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Enrolling in a Meal Plan

There are a variety of meal plans—something for everyone.

Meal plans are available to all students and are either pre-assigned based on student housing or may be purchased through MyBethel by clicking the Housing & Meals link in the Tools & Resources menu.

  • All students in Residence Halls except North Village are required to have a meal plan and are pre-assigned the Block B meal plan with the option to change to another meal plan.

Meal Plan Options by Residence Hall

  • All students with housing in Bodien Hall, Edgren Hall, Getsch Hall, and Nelson Hall are required to have either the All Access meal plan or the Block B meal plan. Students are pre-assigned the Block B meal plan with the option to change to the All Access meal plan.

  • All students with housing in Lissner Hall, Arden Village East, Arden Village West, and Heritage Hall are required to have a block meal plan and are pre-assigned the Block B meal plan with the option to change to another block meal plan.

  • Students with housing in North Village apartments or non-Bethel Housing may purchase any meal plan. 

     

Dates to Change Your Meal Plan

  • Meal plan changes completed after the semester start will be prorated based on a daily rate.
  • July 1 - August 24, 2022: Fall Semester changes accepted
  • August 29 - September 8, 2022: Fall Semester changes accepted
  • December 1, 2022 - January 2, 2023: Interim changes accepted
  • December 1, 2022 - February 2, 2023: Spring Semester changes accepted

Changes to meal plans can be made through MyBethel by clicking the Housing & Meals link in the Tools & Resources menu.

Fall & Spring 2022/23
Plans Meals per Semester Flex per Semester Cost per Semester
All Access Unlimited $50 $2,480
Block B 250 $150 $2,420
Block C 150 $450 $2,275
Block D 100 $850 $2,235
Flex 575 N/A $575 $525
Flex 375 N/A $375 $350
Flex 250 N/A $250 $250
PSEO Plan 2 meals/week N/A $370
Z Plan N/A $1,425 $1,425
Interim 2023
Plans Meals Flex Cost
All Access Unlimited $15 $560
Block B 60 $35 $550
Block C 35 $100 $505
Block D 25 $190 $475
Flex 575 N/A $140 $125
Flex 375 N/A $90 $80
Flex 250 N/A $65 $65
PSEO Plan 2 meals/week N/A $85
Z Plan N/A $240 $240

For all the nuts and bolts, you can read the full meal plan contract here.

What is the All Access meal plan?

  • Unlimited visits to eat in Monson Dining Center during any meal period. Card swipe to enter, eat-in dining.
  • Never worry about keeping track of how many meals you've used, eat as often as you like.
  • Guest meals available with the use of flex dollars.

What is a block meal plan?

  • Block plans offer students a set-number of meals in Monson Dining Center for the term. Card swipe to enter, eat-in dining.
  • Meals can be used any time and as often as you wish.
  • Block meals may be used to bring in a guest.

What are meals?

Meals are your ticket into Monson Dining Center. Once you walk through the doors, you're free to choose whatever food you'd like. You'll use one "meal" every time you go. Unused meals are forfeited at the end of the term.

What are flex dollars?

You can use flex dollars for a quick snack in Royal Grounds, a meal at the 3900 Grill, or an extra trip to the dining center for you or a friend.

Flex dollars can also be used to deliver Davanni's pizza right to your dorm. Simply call their Arden Hills location at 651.481.7100 to place your order after 4 pm and let them know you would like to pay with your flex. You can find their menu here. All flex purchases must be delivered to campus.

Depending on the plan, you'll have a certain amount of flex for each term—fall, interim, and spring. If you run out, you can always add more. Remember, all purchases of additional flex receive a 10% discount (Add $100 Flex, charged $90 USD). Unspent flex is forfeited at the end of each term.

If you’re on a Flex Only plan, you'll pay with flex instead of a "meal" at Monson Dining Center.

What are the Flex Only plans?

Students living in North Village or non-Bethel housing may chose one of the Flex Only plans if they do not plan on dining on campus frequently. The Flex Only plans do not offer any meals per semester, but instead a set amount of Flex per semester to be used at any of our three dining locations. These plans also have great advantages over the "no meal plan at all" option because you pay no Minnesota sales tax on your flex dollars. Depending on which Flex Only plan you choose, you have the potential to save up to 16%. 

What is the 2-Meal PSEO plan?

If you are a PSEO student commuting from home, you may find that you want to eat on campus a couple times per week to socialize with your friends or just to save time while staying on campus to do homework, extra-curricular activities, etc. You are just as much a part of the Bethel community as students living on campus, so we want you to take part in the dining experience too! This plan offers 2 meals per week that do not roll-over from week to week. The plan week runs Friday through Thursday, meaning that any meal not used by dinner Thursday, will be forfeited.

What is the Z-Plan?

If you are a Student Teacher or on-campus student with an internship you may find your commitments and travel time make utilizing the Dining Center difficult. We hope this plan is the solution to your busy schedule! The Z-Plan does not offer any meals, but instead offers a set amount of Flex per semester to be used at any of our three dining locations. Enrollment in the Z-Plan is based upon registration in a minimum number of applicable credits. To determine eligibility please contact dining-services@bethel.edu

What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services is available to help navigate dining experiences on campus for students who have food allergies or dietary concerns. For more information about accommodation options, please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services at accessibility-services@bethel.edu.