Dining Service Options

The on-campus dining program has been designed with flexibility to meet the unique needs of each student.

Willamette students walking outside Goudy Commons

Dining Services

All students living in residence halls have a dining plan. We also offer commuter plans to non-residential students, upperclassmen, and graduate students. 

At Willamette University, we believe dining service plays an important role in the wellness and sense of community that makes our campus unique. Meals are prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients — all in a socially responsible manner that benefits our community, our guests and our environment.

Our dining service provider, Bon Appétit, takes special care to offer students a wide variety of entrée items (including vegetarian, vegan, and made without gluten). You can view the current week’s menus through their website as well as other helpful information.

Willamette Dining and Commuter Plans

For current pricing information, please see the Housing Rates page.

Students select their dining plan when they sign their housing agreement the academic year. All students living in a residence hall have a dining plan. Willamette offers dining plans based on the number of meals, either per week (10-19 plans) or per semester (commuter plans), and assumes one meal per meal period. All plans include dining flex dollars, to be spent during the semester. Flex dollars are a value placed on your student ID card that can be used like a declining balance. One point equals $1 in value. The 19-Meal Plan allows you to enter Goudy Commons during any meal period. You also may opt to use your lunch, Monday-Friday, meal equivalency at Blitz Market for the daily entrée.

We also offer commuter plans to non-residential students, upperclassmen, and graduate students. Commuter plans are also available to faculty, and staff. The two commuter options include either 40-meal or 25-meal block plans with $250 or $150 flex dollars per semester, respectively. So, students can have any 40 or 25 meals per semester at any time in Goudy Commons or a lunch, Monday-Friday, at Blitz Market. Dining flex dollars can be spent at Goudy Commons, Blitz Market or Rick’s Café.

Want to change your dining plan? Go to your WU Housing Portal. From the left navigation menu, click on DINING and then DINING PLANS. Dining plans can be changed until September 9, 2022.

Willamette Dining Plans

For all residential and non-residential students.

  • 19-Meal Plan + $50 flex dollars per semester
  • 14-Meal Plan + $150 flex dollars per semester
  • 10-Meal Plan + $250 flex dollars per semester

Willamette Commuter Plans

Available for non-residential students, upperclassmen and graduate students

  • 40-Block Plan + $250 flex dollars per semester
  • 25-Block Plan + $150 flex dollars per semester

Dining Flex Dollars

Dining flex dollars are honored at Goudy Commons, Blitz Market and Rick’s Café. Flex dollars will carry over from fall to spring semester for students who remain on the Willamette Dining Plan. Flex dollars remaining at the completion of spring semester are non-refundable. No credit or refund is issued for meals not taken.


bowl of blueberries

Café Bon Appétit

  • Daily menus
  • Menu Mail
  • Declining balance calendar
  • Café hours
  • Recipes
  • Medical or dietary restrictions
Bon Appétit Website

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about our Dining Plans & Food Services Options? Visit our FAQ page.

Dining FAQs

Track Your Dining Points

Every month Bon Appétit Food Service publishes a calendar that tracks the estimated amount of points that each plan should have over each day of the month. To track the running balance of your current Willamette Dining Plan, login to your Compass Card.

Changing Your Willamette Dining Plan

Willamette Dining Plan changes are accepted during the first week of each semester. Submit your dining plan change request through your WU Housing Portal. Use your Willamette credentials to log in. The Dining tab is located on the top right side of the page.

Dining Plan Changes
Willamette University

Residence Life and Housing

Matthews Academic Commons
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone: 503-370-6212
Fax: 503-370-6709
Hours: M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM (PST)

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