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The mission of Minnesota State University Mankato Dining is to educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Minnesota State University Mankato experience by offering one of the most unique and pioneering campus meal programs in the nation.

How do I enroll in a meal plan?

You can view the plans on our Dining Plans page. To purchase a meal plan, please visit the Residence Life Office located in 111 Carkoski Commons.

How do I check to see if my meal plan is activated or a purchase loaded?

You can check if your meal plan is activated at any of our dining location cash registers, or by calling us at (507) 389-2613.

If I have special dietary needs, will I be able to make full use of my meal plan?

Of course! We can accommodate your requirements! For more information, please contact our Campus Dietitian Lexi Cournoyer, RDN, LDN at alexa.cournoyer@mnsu.edu , 507-389-1441.

Can I use my meal to buy a meal for a guest?

Meals associated with the meal plan may only be used by the student who purchased the meal plan. You may use the Dining Dollars that come with your meal plan to purchase a meal for your guest.

Where can I use the Dining Dollars that come with the meal plan?

Dining Dollars can be used at all University Dining Services venues and at both convenience stores located on campus.

Do I pay sales tax when I use my Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars associated with meal plans are exempt from sales tax with one exception. The purchase of non-food items in the convenience stores, such as health and beauty items, newspapers or magazines, will be charged 7.00% tax. Food items purchased at University Dining Services locations will be exempt from tax for students only. For more information about your Mav Cash, which is not exempt from tax, please contact the Residential Life office. Additional Meal Plan FAQS from Residential Life.

Can I change my meal plan?

Yes. You have the first two weeks of the semester to change plans. After that, you will need to wait until the next semester to choose a new dining plan.

Can I purchase more dining dollars if I run out?

Yes! Dining dollars can be purchased at any time, in any amount over $20. To purchase, there are a few options.

  • Stop by our office: 7 Centennial Student Union (lower level to the left of Star Ginger)
  • Call our office at (507)389-2613
  • Fill out this form
  • Purchase in amounts of $100, $200 or $300 on the Shop tab on our website

Can I eat in the dining hall without a meal plan?

Yes! You can pay as you enter the dining hall. The rates are as follows:

  • Breakfast: $6.745+tax
  • Brunch (Weekends Only): $7.40+tax
  • Lunch: $7.40+tax
  • Dinner: $8.80+tax
Minnesota State University Mankato | Dining Services | 7 Centennial Union | Mankato, MN 56001 | tel. (507) 389-2613 | Contact Us

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