Dining & Meal Plans

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Never go hungry, always have a plan! With 14 locations on-campus, it's easy to find a fresh meal to fit into your busy lifestyle.

Selecting a Meal Plan

Students living in Residential Life Housing are required to select a meal plan. Students make their meal plan selection after they have selected/been assigned to a room.

Meal Plans for Off Campus Students

Residential Life offers meal plans for students who live off campus too! Meal plans for off campus students are in effect for ONE SEMESTER, giving students ultimate flexibility.

Dining Dollars

Using Dining Dollars, you can make purchases in all University Dining Services locations by presenting your MavCARD to the cashier.

Meet the Dietitian

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Holly Ellison: RD, LD

Holly received her Bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and she completed her 10-month post-graduate dietetic internship through the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Holly is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Minnesota Dietetic Association, and South Central Dietetic Association.

Providing Practical Solutions and Simple Ideas for Helping you Live your Best Life!

Email Holly

Call Holly: 507-389-1441

Follow Holly to learn about nutrition, allergies, and wellness. Facebook: @RDMNSU; Instagram: @rdmnsu.


Services:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Campus, Community, & Worksite Wellness Services
  • Presentations
  • University Dining Center Tours
  • Health promotions and Nutrition Education

Learn more!


Meal Plan Options

Choose from four meal plans that suit your lifestyle and preferences. Find out which meal plan is right for you and the benefits of each.

Changing Meal Plans

You can change your meal plan during certain times of the year. Check when and how to update your meal plan here.

Dining Dollars

Using Dining Dollars, you can make purchases in all University Dining Services locations by presenting your MavCARD to the cashier.

To-Go Dining Containers

To-go containers are a convenient and quick option to take your meal with you from the University Dining Center. For a $5 refundable deposit, you can get a to-go container. The money is refunded when you return the container.

Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Minnesota State University, Mankato is one of only two Minnesota universities listed in Allergic Living magazine's nationwide summary of universities that offer programs and menu options for students living with food allergies.

Meal Plan & Dining Forms

Your source for all dining, meal plan and dining dollars forms. Find the form to make the request or change you need here.

Meal Plans for Off Campus Students

Residential Life offers meal plans for students who live off campus too! Meal plans for off campus students are in effect for ONE SEMESTER, giving students ultimate flexibility.

Selecting a Meal Plan

Students living in Residential Life Housing are required to select a meal plan. Students make their meal plan selection after they have selected/been assigned to a room.

Meet the Dietitian

Our registered dietitian provides students with practical solutions and simple ideas for helping students live their best life!