An easy way to eat on campus
WHAT ARE MEAL PLANS?
Available to any full-time student at the University of Reading; Meal Plans provide peace of mind by ensuring you never have to worry about budgeting, shopping or cooking, allowing you to focus on University life.
Meal Plans can be purchased by either yourself or on your behalf, for example, by a parent, guardian or supporter. All of our meal plans offer discounts, which are applied at the till.
HOW DO MEAL PLANS WORK?
University of Reading Meal Plan weeks last from Saturday – Friday. Your catering credit is loaded onto your Campus Card in the early hours of Saturday morning ready for you to purchase breakfast.
To encourage everyone to eat regularly, and to help us plan for demand, your catering credit for that week needs to be spent by midnight on Friday.
Meal Plans run for 31 weeks made up of term time plus welcome week.
WHAT MEAL PLANS CAN I BUY?
CHILLI MEAL PLAN
LIME MEAL PLAN
MEAL PLAN TARIFFS
|Meal Plan||Weekly Cost||Autumn Term (12 weeks)||Spring Term (11 weeks)||Summer Term (8 weeks)||All Year (31 weeks)|
SOUNDS GREAT, HOW DO I GET A MEAL PLAN?
ALL OTHER STUDENTS
University of Reading Meal Plans are sold either by the term or for the Academic Year (31 weeks) which can be purchased online and funds will be added to your campus card.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020
All year and Autumn Term Meal plans are now available to purchase online
2019-2020 KEY DATES
Thursday 19 September – Last day to sign up to Full Academic Year and Autumn Term Meal Plans
Saturday 21 September – Meal Plans begin
Monday 30 September – Term Begins
Friday 13 December – Term Finishes, Meal Plans end
Tuesday 9 January – Last day to sign up to Spring Term Meal Plans
Saturday 11 January – Meal Plans begin
Monday 13 January – Term Begins
Friday 27 March – Term Finishes, Meal Plans end
Thursday 16 April – Last day to sign up to Summer Term Meal Plans
Saturday 18 April – Meal Plans begin
Monday 20 April – Term Begins
Friday 11 June – Term Finishes, Meal Plans end
EATING ON CAMPUS
35% off meals
Park Eat, Park Place Whiteknights
Park Eat is the epi-centre of the University’s social scene offering three distinct food counters from a baguette bar to a grill counter along with two Freestyle Machines and the ever popular Park BarWantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road Wantage is our most beautiful dining room in a stunning building built by Lady Wantage in 1908 in memory of her husband and was the first purpose built Hall of Residence in England. Offering a grill bar, traditional counter as well as salad and ice cream stations, Wantage is a firm favourite. St. Patrick’s Hall, Northcourt Avenue St. Patrick’s known as Eat at Northcourt offers a full dining service.
ST Patrick's Hall
15% off hot drinks and 5% off everything else
We have a range of cafes and other food outlets on our Whiteknights and London Road Campuses
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SUSTAIN IT CUP
To help improve our environmental impact at the University of Reading, we have introduced the Sustain It Cup scheme where we encourage our customers to use reusable cups.
Any student on a complete year Meal Plan can collect a complementary Sustain It Cup from Park Eat between 21st September and 3rd October, as well as receiving a free Takeaway box. Students buying an Autumn Meal Plan only are eligible to collect a free Sustain It Cup.
For more information about the Sustain It scheme just visit our hospitality sustainability page.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
HOW CAN WE HELP?
No, to help us prevent lost and stolen cards being used by others, you can only pay with your own Campus Card.
Yes, you have a weekly balance depending on the plan and you need to use it up on a weekly basis to ensure you are eating. If you need help planning how to make your Meal Plan cover the designated Meals please contact us via email@example.com
We use this money to fund Meal Plans for students in financial hardship
No, the weeks follow the term time.
Visit the Campus Card portal
Login with your details and click ‘Account History’
No, although if you are allocated a Catered Room, it is automatically included in your rent.
If you are in a Catered Room Meal Plans cannot be removed, cancelled or refunded. If you have purchased a Meal Plan online, once it has begun, it cannot be cancelled. We will refund Meal Plans purchased online if you move into a Catered Hall from another type of accommodation.