Meal Plans and Dining Facilities

There are a variety of meal plans and dining facilities for resident and commuter students to choose from.

  • Meal Plans
  • How the Meal Plans Work
  • Dining Facilities

Resident Meal Plans – 2017-2018

$1,233/qtr (includes 140 meals plus $135 in meal dollars)

$1,128/qtr (includes 105 meals plus $110 in meal dollars)

$1,014/qtr (includes 80 meals plus $90 in meal dollars)

2017-2018 Meal Plan costs are available in the 2017-2018 Student Expense Planner.

Commuter Meal Plans

The commuter meal plan can only be used in the RWJ Cafeteria. It cannot be used in Skylight Marketplace, Roscoe’s, vending, bookstore or copiers. The commuter meal plan will be active for the fiscal year from the time of purchase through the last day of Spring Quarter. The plan will carry forward from quarter to quarter until the last day of Spring Quarter. No refunds will be given for remaining meals.

To purchase a commuter Meal Plan, stop by the Office of Student Accounts and let them know how many meals you would like to purchase. They will add the plan to your ID account and affix a label to your MSOE ID.

10 meals: $ 79.60
20 meals: $159.20
30 meals: $238.80
40 meals: $318.40
50 meals: $398.00

A label identifying the commuter meal plan must be attached to the back of the participating person’s MSOE ID.

If you lose your ID, another label may be obtained from the Student Account Office when a new ID is purchased.

Meal Plan Procedure and Participation Requirements

Meal plans are added to student’s accounts typically within a week before each quarter. There are a few exceptions (Meal Plans in Fall Quarter are usually added two weeks before school). Students have the option of changing meal plans for Winter and Spring Quarters. Balances from the Meals and Meal Dollars carry forward, but are lost at the end of Spring Quarter.

Meal Balances and Meal Dollar Balances
Meals balances remaining from previous quarters will carry forward to Winter or Spring Quarter. Meal dollar balances will also carry forward to Winter or Spring Quarter.

End of Spring Quarter
Meal plan balances and meal dollars will be lost as of the last day of Spring Quarter.

Meal Refund Schedule (revised 2016)
In the event of an academic termination or decision by the student to terminate his or her student status, meals from the current quarter will be refunded at $3.00 per meal and will be authorized according to the below refund schedule. Meals carried over from the previous quarter must be used or lost. The meal plan contract period runs from the beginning of Fall Quarter through the end of Spring Quarter.

Meal Refund Schedule:
Week 1 = Total – Usage, balance refunded at 100%
Week 2 = Total – Usage, balance at 80%
Week 3 = Total – Usage, balance at 40%
Week 4 = Total – Usage, balance at 20%
Week 5 and after = 0%

At the end of the contract period – all meals and points must be used or they will be lost – NO REFUND

Summer Resident
If you are a summer resident, meal plan balances and meal dollars remaining will remain for use during the summer through the last day of July.

Extra Meals
Extra Meals purchased at the meal equivalency value of $3.00 per meal will carry from quarter to quarter. In August, before new Meal Plans are imported to accounts, any remaining ‘Extra Meals’ will be converted to Raider Plan money at the meal equivalent per meal.

Meal Equivalents (Use of Meals at Roscoe’s or Skylight Marketplace)
Any remaining money from the use of meals at Roscoe’s or Skylight Marketplace will be refunded to the respective Meal Dollar plan. (Example: With a meal equivalency of $3.00, if you spend $2.75 and use a Meal for payment, the $.25 will be refunded to your Meal Dollar plan.)

All refunds are based upon the official date of withdrawal from MSOE. This is the date that all keys and required forms have been turned in to the MSOE Housing Office at Johnson Hall. Under no circumstances will refunds of end of year balances be authorized.

RWJ Dining Hall

The RWJ Dining Hall is the only dining hall on campus, and serves all three residence halls. Most resident students will eat a majority of their meals here. In addition to traditional dining fare, Food Services staff offers a variety of exciting and fun meals, holiday dinners and special events throughout the academic year.

Breakfast: 7:15-9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
Dinner: 4:30-6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hours vary during the summer. Contact Food Services at (414) 277-7403 for specific times.


Roscoe’s is a fast food restaurant located on the ground floor of Regents Hall.

6-11 p.m.

Friday & Saturday

Roscoe’s is closed during the summer.

Skylight Marketplace

The Skylight Marketplace is located on the third floor of the Student Life and Campus Center and features soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, hot meals, pizza, snacks and beverages.

7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Summer hours
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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