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Meal Plans

Meal Plans offer a better dining value compared to paying with cash. They are designed to be convenient and easy to use!  Contact our University Card office at 610-282-1100 ext. 2273 or Monica.Paly@desales.edu to purchase a meal plan. 


Running low on dining dollars? Load Paw Bucks to your account here: desales.edu/pawbucks

Meal Plan Options

7 Meal Plan with Dining Dollars

The 7 Meal Plan offers $1,300.00 in Dining Dollars to be spent at any of our four dining venues. In addition, the 7 Meal Plan includes the convenience of 7 DeSales Meals per week in the UC Food Court (up to 2 meals per day).
$3,300.00 value per semester
*The 7 Meal Plan with Dining Dollars offers students the best overall value.

7 Meal Plan Plus

The 7 Meal Plan offers $1,300.00 in Dining Dollars to be spent at any of our four dining venues. In addition, the 7 Meal Plan includes the convenience of 7 DeSales Meals per week in the UC Food Court (up to 2 meals per day). This plan also includes $150 Paw Bucks that can be used on campus or at off campus locations.

5 Meal Plan

The 5 Meal Plan offers $1,150.00 Dining Dollars to be spent at any of our four dining venues. In addition, the 5 Meal Plan includes the convenience of 5 DeSales Meals per week in the UC Food Court (up to 2 meals per day).
$2,900.00 value per semester

5 Meal Plan Plus

The 5 Meal Plan offers $1,150.00 Dining Dollars to be spent at any of our four dining venues. In addition, the 5 Meal Plan includes the convenience of 5 DeSales Meals per week in the UC Food Court (up to 2 meals per day). This plan also includes $150 Paw Bucks that can be used on campus or at off campus locations.

3 Meal Plan

(This meal plan is only offered to residents in the University Village, Commuters and Graduate Students.)
The 3 Meal Plan offers $1,000.00 in Dining Dollars to be spent at any of our four dining venues. In addition, the 3 Meal Plan offers 3 DeSales meals per week (up to 2 meals per day). 
$2,300.00 value per semester

3 Meal Plan Plus

(This meal plan is only offered to residents in the University Village, Commuters and Graduate Students.)
The 3 Meal Plan offers $1,000.00 in Dining Dollars to be spent at any of our four dining venues. In addition, the 3 Meal Plan offers 3 DeSales meals per week (up to 2 meals per day).  This plan also includes $150 Paw Bucks that can be used on campus or at off campus locations.

DeSales Meal

Our dining plans include the “DeSales Meal” - an exciting dining concept exclusive to the DeSales University campus. Depending on the dining plan you choose, you are entitled to a freshly prepared four course meal in our Food Court.

  • Course One: Entrée
    Each Food Court Station will provide a tasty entrée eligible for your DeSales Meal. You may choose from any of our signature dining concepts, including Le Bistro, Sauté, Frankie’s Deli, Sizzle, Pizza & Amoré and a full salad bar.
  • Course Two: Side Dishes
    You may also choose any three (3) side dishes you like to accompany your dinner. Choose between a crisp healthful salad, a steamy comforting bowl of homemade soup, or side options from our Le Bistro, Grill or Pizza stations.
  • Course Three: Dessert
    The perfect ending to the perfect meal. Take your pick of any of our delicious homemade desserts prepared especially for you!
  • Beverage:
    Wash down your DeSales Meal with two fountain beverages or two cups of coffee, hot tea or cocoa. Or you may want one of each. Another option is one bottled beverage from the Pepsi cooler.

Simply make your selections for your DeSales Meal and present your UniversityCard to the cashier as you exit the Food Court. The meal will automatically be deducted from the balance in your account.

*If you’d like to return to the Food Court a second time during dinner, items purchased will be deducted from your Dining Dollars. Also, any prepackaged food or beverages will be deducted from your Dining Dollars as well.

Commuters and Off-Campus Student

Commuters and Off-campus students will have the option to purchase any of the above plans, open a Paw Bucks Account or have no plan at all. The commuters will benefit by saving time and money, no cooking, and a variety of culinary delights.

ACCESS and Graduate Students

Students whose academic schedule bring them to the Center Valley campus a few days or evenings each week are invited to add Paw Bucks to their University Card as a convenient alternative to using cash in the UC Food Court, McShea Café featuring Sandella’s, Skylight Lounge in Dooling, and Pulse Cafe.


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Important Info

More About Meal Plans

  • Meal Plans can be accessed with a UniversityCard.
  • Students wishing to use Dining Dollars to purchase food for family or friends must present their UniversityCard in person to the cashier.
  • You can use your DeSales Meal anytime throughout the day... breakfast, lunch or dinner!
  • You may use your 7, 5, or 3 meals at any time during the week (Sunday-Saturday) with a limit of 2 meals per day. Meals reset each Sunday.
  • The ground rules are contractual. Students are bound and held liable in accordance with terms and conditions of a formal agreement.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars are available on your UniversityCard based on the meal plan you purchase. These dollars can be spent at your discretion in the Food Court, Skylight Lounge in Dooling, Cafe McShea, or Pulse Cafe. $100.00 of your Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall semester to the spring semester. You must use all of your Dining Dollars by the end of the spring semester. Any funds remaining will be forfeited at the end of the spring semester.

Cash Equivalency

Cash equivalency can be used in place of your DeSales Meal. This is a $6.50 value and can be used to purchase pre-packaged and fresh made items. You can use cash equivalency two times per day.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about our meal plans.

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