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ID Cards/Meal Plans

How the Meal Card System Works

Your Clarion University identification card will be encoded to access your dining services account. You must present this card to our cashier for entrance into the dining hall or for purchases at the Snack Bar in Gemmell. The cost of a meal or flex dollars will be deducted automatically from your balance when you present your identification card to the cashier. During any transaction, the cashier can provide your current balance of meals and/or flex dollars remaining. Should you experience any problems with your dining services account, please contact ID office, located in 236 Egbert.  Identification cards are not transferable. Violations of this policy will result in confiscation of the card and possible disciplinary action.

Meal Plan Advantages

The variety and quality of our meals often exceed anything found in fast food restaurants. As long as you have your Clarion University ID Card, there is never any need to carry cash in order to dine on campus. It is easiest to budget your money when you are on a meal plan. Even though your funds may dramatically decrease towards the end of a semester, you will always have access to a nutritious, hot meal when you are on a meal plan. And remember your Financial Aid will pay for your meal plan.

Trade a Meal

As a way to add greater flexibility to our flex meal plans, students can trade a 'meal' for a cash allowance in the Gemmell Food Court. If your purchase exceeds this limit, you can use your Flex Dollars or cash to pay the difference. The cash allowance value for which you can exchange your meal for this year is $5.00