Dining FAQs

You Have Questions? We Have Answers.

  • 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.

    Old Gold Swipes are included in your total number of meals and serve as enhancements to the traditional meals. A portion of your Meal Swipes is considered Old Gold. In addition to their usage as traditional Meal Swipes, these swipes may be used to purchase combo meals in the following locations: Chick-fil-A, Einstein’s, Forest Greens, Legal Grounds, Magnolia Room, Moe’s, Shorty’s, Starbucks, Subway, Village Juice and Zick’s.

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

    Our menus are available online at dining.wfu.edu.



  • What is the difference between Food Dollars and Deacon Dollars?

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

  • How can I add more Food Dollars?

    Go to the Quick Add Value webpage go.wfu.edu/quickadd, which will allow anyone to add food dollars or Deacon Dollars with only the need for the student last name and student ID number. A page will open with a shopping-cart style form to conduct a transaction and add funds.

  • Can I change my meal plan?

    Meal plan changes are administered by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. For more information and deadlines, please visit go.wfu.edu/f101mealplans.

  • How do I track my meal plan usage?

    Food Dollar balances can be checked at all cash registers and at dining.wfu.edu. Meal Swipes can be checked through any residential dining hall registers. Sign up for low-balance alerts on our site to stay up to date on your Food Dollars.

  • Am I required to have a meal plan?

    Most students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan. The requirement for the 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 they may purchase a traditional, commuter or apartment plan when they register their off-campus address in WIN. Please visit go.wfu.edu/f101mealplans for more information regarding Dining Services, including meal plan options and rates.