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Oak Hall and Villa Hall Residents

As a student living in Oak Hall or Villa Hall, you will choose your meal plan when you apply for housing with Residential Life. Residential Meal Plans include Meal Blocks and Declining Balance Dollars. To learn more about residential meal plans, please click here.

Residential Meal Plan Rates for 2017-18

Option 1

100 meal blocks and $350 declining balance



Option 2

150 meal blocks and $250 declining balance



Option 3

200 meal blocks and $150 declining balance



Option 4*

$1,750 declining balance

(*not available for first year residents)





Cost per Semester

Annual Cost

What are Meal Blocks?

Each time you come to the Resident Dining Hall in Provincial House, you will swipe your TritonCard and spend One Meal Block per “All You Care to Eat” meal.

You may also choose to use Meal Blocks on North Campus in the Nosh during meal equivalency times: Monday through Thursday from 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM.

Two Meal Blocks may be used per meal period.

Meal Blocks do not roll over from semester to semester.

What is Declining Balance?

Your Declining Balance dollars are added to your TritonCard and work similar to a debit card. The cost of what you purchase will be deducted from your Declining Balance account as you use it. Declining Balance dollars can be used at all Sodexo Campus Dining Locations: The Nosh, Provincial House Dining Hall, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Triton Treats, Café TJ, Southside Café, and the Oak Hall C-Store. Declining Balance rolls over from Fall to Spring, but is cleared out at the end of the Spring semester. Should you ever need to add Declining Balance dollars, you may do so in the office of Residential Life with this form. Another option is to add Dining Dollars through using a credit card - learn more about Dining Dollars below!

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars are another Declining Balance option that can be used by faculty, staff, and students at UMSL. They must be purchased with cash or credit card (cannot be applied to your student account) and can be used everywhere you can use your meal plan. Unlike our other meal plans, Dining Dollars never expire so long as you are active on UMSL’s campus. To activate a Dining Dollars account, visit After your initial purchase, you may add more to your account on the same page or with any Sodexo cashier on campus. We give bonus bucks for every purchase over $100 Dining Dollars!

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Important Info

When you select a meal plan, it is added to your TritonCard.


If you have any questions about meal plan assignments, please contact Gary Prellwitz at 314-516-6619.

Lost or Stolen TritonCards

Lost or stolen TritonCards can be replaced in MSC 190, replacement fees may apply. Should this happen to you, please contact TritonCard Office at 314-516-8680 or visit to report card lost/stolen.

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know. Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements.

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • TritonCards are non-transferable. TritonCards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
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