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Dining FAQs

1. What happens if I do not use all of my Meal Swipes or Food Dollars?

Any unused meals (including Old Gold Meal Swipes) expire at the end of each semester. Unused Food Dollars carry over from fall to spring semester but expire at the end of the spring semester.

2. What’s being served right now? Can I check the menu?

Our menus are available online at wakeforest.campusdish.com and through our CampusDish App available for both Android and iOS.

3. What is the difference between Food Dollars and Deacon Dollars?

Food Dollars can only be used for food purchases. Deacon Dollars can be used at a variety of locations, including the bookstore, the Deacon Shop, and laundry services in addition to Wake Forest Dining venues. Deacon Dollars carry over as long as you are enrolled as a Wake Forest student.

4. Can I add more Food Dollars?

Additional Food Dollars may be added at our office at Reynolda Hall 12 or by visiting wakeforest.campusdish.com.

5. Can I change my Meal Plan?

Meal Plan changes are administered from the Office of Residence Life and Housing. For more information and deadlines, please visit the meal plans page on the RLH site.

6. How do I track my Meal Plan usage?

Meal Swipes and Food Dollars balances can be checked at the kiosks located in the Fresh Food Company, through the Fresh Food Company cashiers, and at wakeforest.campusdish.com. On our site, you can also sign up for Low Balance Alerts to stay up-to-date on your Food Dollars.

7. Am I required to have a Meal Plan?

All students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan. The requirement for amount of meals purchased varies depending on where a student is living on campus. Students who live off campus are not required to have a meal plan, but may purchase a specialized commuter meal plan by e-mailing .

8. MEET OUR REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Food is the fuel your body needs to function. Making smart choices is a critical part of health and well-being. Special dietary needs and concerns can be accommodated by contacting our Registered Dietitian. Please visit our main office in Reynolda Hall 12 for more information or visit wakeforest.campusdish.com.

9. SUSTAINABLE DINING

One of our many goals at Wake Forest Dining is to further the sustainable mission of our institution. Through new initiatives, we hope to encourage all students, faculty, and staff to contribute to a sustainable life on campus. We ask for your cooperation with this important issue. Our efforts include:

  • Implemented Reusable To-Go Program at the Fresh Food Company, eliminating 100%of all styrofoam products
  • Offer recycled content and compostable products in Benson University Center at all retail outlets
  • Recycle cardboard, plastic, and metal cans collected throughout the dining program
  • Recycle 100% of our fryer oil to be re-purposed as biodiesel fuels
  • Save 900 gallons of water per day through tray-less dining, resulting in 198,000 gallons of water saved per school year
  • Offer fair trade coffee in Starbucks and the Fresh Food Company
  • Introduced “Green Cleaning” equipment, reducing our chemical usage by 65% for cleaning purposes
  • Over 76,000 lbs. of food waste were composted for the 2012 – 2013 school year. That’s over 34 metric tons!

For more information on Wake Forest University’s commitment to sustainability, please visit the Office of Sustainability website.