Meal Plans

A group of students enjoying a meal in Valley Dining Center

Meal plans can be used at any of the three dining centers conveniently located around Western Michigan University. Dining centers are self-service, so students can choose to eat as much as they like from a wide variety of food and specialty menus.

Residence hall meal plan information

Residence hall meal plans are purchased as part of a Residence Hall and Dining Services contract.

Purchase commuter meal plan

Students who live off campus or in the WMU Apartments can purchase commuter meal plans separately.

Using your meal plan

Meals are obtained using your WMU Bronco Card®. This card must be presented upon entering any dining center or Carryout location. If you are on the Bronco 14 meal plan or a commuter block meal plan, one meal will be deducted from your card upon entrance. You may inquire about the number of meals remaining on your meal plan when you enter the dining room.

Meal plans are not transferrable. Your Bronco Card® should remain in your possession at all times. Misuse of your card may result in fines and/or disciplinary action. If your card is lost or stolen, please report it immediately to the Dining Services office (Room 161 Bernhard Center, (269) 387-4844). New cards may be purchased at the Bronco Card office in the Bernhard Center.

Other Payment Options

Students, faculty/staff and guests may also pay the door rate to enter a Dining Center using Dining Dollars, cash or credit card.