All on-campus residents attending summer sessions must have a Summer Flex Plan or a 19 Meals Plan. Major and Minor Flex Plans are not available during the summer sessions due to abbreviated semesters.

2016 Dining Plans Cost Per Session

Summer Flex Plan ($240 Flex Dollars, $414 base cost) = $654

19 Meal Per Week Plan = $676

7 Meal Per Week Plan (off-campus students only) = $366

Summer Session Housing & Dining Contract Information Summer Rates
Added: March 4, 2016

Summer Flex Plan

The Summer Flex dining plan is similar to the Flex Plans offered during the regular academic year. This plan is designed for students who eat meals during nontraditional hours, like to snack, eat more than three meals per day, or prefer our à la carte dining centers. The Summer Flex Plan uses your Hokie Passport ID card like a debit card account and carries a certain amount of Flex Dollars to spend each semester. Flex Dollars can be spent at all dining centers for meals and snacks at the time that best suits you. Each time you access your Flex account, it will be debited for the amount of your purchase and the remaining balance will appear on your receipt.
 

Summer Flex Plans are only offered to Virginia Tech students enrolled in that current six-week summer session.

  • With a Summer Flex Plan you never have to worry about carrying cash or using a certain number of meals per week.
  • Your Flex Dollars may be used in any allotment and at any time throughout the summer session.
  • Whenever you make a purchase with your account, the remaining balance is shown on your receipt.
  • If your Flex Dollar balance gets low, you may purchase Flex Addition Dollars to add buying power to your plan.
  • You will receive a 50 percent discount in our à la carte facilities and at least a 67 percent discount in our all-you-care-to-eat dining center (D2) when you have a Flex Plan.

A word of caution about the Flex Plan: The 7 and 19 Meals Plans guarantee that you have a set number of meals per week, every week, throughout the session. Since the Summer Flex Plan offers a certain amount of Flex Dollars per summer session, it is possible to run out of Flex Dollars before the session is over. So if you choose the Summer Flex Plan, budget your Flex Dollars carefully.

Flex Addition Dollars offer students with Summer Flex or 19 Meal Plans the opportunity to add buying power to their plan and receive the same Flex discounts. Additional money deposited into a Flex Dollars account is accessed automatically through your Hokie Passport ID once the initial Flex Dollars are used. You never have to wonder about your balance because it will appear on the register display every time you access your account. Flex Addition Dollars will receive the Flex discount as long as you have a Summer Flex or 19 Meal Plan. Flex Addition Dollars revert to Dining Dollars if you have the 7 Meal Plan. Since Flex Addition Dollars can be used only in our dining centers, parents and guardians can be sure that this money will be spent only on food and beverages.

 

Flex Addition Dollars may be added at any time during the year at the Hokie Passport Office (located at 100 Student Services Building). You can also make deposits at a cash-to-card machine, which can be found at:

  • G. Burke Johnston Student Center
  • The Math Emporium
  • Squires Student Center
  • The Student Services Building
  • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
  • Outside of Hokie Grill & Co.

You can also add Flex Addition Dollars online through My VT under the Personal Info tab. Flex Addition Dollars deposits carry over from year to year and remain stored on your Hokie Passport until you graduate or resign from the university. If the account is not used for a period of 12 consecutive months, it will be closed according to state policy (see Dining Plan Refund Policy).

 

 

If you do not spend all of your initial Summer Flex Dollars by the end of the first summer session, they will carry over to the second summer session and receive the same Flex discount as long as you purchase a dining plan. Similarly, the remaining Flex Dollars from the first and second summer sessions will carry over to the fall semester as long as you purchase a dining plan for the fall semester.

Carry over/ roll over Flex Dollars will not appear in your account until the current semester's initial Flex Dollars are used. Initial Flex Dollars received with the purchase of a Major Flex Plan (either Summer I, Summer II, fall or spring semesters) must be used by the end of the spring semester.

Flex Addition Dollars purchased carry over from semester to semester as long as you are a student, and they will continue to receive the Flex discount as long as you have a dining plan.

Summer Meals-Per-Week Plans FAQ

Meals-per-week dining plan prices are based upon a concept called the missed-meal factor. We know that most students do not eat all their meals each week, so we calculate our rates accordingly. This helps to keep the cost of your dining plan lower. When a new week begins (Tuesday at breakfast), your total number of meals available restarts (7 or 19). Therefore, there are no refunds or carryovers to the next week for meals not used. Meals Plan holders may only use one of their guaranteed meals during each designated meal period (breakfast, lunch, or dinner).

Meals-per-week plans can only be used at D2 at Dietrick Hall, our all-you-care-to-eat dining center. However, you may add Flex Dollars to the 19 Meal Plan. You are not eligible for Flex Addition Dollars with the 7 Meal Plan.

Summer 7 and 19 Meals-Per-Week Dining Plans

With a meals-per-week plan, you receive a designated number of meals per week throughout the six-week summer session. These can be used in all-you-care-to-eat dining centers only. When you use your dining plan, one meal is subtracted from your total weekly meal allotment. These plans give you great value and allow you to choose daily between many options. On-campus summer residents must have a Summer Flex Plan or a 19 Meals-Per-Week dining plan. Off-campus students can choose from these two plans or select the 7 Meals-Per-Week dining plan.

Summer Dining Plan Refund Policy

Summer Flex Plan Students holding a Summer Flex plan who leave the university during the first three days of summer session classes will be charged a forfeiture fee of $50. After that period, throughout the remainder of the semester, students will forfeit the base cost and will be refunded any unused Flex Dollars remaining in the Summer Flex Plan account.

19 Meals-Per-Week Plan Students holding a 19 Meals-Per-Week Plan who leave the university may receive a partial refund dependent upon the timeframe of the university withdrawal:
 

  • First 3 days of the summer session: Refund of remaining balance, less $50
  • Day 4 through the second week of the summer session: 67 percent refund, less $35
  • Week 3: 33 percent refund, less $35
  • Week 4 through the end of the summer session: No refund; student will be charged the full dining rate

7 Meals-Per-Week Plan
Students holding a 7 Meals-Per-Week Plan who leave the university may receive a partial refund dependent upon the timeframe of the university withdrawal:
 

  • First 3 days of the summer session: Refund of remaining balance, less $35
  • Day 4 through the second week of the summer session: 67 percent refund, less $35
  • Week 3: 33 percent refund, less $35
  • Week 4 through the end of the summer session: No refund; student will be charged the full dining rate

Refer to the Policies, Terms, and Refunds, and the Add Money to Your Plan pages for more information.