Dining

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.

  • You can now order and pay for your next meal from Fields Dining Room with the GET app on your smart phone or tablet. Have questions? Check out our FAQ page! L&C GET FAQ
 
Meal Plan Rates (updated to reflect the Spring 2021 amended academic calendar)

Meal Plan Type

Spring Semester Rate

Academic Year Rate

19 Meals

$2,934

$5,617

14 Meals

$2,726

$5,218

14 Meals with Flex (150)

$2,879

$5,536

10 Meals with Flex (175)

$2,899

$5,579

100 Block with Flex (200)*

$1,934

$3,868

50 Block with Flex (300)*

$1,583

$3,166

Flex Only (625)*

$650

$1,300

*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.

Please note that for the 2021-2022 academic year, Bon Appétit will no longer be offering 10 flex and 50 block mean plans. 

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

  • The 14 Flex plan has 150 flex points to use throughout the semester.
  • 10 Flex comes with 175 flex points. Please note that this meal plan option will not be available after the 2020-2021 academic year. 
  • The 19 Meal plan allows you to enter Fields Dining Room during any meal period.
  • 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 200 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.

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.

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

Changing Your Meal Plan

The deadline to change a meal plan for Spring 2021 was January 27th at 5pm. Campus Living will not accept meal plan changes for the remainder of the Spring 2021 semester. 

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.