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Meal Plans

First-year, on-campus freshmen are defined as resident students (either Casas del Rio or UNM Housing (please note -- transferring out of either facility to Lobo Village during either the Fall or Spring semester does not negate the meal plan requirement.)) who have been required to attend New Student Orientation and include recent high school graduates (less than 10 months past graduation) with any college credits. These students have a minimum required purchase of a Lobo Plan, but may upgrade to the Silver Plan or the Cherry Plan , which offer the same 24/7 meal plan access along with a better value due to the substantial increase in dining dollars.

For upper classmen and commuter students, we offer the Dining Dollars and Community plans, in addition to the Unlimited Plans listed above. These plans, while not offering unlimited access to La Posada, do offer a convenient alternative for students whose schedules may have them close to one of the many retail outlets on campus. The Dining Dollars Plans allows for access to La Posada through complimentary meal swipes and value bonuses.

IMPORTANT! The deadline for Fall 2019 Semester meal plan changes is Monday, September 9th!

ALSO NOTE: A cancellation fee of $100 applies after September 9th. Please refer to the UNM Meal Plan policies for more information.

Please note: If you are within ten (10) months of your high school graduation, not living on campus and wish to purchase a meal plan, please email mealplans@unm.edu for information on submitting your selection.

Please click here to make your Fall 2019 meal plan selection.


First-year, on-campus resident students may choose from the following plans:

Choose your plan!

First-year, on-campus resident students may choose from the following plans:

Please note: Once a meal plan has been selected, it will take a minimum of 3-5 business days before charges will appear on the Bursar Account. Please email mealplans@unm.edu with questions.

The Lobo

  • 24/7 Meal Plan Access
  • 3 Guest Passes
  • $25 in Dining Dollars

$2025/sem - $4050/yr

The Silver

  • 24/7 Meal Plan Access
  • 6 Guest Passes
  • $165 in Dining Dollars

$2150/sem - $4300/yr

The Cherry

  • 24/7 Meal Plan Access
  • 10 Guest Passes
  • $275 in Dining Dollars

$2250/sem - $4500/yr

Charged/Loaded by Semester

These plans include 2 swipes/day at any of the On-the-Go options (LaPo To-Go, SRC Cafe, Freshbox, Einstein Bro Bagels, and Union Club).

Please note:  Once a meal plan has been selected, it will take a minimum of 3-5 business days before charges will appear on the Bursar Account.  Please email mealplans@unm.edu with questions.


Upperclassmen or students living off campus may choose from any of the above, or may opt for:

The Dining Dollars Plans and The Community Plans

Dining Dollars $500 -- includes a 10% bonus in Dining Dollars and 10 meal swipes$500
Charged/loaded by Semester
Dining Dollars $100 --includes a 5% bonus in Dining Dollars and 2 meal swipes
$100
Charged/loaded by Semester
Premium - $575 in Dining Dollars and 120 meal swipes$1355
Plan remains active for full academic year
Plus - $400 in Dining Dollars and 50 meal swipes$725
Plan remains active for full academic year
Essential - $225 in Dining Dollars and 25 meal swipes$390
Plan remains active for full academic year

Voluntary plans are valid for a full academic year. Charges for unlimited plans are assessed at the beginning of each semester, and voluntary unlimited plans may be canceled before the end of the change period for Spring semester.

La Posada Dining Dollar door rate (all day) - $6.50 + tax

The La Posada non-meal plan door rates at La Posada will be:

  • Breakfast - $7.50 + tax
  • Lunch - $9.50 + tax 
  • Dinner - $9.75 + tax 
  • FRIDAY SPECIAL -- Door price for all meal periods - $6.75 + tax

Updated: 5/9/19