Meal Plan Information

Ferris State University's Dining Services meal plans offer flexibility, convenience, and great food value. Each of our food service operations provide a variety of carefully prepared, nutritious and tasty foods along with personalized service for a pleasant service for a pleasant dining experience.

Guest Meal Passes
Anytime dining meal plans are designed to provide maximum value and flexibility, but are for the meal plan holder's personal use only. However, an electronic balance of guest meal passes is included with each meal plan option. Unused guest meal passes carry over from Fall to Spring semester, but must be used by the end of Spring semester.

Meal Plan Changes
Meal plan changes can be made during the first two weeks of each semester at the Dining Services Administrative Office in South Commons, at the Timme Center for Student Services, or on line at All meal plan choices are non-refundable.

Faculty/Staff Express Meal Account

Employees are permitted to have one active payroll deduction for meal plans at a time. To sign up for an Express meal account, please fill out the form.

Please Note:

*Students, who select the Silver Meal Plan, may also open a Big Dog Account for a minimum deposit of $50 at the Helen Ferris Hall, the Timme Center for Student Services or at the Dining Services Administrative Office located in South Commons next to The Rock Café.

*The University picture ID is used for access to the dining room. The Dining Services host/hostess electronically scans your ID to see if the meals are available in each customer's meal plan.

*Anytime dining (unlimited access) to the dining facilities is to be used for your meals only. Bulldog Bucks may be included in your meal plan choice and can be used for the purchase of meal passes for friends or relatives, or to purchase items from The Market, Starbucks, and at Between Chapters Café in Flite.