All first year students are required to choose between the Block 320 and the Block 280 plan. Block meal plans are generally selected as part of the housing contract. Panther Points are equal to dollars and can be used at any campus dining location, as well as at Donatos Pizza (1508 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH 43219). Meal swipes are only valid in the semester they are purchased, but Panther Points roll over from Fall to Spring Semester. All Panther Points expire at the end of Spring Semester.
Block 320 Plan
This option offers students 320 meals per semester along with 300 Panther Points
Block 280 Plan
This option offers students 280 meals per semester along with 500 Panther Points. This plan is required for all first year students, but available to all resident students.
Block 220 Plan
This option offers students 220 meals per semester along with 300 Panther Points. Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Senior resident students.
This option offers 7 meals per week along with 300 Panther Points. Open only to Junior and Senior resident students
Dining Dollars are a dollar-for-dollar exchange that saves you tax and can be used at any campus dining location. They are available to anyone with an ODU account (commuters, faculty & staff, etc.) and are available on our dining website store only. The more points you purchase, the higher percentage we give back to you as an added bonus! Dining Dollars carry over from Fall to Spring Semester, and expire at the end of Spring Semester. All Dining Dollar sales are final. Need to check your Dining Dollar balance? Log in HERE.
Buy Plan$50-$100 Dining Dollars
When you purchase $50 - $100 dollars, we will give you an additional 5% dollars!
Buy Plan$101 - $200 Dining Dollars
When you purchase $101 - $200 dollars, we will give you an additional 7% dollars!
Buy Plan$201 - $300 Dining Dollars
When you purchase $201 - $300 dollars, we will give you an additional 10% dollars!
Buy Plan$301 or more Dining Dollars
When you purchase $301 or more dollars, we will give you an additional 15% dollars!
Faculty & Staff - In addition to purchasing ODU Dining Dollars throughout the semester, faculty and staff may purchase a special Block 10 Meal Plan from the Business Office (ER 133).
The Block 10 Meal Plan consists of 10 meal swipes to be used in the Hamilton Dining Hall. The Block 10 carries over from semester to semester, year to year, and does not expire. This option is especially convenient if you are here for the same meal on campus on any given day, and brings the cost of an all-you-care-to-eat meal down to only $5! Don't worry about bringing your lunch, we'll take care of that for you!