At Illinois Wesleyan University we are doing "something uncommon" in the commons. We know that each student has his or her own needs, wants, taste, appetite, and schedule. We recognize the value of choice - in meal plan, menu, quantity, and nutritional content. Our objective is to promote good variety and service and a quality dining experience one customer at a time. That's why we've designed a variety of plans to meet a variety of needs - your needs and needs for each other Illinois Wesleyan student.
Enrollment in a meal plan is mandatory for all students residing in University residence halls. All other students may elect to enroll in one of the plans. Any new student residing in a University residence hall who does not select a meal plan will be placed automatically Block 220 meal plan per semester ($50 in Munch Money). The default plan for continuing students is Block plan 175 ($125 per semester Munch Money | 40 Meals May Term | $30 May Term Munch Money).
Block Plan 220
- 220 Meals per Semester | $50 Munch Money per Semester
- May Term: 45 Meals | $10 Munch Money
- This meal plan has replaced the 18 meal plan.
Block Plan 175
- 175 Meals per Semester | $125 Munch Money per Semester
- May Term - 40 Meals | $30 Munch Money
- This plan is recommended for the student who plans to eat out occasionally, but plans to eat in our dining facility for a majority of the meals.
Block Plan 130
- 130 Meals Per Semester | $200 Munch Money
- May Term: 30 Meals | $45 Munch Money
- This plan is designed for the students who will dine on campus less frequently.
Block Plan 75
- Plan for ONLY Off-Campus, Commuters, East Street Apartments, and The Gates residents.
- $775.00 per Semester
- 75 Meals per Semester | $150 Munch Money per Semester
- May term meals are not included in the Block Plan 75 Plan.
- Students who purchase the Block 75 Plan in the Spring may purchase the May Term Meal Plan.
Got the munchies for late night snacks? Off-hour treats? We've got just the answer:
Munch Money is a cash allowance within your traditional board plans that allows you to satisfy your snack attacks in the Dugout Snack Bar or at our own Starbucks at any open hour. You can also use Munch Money to purchase guest meals in the Commons. Munch Money provided as part of your meal plan is forfeited if unused at the end of each semester and May term.
Additional Munch Money
If you wish to have more Munch Money than your plan provides, you may purchase more online or go to the Food Service Office and give them a check payable to IWU for the amount of Munch Money you wish to add. Unlike the Plan Munch Money provided as part of your meal plan, Additional Munch Money which you add on does not expire if unused at the end of the Semester.
The basic plans cost $3,662.00 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
*Unused munch money does not carry from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016 and to May Term
*Unused Meals from the Blocks program will not carry over from fall 2015 to Spring 2016 and to May Term.
Each meal plan offers a variety of meal options satisfying varied dietary requirements, personal tastes and individual schedules. So you can be certain that you will always have food available to you; and each plan provides unlimited seconds for all meals taken in the Commons.
Center of the Plate
Our Chefs offer traditional menu selections with plenty of options and balance.
The Deli Case
Check our variety of deli offerings at every lunch and dinner meal. We will prepare for you an unforgettable deli sandwich featuring a selection of meats, cheese, and sandwich salad items, served on a variety of special breads. Transfer your deli delight into a frilled sensation with our Panini machine.
Create your own salad at lunch and dinner...featuring all the traditional salad makings, plus seasonal specials and offerings, as well as bulk salads. We always offer two soups; one vegetarian and one meat choice at lunch and dinner.
Hot Off The Grill
We are waiting for your order. For breakfast, let us fix your favorite omelet. For lunch and dinner, enjoy our famous charbroiled Crossroads burger, topped with leaf lettuce, red onions, American cheese, and our famous special sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun. We feature all beef hot dogs daily, and vegetable burgers, quesadillas, and fish sandwiches are always available upon request. There are always fries and cheese sauce to compliment your choices.
ETC, ETC, ETC
Our chefs come to you preparing a variety of tempting treats before your eyes. Some of the favorites are chicken caesar wraps, coconut vegetables with saffron rice, kung pau chicken, shrimp scampi, and bruchetta tomatoes with basil and pasta. Our chef's tempting treats change daily.
Tossed Around Pizza
A variety of Fresh Hot Pizza, along with Garlic Bread Sticks, are available at every lunch and dinner meal.
Tossed Around Pasta
Come join us daily to experience our freshly prepared pasta and a variety of sauces.
Whole Fresh Fruit
Every meal features as assortment of whole fresh fruit and selected seasonal favorites.
On the Rise Bake Shop
Craving fresh baked offerings? You will love our sensational sweet breads, donuts and cookies.
Belgian Waffles and Fruit Juice
Enjoy our waffle bar and fruit juice at every breakfast meal. This feature is available to all plan participants throughout the week.
Our bakery chef prepares an unending supply of pies, cakes, cookies, and other temptations to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can top these off with our soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurts, of just top off the ice cream with our delicious toppings.
Pace Changers and Taste Changers
Okay. So we haven't thought of everything! With Pace Changers and Taste Changers, we've left room, to innovate...to follow the trends...and to set a few of our own! Each week our specials offer a variety of ethnic and seasonal favorites.
We encourage all students to establish healthy dietary patterns, but we recognize that needs vary from person to person. Accordingly, we seek to provide a range of choices, including choices low in fat and low in calories. Nutritional information for each entree is posted at the entrance to the commons. The choice is up to you.
Vegetarian & VeganThis station features mouth watering hot vegetarian entrees made by our chefs such as; Chana Masala, Ratatouille, Spanikopita, Tofu Stir Frys, Vegetable Pad Thai, Lo Meins, Falafels, and many other selections!
Vegetarian & Vegan Salad StationFill up your plate with some of our tasty Vegetarian Salads such as; Hummus with fresh Pita slices, Bulgar Wheat Salad, Moroccan Couscous Salad, Quinoa Salad, and Cucumber salad just to name a few!
Dining Access Cards
Access to dining areas requires presenting a valid "University Card" ID. Replacement cards can be obtained at the Business Office for a nominal handling charge. Your Commons and Munch Money "accounts" are maintained through this card.
Should you find it necessary to obtain a box lunch due to class conflict or work schedules, please contact the Food Service Office at 556-3167 to obtain assistance.
In Case of Illness
You may arrange for a friend to deliver your tray of food if you are ill and unable to eat in the dining hall. Call the Health Service at 556-3107 to arrange this.
If you are on a special diet by doctor's orders or due to religious reasons, arrangement can be made to provide for your needs through the Health Service at 556-3107 in coordination with Michael Welsh, Campus Education Services.
Carry Out Picnics
Want to plan a picnic with your dining meal? Arrangements can be coordinated through the Food Service Office at 556-3167.
The Last Word
You, the customer, always get the last word. Tell one of the Campus managers if something isn't right. We'll do our best to make it right. And tell us if something is very right -- it helps make our day when we know you are happy!
We are proud to provide you with these services and we wish each of you many successes and a rewarding experience in the year ahead!