Faculty & Staff Meal Plans

We received your plan request

Thank you for requesting a Faculty & Staff Meal Plan. We will send you an email when your plan is activated.

Faculty and staff can enjoy the comfort of freshly prepared food at a great price and at convenient locations across campus. You can use these meals at Gilbert, Neptune, New Hall, and Stevenson. Meals, and Flex Dollars when applicable, never expire.

Faculty/Staff 15
15 Meals Costs $110

Faculty/Staff 15
15 Meals $50 Costs $160

Faculty/Staff 30
30 Meals Costs $200

Faculty/Staff 30
30 Meals $50 Costs $250

Faculty/Staff 60
60 Meals Costs $350

Faculty/Staff 60
60 Meals $50 Costs $400

Sign Up

Sign up for the Faculty & Staff Meal Plan online by selecting your preferred payment type:

Credit Card


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Use our convenient online form to select your meal plan from the list above. Payment options are limited to Credit Card online or use Payroll Deduction.

We are unable to accept Cash, Check, or in person Credit Card payments.

Am I able to sign up for a meal plan?

To purchase a Faculty & Staff meal plan, you must be currently employed at NIU as Civil Service, SPS, Faculty, or Extra Help, with a valid OneCard ID. Student employees, including graduate employees, please see the off-campus student meal plan options available to you.

How and when do I pay for a meal plan?

You are able to pay by Credit Card online or Payroll Deduction.

For Payroll Deduction, finalize your request by completing the Start / Stop Payroll Deduction Authorization Form and send your form electronically to dining@niu.edu after submitting.

Calculate the amount of each deduction by dividing the total cost of the plan evenly by the number of pay periods. Per plan, please do not exceed the following number of deductions:

  • Faculty/Staff 15: four (4) pay periods
  • Faculty/Staff 30: eight (8) pay periods
  • Faculty/Staff 60: ten (10) pay periods

What are Flex Dollars?

Flex Dollars enhance your Faculty & Staff Meal Plan by allowing you to purchase food items at other campus dining locations in addition to the All You Care to Eat dining centers. These dollars additionally provide access to all retail and grab 'n go locations. It's perfect for when getting to an All You Care To Eat dining center is difficult. See where you can use Flex Dollars.

I'm running low on my meal swipes or Flex Dollars, can I add more?

Whenever you find yourself running low on meal swipes or Flex Dollars, you can submit a new request for a Faculty & Staff meal plan.

If you have an active Faculty & Staff Meal Plan Payroll Deduction, please select a different payment method.

When do unused meals or Flex Dollars expire?

Faculty & Staff meal plans do not expire. This includes both the meal swipes and Flex Dollars when applicable.

What is the To-Go meal program?

A new program for any Faculty & Staff meal plan (15, 30, or 60) to fill a reusable container and take their food to-go. Applicable for meal plan swipes only.

Take To-Go from Gilbert, Neptune, and New Hall.

Return dirty but empty container and receive a new, clean container or key tag for the next time you wish to take To-Go.

One-time fee of $4 the first time you wish to take to-go. Lost containers or key tags will result in another $4 charge. Fee is payable with Flex Dollars, Huskie Bucks, or Credit/Debit Card.

Can I request a refund for my Faculty & Staff Meal Plan?

Campus Dining Services does not offer refunds for any Faculty & Staff Meal Plan purchase. If you find yourself not using the plan as expected, we would ask that you attempt to treat a guest, whether it be a student, current or prospective, a colleague, or even a community member to a hot meal in one of our locations.

What are Huskie Bucks, and do I need them?

Huskie Bucks are another way to pay for meals but are not part of a meal plan. You can deposit funds into your Huskie Bucks account at any time. Learn more about Huskie Bucks.

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