All students residing on campus must have a meal plan. First-year and upper-class students can choose from the Terrier Plan or Oak Leaf Plan. Upper-class students can also choose the Black and Red Plan.
Absolutely! You may purchase a Block Plan or add Terrier Bucks.
Students living on campus select their Meal Plan as part of the housing selection process each Academic Year.
Changes to meal plans after the initial selection are made directly with Thomas College Student Financial Services. Mandatory plan changes, within the allowable choices, may include greater or lesser count plans only through the first two calendar weeks of the semester. This “grace period” ends at 11:59:59 PM on the date supplied in the student waiver/meal plan selection form. After the grace period, mandatory plans may only be changed to higher count plans. Mandatory plans may not be dropped unless your place of residency has changed to a non-dormitory location. Please, note that any change to a plan will result in a recalculation of your Board Bucks as stated above.
The DC is open until 8PM Monday through Thursday and until 7:30PM Friday through Sunday and Holidays. But, if you are unable to make it during these time periods, we have several other dining options available on campus.
The Hoot-n-Scoot is open Monday through Thursday until 9PM (3PM Fridays). Platinum Meal Plans provide 5 Meals-to-Go each week that can be used at the Hoot. Other Block Meals (Bronze, Silver, Gold) may be used at the Hoot as well. You can also use Meal Plan Dollars, Dining Dollars, Owl Cash, Cash, or Credit/Debit Card at any Campus Dining Location.
Plan ahead and take an extra Meal-to-Go (Platinum Meal Plans) or Block Meal (Gold, Silver or Bronze Plans) from the NOC Sizzler or the Hoot and put it in your fridge for later. Up to two Meals-to-Go are permitted per service period and may be used at these locations. Multiple Block meals may be used without restrictions.
Monday through Thursday in the Student Center, Lloyd's Marketplace is open until 11:30PM and Bean & Bagel Express is open until 11PM. You'll need Meal Plan Dollars, Dining Dollars, Owl Cash, Cash, or Credit/Debit Card at these locations.
Tuesdays through Sunday from 7PM to 11:30PM you can order online or with the CBORD GET Mobile app to pick up your order at Food on the Wing (Opening April 2015) currently located in Lloyd's Marketplace. Meal Plan Dollars, Dining Dollars or Owl Cash are required to order from Food on the Wing.
Yes! We have many options, and we add more every semester. In fact, many items are added based on requests from students. All of our dining locations regularly have menu options that are made with Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free ingredients that are clearly identified on our signage. We also offer soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, and Lactaid as well as non-dairy yogurt and Gluten Free staple items. There is a dedicated Gluten Free fridge stocked for our patrons, as well as a dedicated microwave and toaster in the DC's Gluten Freedom Station, located next to Valley Vegan.
Any student on a meal plan can order a bag lunch to be picked up at the Dining Center. Just place your order by selecting a Sandwich or Salad or Sandwich with a Side Salad and one item from the rest of the categories. Just make sure you bring your ID with you when you pick up your lunch for the checker/cashier to scan.
Please note that all orders need 24 hours advance notice. For questions or if you would like to request a recurring order, please speak with Mary Fessenden in the dining hall or at (207) 859-1116.
Thomas College uses the campus system to process bag meal orders. It is simple to use! Click here to place a bag lunch request.
Bag meal orders require a 24-hour notice during the week and any weekend orders need to be placed by Friday afternoon, to ensure they are prepared.
Students on a meal plan receive two free guest meals to use during the semester.
All meal plans, except the Terrier Plan and Commuter Plan, include Board Bucks. These are dedicated funds, automatically attached to a plan, which may be used to purchase food at the Dog Pound. Board Buck amounts are predetermined for each plan and may not be purchased separately or increased during the semester. Regular semester Board Bucks do not carry forward, and all unused Board Bucks are forfeited at the end of the academic year, or at the time the student is no longer in attendance at Thomas College. Should a student’s status change during the term (resident to commuter, or no longer in attendance), they will be responsible for paying back any used “unearned” dollars. This is determined in accordance with Thomas College’s refund policy.
Board Buck amounts are as follows:
Oak Leaf Plan $ 175.00/term
Black & Red Plan $ 275.00/term
No, but you can use Board Bucks to purchase food at campus dining locations
Block Plans are structured as a block of meals to be used at your convenience throughout the semester. If you run out of meals on a block plan, you can always add another block of meals. You can also add Terrier Bucks to your account.
You can ask the checker at the Dining Center or any dining location cashier to check your account balance.
Board Bucks are dedicated funds, automatically attached to a plan, which may be used to purchase food at the Dog Pound. Board Buck amounts are predetermined for each plan and may not be purchased separately or increased during the semester. Terrier Bucks may be used for any campus purchase. In use, they are analogous to Board Bucks but may be added at any time and are not forfeited at the end of the academic year. If both Board Bucks and Terrier Bucks are available in a Card account, the system will automatically use the Board Bucks, should it be a food purchase, first since they will be lost at the end of the academic year. Any Terrier Bucks remaining on a Card, should the student no longer be attending Thomas College, will be credited to the student account and assessed for a possible refund. To add funds to your student card please HERE.
Yes, you can! You'll need the student's Student ID number. Click here.
Although it is not possible to add Board Bucks to your account, you may add Terrier Bucks, which are used in the same way and at the same places as Board Bucks. Add Terrier Bucks here.
Yes you can! We offer sweet treats, snack packs, gift packages and care packages, as well as other items for many occasions on our online shop here
Yes, the Thomas Catering Department is available for your catering needs—large or small—from meetings, receptions and elegant dinners to budget-friendly Club Catering and meal take outs for off-campus events. For details, please visit the Catering page.