What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at 7 locations across campus. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars, conveniently loaded onto your My Bama account. No need to carry additional cards or cash!


Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to any of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, including Lakeside, and Fresh Food Co.


Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars may be used at any University of Alabama Dining location. Visit our locations page for location information, including dining hall menus and hours of operation. Unused Dining Dollars roll from fall to spring semester. At the end of the spring semester, students may request a refund of remaining Dining Dollars Funds. If a refund is not requested, the remaining funds are transferred to the student’s Bama Cash account.


Meal Exchange

You may also use one Meal Swipe per day at Presidential Terrace, Fruited at Presidential, Julia’s Deli and Mary B’s Deli

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:
  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like
  • Healthy choices available all across campus
  • Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for meal plan members
  • Casual atmosphere with wifi, TVs, music and lounge-style seating—perfect for studying or hanging out with friends.
  • Dedicated True Balance Allergen Friendly station at Lakeside Dining Hall
  • To-go meals: simply request a to-go box when you swipe in at any of our dining halls.

Managing Your Plan

There are two ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars balance:

  1. On MyBama.com
  2. Call the meal plan office a 205 348 6818

Running low on Dining Dollars?

Additional Dining Dollars cannot be added to your account but you can add Bama Cash. Add More Bama Cash now!