On-campus residents are required to purchase one of three major dining plans – the Major, Mega, and Premium Flex Plans. Off-campus students are also welcome to purchase one of our major dining plans, but might prefer a minor dining plan designed specifically to their needs.

Flex Plans 2019-2020

Major Flex Plan: $1,912/semester
Mega Flex Plan: $2,050/semester
Premium Flex Plan: $2,193/semester

Your Flex Plan uses your Hokie Passport ID card like a debit card account and carries a certain amount of Flex Dollars to spend each semester. Flex Dollars can be spent at all dining centers for meals and snacks at the time that best suits you. Each time you access your Flex account, it will be debited for the amount of your purchase and the remaining balance will appear on the register display and your receipt.

All Flex Plans have a base cost of $1,220 and a balance of Flex Dollars. This base cost covers utilities, maintenance, repairs, mortgage payments, and the labor needed to support the food service program. All Flex Plans gain students a 50 percent discount at in our à la carte facilities and at least a 67 percent discount in our all-you-care-to-eat dining center. The Flex Dollar balances per plan are as follows:

  • Major – $692
  • Mega – $830
  • Premium – $973

Most people don’t eat every meal in the dining centers, sometimes you’ll go out to dinner, accidently sleep through breakfast, or settle for a bowl of ramen in your room rather than venturing out into the cold, so these plans are not designed to provide all of your meals. But here is a rough approximation based on all-you-care-to-eat meals at D2 at Dietrick Hall:

  • Major Flex Plan about 10 meals per week
  • Mega Flex Plan about 12 meals per week
  • Premium Flex Plan about 14 meals per week

Using Your Flex Dollars

All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Centers:

Our all-you-care-to-eat dining center offers a great discount to Flex Plan holders. Your Flex account will be debited the following amount for each meal:

2018-2019 Door Prices

D2 at Dietrick Hall


  • Flex - $2.85
  • Cash - $8.55


  • Flex - $3.95
  • Cash - $11.95


  • Flex - $4.65
  • Cash - $13.95

Special Dinner:

  • Flex - $5.65
  • Cash - $16.95

*Prices effective August 15, 2018
**Plus applicable sales taxes

Notice the difference in price? Flex Plan holders receive a 67 percent discount at our all-you-care-to-eat dining center because they have paid a base cost as part of their plan that pays for utilities, maintenance, repairs, mortgage payments, and the labor needed to support the food service program. Non-Flex Plan holders do not receive this discount.

À La Carte Dining Centers

At all of our à la carte dining centers, Flex Plan holders receive 50 percent off the cash price. Below you will find a list of our à la carte dining centers:

  • Au Bon Pain at Squires Food Court
  • Au Bon Pain at the Graduate Life Center
  • Au Bon Pain at Goodwin Hall
  • Burger '37 at Squires Food Court
  • Deet’s Place at Dietrick Hall
  • DXpress at Dietrick Hall
  • Food Trucks: Grillfield and Periodic Table
  • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
  • Hokie Grill & Co. at Owens Hall
  • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
  • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
  • Vet Med Cafè


Flex Dollars can be utilized for purchases from Personal Touch Catering. However, no discounts apply and the cash price will be charged.

Carry over/Roll over

If you do not spend all of your initial Flex Dollars by the end of the fall semester, they will carry over/ roll over to spring semester and receive the same Flex discount as long as you purchase another dining plan. Remember, Flex Plans do not carry over/roll over after spring semester.

Managing Your Flex Dollars

Use the Flex Use Chart to keep track of your Flex Dollars and plan your meals accordingly so as not to run out of money before the end of the semester.
If you find that you are running out of Flex Dollars and wish to add more money to your account, you can add Flex Addition Dollars to extend your dining plan.

Refer to the Policies, Terms, and Refunds, and the Add Money to Your Plan pages for more information.