Meal Plan Policy


First-year students are required to participate in the USA Meal Plan. Transfer students transferring in as a sophomore or higher class year may choose from any plan, initiated members of fraternities living in College owned housing and upper-class students residing in non-apartment style housing are required to enroll in a plan listed as an option for their particular residence hall. Students residing in housing that has no meal plan requirement may choose any meal plan.  Please see the Gettysburg College Dining Services web site for current meal plan residency requirements. Students who have special dietary needs associated with a medical condition are urged to contact Dining Services for assistance. Dining Services staff members are very familiar with special diets and can provide foods necessary to meet these requirements.

Dining Accommodations

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options for every student. Upperclass students may select from Unlimited Servo Access (USA), which allows students to return to the Dining Center as many times as they like throughout the day and includes 50 Dining Dollars per semester. Up-to-date meal plan offerings can be found on the Dining Services webpage at /about/offices/fa/dining/meal_planinformation/index.dot. Dining Dollars and meals are not transferable or refundable and must be used in the semester in which they are purchased.

Cooking is not allowed in residence hall rooms. An important part of the residential experience is the philosophy of "table sharing." Students are urged to select a meal plan that enables them to eat a majority of their meals in the Dining Center which is an all-you-care-to-eat facility.

ID cards and meal plans are nontransferable and use of someone else’s ID card will be considered theft. Unauthorized entrance into the Dining Center and/or removing food, plates, silverware, trays, cups, mugs, etc. from the Dining Center will be treated as theft. Our no-limits policy in the Dining Center provides students with all they care to eat while in the dining room and does not entitle you to take food from the dining hall for later consumption.  Taking items from the Bullet Hole, The Dive, the Commons, and Ike’s without paying will be treated as theft.

Dining Services Hours of Operation
For hours of all Dining Services operations, please visit the Dining Services website.