FAQs

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email at diningservices2@msmary.edu and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

What type of Meal Plans do you offer?

We offer a variety of meal plans to meet your on campus dining needs. Check out our Meal Plan page for a full list of offerings.

What type of Meal Plan do you recommend?

Depending on your class year, where you live, and how much you are on campus, our recommendations may vary. Be sure to read all of them in detail before applying for the meal plan of your choice. If you still need help choosing a plan, give us a call at (301)447-5276 or email us at diningservices2@msmary.edu.

How can I purchase a Meal Plan?

You can purchase your meal plan by clicking here, or by visiting us on campus at the Mount Card Office located in Lower McGowan.

Are Meal Plans required?

All campus residents are required to have a meal plan, except those that reside in the apartments or the cottages. For all others, while a meal plan is not required, many students take advantage of the convenience and value that a meal plan offers.

What is Declining Balance?

Declining Balance dollars are referred to as Flex Dollars here at MSMU. They are accepted as payment at all on campus dining locations. They are loaded onto your Mount Card, so there is no need to carry around cash or another card!

How do I get Flex Dollars?

Flex can be purchased here, or by visiting the Mount Card Office in Lower McGowan.

What if I want to change my Meal Plan?

Meal plan change requests must be submitted to the Mount Card Office.

How do I get into the dining halls once I have purchased my Meal Plan?

Within 24 hours, your Mount Card will be activated with your meal plan. Present your card to the cashier when exiting the Patriot Dining Hall, and you are all set!

Can I carry my meals over to the next semester?

No, all meals expire at the end of the semester.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

To keep discounts as high as possible, meals are reserved for the meal plan holder only. However, you can always treat a friend using Flex Dollars.

What do I do when my Flex Dollars get low?

You can reload your Flex at any time! You can purchase more Flex Dollars by clicking here, or by visiting the Mount Card Office in Lower McGowan.

Account

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Why do I have to create an account in order to check out?

For you, and us, to be able to best track orders, and to be able to contact you in case of a question regarding your order we ask that you create a CampusDish account.

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.