Montana State University

University Food Services

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Student Meal Plans

Our meal plans offer students the flexibility and freedom to eat what, where, and when they want with the convenience of three residence dining locations across campus. Students living in the Residence Halls may choose between a 5-Day Meal Plan (Mon – Fri) or one of the 7-Day Meal Plan (Sun –Sat) options. All plans allow for unlimited entry and unlimited food at any of the three locations during hours of operation.

Bobcat Anytime Platinum
This plan provides unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat residential dining venues 7 days per week during operating hours plus 12 guest meal passes and a $300 balance in Cuisine-N-Clean cash per semester.

Bobcat Anytime Gold
This plan provides unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat residential dining venues 7 days per week during operating hours plus 8 guest meal passes and a $150 balance in Cuisine-N-Clean cash per semester.

Bobcat Anytime Silver
This plan provides unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat residential dining venues 7 days per week during operating hours plus 4 guest meal passes per semester.

Bobcat Anytime Copper

This plan is desinged for students who will not be on campus on the weekends. It provides unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat residential dining venues 5 days per week (Mon–Fri) during operational hours plus 4 guest passes and a $200 balance in Cuisine-N-Clean cash per semester.

Bobcat Anytime Bronze

This plan is desinged for students who will not be on campus on the weekends. It provides unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat residential dining venues 5 days per week (Mon–Fri) during operational hours plus 4 guest passes and a $100 balance in Cuisine-N-Clean cash per semester.

Miller Dining Hall - located between North and South Hedges on the west end of campus.
Harrison Dining Hall - located in Johnstone/Mullan halls on the north end of campus.
Hannon Dining Hal - located in Hannon Hall on the east end of campus.

CHANGES

If you find the meal plan you have chosen does not fit your needs, simply change your meal plan before the following dates at the Cashier's Office (located in the Johnstone Center):

Fall Semester
Friday, September 11, 2015
Spring Semester
Friday, January 29, 2016

CUISINE-N-CLEAN (CNC) CASH

Depending on the selected plan, students receive a CNC cash account to which they can add money to throughout the semester. CNC cash can be used at any of the campus retail food operations, concessions, dining commons and all laundry facilities in the Residence Halls. CNC cash will transfer from year to year and will expire after a year of inactive status.

MEAL PASS

Food Service entrances have computerized readers that will scan either your hand or your MSU student ID (Cat Card). As a valid meal pass holder, you are granted unlimited access to any of the three dining halls on campus. Without a Cat Card or valid hand scan*, you will not be admitted to the dining hall. All students participating in the meal plan can have their hands measured and recorded at the Cat Card Office. If you have questions about your meal plan, contact the Residence Life Office in the Hedges Complex at 406-994-4961.

*Note: Hand scanning is an optional program that is designed for your convenience. No fingerprint information is taken. The system matches a photo of your hand to your ID, Cat Card, and GID number.

SACK LUNCHES

You may request a sack lunch from the dining facility cashier for a $6 charge. Requests should be placed with the dining hall manager 24-hours in advance. Sack lunches are included in your meal plan at no cost if you have a conflict (class schedule or athletics) that prohibits you from eating in the dining facilities during lunch hours of operation. Printed schedule is required for approval.

BIRTHDAY CAKES

If your roommate or friend has a birthday during the school year, order a decorated birthday cake from Food Services for free. Place your order with the cashier at the dining facility you normally dine in 24-hours before you wish to pick it up. Only one cake will be prepared per person per school year, and must be ordered within the week of the actual birthday. Birthday cakes are prepared fresh at our in-house bakery, Indulge.

Order Locations

Miller Dining Commons
Serving North Hedges, South Hedges, & Roskie
406-994-4270
 

Harrison Dining Commons

 
Serving Johnstone & Langford
406-994-7592
 
Hannon Dining Commons
 
Serving Hapner, Hannon, & Quads
406-994-4260

SICK TRAYS

If you are ill and cannot come to the dining hall to eat, you may have another student pick up a tray of food to be taken to your room. The student picking up the food must present both his/her Cat Card as well as yours when entering the dining hall. Your card number will be taken by the cashier. Any items not returned (silverware, china or glassware), will be billed to your MSU account.

GUEST MEAL PASSES

Visitors may purchase meals at the following rates:

Breakfast $7 • Lunch $8 • Dinner $9 • Special Dinners $10

After the guest meal passes included with the initial meal plan purchased are exhausted, additional guest passes can be charged to the student’s CNC cash account for a discount rate:

5-Day Meal Plan (Mon–Fri) Students with the 5-day meal plan can purchase guest meal
passes for $5 Monday–Friday. Guest passes purchased on a Saturday or Sunday cost $7.
7-Day Meal Plan (Sun–Sat) Students with a 7-day meal plan can purchase guest meal
passes for $5 every day of the week.

Students requesting this discount rate must have in their possession a valid Cat Card with sufficient funds in their CNC cash account.

NUTRITION & SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Miller, Harrison and Hannon Dining Commons offer a variety of nutritionally balanced meal options. There are always healthy choice and vegetarian options available. University Food Services also has an on-staff nutritionist to help with special dietary needs. Check out Crossroads, Miller Dining Common’s new healthy choice concept.

The Cat Counter
Nutrition facts and food allergens are now identified for all items served in the residence dining commons online, at on-site kiosks and at the point of service. Visit www.montana.edu/rdh/catcounter to take control of a healthier lifestyle and make better meal choices.

Free services provided include:
• Nutritional counseling and education for any dietary or nutrition issues to help navigate your way through the dining halls.
• Counseling and education for anyone with a food allergy or intolerance (required in order to receive accommodation for special food preparation).
• Healthy eating tips.
• Nutrition presentations in residence halls as requested.

Jill Abbott-Stoltzfus UFS Nutritionist
South Hedges Complex, Room 108 • 406-994-7097 • jabbott@montana.edu

MEAL PLAN PRECAUTIONS

Lost cards are replaced for $15. You will be instructed to get a new ID at the CatCard office in the SUB. Your meal plan is non-refundable. You are encouraged to treat your CatCard like a credit card. If someone else is found using your ID, you will be charged for the meals eaten by that person. Report any lost cards immediately. Your ID number can then be invalidated, preventing someone else from using it.

Should you lose or have a problem with your meal plan, please go to the Cashier's Office located in the Hedges Complex.