Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Block Meal Plan?
Here is how it works:
1. You start with a set number of meals per semester.
2. You may use your meals at the Marketplace at the Owings Mills Campus.
3. All other Sodexo retail dining location offer meal exchange combos.
4. Each time a meal or meal exchange is used your meal balance declines by one.
Q. How do I get a Meal Plan?
For residents, go to the Residence Life office located in the Ratcliffe Community Center. Commuters go to Student Accounts located on the second floor of Garrison Hall. Also if you'd like, call the SU Meal Plan Coordinator at 443-334-3500.
Q. What is a Meal Exchange?
A meal exchange creates flexibility in your meal plan by adding combo meal deals in exchange for your student restaurant blocks. Only one meal exchange may be used per transaction. All other items available through Dining Services can be purchased using your Flex Dollars, cash, credit card or SU One card.
Q. Do I need a meal plan and/or SU One dollars to eat at the Marketplace?
No. We accept cash and credit cards in addition to meal plans as methods of payment.
Q. What if I run out of Flex Dollars?
You may add Flex Dollars to your account online or at the Student Accounts Office. Call 443-334-3500.
Q. Can I get a refund for meals I do not use?
Unused meals are non-refundable and will not roll over to the next semester.
Q. What is a guest meal?
You also have the opportunity to treat a friend or visiting family members to a meal at any Sodexo dining location on the Owings Mills or Greenspring campuses with just a swipe of your card.
Q. What are Flex Dollars?
Flex Dollars are debit dollars that can be used at any of the Sodexo operated dining locations on campus (this does not include the bookstore or vending machines). Unused Flex Dollars are nonrefundable and automatically roll over from fall to spring semester.
Flex Dollars can be added to your meal plan through Student Accounts (443) 334-3500 or by logging in to your Blackboard account. Parents can even add money to your account.
Student Accounts is now located on the Owings Mills Campus in Garrison Hall on the Second Floor.
**You can only get flex dollars if you have a meal plan.
Q. What happens if I run out of meals before the end of the semester?
To purchase rechargeable meals, stop by the Business Office or call the SU Meal Plan Coordinator at 410-486-7000.
Q. What if I lose my card?
It is very important to report your card missing immediately. If you lose your card and you are not on campus, log onto the SU website at www.stevenson.edu and click on the “lost or stolen card” link. If you are on the Greenspring campus, report the card lost to the Student Affairs Office. If you are at the Owings Mills campus, report your missing card to Security.
Q. How much will it cost to eat a meal if I don’t have a meal plan?
Door prices at the Marketplace are as follows:
Breakfast – $5.75
Lunch/Brunch – $7.75
Dinner – $9.75
Q. What if I am a vegetarian/vegan?
All vegan and vegetarian options are clearly identified. If you are having difficulty finding something to eat, please ask. Our staff would be more than happy to assist you.