Meal Plans


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Faculty/Staff Simply Swipes 

Starting at $5/meal 


What you get:     50, 30 or 10 total Dining Hall meal swipes. 

Where:                     Any Dining Hall or Discovery Perks Grill* 

When:                       7-days-a-week for breakfast, lunch or dinner – anytime Dining Halls are open. 

Why we love it:   Swipes roll over semester-to-semester. Guaranteed savings on our Standard Door Rate for Dining Hall meals all year long. 

Good to know:     It’s easy to treat a friend – simply tell the cashier to swipe your ID twice when you enter together. Unused value refundable upon request. 


50 meals
30 meals
10 meals

$5 per meal 

$5.50 per meal

$6.25 per meal


39% savings

32% savings

23% savings









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Faculty/Staff Declining Balance $100 


What you get:   Declining Balance works like cash in any Retail Restaurant, Dining Hall or Discovery Park. 

Where:               Everywhere! All UNT Dining Halls and Retail Restaurants. 

When:                Year-round. Rolls over semester-to-semester. 

Why we love it: Great budgeting tool and a convenient, cashless payment method 100% dedicated to food. Declining Balance functions like a debit card—each time you make a purchase, the cost is deducted from the balance on your card. Declining balance is a dollar-for-dollar exchange, so if you purchase $100 in Declining Balance, you will have $100 in Declining Balance loaded onto your UNT ID card.  

Good to know: When asked for your payment method, tell the cashier you’re using Declining Balance. You’ll pay our Standard Door Rate for Dining Hall meals, or you can pair with another Faculty/Staff Meal Plan to save big! 


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Coming soon:

Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction 

Share your contact information, and we’ll notify you when the next enrollment period opens. 




Where to eat 

Dining Hall swipes may be used at any of our Dining Halls (Bruceteria, Champs, Eagle LandingKitchen West and Mean Greens Café) as well as at Discovery Perks Grill.*  

Be sure to bookmark dining.unt.edu/hours to see our current hours of operation.




How to purchase 


Pay by credit, debit, eCheck or Payroll Deduction (coming soon)


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All Faculty/Staff Plans must be purchased online. If you have difficulty accessing Faculty/Staff Plans in eDining, please contact us at 940-565-2462 or Dining@unt.edu so that we can assist you. We cannot take purchases by phone or in our office.





Effective July 1, 2020, Faculty/Staff or Retirees of UNT and the UNT System may purchase a Faculty/Staff Meal Plan.  

Visiting scholars affiliated with a UNT department and other university partners may also be eligible to purchase Faculty/Staff Plans.  


Current students have access to a variety of Student Meal Plans.  

All Other Guests may pay our Standard Door Rate




Risk-free & refundable 

All Faculty/Staff Meal Plans are refundable upon request within 365 days of the last use. Simply fill out our Refund Request form, and please allow 5-10 business days for processing. 




Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunches 

On special days each month during the fall and spring semesters, UNT Faculty and Staff can enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat lunch in any of our Dining Halls for only $5 (normally $8.20) plus tax. 


Friday, September 11

Friday, October 9

Friday, November 6

Friday, December 4

Friday, February 5

March is Staff Appreciation Month

Friday, April 9


View Hours of Operation and Our Special Events Calendar 


We accept major credit cards, Flex, Declining Balance, and contactless mobile payment. As part of our Covid-19 response, no cash is accepted at this time.




Departmental Cards 

Our Departmental Food Card is a no-hassle method for UNT departments to bill food purchases from university dining locations to an Internal Department Order (IDO). Learn more.  







*Discovery Perks Grill Combo Meal = daily entrée + side + fountain beverage. 
**Meal Plan exchange and refund policies vary by Plan and date. Please see Dining Services Policies for details.  
F/S Simply Swipes prices do not include sales tax, which will be charged at the time of Plan purchase. 
All Meal Plans are subject to Dining Services Policies. This webpage subject to change.