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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Dining Services

1109 South Campus Dining Hall
Dining Plans:301-314-8069
Terrapin Express: 301-314-8068
Student Employment: 301-314-8058

The University of Maryland offers one of the ten largest self-operated and self-supported dining services programs in the country. Two a la carte dining halls are open from 7:30 a.m. until midnight on most weekdays and during the day on weekends.  An all-you-care-to-eat dining hall serves dinner Monday through Friday.  Convenience shops in resident communities are open long hours (the 24 Shop, in the Denton Community, is open around the clock!).  Cafés tucked in academic buildings have hours of operation that match the schedules of people using those facilities.

The two a la carte dining halls feature a total of 21 culinary stations serving build-your-own pasta, stuffed-to-order burritos, custom-made hot and cold deli sandwiches and wraps, self-serve and specially-assembled salads, rotisserie chicken with healthy homemade side dishes, and classic lunches and dinners.  Students will find internationally themed shops, bakeries and ice cream shops, a vegan station, and Mongolian grills.

251 North offers all-you-care-to-eat dining, encourages you to experiment with new food and serves up many of your favorite dishes.  Situated in the Denton Community, 251 North features five themed eateries set in a welcoming dining room with small tables, cocktail tables, banquettes, and counter seating.  251 North is a culinary and social center for the campus, providing a delicious dining experience and enhancing the life of the community.

Two restaurants, fourteen cafés, and six convenience shops are scattered across campus.  For a complete list of dining locations, hours, and general information visit dining.umd.edu .  We welcome students, faculty, staff, and visitors into all of our locations across campus.

Resident Dining Plans

Resident dining plans contain three accounts: Resident Points, Resident Bucks, and Resident Meals.

"Points" are used in two a la carte dining halls, and "Bucks" add the option of dining in many of the cafes and all the convenience shops on campus.  There are enough Points and Bucks included in the dining plan to purchase approximately 14 meals (called Chef's Features) in the a la carte dining halls per week.  The two a la carte dining halls are open breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night.  Enjoy a light snack, a quick meal to go, a full dinner, or bring guests for a feast - it's all up to you!  As a bonus, Adele's Restaurant in the Stamp accepts Points for dinner Monday through Thursday. 

Each "Meal" allows you one entry to our specialty all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, 251 North. Dining Plans for students on the north side of campus include one Meal per week.  Dining Plans for students on the south side of campus include four Meals per semester.  The number of Points is adjusted to provide equivalent dining for all resident dining plans.

Access Points, Bucks and Meals using your UMD ID card.  Your picture is on the front and you must be present every time the card is used.  Check recent transactions and balances online 24/7 or ask for a receipt showing your balance after any transaction.

Our goal is to provide popular and nutritious food in a welcoming setting every day.  We are confident that you will be impressed by the quality and selection available in dining locations across campus. 

The Add-On Dining Plan

Residents students can expand their on-campus dining options with an Add-On Dining Plan.  This plan is accepted at brand-name quick service locations on campus that do not accept Points or Bucks. For details go to dining.umd.edu .

The Apartment Dining Plan

Apartment Plan offers three benefits to students not living in traditional on-campus housing.  1) The ability to dine on campus and shop in campus convenience stores using the UMD ID card.  2) The convenience of paying through the Bursar's Office (can be included in a Terp Payment Plan or paid for using financial aid or scholarship money).  3) The security that if the UMD ID card is lost, the account can be frozen and then attached to the replacement UMD ID card.  Apartment Plan points roll over from fall to spring semester.  For details see our web site.

Terrapin Express

Terrapin Express is an optional pre-paid debit account you can attach to your UM ID card.  It is not part of a dining plan: it’s so much more!  If you have a Resident Dining Plan, Terrapin Express extends your ability to purchase goods and services on campus:  everywhere that accepts cash on campus accepts Terrapin Express.  Students living in campus apartments or off-campus can access on-campus food, goods and services.  See dining.umd.edu for participating dining and non-dining locations and to enroll in Terrapin Express.

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