Our food service provider, Bon Appétit, takes special care to offer students a wide variety of entree items (including vegetarian and vegan options) plus salad, dessert, and beverage bars. You can view the current weeks menu through their website as well as other helpful information.

The “board” portion of “room and board,” commonly referred to as the meal plan, is required of every residential student. You may choose from among several meal plans. Plans are based on the number of meals, either per week (14-19 plans) or per semester (block plans), and assumes one meal per meal period. Several plans also include flex points. Flex is value placed on your student ID card which you can use like a declining balance. Points carry over from semester to semester if you remain on a meal plan, however, at the end of the year, any remaining points are lost.

Meal Plan Rates 2021-22 

Meal Plan Type

Semester Rate

Academic Year Rate

19 Meals



14 Meals



14 Meals with Flex (200)



100 Block with Flex (250)*



Flex Only (750)*



*Eligibility rules apply: Apartments are open to students who have completed four semesters on campus or who meet qualifications as laid out in the lease agreement. Block meal plans are only offered to Junior, Senior, Graduate and Law students. Flex Only meals plans are only available to students who are living in the apartments on campus.

Flex points can be spent at any Bon Appétit location at Lewis and Clark. One Flex point equals $1 in value. 

  • The 19 Meal plan allows you to enter Fields Dining Room during any meal period.
  • The 14 Flex plan has 200 flex points to use throughout the semester.
  • We also offer the Block meal plan to juniors and seniors residing on campus who have completed their two-year residency requirement.
    • The 100 Block meal plan with 250 flex points. So, students can have any 100 meals per semester at any time in Fields Dining Room or for a meal equivalency in the Trail Room or Maggie’s Cafe. Unused Block plan meals are lost at the end of a semester but unused flex points carry over from fall to spring semester provided you remain in campus housing.

***Please note that Bon Appétit no longer offers the 10 flex and 50 block meal plans.

Students living off-campus are eligible for any of the meal plans listed above. You may sign up for a meal plan by visiting the Campus Living Office or sending an email to Campus Living (living@lclark.edu) with your meal plan choice and student ID number.

Changing Your Meal Plan

The deadline to change a meal plan for Fall 2021 is September 3rd at 5pm. Requests submitted after this date and time will not be accepted. Campus Living will not accept meal plan changes for the remainder of the Fall 2021 semester.

Bon Appétit operates several dining facilities offering food services at Lewis & Clark:

For facility hours and weekly food menus, visit the Bon Appétit website.

Ryan Jensen
General Manager,
Bon Appétit at Lewis & Clark
(503) 768-7891

Meal Plan Exemptions

A meal plan is obligatory for every student who lives in on-campus housing. Requests for exceptions to the meal plan will only be considered for a documented medical or psychological need, or for a medically prescribed diet that Bon Appétit personnel cannot provide. Coursework and/or employment schedules, finances, or diets recommended by someone other than a medical doctor or licensed therapist will not qualify for an exception or alteration to the meal plan requirement. Food service personnel are amenable to discussing special provisions or substitutions to meet dietary requirements, significant scheduling conflicts or other individual food needs. Therefore, before you will be considered for an exception to the meal plan requirement, even with medical documentation, you must have met with and discussed the possibility of special provisions with Bon Appétit staff.

We ask that you contact Ryan Jensen, the General Manager of Bon Appétit at Lewis & Clark, before reaching out to campus living for additional meal plan exemption information. You can contact Ryan Jensen at (503) 768-7891 or email rjensen@lclark.edu.