The meal plan selection form has been activated in MyGFU.
The meal plan is required for all students living on campus. You are eligible for meal plans based on the number of completed credits you have.
Detailed information about meal plans can be found at this webpage.
PLEASE NOTE: There are been some changes to the meal plan options. You can read all about meal plans on the Meal Plan Options page.
Student life requires that EVERYONE confirm their meal plan to be certain that you have the meal plan that you are expecting.
Please take a few minutes now to select the meal plan you are eligible for.
You can select your meal plan and confirm which meal plan you have in your MyGFU account – STUDENT RESOURCES – UNIVERSITY FORMS – MEAL PLAN FORM.
Please Note: All changes must be processed no later than Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. However, students can always add a meal plan throughout the semester by contacting Jere Witherspoon in the student life office.
Accommodations to the meal plan are provided only through documented medical conditions. Please read the Meal Plan Accommodation Request Form found on the Student Life Forms page to see if you are eligible for an accommodation.
No other accommodations are accepted.
If you do not choose a meal plan prior to coming to campus, you may be assigned a meal plan based on your eligibility. You will be notified of this via email.
All questions about the meal plans should be directed to Jere Witherspoon in the student life office.
Student life expects students to manage their meal plan selection, confirming that they have the meal plan that that were intending to have.
And now, a brief essay about the meal plan benefits by Dave Johnstone, associate dean of residence life:
The best part of a meal plan has nothing to do with the quality or nutrition of the food. The attractive part of eating on a meal plan is the opportunity to frequently connect with peers and classmates. Sharing a meal – engaging in conversation around the table, debriefing the day or anticipating what might unfold – is really the gem of being on a meal plan.
Historically and culturally, communities have been built around food. I am not sure why it works, but sharing a meal is one of most significant ways to build a relationship; hence it strengthens our community. That in itself is a major benefit for being on the meal plan.