There are a variety of on-campus and off-campus meal plans. If you are living on-campus in College-in-the-Woods, Dickinson, Hinman, Mountainview or Newing residential areas, a meal plan is required. We recommend you purchase the least expensive meal plan. If you need more money to buy food, you can always add more, but if you do not use all your money, they don't give you back the extra. If you are living off-campus or in the Hillside or Susquehanna apartments on-campus, it might be worth it to you to have at least some money on your card (check out the off-campus meal plans available), that way you can always grab a bite to eat without worrying about how much cash is in your wallet. It also means that you don't have to rush home to make dinner, especially if you have evening classes or meetings. A meal plan is not required for Hillside, Susquehanna or off-campus residents.