Dining Plans

Campus dining is an essential component of the out of classroom experience. The Tulane dining plan is your ticket to the all-you-care-to-eat the Dining Room at Malkin Sacks Commons, the Lavin-Bernick Center Food Court, and even our three campus food trucks!

All first-year and second-year students, whether they live on-campus or off-campus, are required to enroll in a dining plan. There are no exceptions to the mandatory dining plan requirement. Upperclassmen and graduate students are encouraged to find a plan that works for their needs.

Follow the links below to learn more about your options and how to select a plan. The last day to enroll in or change your dining plan is Friday, Aug. 23, 2024 to avoid change fees. You can make changes with added fees up to Friday, Aug. 30, 2024. 

Click here when you are ready to select or change your dining plan.

All first-year students are required to enroll in a dining plan. First-year students who live in university residence halls (including Aron Residence) have the option of Unlimited, TU 15, or the Kosher (Rimon Kosher Certification) dining plan. Students living off-campus should click the Commuter link below to view their options.

Each dining plan offers a set number of:

  • Meal swipes that expire at the end of the semester or at the end of the week can be used at The Dining Room at Malkin Sacks Commons, Green Wave Grille, and other designated meal swipe locations.
  •         Wavebuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent on-campus.
  •         NOLAbuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent at select off-campus locations.
  •         Extra Meals,which can be used at any time during the semester if you run out of meal swipes or wish to treat a guest.

Students may add more Wavebuck$ or NOLAbuck$ in set increments at the time of registration or throughout the semester.

Unlimited: $4,055/semester(base price)

  •       Meals: Unlimited/semester 
  •         Wavebuck$: $250 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

  • TU 15: $4,055/semester(base price)
  •       Meals: 15/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: 10/semester
  • Kosher:$5,480/semester (base price)
  • ·      Kosher Meals: 10/week at Rimon at Tulane Hillel 
  •         Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: optional+
  •         Extra Meals: optional

 Key:

* Wavebuck$ can be added in increments of $100 up to $1000. Each additional $100 in Wavebuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $100. 

+ NOLAbuck$ can be added in increments of $25 up to $500. Each additional $25 in NOLAbuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $25. 

^ Students not required to purchase NOLAbuck$. Please contact Campus Services office for more details.

Student is not required to add extra meals, but minimum purchase is $100 for 10 meals. 

 NOTE: Dining plan purchases may be subject to taxes.

To sign up for your dining plan, go todining plan.tulane.edu.

All second-year students are required to enroll in a dining plan. Second-year students who live in university residence halls (including Aron Residence) have the option of Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7, or the Kosher (Rimon Kosher Certification) dining plan. Students living off-campus should click the Commuter link below to view their options.

 Each dining plan offers a set number of:

  • Meal swipes that expire at the end of the semester or at the end of the week can be used at The Dining Room at Malkin Sacks Commons, Green Wave Grille, and other designated meal swipe locations. 
  •         Wavebuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent on-campus.
  •         NOLAbuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent at select off-campus locations.
  •         Extra Meals,which can be used at any time during the semester if you run out of meal swipes or wish to treat a guest.

Students may add more Wavebuck$ or NOLAbuck$ in set increments at the time of registration or throughout the semester.

Unlimited:$4,055/semester (base price)

  •         Meals: Unlimited/semester 
  •         Wavebuck$: $250 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

TU 15: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 15/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: 10/semester

TU 10: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 10/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: $725 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

TU 7: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 7/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: $1,100 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

Kosher:$5,480/semester (base price)

  • ·      Kosher Meals: 10/week at Rimon at Tulane Hillel 
  •         Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: optional+
  •         Extra Meals: optional

Key:

* Wavebuck$ can be added in increments of $100 up to $1000. Each additional $100 in Wavebuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $100. 

+ NOLAbuck$ can be added in increments of $25 up to $500. Each additional $25 in NOLAbuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $25. 

^ Students not required to purchase NOLAbuck$. Please contact Campus Services office for more details.

Student is not required to add extra meals, but minimum purchase is $100 for 10 meals. 

 NOTE: Dining plan purchases may be subject to taxes.

To sign up for your dining plan, go to dining plan.tulane.edu.

Third-year and fourth-year students in the Class of 2025 and 2026 cohorts are not required to purchase a dining plan in fall 2024 or spring 2025.Upperclassmen students living on-campus have the option of Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7, TU 8, Choice 50, or the Kosher (Rimon Kosher Certification) dining plan. Students living off-campus should click the Commuter link below to view their options.

Each dining plan offers a set number of:

  • Meal swipes that expire at the end of the semester or at the end of the week can be used at The Dining Room at Malkin Sacks Commons, Green Wave Grille, and other designated meal swipe locations.
  •        Wavebuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent on-campus.
  •         NOLAbuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent at select off-campus locations.
  •         Extra Meals,which can be used at any time during the semester if you run out of meal swipes or wish to treat a guest.

Students may add more Wavebuck$ or NOLAbuck$ in set increments at the time of registration or throughout the semester.

Unlimited:$4,055/semester (base price)

  • ·      Meals: Unlimited/semester 
  •        Wavebuck$: $250 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional 

TU 15:$4,055/semester (base price)

  • ·      Meals: 15/week 
  •          Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: 10/semester

TU 10: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 10/week 
  •          Wavebuck$: $725 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional 

TU 7: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 7/week 
  •          Wavebuck$: $1,100 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

TU 8: $1,535/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 8/week 
  •        Wavebuck$: optional* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: optional+ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

Choice 50: $875/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 50/semester 
  •          Wavebuck$: optional* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: optional+ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

Kosher:$5,480/semester (base price)

  • ·      Kosher Meals: 10/week at Rimon at Tulane Hillel 
  •          Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: optional+
  •          Extra Meals: optional

 Key:

* Wavebuck$ can be added in increments of $100 up to $1000. Each additional $100 in Wavebuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $100. 

+ NOLAbuck$ can be added in increments of $25 up to $500. Each additional $25 in NOLAbuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $25. 

^ Students not required to purchase NOLAbuck$. Please contact Campus Services office for more details.

Student is not required to add extra meals, but minimum purchase is $100 for 10 meals. 

NOTE: Dining plan purchases may be subject to taxes.

To sign up for your dining plan, go to dining plan.tulane.edu.

First-year and second-year commuter students are required to purchase a dining plan. All commuter students have the option of Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7, TU 8, Choice 50, Kosher (Rimon Kosher Certification), or the Commuter dining plan.

Each dining plan offers a set number of:

  • Meal swipes that expire at the end of the semester or at the end of the week can be used at The Dining Room at Malkin Sacks Commons, Green Wave Grille, and other designated meal swipe locations.
  •      Wavebuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent on-campus.
  •          NOLAbuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent at select off-campus locations.
  •          Extra Meals,which can be used at any time during the semester if you run out of meal swipes or wish to treat a guest.

Students may add more Wavebuck$ or NOLAbuck$ in set increment at the time of registration or throughout the semester.

Unlimited:$4,055/semester (base price)

  • ·      Meals: Unlimited/semester 
  •          Wavebuck$: $250 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

TU 15:$4,055/semester (base price)

  • ·      Meals: 15/week 
  •          Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: 10/semester

TU 10: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 10/week 
  •        Wavebuck$: $725 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

TU 7: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 7/week 
  •          Wavebuck$: $1,100 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

TU 8: $1,535/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 8/week 
  •          Wavebuck$: optional* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: optional+ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

Choice 50: $875/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 50/semester 
  •        Wavebuck$: optional* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: optional+ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

Kosher:$5,480/semester (base price)

  • ·      Kosher Meals: 10/week at Rimon at Tulane Hillel 
  •          Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: optional+
  •          Extra Meals: optional

Commuter: $775/semester(base price)

  •        Wavebuck$: $600* 
  •          NOLAbuck$: $25+ 
  •          Extra Meals: optional

Key:

* Wave buck$ can be added in increments of $100 up to $1000. Each additional $100 in Wavebuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $100. 

+ NOLAbuck$ can be added in increments of $25 up to $500. Each additional $25 in NOLAbuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $25. 

^ Students not required to purchase NOLAbuck$. Please contact Campus Services office for more details.

Student is not required to add extra meals, but minimum purchase is $100 for 10 meals.

 NOTE: Dining plan purchases may be subject to taxes.

To sign up for your dining plan, go to dining plan.tulane.edu.

Graduate Students are eligible for Graduate 1, Graduate 2, Unlimited, TU 15, TU 10, TU 7, TU 8, Choice 50, or Kosher (Rimon Kosher Certification).

Each dining plan offers a set number of:

  • Meal swipes that expire at the end of the semester or at the end of the week can be used at The Dining Room at Malkin Sacks Commons, Green Wave Grille, and other designated meal swipe locations.
  •         Wavebuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent on campus
  •         NOLAbuck$,which are retail dollars that can be spent at select off-campus locations
  •         Extra Meals,which can be used at any time during the semester if you run out of meal swipes or wish to treat a guest.

Students may add more Wavebuck$ or NOLAbuck$ in set increment at the time of registration or throughout the semester.

Graduate 1: $665/semester(base price)

  •         Wavebuck$: $600 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: optional+
  •         Extra Meals: optional

Graduate 2: $265/semester(base price)

  •          Wavebuck$: $200 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: optional+ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

Unlimited:$4,055/semester (base price)

  • ·      Meals: Unlimited/semester 
  •         Wavebuck$: $250 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

TU 15:$4,055/semester (base price)

  • ·      Meals: 15/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $25 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: 10/semester

TU 10: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 10/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: $725 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

TU 7: $4,055/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 7/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: $1,100 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: $50 or more+^ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

TU 8: $1,535/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 8/week 
  •         Wavebuck$: optional* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: optional+ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

Choice 50: $875/semester(base price)

  • ·      Meals: 50/semester 
  •         Wavebuck$: optional* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: optional+ 
  •         Extra Meals: optional

Kosher:$5,480/semester (base price)

  • ·      Kosher Meals: 10/week at Rimon at Tulane Hillel 
  •         Wavebuck$: $400 or more* 
  •         NOLAbuck$: optional+
  •         Extra Meals: optional

Key:

* Wave buck$ can be added in increments of $100 up to $1000. Each additional $100 in Wavebuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $100. 

+ NOLAbuck$ can be added in increments of $25 up to $500. Each additional $25 in NOLAbuck$ increases the base price of the plan by $25. 

^ Students not required to purchase NOLAbuck$. Please contact Campus Services office for more details.

Student is not required to add extra meals, but minimum purchase is $100 for 10 meals.

 NOTE: Dining plan purchases may be subject to taxes.

To sign up for your dining plan, go to dining plan.tulane.edu.

Summer 45

    45 Meal Swipes valid starting Sunday, June 9, 2024 through Sunday, June 30, 2024: $585.00

        Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ are optional.

The Malkin Sacks Commons Door Rate

    Breakfast: $14.00

    Lunch: $14.00

    Dinner: $14.00

To enroll in a dining plan, visit Campus Services in the Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107 or call 504-865-5441 to sign up.

 

 

PLAN BEGINS**

PLAN ENDS**

LIMITED MEAL SWIPE OPTIONS*

Fall Semester

Sunday, August 11, 2024

Sunday, December 14,2024

Aug. 11-14, Sept. 7, Sept. 28, Oct.19, Nov. 9, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Dec. 14

Spring Semester

Friday, January 10, 2025

Thursday, May 8, 2025

January 10-11, March 1-8, April 15-16

*Meal swipe options/hours will be limited. Students may use their Wavebuck$ at any Tulane Dining facility that is open during this time.
**Dining Services reserves the right to modify board calendar as necessary to service the needs of the Tulane community.

The dining plan charge appears on the student’s Accounts Receivable statement in July for fall 2024 and December for spring 2025 semesters, unless we are notified otherwise. Payments may be made at the Bursar’s Office or mailed to: Tulane University, Bursar’s Office #1685, 1030 Audubon Street., New Orleans, LA 70118. Information on student accounts may be obtained from Accounts Receivable (acctrec@tulane.edu, 504-865-5368 or 1-800-798-7633). Please do not mail payments to Dining Services. Dining plan charges and/or refunds are made to the student’s Accounts Receivable account.

ANY CHANGES IN DAYS OR HOURS OF OPERATION WILL BE UPDATED ON DININGSERVICES.TULANE.EDU.

NOTES:
  • CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: Changes and cancellations must be made by 5pm on the following dates:
    • FALL SEMESTER: Friday, August 30, 2024
    • SPRING SEMESTER: Friday, January 24, 2025
  • Requests for changes may be made online during the appropriate time frame. Change requests include a daily prorated adjustment that is charged to the student’s Accounts Receivable plus a $25 administrative fee each time a change is made to the dining plan.
  • Cancellations must be made in person at the Campus Services office in the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life, Suite 107. Cancellations of a dining plan by the deadline will be charged on a prorated daily basis for meals through the date of cancellation regardless of whether any meal swipes are used. Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ from the current and previous semesters will be forfeited at the time of cancellation. Cancellations will include a $75 administrative fee.
  • There is no refund of dining fees for a student who withdraws from the university as a result of suspension or dismissal.
  • Failure to participate in the dining plan does not automatically release a student from his/her dining contract
  • There are no full refunds of dining fees except when a student withdraws before the first day of the dining plan.

The dining plan contract provides meals for fall and spring semesters. The operational dates vary according to individual locations and the academic calendar. Meals are not provided during some holidays and break periods, but students are able to use their Wavebuck$ and NOLAbuck$ during those times at any open location. All dining plans are annual contracts, billable by semester. Dining plans purchased in the fall semester will automatically be renewed for the spring semester for all students unless changed or canceled by the student.