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Resident Meal Plans

In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have designed the following meal plans for the 2016-2017 academic year. If you need to purchase a meal plan, or, if you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected please contact UL Lafayette Dining Services at 337-482-6179.

Meal Plans for the 2017-2018 academic year

Cajun Performance Plan      $2,059/semester 

12 meals per week + 5 training tables + 4 flex meals

Cajun Freedom Plan          $2,059/semester

Unlimited dining room meals + 4 flex meals + 75 DB

Cajun Select Plan                 $1.647/semester

14 meals per week + 4 flex meals + 250 DB                                                                     

Cajun Classic Plan                 $895/semester                               

5 meals per week or 5 flex meals + 300 DB

Cajun Commuter Plan            $179/semester                               

9 flex meals (per semester) + 150 DB

Cajun Community Plan          $349/semester

Faculty and Staff

18 meals (per semester) + 275 DB

Refillable mug with 20% discount on fountain or drip beverages


All meal plans can be purchased HERE


All students living in the traditional residence halls are required to purchase one of the following: Cajun Performance Meal Plan, Freedom Meal Plan, or a Select Meal Plan.


Students with 30 hours or less are required to purchase one of the following:  Cajun Performance Meal Plan, Freedom Meal Plan, or a Select Meal Plan.

Students with 31+ hours are required to purchase one of the following: Cajun Performance Meal Plan, Freedom Meal Plan, a Select Meal Plan, or a Classic Meal Plan


Graduate students living on campus are required to purchase any one of the meal plans listed, but must purchase a minimum of a Classic Meal Plan.

Commuter students can purchase any one of the meal plans.


All meal plans are available online. 

Faculty/Staff/Commuter Students only

For resident students required to purchase a meal plan, purchases must be made through UL Lafayette Housing Department.  Any meal plan subsequent of their initial purchase can be purchased via our website.

Faculty/Staff/Commuter meal plans can be purchased online.


Declining Balance Dollars (DB) are the values included in all meal plans. The declining balance dollars can be used “just like cash” on the Cajun Card, and when used, purchase is TAX FREE. DB can be used at any of the retail dining outlets on campus that are operated by UL Lafayette Dining Services. Declining balance will carry forward from semester to semester. You can always add additional declining balance, in increments of $25, by visiting our website

Meals per week are available to students Sunday through Saturday at Cypress Lake Dining Room. Please note, you have one week until after the start of the semester to change your meal plan. Students may change plan at UL Lafayette Dining Services Office.

Any lost or stolen student ID card can, and will be replaced by the Cajun Card Office for a $20.00 fee. 

Meal Plans 2016

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Important Info

Questions or more information on our meal plans please contact us at (337) 482-6179.

Dining Procedures

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 refrain from leaving the dining facilities with dishes or utensils.
  • Remember that meal plans are non-transferable and can only be used by the purchaser.

Do You Have Particular Dietary Needs?

No problem!  Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate your special dietary requirements.  For more information, please contact Elizabeth Brooks at (337) 482-1087 or e-mail

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