The following times are set for each meal period. You may use only one meal from your plan per meal period. 

  • Breakfast, 6:45 a.m. to 10:29 a.m.
  • Lunch, 10:30 a.m. to 4:29 p.m.
  • Dinner, 4:30 p.m. to midnight

Any time you swipe your card and don’t tell the cashier that you want to use Dining Plus, Dining Cash, or Cardinal Cash, the register will record your transaction as a meal. 

Be careful around the times when the meals change. If you have breakfast items on your tray and the clock clicks over to 10:30 a.m., the register will record your meal as lunch.

Your meal plan's week begins with the breakfast time period on Sunday and ends with dinner on Saturday.

Learn more about our meal plans.