101 Neptune East
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1525
Huskie Unlimited Access Plan: Provides unlimited access to any all-you-care-to-eat dining centers where you come and go as often as you'd like throughout the day during operating hours. This unlimited meal access is provided for the entire semester. You will never run out of meal service with this plan. The Huskie Unlimited Access plan offers guest meals for friends and family, and flex dollars which can be used in the Stevenson dining center (which is our only full service a la carte dining location) and in the Trident for snacks like sandwiches, soup, salads, etc. Unused guest meals and flex dollars not used by the end of the semester will be forfeited. The Huskie Unlimited Access plan structure provides worry free dining for your student.
Unlimited Access Dining Centers are: Neptune, New Hall and Douglas (at dinner only)
A la Carte Dining Centers are: Stevenson, Douglas (breakfast and lunch), and Trident.
For more information check out this breakdown.
We currently offer three declining-balance plans:
Declining-balance plans may be redeemed in any of the dining units (New Hall, Neptune, Douglas, Grant and Stevenson).
Want to change meal plans? Meal Plan Change Form (pdf)
Lite Meal Plan: On-campus residents who are involved in full-day (7 hours or more) academic assignments (student teaching, nursing clinical assignments, internships, etc.) for 2 or more days a week a minimum of 8 weeks of the semester, have the option to contract for a reduced meal plan that is more compatible with use for dinner and weekend-only schedules. The reduced meal plan rate is $45/week for Fall and Spring ($720 per semester). A student who is enrolled for a qualifying course(s) for Fall semester will automatically be assigned a Gold Meal Plan for Spring semester unless the student has requested a higher meal plan, or has submitted and had approved another Academic Assignments Meal Plan Option request for Spring.
Off-campus/commuter students may apply for a Lite Meal Plan without having a Housing and Dining room and board agreement.
Apply for the Lite Meal Plan
The weekly plan value will be allocated to each resident Monday at 12:01 a.m. Any unused portion of the weekly allocation will expire Sunday at 11:00 p.m. and is not refundable. You will need to plan your weekly expenditures to fully utilize the value of the plan. In weeks that are shortened due to University holidays/breaks, you will receive a pro-rated allocation based on the number of days of dining unit operations for that week.
You may change your meal plan once per academic year at no charge by completing the necessary form in any of the dining units. Subsequent meal plan changes result in a charge of $25 per change.
Huskie Bucks can be purchased to use in the dining units. They can also be used for laundry in the residence halls, at the Subway, Blackhawk, and Pheasant Room in the Holmes Student Center; and at several local restaurants. Students can also add Huskie Bucks on the Internet by going to the OneCard Office web site.