Meal Plan Refund Policy for Temporary Absence from Campus
Effective August 2011

Residents who are absent from campus seven (7) consecutive days or longer for one of the following reasons may request a refund for meals missed. Trips where the resident leaves campus and returns the same day do not qualify.  The refund will consist of a value equal to fifty percent (50%) of the missed meal value calculated on a per diem basis and shall be deposited in the resident’s Dining Plus account. No cash refunds will be given.

  • University-required field trips Must provide a letter on university letterhead from the course instructor indicating trip location, departure date, and return dates.
  • Funeral and Bereavement leave Must provide written approval of leave for this purpose from the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards.  
  • Medical emergency Must provide written statement from the treating physician indicating that the medical emergency warrants an absence from campus.
  • Military service Must provide a letter from your commanding officer indicating dates away from campus.

There are no refunds for meals missed voluntarily or unused Dining Plus. All unused Dining Plus is forfeited at the end of the spring semester.

To request a refund, send a completed Refund Request Form and the required documentation to Dining in Carmichael Hall 140 or email them to dining@bsu.eduDining must receive your request within two weeks of your return to campus except in extraordinary circumstances. It is the Dining director’s right to decide whether or not a request meets the requirements of this policy.