmen are required to select from the Anytime Dining, 19 or 14 Meals per week, Kosher 14 or Kosher 11 Meals per week plans. Sophomores living in a University residence hall must select a minimum of the 1,425 Dining Dollars per semester plan 10 Meals per week plan, Kosher 7 Meals per week plan or choose any Freshman Meal Plan. Upperclassmen living in a University residence hall (excluding Bradford and Homewood Apartments, and Rogers House) must select a minimum of the Block of 40 or Block of 80 meals per semester plans, or any other meal plan option. Students living off-campus are not required to be on a meal plan, but have the option to select any meal plan.

Meal Plan Changes

Students may change to another eligible meal plan, only once each semester, during each designated change period. Each designated meal plan change period will be communicated, in advance, to students via their JHU-email address. Email communication will include a web-link and instructions on how to change meal plans. No changes will be allowed after each designated meal plan change period. Meal plan changes made after any designated change period, or students who change University meals plans more than once during any change period, will be subject to a $25 service fee. Students may also change meal plans by completing a Meal Plan Change form at the Dining Office at the AMR Annex. Meal plan changes and new enrollments are always effective on Sunday of each week. Hillel Options can only be changed by the University through the first two weeks of August each academic year. After the first two weeks of August, students must inquire directly with the Smokler Center. Additional Dining Dollars can be added to any existing meal plan anytime during the academic year, dollar for dollar, without additional service or facilities fees. Additional Dining Dollars can be purchased online at https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/community-living/dining-programs/. A minimum purchase of $100 is required for each transaction and the total purchase amount must be divisible by $50; for example $100, $150, $200 etc. All billing adjustments for meal plan changes will be processed directly to the student’s account through SIS.

Payment Policy

All Meal Plan costs are billed to the student’s account through SIS each semester. Meal plan costs for Fall (Period 1) are submitted to the Student Accounts Office during August; Spring (Period 2) meal plan costs are submitted during December. The Meal Plan contract remains in effect for the entire academic year and cancellation is not permitted.

Departure from JHU

The facilities fee originally included in the cost of all meal plans is not refundable. Unspent Dining Dollars will be credited back to the student’s account for all meal plans. Adjustments for the meals or blocks portion of all meal plans is based on the duration or total weeks enrolled on the meal plan, not the actual meal plan usage. The credit for the meals or blocks portion of all meal plans will be calculated by first subtracting the value of the Dining Dollars originally included in the meal plan from the original cost of the meal plan to determine the value of the meals or blocks portion of the meal plan. Next, the value of the meals or blocks portion of the meal plan will be credited back to the student’s account based on the Adjustment Schedule as follows: Fall (Period 1) - 100% before August 28; 70% before September 20; 50% before October 13; 30% before November 4. Spring (Period 2) - 100% before January 16; 70 % before February 7; 50% before March 2; 30% before March 24. A $50 administrative fee will also be deducted from the total credit applied to the student’s account. No credit will be issued after the tenth week of each semester. No credit will be issued to students suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons. No credit will be provided by the University for Hillel Meal Plans. All Hillel Meal Plan inquiries should be directed to the Smokler Center. If a student’s academic status changes, the student is responsible to notify the Dining Office in AMR II-Ground Level Offices at 410-516-3383 or email HopkinsDining@jhu.edu. This policy shall be subject to amendment by the University during the term of this agreement without notice.

Agreements

In addition to the terms of this contract, the student also agrees to the Meal Plan and Dining Guidelines and Procedures at http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/community-living/dining-programs/. This information can also be requested from the Dining Office in AMR II-Ground Level Offices. This contract cannot be assigned. This contract contains the entire agreement between the parties and no statement or promise made by either party that is not contained in this written contract shall be valid or binding. The University reserves the right to change the terms of this contract anytime without notice.