Faculty/Staff Meal Plan FAQ

1. What are 'Wolf Bucks'?

Wolf Bucks are a declining balance account that can be added to your University-issued employee ID card. Wolf Bucks may be used at all retail dining locations on both Loyola and Tulane's campuses. Please see the Wolf Bucks info page for more information. 

2. Can Wolf Bucks be used in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room?

Yes! Wolf Bucks are accepted in the Fac/Staff Dining Room, along with the regular meal plan. 

3. Is there a limit to the amount of Wolf Bucks or meals that can be used per day?

No! Meals are provided as a 'block' at time of purchase, and may be used individually over the course of the year, or all at once (if you want to treat your colleagues to lunch!) 

4. Payment options: Where should forms be sent?

When you complete the online form for payroll deduction or cash/check payment, you should print your copy of the form, which contains information on where it should be delivered. 

If paying by cash/check: Please bring the form, along with your payment, to the Bursar's Office, Thomas Hall 206.

If paying via payroll deduction: Please deliver or mail the form to Human Resources, Mercy Hall 102 or Campus Box 16.

5. Do meal plans expire?

Yes and No. Block meal plans are offered to faculty/staff at reduced rates. These block plans MUST be used in their entirety by the end of the fiscal year. Any unused meals will be forfeited. These meals cannot be refunded or credited toward the next fiscal year.

Faculty/Staff Wolf Bucks do NOT expire. Any unused Wolf Bucks balance as of July 31 WILL carry over to the following academic year.

6. Why would I choose a meal plan, then?

Faculty/Staff meal plans are offered at substantial discounts ($5.50-6.50) per meal, depending on the level of plan purchased). For the employee who plans to eat regularly in the Orleans Room or Faculty/Staff Dining Room, this is the most cost-effective dining option.

Wolf Bucks are convenient and flexible. They may be used at Loyola's traditional dining locations, and also at retail locations on both Loyola's and Tulane's campuses (ie., Starbucks Coffee, Subway, LBC Food Court, etc.) Wolf Bucks do offer a tax benefit at the point-of-sale, but otherwise do not offer a discounted meal price. 

Please also note that faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of a special offer: Between the dates of August 1 - October 1 each Fall, every faculty/staff member at Loyola will receive a 10% discount on their first Wolf Bucks purchase of the year! This offer may only be used on the individual's first purchase for transactions completed between August 1 - October 1. 

7. What meal plan/wolf buck options are available?

Faculty/Staff meal plan levels are:

10 meals for $65.00
30 meals for $180.00
50 meals for $275.00

Wolf bucks can be purchased in $25.00 increments. Additional meals and wolf bucks may be purchased at anytime throughout the year. 

8. Where do I sign up for my meal plan?

Sign up for a meal plan or Wolf Bucks on the Employee Web Services site.

9. Who can I contact if I have questions about the faculty/staff meal plan program?

General customer service and questions about meal plan options may be directed to:

Office of Residential Life
Biever Hall 106
Ph: (504) 865-2445
Email: mealplan@loyno.edu 

Questions about paying for your meal plan may be directed to:

Donna Rochon, Manager of Payroll & Benefits
Mercy Hall 102
Ph: (504) 864-7272
Email: drochon@loyno.edu

10. How does payroll deduction work?

The deduction will be taken in consecutive payroll periods:


$0.00-25.00 = 1 payroll deduction
$25.01-100.00 = 2 payroll deductions
$100.01-200.00 = 4 payroll deductions
$200.01-300.00 = 6 payroll deductions
$300.01 and over = 8 payroll deductions