Residential Dining

Meal Plans

Campus Dining is provided by Sodexo, a nationally known college food service management organization. For cafeteria menus and information about On-Campus retail dining venues, please visit the Manoa Dining Services website.

Participation in the dining program is mandatory for residence hall students and optional for apartment residents. Dietary restrictions are not grounds for exemption from a dining plan. Alternate housing should be sought due to special diets. Any resident who fails to comply with the dining program requirements will be subject to termination of his/her Student Housing Services contract.

Meal plan payments must be submitted to the Student Housing Services office by mail, or in person, by the deadline stated on resident invoices. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for payments received after the deadline.

The meal plans entitles you to various meals, in the form of swipes, each week during the semester, plus a predetermined amount of retail meal points per semester. For example, the Select Plan entitles residents to eat up to 14 meals each week and $175.00 in meal points that may be used at the residential dining cafeterias and various campus retail outlets. Please note that unused meals for the week will expire each Saturday night; meal points will expire at the end of the spring semester.

These plans feature the traditional residential dining experience with unlimited second servings at either the Hale Aloha or Gateway House Cafeterias. Additionally, meals may be eaten at select retail campus outlets at the Campus Center. Meals at retail venues will have a cash equivalency $5.50 per meal and function like the former block plans. Points may be used to cover any cost above the equivalency.

More details on meal plans can be found on Sodexo’s website.

Meal Plan Prices  (subject to change)


Plan Description

Fall Cost 2023

Spring Cost 2024

Prime 19

19 Meals/week + $100 retail points



Choice 14

Any 14 Meals/week + $175 retail points



Select 10

Any 10 Meals/week + $225 retail points



Basic 7

Any 7 Meals/week + $250 retail points



Apartment Club

50 meal swipes per semester + $75 retail points (Available to Hale Wainani residents only)



Cancellation and Refunds

Refunds will be given only for hall transfers to the apartments or when a housing contract is terminated. A $25 cancellation penalty for meal plan cancellations will be assessed. Refunds will be prorated on a weekly basis.