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Carolina Food Co.

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Meal Plans

The benefits of our meal plans go beyond the obvious convenience, quality and value provided. We consider our diners family and continuously look for new ways to ensure their experience is memorable—because your college years are meant to be unforgettable.

Find a Plan

Meal plans provide savings, flexibility and convenience. First-year residents will automatically be assigned the Garnet 14 Silver but have the option to select from any of the traditional meal plan options available. 

Are you an upperclassmen resident or living off campus? Select from one of our traditional meal plans or from the additional options available to you.  Focus on your studies and leave the food to us!


 *Meal plans expire at the conclusion of each semester.

Meal Period Time Retail Meal Allowance
Breakfast (6 a.m. - 10:29 a.m.)  $6.19
Lunch (10:30 a.m. - 3:59 p.m.)  $7.29
Dinner (4 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.)  $7.49
Late Night (12:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.)  $7.49


Frequently Asked Questions

Meal swipes are only used on the Meal Swipe options in convenience locations. Take a look at the options.
Yes, first-year students are required to have a meal plan. Your are assigned the Garnet 14 with 25 Meal Plan Dollars to start with, but you are able to upgrade to any of our weekly plans.
No, your meal plan does not rollover to the next semester. You will need to sign up for your meal plan each semster.
Meal Plan Dollars are loaded on your Carolina Card along with the meal plan that you selected. Those dollars can be used for snacks and small items that you would not want to use a whole swipe for.


Meal Plan Terms & Conditions Fall 2020

All funds and plans purchased for use at the University of South Carolina are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-transferable. Meals may not be bought or sold, and meal plan holders must accompany guests when using guest meals. The Carolina Food Co. funds and plans cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate. Except as otherwise expressly stated in these terms, all Carolina Food Co. funds and plan are non-refundable and will expire at the conclusion of the semester.


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