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Meal Plan FAQs

Have questions about your meal plan? Please review Loyola's meal plan frequently asked questions. Keep scrolling to view FAQs for faculty and staff meal plans below. If you have a question that is not answered below, please email from your Loyola email address.

Student Meal Plan FAQs

Wolf Bucks are a declining balance account that can be added to your university-issued ID card. Wolf Bucks may be used at dining locations at both Loyola University and Tulane University. Wolf Bucks may only be used on food purchases at approved campus dining locations.

Wolf Bucks offer parents peace of mind to know that those funds will be used by the student only for dining purposes. Wolf Bucks also are tax-benefited, so the student pays less tax at dining locations.

Wolf Bucks come with every meal plan, and additional Wolf Bucks may be purchased any time by submitting a request. Wolf Bucks may be purchased separately in $100 increments and will be added to the student’s Loyola ID Card. The bill will be applied directly to the student’s tuition account. 

Wolf Bucks account balances will carry over between semesters (i.e. fall to spring, spring to summer) but not between academic years. Money remaining on the Wolf Bucks account after the last day of each academic year will be forfeited to Loyola.

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Express Cash can be uploaded onto the student's university issued ID card and may be used at any food or retail location on Loyola’s campus, including the Bookstore, Starbucks, and certain vending machines, in addition to campus dining locations

To utilize this function, the student or parent must deposit money with the Bursar’s Office and the appropriate amount will be credited to the student’s university issued ID card.

Contact the Bursar’s Office to add Express Cash.

Students can change their meal plans during the first two weeks of the semester. The form can be completed using the Change My Meal Plan Form

Flex meal swipes are not dedicated to a week and can be used freely throughout the semester at Loyola and Tulane's dining locations. Flex meals will expire at the end of the semester.  

Meal swipes and Wolf Bucks can be used at Starbucks, the Convenience Store in the Danna Center, as well as Loyola and Tulane retail dining locations and dining halls.

Faculty and Staff Meal Plan FAQs

Sign up for a meal plan or Wolf Bucks using this form. The meal plan form is also linked in SSO—look for the red “Meal Plans and Wolf Bucks for Faculty and Staff” button.

Faculty and Staff Meal Plan Button

You can choose between payroll deduction or pay in the Bursars Office (Thomas Hall 205) following the completion of this form.  

If you choose payroll deduction, the deduction schedule will be based on the total amounts below:

$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

If you choose to pay with check or cash, please print the summary email detailing your purchase (sent upon completion of the submission form) and take it, with your payment, to the Bursars Office in Thomas Hall 205.

No, faculty/staff block meal plans and Wolf Bucks do not expire. Remaining meal swipes and unused Wolf Bucks will roll over to the next fiscal year. 

Faculty and 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 and staff dining in the Freret 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 and Tulane campuses. Wolf Bucks do offer a tax benefit at the point-of-sale, but otherwise do not offer a discounted meal price.

Faculty and Staff Meal Plans:

  • 10 meals for $79.75
  • 30 meals for $212.75
  • 50 meals for $343.75

Wolf bucks can be purchased in $25 increments. Additional meals and Wolf Bucks may be purchased at any time throughout the year.

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

Office of Residential Life
Biever Hall 106
Ph: 504-865-2445

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

Payroll Office
Mercy Hall 102
Ph: 504-864-7731